Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 192 223
Rank change year-on-year +29 +31 +14
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 60 24 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 11.01% 4.39% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 56 16 13
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -20.95% +27.27%
10th Percentile £30,625 £37,500 £38,000
90th Percentile £59,750 £46,250 £57,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.43% -4.12% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 545 547 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.71% 10.52% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 391 365 324
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,450 £22,300
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Scotland 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
Edinburgh -4 17 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Dundee - 14 £45,500 -
West Lothian +8 13 £42,500 +3.03%
Aberdeen -4 5 £45,000 -
Glasgow -6 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Highlands - 1 £32,500 -
Firmware
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 47 (78.33%) C++
2 46 (76.67%) C
3 39 (65.00%) Degree
4 36 (60.00%) Python
5 33 (55.00%) Software Engineering
6 31 (51.67%) Electronics
7 28 (46.67%) C#
8 26 (43.33%) Windows
9 25 (41.67%) Linux
10 17 (28.33%) Android
11 16 (26.67%) OO
11 16 (26.67%) Banking
11 16 (26.67%) Computer Science
12 15 (25.00%) Java
12 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
13 14 (23.33%) VB
13 14 (23.33%) Configuration Management
14 13 (21.67%) SQL
15 12 (20.00%) .NET
15 12 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 12 (20.00%) Manufacturing
16 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
16 11 (18.33%) XML
16 11 (18.33%) Defect Tracking
16 11 (18.33%) Optoelectronics
17 10 (16.67%) VxWorks
18 7 (11.67%) Algorithms
18 7 (11.67%) Project Planning
18 7 (11.67%) Embedded C
19 6 (10.00%) Finance

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (3.33%) Houdini
1 2 (3.33%) Maya
1 2 (3.33%) NUKE
1 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.67%) LAN
2 4 (6.67%) WAN
3 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.33%) RS-485
5 1 (1.67%) BGP
5 1 (1.67%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.67%) Firewall
5 1 (1.67%) MQTT
5 1 (1.67%) Network Security
5 1 (1.67%) RS-232
5 1 (1.67%) VoIP
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
5 1 (1.67%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Subversion
2 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.33%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.33%) JIRA
3 2 (3.33%) Trac
4 1 (1.67%) Clang
4 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.67%) GDB
4 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.67%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.67%) Xcode
General
1 31 (51.67%) Electronics
2 16 (26.67%) Banking
3 12 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (10.00%) Finance
5 3 (5.00%) Back Office
6 2 (3.33%) Games
7 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.67%) Automotive
7 1 (1.67%) Law
7 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Software Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.33%) C++ Developer
6 5 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Graduate
6 5 (8.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Architect
7 4 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Systems Architect
8 3 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Embedded C Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 11 (18.33%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.67%) MFC
3 1 (1.67%) Qt
3 1 (1.67%) STL
3 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 11 (18.33%) Optoelectronics
3 7 (11.67%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.33%) Arduino
4 5 (8.33%) Raspberry Pi
5 4 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (5.00%) ASIC
6 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.33%) Animation
7 2 (3.33%) ASIC Verification
7 2 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.67%) Life Science
8 1 (1.67%) Verilog
8 1 (1.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 25 (41.67%) Linux
3 17 (28.33%) Android
4 10 (16.67%) VxWorks
5 4 (6.67%) Unix
6 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.33%) CentOS
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.67%) OpenWrt
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (26.67%) OO
3 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (23.33%) Configuration Management
5 11 (18.33%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (11.67%) Project Planning
7 6 (10.00%) Physics
8 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.67%) Validation
9 2 (3.33%) 3D Animation
9 2 (3.33%) 3D Rendering
9 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
9 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.33%) Process Improvement
9 2 (3.33%) SDLC
9 2 (3.33%) Security Monitoring
9 2 (3.33%) SOA
9 2 (3.33%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 47 (78.33%) C++
2 46 (76.67%) C
3 36 (60.00%) Python
4 28 (46.67%) C#
5 15 (25.00%) Java
6 14 (23.33%) VB
7 13 (21.67%) SQL
8 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
9 7 (11.67%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.33%) Perl
11 1 (1.67%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (65.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) CCNA
2 2 (3.33%) CCNP
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) MCP
2 2 (3.33%) MCSE
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) JTAG
2 1 (1.67%) MISRA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) NFS
3 2 (3.33%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (5.00%) VMware
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.67%) Altera
3 1 (1.67%) Atmel
3 1 (1.67%) F5
3 1 (1.67%) Xilinx