Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 502 514 601
Rank change year-on-year +12 +87 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 49 28 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.094% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.097% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 27
South East median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +18.42%
10th Percentile £31,775 £33,750 £39,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £49,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -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 30,555 28,850 37,868
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 96.95% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 25,464 24,088 32,229
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -5 23 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Hampshire -23 17 £42,500 - 9
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £48,750 - 1
Oxfordshire - 10 £47,500 -
Surrey +2 4 £52,500 +61.54% 2
East Sussex - 3 £44,000 -
West Sussex -9 2 £48,750 +30.00%
Firmware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 49 (100.00%) Firmware
2 41 (83.67%) C
3 24 (48.98%) C++
4 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (42.86%) Embedded C
6 20 (40.82%) Degree
7 16 (32.65%) Python
7 16 (32.65%) Wireless
8 13 (26.53%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (26.53%) Algorithms
8 13 (26.53%) MISRA
9 12 (24.49%) Smart Energy
9 12 (24.49%) Secure Coding
9 12 (24.49%) ZigBee
9 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (24.49%) Smart Meter
9 12 (24.49%) Configuration Management
9 12 (24.49%) Bluetooth
9 12 (24.49%) 3GPP
10 11 (22.45%) Electronics
10 11 (22.45%) Mathematics
11 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
11 10 (20.41%) ASIC
11 10 (20.41%) Flash
12 9 (18.37%) Perl
12 9 (18.37%) Linux
12 9 (18.37%) Benchmarking
12 9 (18.37%) JTAG
12 9 (18.37%) GDB
12 9 (18.37%) Prototyping

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 (8.16%) Simulink
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) Wireless
2 12 (24.49%) 3GPP
2 12 (24.49%) Bluetooth
2 12 (24.49%) ZigBee
3 3 (6.12%) GSM
3 3 (6.12%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) GDB
2 5 (10.20%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 11 (22.45%) Electronics
2 7 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.16%) Avionics
4 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Flash
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Algorithms
1 13 (26.53%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (24.49%) Smart Energy
2 12 (24.49%) Smart Meter
3 10 (20.41%) ASIC
4 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
4 6 (12.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (8.16%) Device Driver
6 3 (6.12%) Internet of Things
6 3 (6.12%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (2.04%) CAN bus
7 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.04%) Verilog
7 1 (2.04%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Configuration Management
2 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (24.49%) Secure Coding
3 11 (22.45%) Mathematics
4 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
5 9 (18.37%) Benchmarking
5 9 (18.37%) Prototyping
6 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.20%) Digital Signal Processing
7 5 (10.20%) Physics
7 5 (10.20%) Signal Processing
8 4 (8.16%) Device Driver Development
8 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.16%) Static Code Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (6.12%) Project Management
9 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
9 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (83.67%) C
2 24 (48.98%) C++
3 21 (42.86%) Embedded C
4 16 (32.65%) Python
5 9 (18.37%) Perl
6 7 (14.29%) MATLAB
7 6 (12.24%) Delphi
8 3 (6.12%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) MISRA
2 9 (18.37%) JTAG
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 26262
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 49 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Altera
2 6 (12.24%) Freescale
3 5 (10.20%) Xilinx
4 2 (4.08%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) Intel
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft