Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > London
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 518 603 665
Rank change year-on-year +85 +62 +64
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 48 75 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.94% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 27 60 81
10th Percentile £40,925 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.15% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,000 £57,500
90th Percentile " £66,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 6,346 8,018 9,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.97% 17.98% 16.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5,033 6,745 8,337
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
West London +50 8 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Central London +42 5 £57,500 -7.26%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 24 (50.00%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) C++
3 18 (37.50%) Windows
4 15 (31.25%) C
5 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 14 (29.17%) Degree
6 12 (25.00%) Electronics
7 11 (22.92%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (20.83%) Wireless
8 10 (20.83%) Robotics
8 10 (20.83%) Python
9 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Manufacturing
9 9 (18.75%) Validation
9 9 (18.75%) Azure
9 9 (18.75%) DevOps
9 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (16.67%) Software Architecture
10 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 8 (16.67%) Mathematics
10 8 (16.67%) ITIL
11 7 (14.58%) SQL
11 7 (14.58%) Internet
11 7 (14.58%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (14.58%) Migration
11 7 (14.58%) TDD
11 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
11 7 (14.58%) Algorithms
12 6 (12.50%) Line Management

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 3 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Azure
2 4 (8.33%) AWS
3 3 (6.25%) GitHub
3 3 (6.25%) IaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon Alexa
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.08%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) Wireless
2 7 (14.58%) Internet
3 5 (10.42%) DHCP
3 5 (10.42%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) Firewall
3 5 (10.42%) SAN
4 4 (8.33%) VPN
4 4 (8.33%) WAN
4 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.25%) BGP
5 3 (6.25%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.25%) FTP
5 3 (6.25%) NAS
5 3 (6.25%) OSPF
5 3 (6.25%) SSL
5 3 (6.25%) VLAN
5 3 (6.25%) ZigBee
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
6 1 (2.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) CodeSonar
5 2 (4.17%) GoogleTest
5 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) CMake
6 1 (2.08%) Valgrind
General
1 12 (25.00%) Electronics
2 9 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 6 (12.50%) Finance
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Python Developer
4 3 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Principal Software Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Tester
5 2 (4.17%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) LDAP
2 3 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (6.25%) OpenCV
2 3 (6.25%) PhoneGap
2 3 (6.25%) PyTorch
2 3 (6.25%) React Native
2 3 (6.25%) SVG
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) Yocto
4 1 (2.08%) NumPy
4 1 (2.08%) Pandas
4 1 (2.08%) PySide
4 1 (2.08%) Qt
4 1 (2.08%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (20.83%) Robotics
3 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 7 (14.58%) Algorithms
5 6 (12.50%) Internet of Things
5 6 (12.50%) User Experience
6 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
6 5 (10.42%) Home Automation
7 4 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (6.25%) ASIC
8 3 (6.25%) Device Driver
8 3 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (6.25%) Smart Home
9 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
10 1 (2.08%) Handset
10 1 (2.08%) iPad
10 1 (2.08%) Replication
10 1 (2.08%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Linux
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 7 (14.58%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.25%) Unix
4 3 (6.25%) VMS
5 2 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
2 9 (18.75%) DevOps
2 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
2 9 (18.75%) Validation
3 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 8 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 8 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 7 (14.58%) Migration
4 7 (14.58%) TDD
5 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 6 (12.50%) Line Management
5 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.50%) Project Management
5 6 (12.50%) Time Management
5 6 (12.50%) Use Case
5 6 (12.50%) Web Development
6 5 (10.42%) Process Improvement
6 5 (10.42%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) C++
2 15 (31.25%) C
3 10 (20.83%) Python
4 7 (14.58%) SQL
5 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.33%) Embedded C++
7 3 (6.25%) AWK
7 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.25%) Go
7 3 (6.25%) Java
7 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.25%) Perl
7 3 (6.25%) PHP
7 3 (6.25%) sed
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.08%) VB
8 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.25%) RHCE
4 3 (6.25%) RHCSA
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
5 2 (4.17%) CCNP
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PhD
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) ISO 13485
2 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.17%) MISRA
4 1 (2.08%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.25%) KVM
3 3 (6.25%) OCFS2
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (6.25%) Postfix
3 3 (6.25%) qmail
3 3 (6.25%) Samba
3 3 (6.25%) Sendmail
3 3 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.25%) Xen
4 2 (4.17%) Docker
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Ansible
1 3 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (6.25%) SELinux
1 3 (6.25%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.08%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.08%) vRealize
3 1 (2.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Cisco
1 5 (10.42%) HP
1 5 (10.42%) VMware
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
3 3 (6.25%) Aruba
3 3 (6.25%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
3 3 (6.25%) Infoblox
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.25%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.17%) Google
4 2 (4.17%) McAfee
4 2 (4.17%) Xilinx
5 1 (2.08%) Altera
5 1 (2.08%) Lattice Semiconductor
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.08%) Veeam