Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 477 535 565
Rank change year-on-year +58 +30 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 401 681 796
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 2.88% 3.03% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 307 519 644
Median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £34,600 £28,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% -3.33% +5.88%

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 13,935 22,450 22,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.48% 16.87% 14.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11,361 18,350 18,717
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firmware in England.

Salary trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware in England over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +93 159 £55,000 +34.15% 13
London +101 60 £43,500 +2.35% 8
East of England +83 50 £45,000 -14.29% 24
North of England +103 47 £57,500 +27.78% 12
Midlands -36 44 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West +82 39 £57,500 +21.05% 5
South West +45 39 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Midlands +31 23 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East Midlands -31 21 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Yorkshire +86 8 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 199 (49.63%) C
2 175 (43.64%) C++
3 153 (38.15%) Degree
4 152 (37.91%) Software Engineering
5 91 (22.69%) Wireless
6 90 (22.44%) Electronics
7 85 (21.20%) Problem-Solving
8 83 (20.70%) Windows
9 81 (20.20%) Python
10 78 (19.45%) Embedded C
11 69 (17.21%) Microsoft
12 63 (15.71%) Embedded Systems
13 58 (14.46%) Validation
14 56 (13.97%) Bluetooth
15 55 (13.72%) Linux
16 51 (12.72%) Wi-Fi
17 48 (11.97%) Active Directory
18 45 (11.22%) Computer Science
19 44 (10.97%) Internet
19 44 (10.97%) Firewall
20 43 (10.72%) Algorithms
21 42 (10.47%) C#
22 38 (9.48%) TCP/IP
22 38 (9.48%) Git (software)
23 36 (8.98%) Project Management
24 35 (8.73%) Telecoms
24 35 (8.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
25 33 (8.23%) Cisco
25 33 (8.23%) Windows Server
26 31 (7.73%) Secure Coding

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 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (1.75%) Confluence
2 7 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.50%) Pachyderm
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.25%) OrCAD
5 4 (1.00%) Simulink
5 4 (1.00%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.48%) Azure
2 18 (4.49%) GitHub
3 15 (3.74%) AWS
3 15 (3.74%) Office 365
4 11 (2.74%) GCP
5 8 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.00%) SaaS
7 3 (0.75%) G Suite
7 3 (0.75%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 91 (22.69%) Wireless
2 56 (13.97%) Bluetooth
3 51 (12.72%) Wi-Fi
4 44 (10.97%) Firewall
4 44 (10.97%) Internet
5 38 (9.48%) TCP/IP
6 23 (5.74%) LTE
7 22 (5.49%) LAN
8 21 (5.24%) MQTT
8 21 (5.24%) VLAN
9 20 (4.99%) DNS
10 18 (4.49%) SAN
10 18 (4.49%) WAN
11 17 (4.24%) DHCP
11 17 (4.24%) RS-232
12 15 (3.74%) VoIP
13 14 (3.49%) BGP
13 14 (3.49%) OSPF
14 13 (3.24%) 5G
14 13 (3.24%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
2 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.50%) MySQL
3 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (9.48%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.49%) GCC
3 17 (4.24%) JIRA
4 16 (3.99%) Eclipse
5 15 (3.74%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.99%) Subversion
7 10 (2.49%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (1.50%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.00%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.00%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.75%) CMake
12 2 (0.50%) GNU Toolchain
13 1 (0.25%) Android Studio
13 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.25%) GitLab
13 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.25%) SCons
General
1 90 (22.44%) Electronics
2 35 (8.73%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.73%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.24%) Finance
4 17 (4.24%) Marketing
5 16 (3.99%) Automotive
6 9 (2.24%) Games
7 5 (1.25%) Advertising
8 3 (0.75%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.75%) Retail
9 2 (0.50%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.50%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (26.93%) Software Engineer
2 83 (20.70%) Embedded Engineer
3 71 (17.71%) Firmware Engineer
4 53 (13.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 50 (12.47%) Senior Software Engineer
6 28 (6.98%) Design Engineer
7 24 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (5.49%) Developer
8 22 (5.49%) Electronics Engineer
8 22 (5.49%) Network Engineer
9 21 (5.24%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 19 (4.74%) Junior
10 19 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (4.49%) C++ Software Engineer
12 17 (4.24%) Electronics Design Engineer
12 17 (4.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 17 (4.24%) Operations Engineer
13 16 (3.99%) Senior Firmware Engineer
13 16 (3.99%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 15 (3.74%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.49%) HTML
2 21 (5.24%) HTML5
3 20 (4.99%) Qt
4 18 (4.49%) .NET
5 15 (3.74%) JSON
6 5 (1.25%) NumPy
6 5 (1.25%) SciPy
7 4 (1.00%) Middleware
7 4 (1.00%) React Native
8 3 (0.75%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (0.50%) Flash
9 2 (0.50%) LLVM
9 2 (0.50%) REST
9 2 (0.50%) Tapestry
10 1 (0.25%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.25%) Matplotlib
10 1 (0.25%) RESTful
10 1 (0.25%) Seaborn
10 1 (0.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.71%) Embedded Systems
2 43 (10.72%) Algorithms
3 35 (8.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 30 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (6.23%) Internet of Things
6 24 (5.99%) Data Centre
7 21 (5.24%) Robotics
8 20 (4.99%) Smart Meter
9 17 (4.24%) Private Cloud
10 14 (3.49%) User Experience
11 11 (2.74%) Clustering
11 11 (2.74%) Device Driver
12 9 (2.24%) CAN bus
13 8 (2.00%) Driving Licence
13 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (2.00%) Handset
13 8 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (1.75%) ASIC
14 7 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (20.70%) Windows
2 55 (13.72%) Linux
3 33 (8.23%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.49%) Android
5 13 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.74%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.49%) FreeRTOS
8 8 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (1.25%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.00%) Unix
11 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.50%) AIX
12 2 (0.50%) Solaris
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.25%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (37.91%) Software Engineering
2 85 (21.20%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (14.46%) Validation
4 45 (11.22%) Computer Science
5 36 (8.98%) Project Management
6 31 (7.73%) Secure Coding
7 28 (6.98%) ITIL
7 28 (6.98%) Software Testing
8 27 (6.73%) Systems Engineering
9 23 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (5.49%) Configuration Management
10 22 (5.49%) Mathematics
11 20 (4.99%) Technology Roadmap
12 19 (4.74%) Incident Management
13 18 (4.49%) Collaborative Working
13 18 (4.49%) High Availability
14 16 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (3.99%) FMEA
14 16 (3.99%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 199 (49.63%) C
2 175 (43.64%) C++
3 81 (20.20%) Python
4 78 (19.45%) Embedded C
5 42 (10.47%) C#
6 29 (7.23%) Embedded C++
6 29 (7.23%) Java
7 27 (6.73%) PowerShell
8 26 (6.48%) JavaScript
9 21 (5.24%) SQL
10 15 (3.74%) Assembly Language
11 13 (3.24%) ANSI C
11 13 (3.24%) MATLAB
12 12 (2.99%) PHP
13 10 (2.49%) Kotlin
14 8 (2.00%) Apple Swift
14 8 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.25%) Perl
15 5 (1.25%) Tcl
16 1 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 153 (38.15%) Degree
2 30 (7.48%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.48%) CCNA
5 22 (5.49%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.74%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.24%) CCNP
8 12 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.75%) PhD
10 6 (1.50%) CCIE
10 6 (1.50%) CWNA
10 6 (1.50%) HNC
10 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.00%) CCENT
12 4 (1.00%) HND
12 4 (1.00%) MCP
13 2 (0.50%) ISEB
13 2 (0.50%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.49%) MISRA
2 11 (2.74%) SLA
3 8 (2.00%) QA
4 7 (1.75%) ISO 26262
5 6 (1.50%) MISRA C
6 5 (1.25%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.00%) IEC 61508
7 4 (1.00%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.75%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.50%) JTAG
10 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 48 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (1.25%) XenApp
7 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.50%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (5.49%) SCCM
2 12 (2.99%) WSUS
3 10 (2.49%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.50%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
7 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 69 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.23%) Cisco
3 25 (6.23%) VMware
4 22 (5.49%) SAP
5 15 (3.74%) Citrix
6 11 (2.74%) Google
6 11 (2.74%) Palo Alto
7 10 (2.49%) EMC
8 9 (2.24%) Freescale
8 9 (2.24%) Renesas
8 9 (2.24%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.00%) Meraki
9 8 (2.00%) Xilinx
10 7 (1.75%) Arista
10 7 (1.75%) Brocade
10 7 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.75%) Emulex
10 7 (1.75%) McAfee
11 6 (1.50%) Altera
11 6 (1.50%) NETGEAR