Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 512 589 659
Rank change year-on-year +77 +70 +61
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 861 694 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 3.28% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 680 641 602
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,300
90th Percentile £65,250 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 23,679 21,185 23,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.52% 12.68% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 19,244 17,923 20,451
England median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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
South East +141 295 £45,750 +1.67% 49
South West +36 124 £42,500 +13.33% 17
London +45 120 £42,500 -19.05% 17
North of England +11 120 £45,000 +12.50% 30
East of England -31 111 £57,500 +4.55% 26
Midlands -39 91 £41,750 +4.38% 25
North West +11 51 £47,500 +17.28% 8
Yorkshire +19 50 £45,000 +12.50% 12
West Midlands -6 47 £40,500 +5.88% 10
East Midlands -25 44 £43,750 +9.38% 15
North East -16 19 £38,250 +9.29% 10
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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.

1 321 (37.28%) C
2 240 (27.87%) C++
3 228 (26.48%) Software Engineering
4 220 (25.55%) Degree
5 218 (25.32%) Electronics
6 186 (21.60%) Windows
7 145 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
8 137 (15.91%) Linux
9 133 (15.45%) Embedded C
10 122 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
11 118 (13.70%) Python
12 116 (13.47%) VMware
13 109 (12.66%) Computer Science
14 106 (12.31%) Firewall
15 100 (11.61%) C#
15 100 (11.61%) Embedded Systems
16 97 (11.27%) Microsoft
17 92 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
18 89 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
19 83 (9.64%) Wireless
20 82 (9.52%) Cisco
21 81 (9.41%) Validation
22 78 (9.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
23 77 (8.94%) Active Directory
24 76 (8.83%) Windows Server
25 75 (8.71%) Test Automation
26 73 (8.48%) ITIL
27 72 (8.36%) Manufacturing
28 70 (8.13%) Project Management
28 70 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure

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 22 (2.56%) Skype for Business
2 20 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.51%) Confluence
5 11 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.16%) IIS
7 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.35%) Apache
8 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.35%) TPMS
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.97%) Simulink
4 12 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (1.05%) OrCAD
7 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.12%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 36 (4.18%) Office 365
2 29 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.81%) IaaS
3 7 (0.81%) Mimecast
3 7 (0.81%) OneDrive
4 6 (0.70%) G Suite
5 3 (0.35%) GitHub
5 3 (0.35%) SaaS
6 2 (0.23%) npm
6 2 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 106 (12.31%) Firewall
2 89 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
3 83 (9.64%) Wireless
4 63 (7.32%) SAN
5 60 (6.97%) LAN
6 58 (6.74%) TCP/IP
7 56 (6.50%) DNS
7 56 (6.50%) Ethernet
7 56 (6.50%) WAN
8 55 (6.39%) DHCP
9 52 (6.04%) Bluetooth
10 49 (5.69%) Internet
11 39 (4.53%) Network Security
12 30 (3.48%) VPN
13 29 (3.37%) VoIP
14 26 (3.02%) RS-232
15 24 (2.79%) ZigBee
16 22 (2.56%) OSPF
17 21 (2.44%) SNMP
18 20 (2.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.81%) MySQL
2 7 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.58%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.35%) DB2
6 2 (0.23%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.12%) Big Data
7 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.41%) JIRA
3 37 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 29 (3.37%) Subversion
5 26 (3.02%) TeamCity
6 22 (2.56%) LabVIEW
7 18 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.63%) Selenium
9 11 (1.28%) GDB
10 8 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.81%) Xcode
12 6 (0.70%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.70%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.58%) HP UFT
14 4 (0.46%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.46%) GNU Toolchain
14 4 (0.46%) Qt Creator
15 3 (0.35%) Pylint
15 3 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
15 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 218 (25.32%) Electronics
2 72 (8.36%) Manufacturing
3 45 (5.23%) Finance
4 21 (2.44%) Automotive
5 18 (2.09%) Aerospace
6 17 (1.97%) Retail
7 15 (1.74%) Marketing
8 12 (1.39%) Legal
8 12 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.16%) Military
10 9 (1.05%) Games
11 8 (0.93%) Avionics
11 8 (0.93%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.70%) Law
13 3 (0.35%) Advertising
13 3 (0.35%) Back Office
13 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.23%) Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (16.96%) Firmware Engineer
2 142 (16.49%) Software Engineer
3 121 (14.05%) Embedded Engineer
4 74 (8.59%) Electronics Engineer
5 69 (8.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 66 (7.67%) Network Engineer
7 63 (7.32%) Test Engineer
8 53 (6.16%) Design Engineer
9 49 (5.69%) Developer
10 38 (4.41%) Administrator
10 38 (4.41%) Hardware Engineer
10 38 (4.41%) Senior Firmware Engineer
11 35 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
12 32 (3.72%) Software Test Engineer
13 31 (3.60%) Electronics Design Engineer
13 31 (3.60%) Senior Software Engineer
14 29 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (3.14%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
15 27 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
16 24 (2.79%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.39%) .NET
2 20 (2.32%) HTML
3 17 (1.97%) Flash
4 15 (1.74%) Web Services
4 15 (1.74%) WPF
5 14 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.51%) .NET Framework
7 12 (1.39%) HTML5
7 12 (1.39%) React
8 9 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 9 (1.05%) Apache Cordova
8 9 (1.05%) CSS
8 9 (1.05%) PhoneGap
8 9 (1.05%) Qt
8 9 (1.05%) React Native
9 8 (0.93%) WCF
10 7 (0.81%) CSS3
10 7 (0.81%) jQuery
11 6 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 109 (12.66%) Computer Science
2 100 (11.61%) Embedded Systems
3 92 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (9.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 67 (7.78%) Data Centre
6 49 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (5.34%) Algorithms
8 31 (3.60%) VHDL
9 29 (3.37%) ASIC
10 22 (2.56%) Robotics
11 19 (2.21%) Verilog
12 18 (2.09%) Device Driver
12 18 (2.09%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.97%) Smart Meter
14 16 (1.86%) Mobile App
15 15 (1.74%) CAN bus
15 15 (1.74%) Internet of Things
15 15 (1.74%) Smart Home
16 13 (1.51%) Smart Energy
17 12 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 186 (21.60%) Windows
2 137 (15.91%) Linux
3 76 (8.83%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.53%) Embedded Linux
5 30 (3.48%) Android
6 27 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (3.02%) Apple iOS
8 23 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.32%) Windows 10
10 18 (2.09%) Unix
11 16 (1.86%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.39%) FreeRTOS
13 10 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.93%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.81%) HPUX
16 6 (0.70%) AIX
16 6 (0.70%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (26.48%) Software Engineering
2 145 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (9.41%) Validation
5 75 (8.71%) Test Automation
6 73 (8.48%) ITIL
7 70 (8.13%) Project Management
8 66 (7.67%) Mentoring
9 51 (5.92%) Mathematics
10 49 (5.69%) Scrum
11 47 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 45 (5.23%) High Availability
13 44 (5.11%) OO
14 42 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (4.65%) SDLC
16 38 (4.41%) UML
17 37 (4.30%) Release Management
18 36 (4.18%) Business Continuity
19 35 (4.07%) Patch Management
20 30 (3.48%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 321 (37.28%) C
2 240 (27.87%) C++
3 133 (15.45%) Embedded C
4 118 (13.70%) Python
5 100 (11.61%) C#
6 39 (4.53%) Assembly Language
7 35 (4.07%) PowerShell
8 32 (3.72%) MATLAB
8 32 (3.72%) SQL
9 30 (3.48%) Embedded C++
10 28 (3.25%) Java
11 26 (3.02%) JavaScript
12 22 (2.56%) Perl
13 16 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.63%) Delphi
15 12 (1.39%) Tcl
16 7 (0.81%) VB
17 6 (0.70%) PHP
17 6 (0.70%) XAML
18 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 220 (25.55%) Degree
2 61 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (6.39%) CCNP
4 41 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (3.48%) CCIE
7 28 (3.25%) MCSE
8 24 (2.79%) HND
8 24 (2.79%) Security Cleared
9 18 (2.09%) CCNA
10 17 (1.97%) CISSP
10 17 (1.97%) SC Cleared
11 13 (1.51%) CCDP
11 13 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.58%) RHCE
13 4 (0.46%) GIAC
13 4 (0.46%) HNC
13 4 (0.46%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.78%) SLA
2 36 (4.18%) ISO 9001
3 26 (3.02%) QA
4 17 (1.97%) JTAG
4 17 (1.97%) MISRA
5 11 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.81%) GDPR
8 6 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.70%) ISO 13485
8 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.46%) DO-160
10 3 (0.35%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.35%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.35%) ISO 26262
10 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 77 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 70 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.53%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.86%) vSphere
6 13 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.05%) XenApp
8 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.35%) Docker
10 3 (0.35%) GPFS
10 3 (0.35%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.35%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.35%) XenServer
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.23%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 40 (4.65%) SCCM
2 19 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (2.21%) NetBackup
3 15 (1.74%) WSUS
4 13 (1.51%) vCenter Server
5 12 (1.39%) AirWatch
6 11 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
6 11 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (1.28%) Nessus
6 11 (1.28%) TrustSec
7 10 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.93%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.81%) Ansible
10 6 (0.70%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.70%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.58%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 116 (13.47%) VMware
2 97 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 82 (9.52%) Cisco
4 57 (6.62%) HP
5 45 (5.23%) CheckPoint
6 36 (4.18%) EMC
7 31 (3.60%) Dell
8 30 (3.48%) Xilinx
9 29 (3.37%) Altera
10 27 (3.14%) Citrix
11 22 (2.56%) Fortinet
12 20 (2.32%) Symantec
13 18 (2.09%) Atmel
13 18 (2.09%) Veeam
14 15 (1.74%) Cadence
15 13 (1.51%) Xamarin
16 12 (1.39%) Apple
16 12 (1.39%) SolarWinds
17 11 (1.28%) IBM
17 11 (1.28%) Oracle