Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 667 576 659
Rank change year-on-year -91 +83 +68
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 545 760 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.51% 3.41% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 480 617 582
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.43% -4.12% -

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 21722 22258 23677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.95% 12.42% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18300 18825 19864
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware in England.

Salary trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in England

Firmware
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +67 153 £55,000 +37.50% 16
South East -108 118 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Midlands -19 99 £41,250 +3.13% 6
London -2 88 £50,000 +9.89% 4
East Midlands +30 56 £40,000 +10.34% 2
North of England -9 49 £42,500 +30.77% 4
West Midlands -29 45 £40,000 - 3
South West -58 40 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North West -12 22 £48,750 +31.76% 2
Yorkshire +32 20 £42,500 +13.33%
North East -12 7 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 314 (57.61%) C
2 232 (42.57%) C++
3 227 (41.65%) Degree
4 203 (37.25%) Electronics
5 182 (33.39%) Software Engineering
6 125 (22.94%) Embedded C
7 117 (21.47%) Windows
8 109 (20.00%) Linux
9 108 (19.82%) Wireless
10 104 (19.08%) Computer Science
11 100 (18.35%) Python
12 71 (13.03%) C#
13 60 (11.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 57 (10.46%) Wi-Fi
14 57 (10.46%) Mentoring
15 56 (10.28%) Cisco
16 53 (9.72%) Perl
17 49 (8.99%) Embedded Systems
18 47 (8.62%) Microsoft
18 47 (8.62%) Test Automation
19 46 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
19 46 (8.44%) Computer Science Degree
20 45 (8.26%) Embedded C++
21 44 (8.07%) VHDL
22 42 (7.71%) MATLAB
23 40 (7.34%) Ethernet
24 39 (7.16%) Mathematics
24 39 (7.16%) Bluetooth
24 39 (7.16%) VMware
25 37 (6.79%) ITIL

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (3.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (2.02%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.83%) IIS
5 9 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.73%) SAS
8 3 (0.55%) Confluence
8 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.37%) Apache
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.37%) WordPress
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (3.30%) Simulink
2 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.92%) Houdini
4 5 (0.92%) Maya
4 5 (0.92%) NUKE
4 5 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.18%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.20%) Office 365
2 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 108 (19.82%) Wireless
2 57 (10.46%) Wi-Fi
3 40 (7.34%) Ethernet
4 39 (7.16%) Bluetooth
5 33 (6.06%) Firewall
6 32 (5.87%) ZigBee
7 31 (5.69%) SAN
8 30 (5.50%) DNS
8 30 (5.50%) RS-232
9 26 (4.77%) Internet
10 25 (4.59%) TCP/IP
11 24 (4.40%) DHCP
11 24 (4.40%) WAN
12 22 (4.04%) VPN
13 21 (3.85%) RS-485
14 20 (3.67%) VLAN
15 18 (3.30%) LAN
15 18 (3.30%) NAS
15 18 (3.30%) WLAN
16 14 (2.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.92%) OLAP
2 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.55%) DB2
4 2 (0.37%) GIS
4 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) MySQL
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 25 (4.59%) Visual Studio
4 13 (2.39%) JIRA
5 9 (1.65%) LabVIEW
5 9 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (1.65%) Subversion
6 6 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.73%) Selenium
8 3 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.55%) eggPlant
8 3 (0.55%) GDB
9 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.18%) Maven
9 1 (0.18%) Redmine
9 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.18%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.18%) Trac
9 1 (0.18%) Zephyr
General
1 203 (37.25%) Electronics
2 35 (6.42%) Finance
3 29 (5.32%) Manufacturing
4 23 (4.22%) Automotive
5 20 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.28%) Banking
6 7 (1.28%) Games
6 7 (1.28%) Marketing
7 6 (1.10%) Advertising
7 6 (1.10%) Military
8 5 (0.92%) Retail
9 4 (0.73%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.73%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
10 2 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Avionics
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 180 (33.03%) Embedded Engineer
2 158 (28.99%) Firmware Engineer
3 118 (21.65%) Software Engineer
4 93 (17.06%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 89 (16.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 47 (8.62%) Developer
6 47 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
7 40 (7.34%) Embedded C Engineer
8 37 (6.79%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 34 (6.24%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 32 (5.87%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 31 (5.69%) Electronics Engineer
12 26 (4.77%) C Software Engineer
12 26 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (4.59%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (3.85%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
14 21 (3.85%) Embedded C Software Engineer
15 20 (3.67%) FPGA Engineer
15 20 (3.67%) Principal Engineer
16 19 (3.49%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.32%) .NET
2 22 (4.04%) JSON
3 21 (3.85%) REST
4 12 (2.20%) Middleware
5 11 (2.02%) Qt
6 6 (1.10%) STL
6 6 (1.10%) WebSockets
7 5 (0.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (0.73%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.73%) Qt Quick
8 4 (0.73%) Web Services
9 3 (0.55%) Flash
9 3 (0.55%) HTML
10 2 (0.37%) MFC
10 2 (0.37%) OpenGL
10 2 (0.37%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.37%) WinForms
10 2 (0.37%) wxWidgets
10 2 (0.37%) XML
11 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 104 (19.08%) Computer Science
2 60 (11.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 49 (8.99%) Embedded Systems
4 44 (8.07%) VHDL
5 36 (6.61%) Algorithms
6 34 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (5.69%) Robotics
8 27 (4.95%) Verilog
9 24 (4.40%) Replication
10 22 (4.04%) Smart Home
11 21 (3.85%) ASIC
11 21 (3.85%) Data Centre
11 21 (3.85%) Device Driver
12 18 (3.30%) CAN bus
13 16 (2.94%) Management Information System
14 12 (2.20%) Clustering
15 10 (1.83%) CPLD
16 7 (1.28%) Internet of Things
17 6 (1.10%) CESG
17 6 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 117 (21.47%) Windows
2 109 (20.00%) Linux
3 36 (6.61%) Android
4 33 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 22 (4.04%) Unix
6 20 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
8 14 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.39%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.28%) AIX
10 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.28%) Solaris
10 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.92%) CentOS
11 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.92%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.55%) HPUX
13 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (33.39%) Software Engineering
2 57 (10.46%) Mentoring
3 47 (8.62%) Test Automation
4 46 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (7.16%) Mathematics
6 37 (6.79%) ITIL
7 34 (6.24%) OO
8 33 (6.06%) Signal Processing
9 27 (4.95%) Digital Signal Processing
10 25 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
11 21 (3.85%) Scrum
11 21 (3.85%) Validation
12 19 (3.49%) Coaching
12 19 (3.49%) Physics
13 18 (3.30%) DevOps
13 18 (3.30%) Schematic Capture
14 17 (3.12%) FPGA Design
14 17 (3.12%) Test Scripting
14 17 (3.12%) UML
Programming Languages
1 314 (57.61%) C
2 232 (42.57%) C++
3 125 (22.94%) Embedded C
4 100 (18.35%) Python
5 71 (13.03%) C#
6 53 (9.72%) Perl
7 45 (8.26%) Embedded C++
8 42 (7.71%) MATLAB
9 28 (5.14%) SQL
10 24 (4.40%) Java
11 18 (3.30%) Assembly Language
12 11 (2.02%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.65%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.10%) ANSI C
14 6 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.10%) VB
15 3 (0.55%) Ada
15 3 (0.55%) Go
16 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 227 (41.65%) Degree
2 46 (8.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (5.69%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (4.22%) HND
5 19 (3.49%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.57%) CCNA
6 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.83%) CCNP
8 8 (1.47%) GNVQ
8 8 (1.47%) MCSA
9 7 (1.28%) CISSP
9 7 (1.28%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.10%) CCDP
10 6 (1.10%) CISA
10 6 (1.10%) CISM
10 6 (1.10%) GSEC
10 6 (1.10%) MCDBA
10 6 (1.10%) SANS
11 5 (0.92%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.22%) QA
2 14 (2.57%) SLA
3 11 (2.02%) IEC 61508
4 10 (1.83%) IEC 62304
5 9 (1.65%) MISRA
6 7 (1.28%) MISRA C
7 6 (1.10%) JTAG
8 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.92%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.73%) ISO 26262
9 4 (0.73%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.55%) DO-254
11 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.37%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 29 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (5.14%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.12%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.57%) vSphere
6 12 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.10%) NFS
8 5 (0.92%) Samba
9 4 (0.73%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.73%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.73%) XenServer
10 2 (0.37%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.37%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.18%) iptables
11 1 (0.18%) LXC
11 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (3.49%) SCOM
2 15 (2.75%) SCCM
3 12 (2.20%) vCenter Server
4 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (1.65%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.92%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.92%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.73%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.73%) OpenView
7 4 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.55%) WMI
8 3 (0.55%) WSUS
8 3 (0.55%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.37%) Ansible
9 2 (0.37%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.37%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.37%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 56 (10.28%) Cisco
2 47 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 39 (7.16%) VMware
4 28 (5.14%) Dell
5 27 (4.95%) EMC
6 25 (4.59%) Citrix
7 20 (3.67%) HP
8 18 (3.30%) Xilinx
9 16 (2.94%) Perforce
10 15 (2.75%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.65%) Freescale
11 9 (1.65%) IBM
12 8 (1.47%) Altera
12 8 (1.47%) Juniper
12 8 (1.47%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.47%) Veeam
13 7 (1.28%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.10%) Dell KACE
14 6 (1.10%) EqualLogic
14 6 (1.10%) NetApp