Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 195 224
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 13 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.30% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.96% 4.14% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 28 15
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £30,750 £37,500 £39,750
90th Percentile £48,600 £53,250 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +37.50% -9.09% +5.39%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 663 555 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.20% 12.42% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 560 447 561
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £61,250
East of England median annual salary £43,750 £42,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +2.67%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Stevenage +4 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City -10 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Watford -7 1 £27,500 -39.56%
Welwyn - 1 - -
Firmware
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 9 (69.23%) Electronics
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) CESG
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Information Assurance
2 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (38.46%) Security Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Software-Defined Radio
3 4 (30.77%) Signal Processing
3 4 (30.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (30.77%) Xilinx
3 4 (30.77%) VHDL
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) EMC
5 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
5 2 (15.38%) Simulink
5 2 (15.38%) Verilog
5 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
5 2 (15.38%) GNU Octave
6 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (7.69%) Modbus

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 2 (15.38%) GNU Octave
1 2 (15.38%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (7.69%) Modbus
2 1 (7.69%) Profibus
General
1 9 (69.23%) Electronics
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Lead Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Lead Security Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Security Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Security Technical Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Leader
2 4 (30.77%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) FPGA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Ada Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Ada Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate Electronics Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) PCB Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) CESG
2 4 (30.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (30.77%) VHDL
3 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 2 (15.38%) Verilog
4 1 (7.69%) CAN bus
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (38.46%) Information Assurance
1 5 (38.46%) Security Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Signal Processing
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Signal Processing
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) CAD
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
3 1 (7.69%) Ada
3 1 (7.69%) Delphi
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Xilinx
2 2 (15.38%) EMC