Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 479 561 689
Rank change year-on-year +82 +128 -83
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 721 718 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.47% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 3.32% 3.09% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 491 514 473
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £31,300
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 21,701 23,268 21,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.37% 15.35% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,977 19,047 18,424
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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
South East +72 290 £52,500 +16.67% 80
London +117 140 £58,500 +25.81% 32
Midlands -2 120 £37,500 -16.67% 38
South West +34 76 £45,000 - 24
East Midlands +2 72 £37,500 -21.05% 17
East of England +58 70 £40,000 -38.46% 36
West Midlands -10 48 £47,500 +10.47% 21
North of England +10 25 £44,500 -1.11% 38
Yorkshire +1 13 £39,500 -12.22% 21
North West +35 10 £45,000 - 12
North East +10 2 £45,000 +24.14% 5
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 375 (52.01%) C
2 288 (39.94%) C++
3 228 (31.62%) Degree
4 222 (30.79%) Software Engineering
5 204 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (25.80%) Electronics
7 130 (18.03%) Active Directory
8 126 (17.48%) Microsoft
9 125 (17.34%) Windows
10 121 (16.78%) Linux
11 115 (15.95%) SLA
12 111 (15.40%) Python
13 103 (14.29%) ITIL
14 98 (13.59%) Embedded C
15 96 (13.31%) Azure
16 92 (12.76%) Finance
17 91 (12.62%) Embedded Systems
18 86 (11.93%) Scrum
18 86 (11.93%) Unix
19 83 (11.51%) Information Security
20 80 (11.10%) Self-Motivation
21 79 (10.96%) ServiceNow
22 78 (10.82%) Ticket Management
23 76 (10.54%) Computer Science
24 72 (9.99%) Wireless
25 71 (9.85%) Solaris
26 69 (9.57%) C#
26 69 (9.57%) DNS
27 66 (9.15%) High Availability
28 64 (8.88%) DHCP

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 15 (2.08%) IIS
2 11 (1.53%) Confluence
3 10 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.25%) Simulink
3 4 (0.55%) Doxygen
4 3 (0.42%) OrCAD
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.39%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (13.31%) Azure
2 33 (4.58%) Office 365
3 29 (4.02%) AWS
4 17 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.94%) GCP
6 6 (0.83%) Serverless
7 5 (0.69%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.42%) SaaS
9 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.28%) G Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.14%) IaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Slack
10 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 72 (9.99%) Wireless
2 69 (9.57%) DNS
3 64 (8.88%) DHCP
4 61 (8.46%) Firewall
5 49 (6.80%) Bluetooth
6 35 (4.85%) VPN
7 34 (4.72%) DMZ
8 32 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (4.30%) LAN
9 31 (4.30%) WAN
10 29 (4.02%) TCP/IP
11 27 (3.74%) SAN
12 26 (3.61%) Ethernet
13 22 (3.05%) RS-232
13 22 (3.05%) RS-485
14 21 (2.91%) Internet
15 15 (2.08%) Broadband
16 13 (1.80%) NAS
17 12 (1.66%) Network Security
18 11 (1.53%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.33%) Big Data
3 20 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (2.50%) Oracle Exadata
4 18 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (2.50%) SQL Server 2017
4 18 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.28%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.14%) MySQL
9 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 56 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 45 (6.24%) Visual Studio
3 36 (4.99%) JIRA
4 15 (2.08%) CMake
5 13 (1.80%) CppUnit
6 10 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.97%) Subversion
8 5 (0.69%) GNU Toolchain
8 5 (0.69%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.55%) Maven
10 3 (0.42%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.28%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.14%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.14%) CodeWarrior
12 1 (0.14%) GCC
12 1 (0.14%) GDB
12 1 (0.14%) Selenium
12 1 (0.14%) VectorCAST
General
1 186 (25.80%) Electronics
2 92 (12.76%) Finance
3 50 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 38 (5.27%) Manufacturing
5 35 (4.85%) Games
6 29 (4.02%) Automotive
7 16 (2.22%) Law
8 10 (1.39%) Banking
8 10 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.25%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.97%) Advertising
10 7 (0.97%) Marketing
11 4 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
12 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.42%) Back Office
13 2 (0.28%) Retail
14 1 (0.14%) Avionics
14 1 (0.14%) Legal
14 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 206 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
2 151 (20.94%) Firmware Engineer
3 132 (18.31%) Software Engineer
4 95 (13.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 55 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 50 (6.93%) Embedded C Engineer
6 50 (6.93%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 49 (6.80%) C Software Engineer
8 48 (6.66%) Developer
8 48 (6.66%) Network Engineer
8 48 (6.66%) Senior Firmware Engineer
9 41 (5.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 40 (5.55%) C++ Software Engineer
11 37 (5.13%) Operations Support Engineer
12 36 (4.99%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 34 (4.72%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 34 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 32 (4.44%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
15 31 (4.30%) DBA
16 30 (4.16%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.88%) LDAP
2 24 (3.33%) Kafka
3 23 (3.19%) Flash
4 18 (2.50%) .NET
5 14 (1.94%) HTML
5 14 (1.94%) NumPy
5 14 (1.94%) SciPy
6 13 (1.80%) Qt
7 12 (1.66%) HTML5
8 9 (1.25%) 802.1X
8 9 (1.25%) CSS
9 7 (0.97%) XMPP
10 6 (0.83%) .NET Core
10 6 (0.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (0.83%) JSON
10 6 (0.83%) Vue.js
11 5 (0.69%) LLVM
11 5 (0.69%) Middleware
11 5 (0.69%) WinForms
12 4 (0.55%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.62%) Embedded Systems
2 80 (11.10%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (8.60%) Algorithms
4 57 (7.91%) Management Information System
5 46 (6.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 39 (5.41%) Data Centre
7 33 (4.58%) Clustering
8 27 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (3.74%) User Experience
9 19 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.64%) Smartphone
10 17 (2.36%) Device Driver
11 15 (2.08%) CAN bus
12 14 (1.94%) VHDL
13 13 (1.80%) Robotics
14 12 (1.66%) Analogue Electronics
15 9 (1.25%) Internet of Things
15 9 (1.25%) Mobile Computing
16 8 (1.11%) Private Cloud
16 8 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 125 (17.34%) Windows
2 121 (16.78%) Linux
3 86 (11.93%) Unix
4 71 (9.85%) Solaris
5 47 (6.52%) Windows Server
6 26 (3.61%) FreeRTOS
7 23 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.80%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.66%) Android
11 11 (1.53%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.53%) VxWorks
12 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.97%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.83%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.69%) CentOS
17 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (30.79%) Software Engineering
2 204 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (14.29%) ITIL
4 86 (11.93%) Scrum
5 83 (11.51%) Information Security
6 78 (10.82%) Ticket Management
7 76 (10.54%) Computer Science
8 66 (9.15%) High Availability
9 54 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (6.93%) Patch Management
11 49 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 44 (6.10%) Mentoring
12 44 (6.10%) Test Automation
13 42 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (5.69%) Validation
15 36 (4.99%) Software Testing
16 35 (4.85%) Collaborative Working
16 35 (4.85%) Project Delivery
17 34 (4.72%) Change Control
18 30 (4.16%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 375 (52.01%) C
2 288 (39.94%) C++
3 111 (15.40%) Python
4 98 (13.59%) Embedded C
5 69 (9.57%) C#
6 60 (8.32%) SQL
7 52 (7.21%) Java
8 43 (5.96%) PowerShell
9 38 (5.27%) ANSI C
10 35 (4.85%) Bash Shell
11 30 (4.16%) Embedded C++
12 17 (2.36%) JavaScript
12 17 (2.36%) MATLAB
13 12 (1.66%) Perl
14 9 (1.25%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.11%) Assembly Language
15 8 (1.11%) VB
16 4 (0.55%) PHP
17 3 (0.42%) Delphi
17 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 228 (31.62%) Degree
2 50 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (6.10%) MCP
4 39 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (3.61%) CCNP
6 25 (3.47%) CCNA
6 25 (3.47%) RHCE
7 21 (2.91%) Security Cleared
8 20 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (2.08%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.11%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.83%) MCSE
11 6 (0.83%) PhD
11 6 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.55%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.55%) MCSA
13 3 (0.42%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.42%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (15.95%) SLA
2 13 (1.80%) JTAG
3 12 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (1.66%) QA
4 9 (1.25%) MISRA
5 7 (0.97%) GDPR
6 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.55%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.42%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 130 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.16%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.74%) NFS
5 18 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (1.53%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.97%) XenApp
9 6 (0.83%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.69%) vSphere
11 4 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.14%) Docker
12 1 (0.14%) Xen
12 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (4.85%) Ansible
2 29 (4.02%) Data Guard
3 25 (3.47%) SCCM
4 19 (2.64%) WSUS
5 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.39%) FortiGate
6 10 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.25%) AirWatch
7 9 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.97%) Cisco CME
8 7 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (0.97%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.55%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.55%) vRealize
11 1 (0.14%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 126 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 79 (10.96%) ServiceNow
3 63 (8.74%) Cisco
4 62 (8.60%) VMware
5 59 (8.18%) Oracle
6 35 (4.85%) Splunk
7 31 (4.30%) Dell
8 30 (4.16%) Citrix
9 27 (3.74%) Freescale
9 27 (3.74%) Renesas
10 19 (2.64%) Avaya
10 19 (2.64%) Palo Alto
11 17 (2.36%) HP
11 17 (2.36%) McAfee
11 17 (2.36%) Xilinx
12 16 (2.22%) CheckPoint
13 15 (2.08%) Google
13 15 (2.08%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.80%) Apple
14 13 (1.80%) EMC