Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 581 618
Rank change year-on-year +63 +37 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 29 21 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.096% 0.060% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.062% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 26 20 25
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £60,625 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -

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 29304 33921 41438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.97% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24468 28449 34555
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 2017.

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 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
Thames Valley +56 14 £43,750 -7.89%
West Sussex +12 11 £42,500 -5.56%
Berkshire - 7 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +11 5 £57,500 +64.29%
Kent +20 2 £36,250 +3.57%
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £31,500 -33.68%
Hampshire -6 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Surrey - 1 - -
Firmware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Firmware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Firmware
2 27 (93.10%) C
3 23 (79.31%) C++
4 14 (48.28%) Embedded C
5 12 (41.38%) Windows
5 12 (41.38%) Software Engineering
6 10 (34.48%) Electronics
7 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
7 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.69%) Degree
9 5 (17.24%) JSON
9 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (13.79%) Assembly Language
10 4 (13.79%) Scrum
10 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
10 4 (13.79%) ZigBee
10 4 (13.79%) REST
10 4 (13.79%) Smart Home
10 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (10.34%) Prototyping
11 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.34%) JTAG
11 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.34%) Software Architecture
11 3 (10.34%) GDB
11 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.34%) Flash

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (13.79%) ZigBee
3 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.45%) FTP
4 1 (3.45%) SMTP
4 1 (3.45%) SpaceWire
4 1 (3.45%) SSH
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) GDB
3 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (34.48%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) JSON
2 4 (13.79%) REST
3 3 (10.34%) Flash
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.79%) Smart Home
4 3 (10.34%) ASIC
5 2 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (6.90%) VHDL
6 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.45%) State Machine
6 1 (3.45%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Software Engineering
2 4 (13.79%) Scrum
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) Benchmarking
3 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.34%) Prototyping
3 3 (10.34%) Software Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.90%) CAD
4 2 (6.90%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (3.45%) Image Processing
5 1 (3.45%) Mechatronics
5 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) C
2 23 (79.31%) C++
3 14 (48.28%) Embedded C
4 4 (13.79%) Assembly Language
4 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
5 3 (10.34%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) Perl
5 3 (10.34%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) JTAG
2 1 (3.45%) DO-254
2 1 (3.45%) IEC 61508
2 1 (3.45%) MISRA
2 1 (3.45%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 29 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) EMC
2 2 (6.90%) Xilinx
3 1 (3.45%) Altera
3 1 (3.45%) Atmel
3 1 (3.45%) Cadence
3 1 (3.45%) Freescale
3 1 (3.45%) Lattice Semiconductor
3 1 (3.45%) Mentor Graphics