The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 135 149
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 13 9 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.39% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 4.36% 3.60% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 12
Median salary £40,000 £46,250 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.51% +0.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £45,250 £43,550
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £47,250 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 298 250 516
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 14.40% 10.94% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 250 195 346
Median salary £40,250 £50,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.50% +20.48%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Firmware as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Firmware in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +19 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £40,000 -
Watford - 1 £27,500 -
Firmware
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 13 (56.52%) C
1 13 (56.52%) Electronics
2 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 6 (26.09%) C++
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
4 5 (21.74%) CESG
4 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (21.74%) OrCAD
4 5 (21.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) VHDL
5 4 (17.39%) Xilinx
5 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
5 4 (17.39%) Software-Defined Radio
5 4 (17.39%) Signal Processing
6 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) CAD
6 3 (13.04%) EMC
6 3 (13.04%) Verilog
6 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
6 3 (13.04%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) Cadence
7 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
7 2 (8.70%) Simulink
7 2 (8.70%) Windows
7 2 (8.70%) Linux

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 5 (21.74%) OrCAD
2 2 (8.70%) GNU Octave
2 2 (8.70%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (4.35%) Modbus
2 1 (4.35%) Profibus
General
1 13 (56.52%) Electronics
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Firmware Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Electronics Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Architect
3 5 (21.74%) FPGA Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Lead Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Lead Security Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Security Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Security Technical Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Graduate
5 1 (4.35%) Graduate Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) CESG
1 5 (21.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (21.74%) VHDL
2 3 (13.04%) Verilog
3 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.35%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
2 4 (17.39%) Signal Processing
3 3 (13.04%) CAD
3 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Validation
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Signal Processing
4 2 (8.70%) Power Management
4 2 (8.70%) Schematic Capture
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C
2 6 (26.09%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
4 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) Delphi
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Xilinx
2 3 (13.04%) EMC
3 2 (8.70%) Cadence