Period
to 25 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 514 581
Rank change year-on-year +39 +67 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 60 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.10% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.10% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 52 28 21
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £33,525 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +14.29%

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 28,562 28,053 34,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.74% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23,768 23,385 29,205
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 September 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 September 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 +22 25 £52,500 +23.53% 6
Hampshire +4 20 £35,000 -21.35% 4
Berkshire -3 15 £52,500 +23.53% 4
Surrey +18 10 £52,500 - 3
Oxfordshire -2 8 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Sussex +5 5 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire - 2 £33,500 - 1
Firmware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 60 (100.00%) Firmware
2 51 (85.00%) C
3 35 (58.33%) Electronics
4 29 (48.33%) C++
5 28 (46.67%) Embedded C
6 24 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (38.33%) Degree
8 21 (35.00%) Embedded Systems
9 19 (31.67%) Python
10 17 (28.33%) Physics
11 15 (25.00%) Mathematics
12 13 (21.67%) Wireless
13 11 (18.33%) Computer Science
13 11 (18.33%) Bluetooth
14 10 (16.67%) Linux
14 10 (16.67%) LabVIEW
14 10 (16.67%) Algorithms
15 9 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
15 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (13.33%) Assembly Language
16 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
17 7 (11.67%) GDB
17 7 (11.67%) JTAG
17 7 (11.67%) Prototyping
17 7 (11.67%) Device Driver Development
17 7 (11.67%) RFID
17 7 (11.67%) Embedded C++
17 7 (11.67%) ASIC
17 7 (11.67%) Benchmarking
17 7 (11.67%) Perl

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 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) Wireless
2 11 (18.33%) Bluetooth
3 7 (11.67%) GSM
3 7 (11.67%) RFID
4 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 4 (6.67%) RS-232
6 3 (5.00%) RS-485
6 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (5.00%) ZigBee
7 2 (3.33%) Internet
7 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.67%) 3GPP
8 1 (1.67%) 802.15
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) LabVIEW
2 7 (11.67%) GDB
3 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) CANoe
4 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
General
1 35 (58.33%) Electronics
2 4 (6.67%) Automotive
2 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) Flash
2 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.67%) JSON
2 1 (1.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.00%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (18.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 7 (11.67%) ASIC
4 7 (11.67%) Device Driver
5 3 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (5.00%) VHDL
6 2 (3.33%) CAN bus
6 2 (3.33%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.67%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (1.67%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.67%) Smart Home
7 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.67%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (28.33%) Physics
3 15 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.67%) Benchmarking
6 7 (11.67%) Device Driver Development
6 7 (11.67%) Prototyping
6 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.00%) Change Control
8 3 (5.00%) Deep Learning
8 3 (5.00%) OO
9 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.33%) Data Privacy
9 2 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (3.33%) Signal Processing
9 2 (3.33%) UML
9 2 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (85.00%) C
2 29 (48.33%) C++
3 28 (46.67%) Embedded C
4 19 (31.67%) Python
5 8 (13.33%) Assembly Language
6 7 (11.67%) Embedded C++
6 7 (11.67%) Perl
7 5 (8.33%) C#
8 3 (5.00%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.67%) Java
10 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) HNC
2 1 (1.67%) PhD
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) JTAG
2 2 (3.33%) ISO 26262
2 2 (3.33%) MISRA
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 60 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) Xilinx
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft