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

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 542 662 611
Rank change year-on-year +120 -51 +67
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 759 547 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 3.27% 2.53% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 575 502 632
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 23,236 21,608 22,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.13% 13.11% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 19,035 18,300 18,904
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +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 23 October 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 October 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 +138 267 £45,000 - 40
Midlands +34 133 £47,500 +18.75% 38
London +65 123 £45,000 -10.00% 28
South West +37 88 £41,250 -2.94% 17
East of England -23 73 £65,000 +15.56% 43
North of England +37 72 £45,000 +5.88% 29
East Midlands +1 70 £47,500 +18.75% 24
West Midlands +46 63 £45,000 +20.00% 14
North West +13 32 £45,000 - 16
Yorkshire +15 28 £45,000 +9.09% 8
North East -15 12 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 288 (37.94%) C
2 227 (29.91%) Electronics
3 216 (28.46%) Software Engineering
4 193 (25.43%) Degree
5 186 (24.51%) C++
6 146 (19.24%) Embedded Systems
7 144 (18.97%) Windows
8 136 (17.92%) Embedded C
9 124 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (14.76%) Linux
11 107 (14.10%) C#
12 104 (13.70%) Python
13 102 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
14 93 (12.25%) Microsoft
15 92 (12.12%) Manufacturing
15 92 (12.12%) VMware
16 84 (11.07%) Firewall
17 77 (10.14%) Validation
17 77 (10.14%) TCP/IP
18 75 (9.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 75 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (9.49%) ITIL
20 70 (9.22%) Computer Science
21 66 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
22 64 (8.43%) Bluetooth
23 63 (8.30%) Ethernet
24 62 (8.17%) Test Automation
25 60 (7.91%) Project Management
25 60 (7.91%) Active Directory
26 58 (7.64%) 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 15 (1.98%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.84%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.32%) IIS
4 9 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.05%) Apache
6 6 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.40%) Confluence
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (1.98%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.32%) Simulink
4 7 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.53%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.26%) PlanetPress Connect
3 2 (0.26%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
1 35 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.24%) Office 365
3 11 (1.45%) GitHub
3 11 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.66%) IaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 84 (11.07%) Firewall
2 77 (10.14%) TCP/IP
3 66 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
4 64 (8.43%) Bluetooth
5 63 (8.30%) Ethernet
6 53 (6.98%) DNS
7 49 (6.46%) LAN
8 48 (6.32%) Wireless
9 44 (5.80%) Internet
10 41 (5.40%) DHCP
10 41 (5.40%) SAN
11 39 (5.14%) WAN
12 31 (4.08%) RS-485
13 25 (3.29%) HTTP
13 25 (3.29%) RS-232
14 23 (3.03%) OSPF
15 21 (2.77%) NAS
16 20 (2.64%) Modbus
17 19 (2.50%) Network Security
18 18 (2.37%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
4 12 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.45%) MySQL
5 11 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.40%) DB2
7 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (5.01%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.87%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 25 (3.29%) TeamCity
5 21 (2.77%) Maven
6 20 (2.64%) Subversion
7 19 (2.50%) JIRA
8 17 (2.24%) LabVIEW
9 14 (1.84%) Robot Framework
10 11 (1.45%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.32%) Selenium
12 7 (0.92%) Bugzilla
12 7 (0.92%) GDB
12 7 (0.92%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.66%) HP UFT
14 5 (0.66%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.66%) Xcode
15 4 (0.53%) CANoe
15 4 (0.53%) Pylint
General
1 227 (29.91%) Electronics
2 92 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 39 (5.14%) Finance
4 32 (4.22%) Marketing
5 28 (3.69%) Automotive
6 18 (2.37%) Retail
7 12 (1.58%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.19%) Games
9 8 (1.05%) Legal
9 8 (1.05%) Military
9 8 (1.05%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.66%) Banking
11 4 (0.53%) Law
12 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 120 (15.81%) Firmware Engineer
2 114 (15.02%) Software Engineer
3 112 (14.76%) Embedded Engineer
4 77 (10.14%) Electronics Engineer
5 62 (8.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 60 (7.91%) Test Engineer
7 43 (5.67%) Design Engineer
8 40 (5.27%) Network Engineer
9 36 (4.74%) Hardware Engineer
10 35 (4.61%) Administrator
11 34 (4.48%) Developer
12 31 (4.08%) Electronics Design Engineer
12 31 (4.08%) Senior Firmware Engineer
13 30 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (3.95%) Software Test Engineer
14 24 (3.16%) Senior Electronics Engineer
14 24 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
14 24 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (2.90%) Analyst
16 21 (2.77%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.38%) .NET
2 30 (3.95%) HTML
3 23 (3.03%) HTML5
4 21 (2.77%) ASP.NET
5 19 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 19 (2.50%) WPF
6 18 (2.37%) Spring
7 16 (2.11%) Flash
8 14 (1.84%) REST
9 13 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 12 (1.58%) CSS
10 12 (1.58%) Node.js
10 12 (1.58%) Web Services
11 10 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (1.32%) RESTful
12 9 (1.19%) JSON
12 9 (1.19%) Qt
13 8 (1.05%) Backbone.js
13 8 (1.05%) Entity Framework
14 6 (0.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 146 (19.24%) Embedded Systems
2 75 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (9.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 70 (9.22%) Computer Science
4 51 (6.72%) Data Centre
5 43 (5.67%) Algorithms
6 30 (3.95%) CAN bus
6 30 (3.95%) VHDL
7 25 (3.29%) Device Driver
8 24 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (3.16%) Verilog
9 21 (2.77%) Internet of Things
10 13 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.71%) Smart Home
10 13 (1.71%) User Experience
11 12 (1.58%) CMDB
12 11 (1.45%) ASIC
12 11 (1.45%) Clustering
13 10 (1.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 144 (18.97%) Windows
2 112 (14.76%) Linux
3 55 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 51 (6.72%) Android
5 45 (5.93%) Apple iOS
6 30 (3.95%) Embedded Linux
7 29 (3.82%) FreeRTOS
8 20 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (1.45%) Unix
10 11 (1.45%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.19%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (28.46%) Software Engineering
2 124 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (10.14%) Validation
5 72 (9.49%) ITIL
6 62 (8.17%) Test Automation
7 60 (7.91%) Project Management
8 47 (6.19%) Scrum
9 46 (6.06%) OO
10 45 (5.93%) Mentoring
11 41 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (5.01%) Mathematics
13 37 (4.87%) Physics
14 36 (4.74%) Collaborative Working
14 36 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
15 34 (4.48%) High Availability
16 33 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 32 (4.22%) Change Control
18 30 (3.95%) Unit Testing
19 28 (3.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 288 (37.94%) C
2 186 (24.51%) C++
3 136 (17.92%) Embedded C
4 107 (14.10%) C#
5 104 (13.70%) Python
6 41 (5.40%) JavaScript
7 39 (5.14%) Java
8 37 (4.87%) Embedded C++
8 37 (4.87%) SQL
9 35 (4.61%) Assembly Language
10 23 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.90%) MATLAB
12 17 (2.24%) Perl
13 14 (1.84%) VB
14 10 (1.32%) Tcl
15 8 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.79%) XAML
18 5 (0.66%) Ruby
19 4 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 193 (25.43%) Degree
2 36 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (3.56%) CCNP
5 23 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (2.37%) CCIE
7 15 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.71%) HND
9 13 (1.71%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.45%) MCSE
11 10 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.05%) CCNA
12 8 (1.05%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.92%) CISSP
13 7 (0.92%) HNC
14 6 (0.79%) CCDP
15 4 (0.53%) CREST Certified
15 4 (0.53%) GIAC
15 4 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.06%) SLA
2 32 (4.22%) QA
3 14 (1.84%) ISO 26262
4 11 (1.45%) ISO 9001
5 10 (1.32%) JTAG
6 8 (1.05%) MISRA
7 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.53%) GDPR
10 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.26%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.26%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.26%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.26%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.43%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (2.11%) XenApp
5 11 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (1.32%) Docker
7 8 (1.05%) vSphere
7 8 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.53%) GPFS
11 4 (0.53%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.40%) PowerHA
12 3 (0.40%) XenServer
13 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (2.90%) Ansible
2 19 (2.50%) SCCM
3 18 (2.37%) WSUS
4 11 (1.45%) Data Guard
4 11 (1.45%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.92%) AirWatch
5 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (0.79%) Nessus
6 6 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.79%) TrustSec
7 5 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.66%) SCDPM
7 5 (0.66%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.53%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.40%) HP NNM
9 3 (0.40%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 93 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 92 (12.12%) VMware
3 53 (6.98%) Cisco
4 30 (3.95%) CheckPoint
5 24 (3.16%) HP
6 22 (2.90%) Citrix
6 22 (2.90%) Xilinx
7 19 (2.50%) EMC
8 17 (2.24%) Oracle
9 16 (2.11%) Fortinet
10 15 (1.98%) Atmel
11 14 (1.84%) Altera
12 13 (1.71%) Dell
12 13 (1.71%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.45%) Veeam
14 10 (1.32%) F5
14 10 (1.32%) Symantec
15 9 (1.19%) IBM
16 6 (0.79%) Cadence
17 5 (0.66%) Mitel