Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 678 546 656
Rank change year-on-year -132 +110 +67
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 511 735 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.38% 3.60% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 422 564 607
England median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 21,482 20,444 22,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 12.31% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 18,009 17,057 19,379
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 +53 147 £53,000 +32.50% 39
South East -67 138 £45,000 +5.88% 61
London -30 82 £47,500 - 29
Midlands -52 62 £45,000 +12.50% 16
North of England -59 45 £45,000 +20.00% 32
South West -45 37 £42,500 - 26
East Midlands -7 36 £43,750 +9.38% 9
North West -22 30 £42,500 +13.33% 16
West Midlands -64 26 £48,750 +21.88% 7
Yorkshire -12 14 £52,500 +31.25% 11
North East -40 1 £30,000 -4.76% 5
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 269 (52.64%) C
2 214 (41.88%) C++
3 183 (35.81%) Software Engineering
4 172 (33.66%) Degree
5 162 (31.70%) Electronics
6 101 (19.77%) Embedded C
7 93 (18.20%) Python
8 91 (17.81%) Windows
9 88 (17.22%) Wireless
10 84 (16.44%) Linux
10 84 (16.44%) Computer Science
11 69 (13.50%) C#
12 52 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (9.39%) Wi-Fi
14 46 (9.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 43 (8.41%) Test Automation
15 43 (8.41%) Cisco
16 40 (7.83%) Manufacturing
16 40 (7.83%) Robotics
16 40 (7.83%) Mentoring
17 39 (7.63%) Embedded C++
18 38 (7.44%) Firewall
19 37 (7.24%) Signal Processing
20 36 (7.05%) Microsoft
21 35 (6.85%) Embedded Systems
22 34 (6.65%) Perl
23 33 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
23 33 (6.46%) Algorithms
23 33 (6.46%) Computer Science Degree
24 31 (6.07%) Mathematics

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 17 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.57%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.98%) IIS
6 3 (0.59%) WordPress
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.20%) Apache
8 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.20%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (4.11%) Simulink
2 14 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.39%) Houdini
5 2 (0.39%) Maya
5 2 (0.39%) NUKE
5 2 (0.39%) OrCAD
5 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.20%) LibreOffice
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.76%) Office 365
4 3 (0.59%) G Suite
5 2 (0.39%) PaaS
6 1 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.20%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.20%) Firebase
6 1 (0.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (17.22%) Wireless
2 48 (9.39%) Wi-Fi
3 38 (7.44%) Firewall
4 29 (5.68%) Bluetooth
5 27 (5.28%) Ethernet
6 25 (4.89%) WAN
7 23 (4.50%) VPN
8 22 (4.31%) Internet
8 22 (4.31%) RS-232
8 22 (4.31%) SAN
9 21 (4.11%) DNS
9 21 (4.11%) ZigBee
10 19 (3.72%) DHCP
10 19 (3.72%) Network Security
11 18 (3.52%) LAN
12 17 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (3.33%) VLAN
13 16 (3.13%) NAS
14 14 (2.74%) TCP/IP
15 12 (2.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.59%) MySQL
3 3 (0.59%) OLAP
3 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.20%) DB2
4 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (6.07%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.11%) Subversion
4 16 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.96%) JIRA
6 9 (1.76%) LabVIEW
7 6 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.39%) Ant
9 2 (0.39%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.39%) GDB
9 2 (0.39%) Maven
9 2 (0.39%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.39%) Redmine
9 2 (0.39%) Selenium
9 2 (0.39%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.39%) Trac
10 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 162 (31.70%) Electronics
2 40 (7.83%) Manufacturing
3 20 (3.91%) Finance
4 18 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.35%) Automotive
6 8 (1.57%) Marketing
7 7 (1.37%) Games
8 5 (0.98%) Military
9 4 (0.78%) Banking
9 4 (0.78%) Retail
10 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.59%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Avionics
11 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (29.94%) Embedded Engineer
2 126 (24.66%) Software Engineer
3 115 (22.50%) Firmware Engineer
4 82 (16.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 68 (13.31%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 48 (9.39%) Systems Engineer
7 34 (6.65%) Developer
8 32 (6.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 31 (6.07%) Embedded C Engineer
10 28 (5.48%) Electronics Engineer
11 24 (4.70%) C++ Software Engineer
11 24 (4.70%) Principal Engineer
11 24 (4.70%) Senior Firmware Engineer
12 23 (4.50%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 22 (4.31%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
14 20 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (3.91%) Principal Systems Engineer
15 19 (3.72%) Consultant
16 17 (3.33%) Design Engineer
17 16 (3.13%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.70%) .NET
2 12 (2.35%) JSON
2 12 (2.35%) Middleware
3 11 (2.15%) REST
4 10 (1.96%) 802.1X
5 8 (1.57%) Web Services
6 7 (1.37%) HTML
7 6 (1.17%) STL
8 5 (0.98%) Qt
9 4 (0.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 4 (0.78%) CSS
9 4 (0.78%) HTML5
10 3 (0.59%) MFC
10 3 (0.59%) XML
11 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.39%) Flash
11 2 (0.39%) OpenGL
11 2 (0.39%) WinForms
11 2 (0.39%) WPF
11 2 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.44%) Computer Science
2 46 (9.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 40 (7.83%) Robotics
4 35 (6.85%) Embedded Systems
5 33 (6.46%) Algorithms
6 29 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (5.68%) VHDL
7 26 (5.09%) Verilog
8 25 (4.89%) ASIC
9 19 (3.72%) Replication
10 12 (2.35%) Management Information System
11 11 (2.15%) Data Centre
11 11 (2.15%) PKI
11 11 (2.15%) Smart Home
12 8 (1.57%) Clustering
12 8 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.57%) Internet of Things
13 7 (1.37%) User Experience
14 6 (1.17%) CAN bus
15 5 (0.98%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 91 (17.81%) Windows
2 84 (16.44%) Linux
3 29 (5.68%) Android
4 26 (5.09%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.91%) Embedded Linux
6 15 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.74%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.15%) Unix
10 9 (1.76%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.98%) Robot Operating System
13 4 (0.78%) AIX
13 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.78%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.39%) CentOS
14 2 (0.39%) HPUX
14 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.39%) Solaris
14 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (35.81%) Software Engineering
2 52 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (8.41%) Test Automation
4 40 (7.83%) Mentoring
5 37 (7.24%) Signal Processing
6 31 (6.07%) Digital Signal Processing
6 31 (6.07%) Mathematics
7 30 (5.87%) ITIL
8 24 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (4.31%) OO
10 21 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (4.11%) Data Analysis
10 21 (4.11%) DevOps
10 21 (4.11%) Scrum
10 21 (4.11%) TDD
10 21 (4.11%) Validation
11 20 (3.91%) UML
12 17 (3.33%) Open Source
12 17 (3.33%) Physics
12 17 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 269 (52.64%) C
2 214 (41.88%) C++
3 101 (19.77%) Embedded C
4 93 (18.20%) Python
5 69 (13.50%) C#
6 39 (7.63%) Embedded C++
7 34 (6.65%) Perl
8 31 (6.07%) MATLAB
9 21 (4.11%) SQL
10 14 (2.74%) Java
11 13 (2.54%) Assembly Language
12 8 (1.57%) JavaScript
13 7 (1.37%) Tcl
14 6 (1.17%) Ada
14 6 (1.17%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.78%) ANSI C
15 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 172 (33.66%) Degree
2 33 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (6.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.91%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.33%) CCNA
5 16 (3.13%) CCNP
5 16 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.74%) CCDP
7 12 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.57%) HND
8 8 (1.57%) MCSE
9 7 (1.37%) CISSP
9 7 (1.37%) MCSA
9 7 (1.37%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.17%) CISA
10 6 (1.17%) CISM
10 6 (1.17%) GSEC
11 5 (0.98%) GIAC
12 4 (0.78%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.50%) QA
2 14 (2.74%) MISRA
3 11 (2.15%) IEC 61508
3 11 (2.15%) SLA
4 10 (1.96%) IEC 62304
5 8 (1.57%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.37%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.59%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.59%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.59%) GDPR
7 3 (0.59%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.59%) JTAG
8 2 (0.39%) DO-254
8 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) DO-160
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 22 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.37%) vSphere
7 3 (0.59%) NFS
8 2 (0.39%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.39%) Samba
8 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.20%) Docker
9 1 (0.20%) iptables
9 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 10 (1.96%) SCCM
1 10 (1.96%) SCOM
1 10 (1.96%) vCenter Server
2 9 (1.76%) SCDPM
3 6 (1.17%) WSUS
4 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.78%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.39%) Ansible
6 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.39%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.20%) OpenView
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Puppet
7 1 (0.20%) WMI
7 1 (0.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (8.41%) Cisco
2 36 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.48%) VMware
4 23 (4.50%) EMC
5 20 (3.91%) Dell
6 17 (3.33%) Citrix
7 13 (2.54%) Atmel
8 12 (2.35%) HP
8 12 (2.35%) Xilinx
9 9 (1.76%) Altera
9 9 (1.76%) IBM
10 5 (0.98%) Progress
10 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.78%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (0.78%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.78%) Freescale
11 4 (0.78%) Mentor Graphics
11 4 (0.78%) Palo Alto
11 4 (0.78%) Perforce
11 4 (0.78%) Veeam