Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 542 500 538
Rank change year-on-year -42 +38 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 400 378 683
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 2.37% 2.79% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 280 279 520
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,700 £27,590
25th Percentile £41,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £54,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +16.28% -4.44%

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 16,849 13,526 22,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 17.53% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12,641 11,227 18,659
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,875
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £69,199
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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
East of England +30 88 £57,500 +27.78% 30
South East -61 86 £52,500 -4.55% 52
North of England -6 69 £70,000 +21.74% 31
Midlands -11 66 £42,500 -5.56% 33
Yorkshire +12 59 £70,000 +47.37% 13
London -28 57 £53,750 +23.56% 14
West Midlands -3 51 £42,500 -5.56% 16
South West -74 23 £50,000 - 20
East Midlands -33 15 £46,000 +2.22% 17
North West -44 10 £60,000 +4.35% 10
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 184 (46.00%) C
2 170 (42.50%) C++
3 154 (38.50%) Linux
4 146 (36.50%) Electronics
5 128 (32.00%) Degree
6 106 (26.50%) Social Skills
7 102 (25.50%) Software Engineering
8 97 (24.25%) Wireless
9 90 (22.50%) Python
10 88 (22.00%) Validation
11 86 (21.50%) Wi-Fi
12 82 (20.50%) Signal Processing
13 79 (19.75%) Windows
14 60 (15.00%) Embedded C
14 60 (15.00%) EMC
15 59 (14.75%) Computer Science
16 58 (14.50%) MATLAB
17 54 (13.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 52 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
19 51 (12.75%) SDLC
20 49 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
21 48 (12.00%) Embedded C++
21 48 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
22 46 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
23 45 (11.25%) Embedded Linux
23 45 (11.25%) Bluetooth
23 45 (11.25%) Self-Motivation
24 44 (11.00%) PhD
24 44 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
25 43 (10.75%) Algorithms

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%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.75%) IIS
3 2 (0.50%) Confluence
3 2 (0.50%) SAS
4 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 18 (4.50%) Simulink
2 17 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.50%) AWS
1 18 (4.50%) Azure
2 10 (2.50%) Amazon Alexa
2 10 (2.50%) Power Platform
3 9 (2.25%) Amazon Cognito
3 9 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.25%) Amazon S3
3 9 (2.25%) GitHub
3 9 (2.25%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (2.25%) npm
4 6 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) AWS IoT
5 1 (0.25%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (0.25%) GCP
5 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (24.25%) Wireless
2 86 (21.50%) Wi-Fi
3 45 (11.25%) Bluetooth
4 42 (10.50%) TCP/IP
5 39 (9.75%) Internet
6 35 (8.75%) DVB
6 35 (8.75%) MIMO
7 30 (7.50%) VPN
7 30 (7.50%) ZigBee
8 28 (7.00%) Software-Defined Radio
9 26 (6.50%) Broadband
9 26 (6.50%) Firewall
10 25 (6.25%) DNS
11 22 (5.50%) DHCP
12 20 (5.00%) Ethernet
13 17 (4.25%) MQTT
14 7 (1.75%) SAN
15 6 (1.50%) OSPF
15 6 (1.50%) WAN
16 5 (1.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.50%) Power BI
2 9 (2.25%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (9.50%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.50%) JIRA
3 19 (4.75%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.25%) Rational Rhapsody
4 17 (4.25%) Subversion
5 13 (3.25%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (2.50%) webpack
7 9 (2.25%) Babel
7 9 (2.25%) Rational Team Concert
8 7 (1.75%) GCC
9 6 (1.50%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.75%) GDB
10 3 (0.75%) IDA Disassembler
11 2 (0.50%) GitLab
11 2 (0.50%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.50%) Selenium
12 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.25%) CMake
12 1 (0.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 146 (36.50%) Electronics
2 106 (26.50%) Social Skills
3 39 (9.75%) Manufacturing
4 35 (8.75%) Finance
5 32 (8.00%) Influencing Skills
6 22 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.75%) Telecoms
8 13 (3.25%) Automotive
9 11 (2.75%) Law
10 10 (2.50%) Aerospace
10 10 (2.50%) Military
11 9 (2.25%) Wearables
12 5 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (1.00%) Legal
13 4 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.75%) iGaming
14 3 (0.75%) Marketing
15 2 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.50%) Public Sector
15 2 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (22.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 74 (18.50%) Software Engineer
3 72 (18.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 53 (13.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 46 (11.50%) Linux Engineer
6 42 (10.50%) Electronics Engineer
7 41 (10.25%) Architect
7 41 (10.25%) Developer
8 37 (9.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 36 (9.00%) C++ Software Engineer
10 35 (8.75%) Algorithm Engineer
10 35 (8.75%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
10 35 (8.75%) DSP Engineer
10 35 (8.75%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
10 35 (8.75%) Senior DSP Engineer
10 35 (8.75%) Wireless Engineer
11 32 (8.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
11 32 (8.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 31 (7.75%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 30 (7.50%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.00%) Yocto
2 15 (3.75%) HTML
3 12 (3.00%) CSS
4 10 (2.50%) NumPy
4 10 (2.50%) Pandas
4 10 (2.50%) React
4 10 (2.50%) React Native
4 10 (2.50%) RESTful
5 9 (2.25%) D3.js
5 9 (2.25%) Keras
5 9 (2.25%) REST
5 9 (2.25%) TensorFlow
6 6 (1.50%) .NET
7 4 (1.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.00%) SVG
8 3 (0.75%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.50%) NativeScript
9 2 (0.50%) Node.js
9 2 (0.50%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 48 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
3 45 (11.25%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (10.75%) Algorithms
5 22 (5.50%) Internet of Things
5 22 (5.50%) Robotics
6 21 (5.25%) Home Automation
7 20 (5.00%) Data Centre
8 18 (4.50%) Device Driver
8 18 (4.50%) User Experience
9 13 (3.25%) Smart Home
10 11 (2.75%) Analogue Electronics
11 9 (2.25%) 3D Graphics
11 9 (2.25%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.75%) Replication
12 7 (1.75%) Smart Meter
13 6 (1.50%) Driving Licence
14 5 (1.25%) iPad
14 5 (1.25%) VHDL
15 4 (1.00%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 154 (38.50%) Linux
2 79 (19.75%) Windows
3 45 (11.25%) Embedded Linux
4 26 (6.50%) Android
5 23 (5.75%) Apple iOS
6 20 (5.00%) Unix
7 7 (1.75%) FreeRTOS
8 6 (1.50%) Solaris
9 5 (1.25%) AIX
9 5 (1.25%) Debian
10 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.75%) CentOS
11 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.50%) SUSE
12 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.50%) VMS
13 1 (0.25%) SafeRTOS
13 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (25.50%) Software Engineering
2 88 (22.00%) Validation
3 82 (20.50%) Signal Processing
4 59 (14.75%) Computer Science
5 52 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (12.75%) SDLC
7 49 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (10.25%) V-Model
11 37 (9.25%) Software Architecture
12 36 (9.00%) Product Roadmap
13 31 (7.75%) Configuration Management
14 28 (7.00%) People Management
14 28 (7.00%) Project Delivery
15 26 (6.50%) TDD
15 26 (6.50%) Test Automation
16 23 (5.75%) DevOps
17 22 (5.50%) Product Management
17 22 (5.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 184 (46.00%) C
2 170 (42.50%) C++
3 90 (22.50%) Python
4 60 (15.00%) Embedded C
5 58 (14.50%) MATLAB
6 48 (12.00%) Embedded C++
7 23 (5.75%) JavaScript
8 17 (4.25%) SQL
9 16 (4.00%) Java
10 13 (3.25%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.00%) Ada
11 12 (3.00%) C#
12 10 (2.50%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.00%) Go
14 5 (1.25%) Perl
15 3 (0.75%) Groovy
15 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.25%) Lua
16 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 128 (32.00%) Degree
2 44 (11.00%) PhD
3 31 (7.75%) Security Cleared
4 24 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (4.75%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (3.50%) CCNP
8 13 (3.25%) CCNA
9 11 (2.75%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (1.00%) RHCE
12 3 (0.75%) CCIE
12 3 (0.75%) CCIE Service Provider
12 3 (0.75%) CISM
12 3 (0.75%) CISSP
12 3 (0.75%) IBM AIX Certification
12 3 (0.75%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.75%) SSCP
13 2 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.25%) MISRA
2 24 (6.00%) SLA
3 21 (5.25%) Def Stans
4 7 (1.75%) MISRA C
4 7 (1.75%) QA
5 6 (1.50%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.75%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.75%) GDPR
6 3 (0.75%) GRC
6 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.75%) NCSC
6 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.25%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 24 (6.00%) Docker
2 19 (4.75%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.00%) BitLocker
4 8 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.75%) KVM
6 3 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.75%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.75%) vSphere
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (3.50%) Ansible
2 11 (2.75%) SCCM
3 6 (1.50%) Grafana
4 5 (1.25%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.25%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.00%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.75%) Terraform
6 3 (0.75%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.50%) Graylog
7 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.50%) OPNET
7 2 (0.50%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.50%) Rancher
7 2 (0.50%) vRealize
7 2 (0.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
8 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 60 (15.00%) EMC
2 29 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.50%) IBM
4 22 (5.50%) HP
5 20 (5.00%) VMware
6 19 (4.75%) McAfee
7 17 (4.25%) Instagram
7 17 (4.25%) ServiceNow
8 14 (3.50%) Cisco
9 12 (3.00%) Palo Alto
10 11 (2.75%) Blue Coat
10 11 (2.75%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.50%) Google
12 8 (2.00%) Apple
12 8 (2.00%) MobileIron
12 8 (2.00%) Remedy
13 7 (1.75%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.50%) Becrypt
14 6 (1.50%) Citrix
14 6 (1.50%) Oracle