Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 497 464 561
Rank change year-on-year -33 +97 +140
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 236 697 662
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 2.26% 3.47% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 226 474 458
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.29% -3.68%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,038 £28,675
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%

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 10,428 20,087 22,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.68% 17.22% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,834 16,716 18,226
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,325 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 -46 55 £50,000 -4.76% 35
London +124 52 £52,500 -10.26% 13
North of England +103 40 £50,000 -13.04% 21
Midlands +40 38 £52,500 +40.00% 19
Yorkshire +62 30 £55,000 +32.53% 6
West Midlands +67 27 £70,000 +86.67% 7
South West +43 25 £47,500 +5.56% 13
East of England +45 17 £50,000 +25.00% 16
East Midlands +24 11 £48,000 +28.00% 12
North West +71 5 £36,500 -36.52% 12
North East +25 5 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 92 (38.98%) C
2 86 (36.44%) C++
3 75 (31.78%) Electronics
4 67 (28.39%) Linux
5 64 (27.12%) Windows
6 58 (24.58%) Degree
7 55 (23.31%) Python
8 41 (17.37%) Microsoft
9 38 (16.10%) Active Directory
10 36 (15.25%) Software Engineering
11 32 (13.56%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (13.56%) Firewall
12 29 (12.29%) Wireless
13 28 (11.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 28 (11.86%) Test Automation
13 28 (11.86%) Azure
13 28 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
13 28 (11.86%) Algorithms
14 27 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (11.44%) Computer Science
14 27 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (11.44%) Configuration Management
15 26 (11.02%) Change Management
15 26 (11.02%) VPN
15 26 (11.02%) Finance
16 25 (10.59%) SCCM
17 24 (10.17%) DNS
17 24 (10.17%) SLA
17 24 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (9.75%) TCP/IP

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 6 (2.54%) Confluence
1 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.54%) Simulink
3 4 (1.69%) Fusion 360
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.86%) Azure
2 23 (9.75%) Office 365
3 13 (5.51%) GitHub
4 12 (5.08%) AWS
5 6 (2.54%) Mimecast
5 6 (2.54%) PaaS
6 3 (1.27%) IaaS
7 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.56%) Firewall
1 32 (13.56%) Wi-Fi
2 29 (12.29%) Wireless
3 26 (11.02%) VPN
4 24 (10.17%) DNS
5 23 (9.75%) TCP/IP
6 21 (8.90%) DHCP
7 17 (7.20%) Bluetooth
8 15 (6.36%) VLAN
9 14 (5.93%) Ethernet
9 14 (5.93%) Network Security
10 13 (5.51%) BGP
10 13 (5.51%) Internet
11 11 (4.66%) Software-Defined Radio
12 10 (4.24%) DVB
12 10 (4.24%) MIMO
13 9 (3.81%) WAN
14 7 (2.97%) Kerberos
14 7 (2.97%) MPLS
14 7 (2.97%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.54%) MySQL
3 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.12%) Big Data
4 5 (2.12%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 21 (8.90%) JIRA
2 12 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.66%) Subversion
4 10 (4.24%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (2.54%) Selenium
5 6 (2.54%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.12%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.12%) GitLab
7 3 (1.27%) CodeSonar
7 3 (1.27%) GoogleTest
7 3 (1.27%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 75 (31.78%) Electronics
2 26 (11.02%) Finance
3 18 (7.63%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.81%) Automotive
6 7 (2.97%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.12%) Military
7 5 (2.12%) Publishing
7 5 (2.12%) Retail
8 3 (1.27%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.85%) Advertising
9 2 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.85%) Marketing
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Legal
10 1 (0.42%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Police
Job Titles
1 42 (17.80%) Embedded Engineer
2 28 (11.86%) Firmware Engineer
3 24 (10.17%) Software Engineer
4 20 (8.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 19 (8.05%) Electronics Engineer
6 18 (7.63%) Developer
7 16 (6.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 15 (6.36%) Analyst
9 13 (5.51%) Design Engineer
9 13 (5.51%) Hardware Engineer
9 13 (5.51%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Server Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Wireless Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Algorithm Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) DSP Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Senior DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.39%) CSS
1 8 (3.39%) React Native
2 7 (2.97%) Node.js
3 5 (2.12%) .NET
3 5 (2.12%) GraphQL
3 5 (2.12%) HTML
3 5 (2.12%) HTML5
3 5 (2.12%) jQuery
3 5 (2.12%) LDAP
3 5 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.12%) React
4 3 (1.27%) Flash
4 3 (1.27%) OpenCV
4 3 (1.27%) PhoneGap
4 3 (1.27%) PyTorch
4 3 (1.27%) Web Services
4 3 (1.27%) WPF
5 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.85%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.86%) Algorithms
1 28 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
1 28 (11.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 27 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.78%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.93%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (4.24%) User Experience
7 8 (3.39%) ASIC
8 7 (2.97%) Internet of Things
8 7 (2.97%) Replication
9 6 (2.54%) Clustering
9 6 (2.54%) VHDL
10 5 (2.12%) CPLD
10 5 (2.12%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.69%) Analogue Electronics
11 4 (1.69%) Optoelectronics
11 4 (1.69%) Verilog
12 3 (1.27%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.39%) Linux
2 64 (27.12%) Windows
3 20 (8.47%) Unix
4 19 (8.05%) Android
5 17 (7.20%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.81%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.39%) VMS
8 7 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.12%) Debian
9 5 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.27%) AIX
10 3 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.27%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.27%) Solaris
11 2 (0.85%) CentOS
11 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.25%) Software Engineering
2 28 (11.86%) Test Automation
3 27 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (11.44%) Computer Science
3 27 (11.44%) Configuration Management
4 26 (11.02%) Change Management
5 24 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (9.75%) ITIL
6 23 (9.75%) Mathematics
6 23 (9.75%) SDLC
7 22 (9.32%) Analytics
7 22 (9.32%) Capacity Planning
7 22 (9.32%) Project Management
7 22 (9.32%) Prototyping
7 22 (9.32%) Signal Processing
8 20 (8.47%) Information Security
8 20 (8.47%) Validation
9 16 (6.78%) DevOps
9 16 (6.78%) UML
10 14 (5.93%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 92 (38.98%) C
2 86 (36.44%) C++
3 55 (23.31%) Python
4 23 (9.75%) Java
5 22 (9.32%) Embedded C
6 21 (8.90%) Perl
7 20 (8.47%) MATLAB
8 18 (7.63%) C#
9 16 (6.78%) SQL
10 11 (4.66%) Bash Shell
10 11 (4.66%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.97%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.12%) Assembly Language
13 4 (1.69%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.27%) AWK
14 3 (1.27%) PHP
14 3 (1.27%) sed
15 2 (0.85%) Scala
16 1 (0.42%) Groovy
16 1 (0.42%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 58 (24.58%) Degree
2 20 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (6.78%) CCNA
4 15 (6.36%) PhD
5 13 (5.51%) CCNP
5 13 (5.51%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.81%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.54%) RHCE
7 6 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.12%) HNC
8 5 (2.12%) HND
9 4 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.27%) IBM AIX Certification
10 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.27%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.27%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.85%) ISEB
11 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.17%) SLA
2 6 (2.54%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.54%) MISRA
2 6 (2.54%) QA
3 5 (2.12%) ISO 13485
4 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.69%) MISRA C
5 3 (1.27%) JTAG
5 3 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.85%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.85%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.42%) COBIT
7 1 (0.42%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 38 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.63%) BitLocker
3 17 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.39%) Docker
6 5 (2.12%) KVM
6 5 (2.12%) Xen
7 3 (1.27%) OCFS2
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.27%) Postfix
7 3 (1.27%) qmail
7 3 (1.27%) Samba
7 3 (1.27%) Sendmail
7 3 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (10.59%) SCCM
2 14 (5.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (3.39%) Ansible
3 8 (3.39%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.12%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (2.12%) Grafana
4 5 (2.12%) Graylog
4 5 (2.12%) Prometheus
4 5 (2.12%) Rancher
5 3 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.27%) SELinux
6 2 (0.85%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.85%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.85%) Puppet
6 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.42%) Terraform
7 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (17.37%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.90%) McAfee
3 18 (7.63%) VMware
4 17 (7.20%) Cisco
4 17 (7.20%) IBM
5 15 (6.36%) HP
6 14 (5.93%) FireEye
6 14 (5.93%) Symantec
6 14 (5.93%) Tanium
6 14 (5.93%) Xilinx
7 11 (4.66%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.24%) EMC
8 10 (4.24%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.81%) TOWER Software
10 7 (2.97%) Altera
10 7 (2.97%) Oracle
10 7 (2.97%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.12%) Perforce
12 4 (1.69%) Apple
12 4 (1.69%) Dell