Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 346 434
Rank change year-on-year -60 +88 +39
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 137 237 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.74% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 3.32% 5.17% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 121 169 191
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,650 £32,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +1.80%

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,128 4,583 5,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.37% 14.37% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,510 3,870 4,759
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the South East

Firmware
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Firmware in the South East

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the South East

Firmware
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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 January 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 +18 55 £47,500 -5.00% 22
Hampshire -23 41 £39,000 +4.00% 18
Berkshire +13 28 £47,500 -9.52% 17
Surrey -21 25 £45,500 -17.27% 4
Oxfordshire -3 15 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £38,750 -22.50% 2
West Sussex -14 10 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Kent -19 5 £22,500 -40.79% 5
East Sussex -26 1 £62,500 +25.00%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 68 (49.64%) C++
2 64 (46.72%) C
3 54 (39.42%) Software Engineering
4 39 (28.47%) Windows
5 34 (24.82%) Linux
5 34 (24.82%) C#
5 34 (24.82%) Electronics
6 33 (24.09%) Degree
7 28 (20.44%) Computer Science
8 26 (18.98%) Embedded C
9 25 (18.25%) Manufacturing
10 20 (14.60%) Data Analysis
11 18 (13.14%) Python
12 17 (12.41%) .NET
12 17 (12.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 15 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (10.22%) Embedded Linux
14 14 (10.22%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.22%) Git (software)
15 13 (9.49%) Algorithms
16 12 (8.76%) Subversion
16 12 (8.76%) Physics
16 12 (8.76%) Visual Studio
17 11 (8.03%) Assembly Language
17 11 (8.03%) VHDL
18 10 (7.30%) TDD
18 10 (7.30%) EMC
18 10 (7.30%) Validation
18 10 (7.30%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (7.30%) Embedded C++

Firmware
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (2.19%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.19%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.73%) Confluence
2 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.73%) G Suite
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.30%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (5.84%) RS-232
2 8 (5.84%) RS-422
2 8 (5.84%) RS-485
2 8 (5.84%) ZigBee
3 4 (2.92%) MPLS
3 4 (2.92%) VPN
4 3 (2.19%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.19%) Firewall
4 3 (2.19%) Internet
4 3 (2.19%) NAS
4 3 (2.19%) SAN
4 3 (2.19%) WAN
4 3 (2.19%) Wireless
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.46%) FWSM
5 2 (1.46%) Network Security
5 2 (1.46%) Skype
5 2 (1.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.19%) OLAP
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.76%) Subversion
2 12 (8.76%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.65%) LabVIEW
4 3 (2.19%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.19%) JIRA
5 2 (1.46%) GDB
5 2 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.73%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.73%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.73%) Selenium
General
1 34 (24.82%) Electronics
2 25 (18.25%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.92%) Finance
5 3 (2.19%) Retail
6 2 (1.46%) Automotive
6 2 (1.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (30.66%) Software Engineer
2 31 (22.63%) Embedded Engineer
3 25 (18.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 23 (16.79%) Firmware Engineer
5 13 (9.49%) C++ Software Engineer
6 11 (8.03%) Developer
6 11 (8.03%) Electronics Engineer
6 11 (8.03%) Junior
7 10 (7.30%) Consultant
8 9 (6.57%) C Software Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) Software Consultant
9 8 (5.84%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Graduate
11 6 (4.38%) Embedded C Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) Engineering Manager
12 5 (3.65%) C++ Developer
12 5 (3.65%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 5 (3.65%) Firmware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.41%) .NET
2 7 (5.11%) JSON
3 6 (4.38%) REST
4 4 (2.92%) HTML
4 4 (2.92%) Qt
5 3 (2.19%) Middleware
6 2 (1.46%) CSS
6 2 (1.46%) Flash
6 2 (1.46%) HTML5
6 2 (1.46%) MFC
6 2 (1.46%) OpenGL
6 2 (1.46%) STL
6 2 (1.46%) WinForms
7 1 (0.73%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.73%) CSS3
7 1 (0.73%) React
7 1 (0.73%) SignalR
7 1 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.73%) Web Services
7 1 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.44%) Computer Science
2 17 (12.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 13 (9.49%) Algorithms
4 11 (8.03%) VHDL
5 8 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (5.11%) Verilog
7 6 (4.38%) Smart Home
8 5 (3.65%) ASIC
9 4 (2.92%) Clustering
9 4 (2.92%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.19%) Internet of Things
10 3 (2.19%) Replication
10 3 (2.19%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.46%) BeagleBone
11 2 (1.46%) CUDA
11 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.46%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.46%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.47%) Windows
2 34 (24.82%) Linux
3 14 (10.22%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.38%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.92%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.46%) Unix
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.73%) AIX
7 1 (0.73%) HPUX
7 1 (0.73%) Solaris
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (39.42%) Software Engineering
2 20 (14.60%) Data Analysis
3 15 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.76%) Physics
5 10 (7.30%) OO
5 10 (7.30%) TDD
5 10 (7.30%) Validation
6 9 (6.57%) Image Processing
6 9 (6.57%) ITIL
7 8 (5.84%) FPGA Design
8 7 (5.11%) Collaborative Working
8 7 (5.11%) Open Source
8 7 (5.11%) Project Management
8 7 (5.11%) Scrum
9 6 (4.38%) Schematic Capture
9 6 (4.38%) Test Automation
9 6 (4.38%) Test Scripting
10 5 (3.65%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (3.65%) Software Testing
11 4 (2.92%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 68 (49.64%) C++
2 64 (46.72%) C
3 34 (24.82%) C#
4 26 (18.98%) Embedded C
5 18 (13.14%) Python
6 11 (8.03%) Assembly Language
7 10 (7.30%) Embedded C++
8 8 (5.84%) SQL
9 6 (4.38%) Tcl
10 5 (3.65%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.92%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.46%) Perl
12 2 (1.46%) R
13 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.73%) VB
13 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.73%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (24.09%) Degree
2 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.65%) MCSA
5 4 (2.92%) MCDBA
5 4 (2.92%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.46%) CCNA
6 2 (1.46%) CCNP
6 2 (1.46%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.46%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.46%) MCP
6 2 (1.46%) MCSE
6 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.73%) BICSI Certification
7 1 (0.73%) CCIE
7 1 (0.73%) CISSP
7 1 (0.73%) PhD
7 1 (0.73%) RHCE
7 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.57%) QA
2 7 (5.11%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.92%) MISRA
4 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.19%) SLA
5 2 (1.46%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.46%) JTAG
5 2 (1.46%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.73%) DO-254
6 1 (0.73%) GDPR
6 1 (0.73%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.73%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.46%) vSphere
2 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) SCCM
1 5 (3.65%) SCOM
2 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.19%) WSUS
4 2 (1.46%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.46%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.73%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 14 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.30%) EMC
3 7 (5.11%) Atmel
4 5 (3.65%) Cisco
5 3 (2.19%) Altera
5 3 (2.19%) Avaya
5 3 (2.19%) HP
5 3 (2.19%) RedGate
6 2 (1.46%) Amdocs
6 2 (1.46%) BMC
6 2 (1.46%) Google
6 2 (1.46%) Juniper
6 2 (1.46%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.46%) Remedy
6 2 (1.46%) VMware
6 2 (1.46%) Xilinx
7 1 (0.73%) Cadence
7 1 (0.73%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (0.73%) NETGEAR
7 1 (0.73%) Red Hat