Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 509 587
Rank change year-on-year +32 +78 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 65 32 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.11% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 55 31 27
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +18.42%
10th Percentile £29,750 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29,321 28,852 37,133
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.99% 96.80% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24,388 24,194 31,594
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Engineer in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Firmware Engineer in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware Engineer in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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
Thames Valley +4 31 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Hampshire +1 21 £42,500 -1.73% 3
Oxfordshire -2 13 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 11 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Surrey +12 9 £52,500 +61.54%
Berkshire -1 6 £48,750 +21.88% 5
East Sussex - 3 £44,000 - 1
West Sussex -8 1 £42,500 -
Firmware Engineer
England

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Firmware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 65 (100.00%) Firmware
2 56 (86.15%) C
3 33 (50.77%) C++
4 29 (44.62%) Degree
5 26 (40.00%) Embedded C
6 23 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (33.85%) Python
8 21 (32.31%) Electronics
9 20 (30.77%) Wireless
10 19 (29.23%) Embedded Systems
10 19 (29.23%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (24.62%) Algorithms
11 16 (24.62%) Mathematics
12 15 (23.08%) Linux
13 12 (18.46%) Flash
13 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
13 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
14 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (16.92%) JTAG
14 11 (16.92%) MISRA
14 11 (16.92%) GDB
14 11 (16.92%) ASIC
14 11 (16.92%) Benchmarking
14 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
14 11 (16.92%) Perl
14 11 (16.92%) Bluetooth
14 11 (16.92%) Prototyping
15 10 (15.38%) 3GPP
15 10 (15.38%) LabVIEW
15 10 (15.38%) Smart Meter

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (6.15%) Simulink
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.77%) Wireless
2 11 (16.92%) Bluetooth
3 10 (15.38%) 3GPP
3 10 (15.38%) ZigBee
4 7 (10.77%) GSM
5 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.08%) RS-485
5 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) 802.15
6 1 (1.54%) Internet
6 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) GDB
2 10 (15.38%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
General
1 21 (32.31%) Electronics
2 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.15%) Avionics
4 3 (4.62%) Automotive
4 3 (4.62%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) Flash
2 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.54%) JSON
2 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (24.62%) Algorithms
3 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
4 11 (16.92%) ASIC
5 10 (15.38%) Smart Energy
5 10 (15.38%) Smart Meter
6 8 (12.31%) Device Driver
6 8 (12.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (4.62%) VHDL
8 2 (3.08%) Verilog
9 1 (1.54%) CAN bus
9 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.54%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.54%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (1.54%) Optoelectronics
9 1 (1.54%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.23%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (24.62%) Mathematics
4 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
5 11 (16.92%) Benchmarking
5 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
5 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (16.92%) Prototyping
6 10 (15.38%) Physics
6 10 (15.38%) Secure Coding
7 9 (13.85%) Static Code Analysis
8 8 (12.31%) Device Driver Development
9 6 (9.23%) Digital Signal Processing
9 6 (9.23%) Signal Processing
10 4 (6.15%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.62%) Deep Learning
11 3 (4.62%) Project Planning
11 3 (4.62%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (86.15%) C
2 33 (50.77%) C++
3 26 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 22 (33.85%) Python
5 11 (16.92%) Perl
6 9 (13.85%) MATLAB
7 7 (10.77%) Assembly Language
8 6 (9.23%) Delphi
9 3 (4.62%) Embedded C++
10 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.54%) C#
11 1 (1.54%) Java
11 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (44.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) PhD
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) JTAG
1 11 (16.92%) MISRA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 65 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Altera
2 6 (9.23%) Freescale
2 6 (9.23%) Xilinx
3 1 (1.54%) Intel
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft