Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 230 328 288
Rank change year-on-year +98 -40 +155
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 97 190 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.73% 0.98%
As % of the System Software category 5.13% 4.34% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 75 155 241
Median annual salary £52,500 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.69% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £26,400 £30,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 1,892 4,379 4,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.01% 16.74% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,463 3,571 3,485
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firmware in the South East.

Salary trend for Firmware in the South East

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware in the South East over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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
Hampshire +75 47 £52,500 +8.25% 12
West Sussex +62 26 £55,000 +144.44% 1
Thames Valley +81 11 £47,500 +11.76% 10
East Sussex +25 8 £52,250 -12.92%
Surrey +74 5 £47,500 +58.33% 7
Berkshire +73 4 £42,500 - 4
Buckinghamshire +59 4 £47,500 -5.00%
Oxfordshire +35 3 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Firmware.

1 65 (67.01%) C
2 47 (48.45%) C++
3 40 (41.24%) Software Engineering
4 36 (37.11%) Degree
5 30 (30.93%) Electronics
6 25 (25.77%) Embedded C
7 23 (23.71%) Embedded Systems
7 23 (23.71%) Algorithms
8 20 (20.62%) Wireless
9 18 (18.56%) Windows
9 18 (18.56%) Python
10 16 (16.49%) Linux
11 15 (15.46%) Secure Coding
11 15 (15.46%) Smart Meter
11 15 (15.46%) 5G
12 14 (14.43%) Bluetooth
13 13 (13.40%) JIRA
14 12 (12.37%) Robotics
14 12 (12.37%) Mathematics
14 12 (12.37%) Git (software)
14 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (11.34%) Qt
15 11 (11.34%) HTML5
15 11 (11.34%) 4G
15 11 (11.34%) Internet
15 11 (11.34%) HTML
16 10 (10.31%) ITIL
16 10 (10.31%) EMC
16 10 (10.31%) DNS
16 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development

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 9 (9.28%) Confluence
2 3 (3.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) AWS
2 6 (6.19%) GCP
3 3 (3.09%) Azure
3 3 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.62%) Wireless
2 15 (15.46%) 5G
3 14 (14.43%) Bluetooth
4 11 (11.34%) 4G
4 11 (11.34%) Internet
5 10 (10.31%) DNS
6 9 (9.28%) DHCP
7 8 (8.25%) Firewall
7 8 (8.25%) VPN
7 8 (8.25%) ZigBee
8 6 (6.19%) LTE
9 5 (5.15%) 2G
9 5 (5.15%) 3G
9 5 (5.15%) 3GPP
10 4 (4.12%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.12%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (3.09%) DMZ
11 3 (3.09%) Wireshark
12 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
12 2 (2.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) MySQL
2 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 13 (13.40%) JIRA
2 12 (12.37%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.31%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.15%) Subversion
4 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.12%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.12%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.12%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 30 (30.93%) Electronics
2 7 (7.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (37.11%) Software Engineer
2 23 (23.71%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (19.59%) Firmware Engineer
4 17 (17.53%) Design Engineer
5 14 (14.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (14.43%) Senior Software Engineer
6 11 (11.34%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 11 (11.34%) Electronics Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) C Software Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Network Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Smart Energy Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Hardware Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Junior
10 5 (5.15%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) HTML
1 11 (11.34%) HTML5
1 11 (11.34%) Qt
2 6 (6.19%) JSON
3 2 (2.06%) Middleware
4 1 (1.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.71%) Algorithms
1 23 (23.71%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (15.46%) Smart Meter
3 12 (12.37%) Robotics
4 10 (10.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (8.25%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (6.19%) Internet of Things
6 6 (6.19%) Smart Energy
7 5 (5.15%) ASIC
7 5 (5.15%) Data Centre
7 5 (5.15%) Device Driver
8 4 (4.12%) GPGPU
8 4 (4.12%) SIMD
9 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.06%) Analogue Electronics
10 2 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (2.06%) User Experience
11 1 (1.03%) ASIC Verification
11 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.03%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.56%) Windows
2 16 (16.49%) Linux
3 4 (4.12%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.09%) Android
4 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.09%) Solaris
4 3 (3.09%) Unix
5 2 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.06%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.24%) Software Engineering
2 15 (15.46%) Secure Coding
3 12 (12.37%) Mathematics
3 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.31%) Configuration Management
4 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (10.31%) ITIL
4 10 (10.31%) Project Management
5 9 (9.28%) Signal Processing
5 9 (9.28%) Time Management
5 9 (9.28%) Validation
6 8 (8.25%) Information Security
7 7 (7.22%) Technology Roadmap
8 6 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (6.19%) Embedded Software Development
8 6 (6.19%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (6.19%) Static Code Analysis
9 5 (5.15%) Device Driver Development
9 5 (5.15%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 65 (67.01%) C
2 47 (48.45%) C++
3 25 (25.77%) Embedded C
4 18 (18.56%) Python
5 9 (9.28%) Assembly Language
6 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.15%) C#
7 5 (5.15%) Tcl
8 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.09%) ANSI C
9 3 (3.09%) Embedded C++
9 3 (3.09%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.09%) Perl
9 3 (3.09%) PHP
10 2 (2.06%) Java
11 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (37.11%) Degree
2 7 (7.22%) HNC
3 5 (5.15%) CCNA
3 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.12%) CCNP
4 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.09%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) CCENT
7 1 (1.03%) CCSA
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.03%) HND
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.03%) MCSA
7 1 (1.03%) MCSE
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) SLA
2 6 (6.19%) MISRA
3 4 (4.12%) IEC 62304
3 4 (4.12%) ISO 9001
4 3 (3.09%) IEC 61508
4 3 (3.09%) ISO 13485
4 3 (3.09%) JTAG
5 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.03%) Ansible
2 1 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (10.31%) EMC
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.22%) ServiceNow
4 6 (6.19%) Google
5 5 (5.15%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.15%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.12%) Blue Coat
6 4 (4.12%) Cadence
6 4 (4.12%) Intel
6 4 (4.12%) McAfee
6 4 (4.12%) Perforce
6 4 (4.12%) Synopsys
6 4 (4.12%) VMware
7 3 (3.09%) Citrix
7 3 (3.09%) Freescale
7 3 (3.09%) Renesas
7 3 (3.09%) Splunk
8 2 (2.06%) Altera
8 2 (2.06%) Cisco
8 2 (2.06%) Xilinx