Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 608 496 649
Rank change year-on-year -112 +153 +87
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 66 47 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 0.90% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 45 41 93
10th Percentile £41,050 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £36,250 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £71,500 £70,000 £78,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 8,936 5,239 9,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.80% 18.59% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,719 4,524 8,319
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +6.30% +5.83%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +1.01%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in London

Firmware
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firmware in London.

Salary trend for Firmware in London

Firmware
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Firmware in London

Firmware
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the London region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. 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
Central London -21 9 £57,500 -7.26% 6
West London -30 1 £65,000 +23.81% 6
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 42 (63.64%) Linux
2 35 (53.03%) C++
3 31 (46.97%) Social Skills
4 28 (42.42%) Windows
5 26 (39.39%) Manufacturing
6 25 (37.88%) C
7 24 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 24 (36.36%) Degree
8 21 (31.82%) Robotics
8 21 (31.82%) Validation
9 19 (28.79%) Python
10 17 (25.76%) DevOps
11 16 (24.24%) Computer Science
12 14 (21.21%) Git (software)
12 14 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (19.70%) Software Architecture
13 13 (19.70%) Embedded Linux
13 13 (19.70%) Wireless
13 13 (19.70%) Electronics
14 12 (18.18%) VMware
14 12 (18.18%) Web Development
14 12 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (18.18%) Internet
14 12 (18.18%) Use Case
14 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (16.67%) Time Management
15 11 (16.67%) Azure
15 11 (16.67%) Internet of Things
15 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
16 10 (15.15%) Home Automation

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.52%) Jetty
1 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.52%) WinCC
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Azure
2 7 (10.61%) AWS
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon Alexa
4 1 (1.52%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (1.52%) GCP
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) Wireless
2 12 (18.18%) Internet
2 12 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (13.64%) Bluetooth
4 8 (12.12%) ZigBee
5 7 (10.61%) Ethernet
5 7 (10.61%) Firewall
5 7 (10.61%) VPN
6 6 (9.09%) DNS
6 6 (9.09%) Modbus
7 5 (7.58%) SAN
8 1 (1.52%) BGP
8 1 (1.52%) DHCP
8 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.52%) iBeacon
8 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.52%) MQTT
8 1 (1.52%) OSPF
8 1 (1.52%) VLAN
8 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.52%) Power BI
1 1 (1.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (3.03%) GitLab
3 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.52%) CMake
4 1 (1.52%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.52%) Postman
4 1 (1.52%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.52%) TestRail
4 1 (1.52%) Valgrind
General
1 31 (46.97%) Social Skills
2 26 (39.39%) Manufacturing
3 13 (19.70%) Electronics
4 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.58%) iGaming
6 3 (4.55%) Finance
6 3 (4.55%) Law
6 3 (4.55%) Legal
7 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Firmware Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Python Developer
6 8 (12.12%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Firmware Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Principal Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) SAN Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Server Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Support Team Leader
10 3 (4.55%) Team Leader
11 2 (3.03%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) Yocto
2 4 (6.06%) SVG
3 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.52%) gRPC
3 1 (1.52%) NumPy
3 1 (1.52%) Pandas
3 1 (1.52%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (1.52%) PySide
3 1 (1.52%) Qt
3 1 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.52%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) Robotics
2 14 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (16.67%) Internet of Things
4 10 (15.15%) Home Automation
5 8 (12.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (9.09%) Analogue Electronics
6 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
7 5 (7.58%) User Experience
8 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (6.06%) Replication
9 3 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (4.55%) iPad
9 3 (4.55%) iPhone
9 3 (4.55%) Virtual Team
10 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
10 2 (3.03%) Smart Home
11 1 (1.52%) Clustering
11 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.52%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 42 (63.64%) Linux
2 28 (42.42%) Windows
3 13 (19.70%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (9.09%) Debian
5 5 (7.58%) CentOS
6 2 (3.03%) Android
6 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.52%) Unix
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 21 (31.82%) Validation
3 17 (25.76%) DevOps
4 16 (24.24%) Computer Science
5 13 (19.70%) Software Architecture
6 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.18%) Use Case
6 12 (18.18%) Web Development
7 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 11 (16.67%) Time Management
8 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (13.64%) Microservices
10 8 (12.12%) E-Commerce
10 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.12%) ITIL
11 7 (10.61%) Project Management
12 6 (9.09%) Memory Management
12 6 (9.09%) Performance Measurement
12 6 (9.09%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.03%) C++
2 25 (37.88%) C
3 19 (28.79%) Python
4 8 (12.12%) Go
4 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.09%) SQL
6 3 (4.55%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.52%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) Scala
8 1 (1.52%) VB
8 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) Degree
2 8 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) HNC
4 1 (1.52%) HND
4 1 (1.52%) MCP
4 1 (1.52%) MCSA
4 1 (1.52%) NCSIE
4 1 (1.52%) PhD
4 1 (1.52%) RHCE
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.52%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.52%) MISRA
2 1 (1.52%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Docker
2 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (7.58%) KVM
5 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
6 3 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.03%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Ansible
2 6 (9.09%) Grafana
2 6 (9.09%) ZABBIX
3 5 (7.58%) Prometheus
4 3 (4.55%) PowerCLI
4 3 (4.55%) vCenter Server
4 3 (4.55%) vRealize
4 3 (4.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (1.52%) Graphite
5 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.52%) Nagios
5 1 (1.52%) SCCM
5 1 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) VMware
2 7 (10.61%) HP
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.58%) Cisco
5 4 (6.06%) NetApp
6 3 (4.55%) 3PAR
6 3 (4.55%) Apple
6 3 (4.55%) Citrix
6 3 (4.55%) CommVault
6 3 (4.55%) MobileIron
6 3 (4.55%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (4.55%) Remedy
6 3 (4.55%) Veeam
7 2 (3.03%) Google
7 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.52%) Brocade
8 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.52%) Dell
8 1 (1.52%) EMC