Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > London
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 633 423 592
Rank change year-on-year -210 +169 +122
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 87 38 146
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 0.91% 1.02% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 72 32 99
10th Percentile £45,125 £41,375 £37,900
25th Percentile £47,500 £48,438 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,250 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.38% -4.55% +22.22%
75th Percentile £73,750 £63,125 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,000 £68,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% +5.56%

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 9,611 3,738 9,586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.97% 19.02% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,115 3,285 8,051
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £29,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -59 14 £73,750 +18.95% 4
South London -24 1 £50,000 -9.09%
East London - 1 £42,500 - 3
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 37 (42.53%) C++
1 37 (42.53%) Linux
2 35 (40.23%) Social Skills
3 29 (33.33%) Windows
4 28 (32.18%) C
5 26 (29.89%) Internet
5 26 (29.89%) Manufacturing
5 26 (29.89%) Degree
6 25 (28.74%) Validation
7 23 (26.44%) Software Engineering
8 20 (22.99%) Python
9 19 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (20.69%) Data Centre
10 18 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (19.54%) Project Management
12 16 (18.39%) AWS
12 16 (18.39%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (16.09%) Azure
13 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
14 13 (14.94%) Software Architecture
14 13 (14.94%) Internet of Things
14 13 (14.94%) Coaching
14 13 (14.94%) Prototyping
15 12 (13.79%) Analogue Electronics
15 12 (13.79%) Microservices
15 12 (13.79%) DevOps
15 12 (13.79%) Firewall
15 12 (13.79%) Electronics
15 12 (13.79%) VMware
15 12 (13.79%) Bluetooth

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 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.15%) Jetty
3 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.15%) WinCC
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.39%) AWS
2 14 (16.09%) Azure
3 8 (9.20%) PaaS
4 7 (8.05%) SaaS
5 6 (6.90%) IaaS
6 4 (4.60%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (1.15%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (1.15%) AWS IoT
7 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.15%) GCP
7 1 (1.15%) GitHub
7 1 (1.15%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.89%) Internet
2 18 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (13.79%) Bluetooth
3 12 (13.79%) Firewall
4 11 (12.64%) DNS
5 10 (11.49%) Wireless
5 10 (11.49%) ZigBee
6 7 (8.05%) Ethernet
6 7 (8.05%) VPN
7 6 (6.90%) DHCP
7 6 (6.90%) Modbus
7 6 (6.90%) SAN
8 4 (4.60%) VoIP
9 3 (3.45%) WAN
10 2 (2.30%) LAN
10 2 (2.30%) MPLS
10 2 (2.30%) MQTT
10 2 (2.30%) Network Security
10 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.15%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.30%) Big Data
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.05%) JIRA
2 6 (6.90%) IDA Disassembler
3 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.30%) Gerrit
4 2 (2.30%) GitLab
4 2 (2.30%) Subversion
5 1 (1.15%) CMake
5 1 (1.15%) Postman
5 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.15%) TestRail
General
1 35 (40.23%) Social Skills
2 26 (29.89%) Manufacturing
3 12 (13.79%) Electronics
4 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.75%) Finance
5 5 (5.75%) iGaming
6 3 (3.45%) Advertising
6 3 (3.45%) Law
6 3 (3.45%) Legal
6 3 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Developer
1 13 (14.94%) Firmware Engineer
1 13 (14.94%) Software Engineer
2 10 (11.49%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (11.49%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 9 (10.34%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Engineering Manager
4 7 (8.05%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Firmware Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Information Security Specialist
6 5 (5.75%) Information Specialist
6 5 (5.75%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Python Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Security Specialist
6 5 (5.75%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Security Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) Yocto
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
2 1 (1.15%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.15%) COM
2 1 (1.15%) CSS
2 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.15%) gRPC
2 1 (1.15%) HTML
2 1 (1.15%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (1.15%) Protocol Buffers
2 1 (1.15%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.15%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.94%) Internet of Things
3 12 (13.79%) Analogue Electronics
4 11 (12.64%) Home Automation
4 11 (12.64%) Robotics
5 10 (11.49%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (8.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (6.90%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.60%) Replication
8 4 (4.60%) User Experience
9 3 (3.45%) Device Driver
9 3 (3.45%) iPad
9 3 (3.45%) iPhone
9 3 (3.45%) Private Cloud
9 3 (3.45%) Virtual Team
10 2 (2.30%) EMC VNX
10 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.53%) Linux
2 29 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (12.64%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (6.90%) Android
4 6 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.90%) Debian
5 5 (5.75%) CentOS
6 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.30%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) Validation
2 23 (26.44%) Software Engineering
3 19 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (19.54%) Project Management
5 16 (18.39%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
7 13 (14.94%) Coaching
7 13 (14.94%) Prototyping
7 13 (14.94%) Software Architecture
8 12 (13.79%) DevOps
8 12 (13.79%) Microservices
9 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (12.64%) Energy Management
10 10 (11.49%) Time Management
11 9 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.34%) Product Management
11 9 (10.34%) Risk Management
12 7 (8.05%) SDLC
12 7 (8.05%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.53%) C++
2 28 (32.18%) C
3 20 (22.99%) Python
4 7 (8.05%) C#
4 7 (8.05%) Java
5 6 (6.90%) Embedded C
5 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.75%) Go
6 5 (5.75%) SQL
7 2 (2.30%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.15%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
8 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Degree
2 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) CISSP
3 5 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.75%) GIAC
3 5 (5.75%) SANS
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.30%) MCSE
5 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CCNP
6 1 (1.15%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) HNC
6 1 (1.15%) HND
6 1 (1.15%) MCP
6 1 (1.15%) MCSA
6 1 (1.15%) NCSIE
6 1 (1.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.15%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) NIST
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Docker
2 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.75%) KVM
4 3 (3.45%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.30%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.15%) NFS
6 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Ansible
1 6 (6.90%) Grafana
1 6 (6.90%) Kubernetes
1 6 (6.90%) ZABBIX
2 5 (5.75%) Prometheus
3 2 (2.30%) PowerCLI
3 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) vRealize
3 2 (2.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.15%) Graphite
4 1 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.15%) Nagios
4 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) VMware
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.20%) EMC
4 7 (8.05%) Cisco
4 7 (8.05%) HP
5 6 (6.90%) NetApp
6 5 (5.75%) Veeam
7 4 (4.60%) CommVault
8 3 (3.45%) Apple
8 3 (3.45%) MobileIron
8 3 (3.45%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.45%) Remedy
9 2 (2.30%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.30%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (2.30%) Symantec
9 2 (2.30%) Varonis
10 1 (1.15%) Brocade
10 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.15%) Veritas