Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 316 435
Rank change year-on-year +70 +119 -87
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 289 231 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 0.81% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 6.89% 5.55% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 178 176 102
South East median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £34,450 £29,000 £28,800
90th Percentile £70,750 £60,625 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 4,192 4,162 4,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.63% 14.57% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,431 3,403 3,527
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £66,100
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 +13 89 £50,000 +5.26% 22
West Sussex +64 68 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Hampshire +22 66 £60,000 +41.18% 25
East Sussex +33 33 £45,000 +9.76% 3
Berkshire -25 32 £60,000 +29.73% 5
Oxfordshire +33 30 £42,500 -29.17% 6
Buckinghamshire +28 27 £52,500 +40.00% 11
Surrey +25 24 £55,000 +22.22% 13
Kent -5 8 £45,000 +24.14% 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 165 (57.09%) C
2 127 (43.94%) C++
3 124 (42.91%) Degree
4 110 (38.06%) Software Engineering
5 103 (35.64%) Electronics
6 66 (22.84%) ITIL
6 66 (22.84%) SLA
7 63 (21.80%) Embedded Systems
8 61 (21.11%) Active Directory
8 61 (21.11%) Finance
9 59 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (20.42%) ServiceNow
10 58 (20.07%) Information Security
11 56 (19.38%) Microsoft
12 54 (18.69%) Ticket Management
13 52 (17.99%) Wireless
14 51 (17.65%) Embedded C
14 51 (17.65%) Windows
15 50 (17.30%) Linux
16 47 (16.26%) Unix
17 45 (15.57%) Solaris
18 44 (15.22%) Python
19 43 (14.88%) Self-Motivation
20 42 (14.53%) DNS
21 41 (14.19%) Bluetooth
22 40 (13.84%) Visual Studio
22 40 (13.84%) DHCP
23 39 (13.49%) C#
24 37 (12.80%) Azure
25 35 (12.11%) Algorithms

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 15 (5.19%) IIS
2 4 (1.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.35%) Confluence
3 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.38%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.69%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (3.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.80%) Azure
2 14 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.99%) Wireless
2 42 (14.53%) DNS
3 41 (14.19%) Bluetooth
4 40 (13.84%) DHCP
5 19 (6.57%) DMZ
6 18 (6.23%) Firewall
7 17 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (5.54%) VPN
9 12 (4.15%) Internet
10 9 (3.11%) Ethernet
10 9 (3.11%) ZigBee
11 8 (2.77%) RS-232
11 8 (2.77%) TCP/IP
12 7 (2.42%) 3GPP
13 6 (2.08%) SAN
14 5 (1.73%) RS-485
15 4 (1.38%) HTTPS
15 4 (1.38%) LAN
15 4 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
15 4 (1.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 18 (6.23%) SQL Server 2017
2 18 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.11%) Big Data
4 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (13.84%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.19%) CMake
3 12 (4.15%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.42%) Subversion
5 6 (2.08%) JIRA
6 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.35%) CodeWarrior
7 1 (0.35%) GCC
7 1 (0.35%) GDB
7 1 (0.35%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 103 (35.64%) Electronics
2 61 (21.11%) Finance
3 19 (6.57%) Telecoms
4 18 (6.23%) Automotive
5 14 (4.84%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.38%) Fire and Rescue
7 4 (1.38%) Games
8 3 (1.04%) Advertising
8 3 (1.04%) Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (33.91%) Firmware Engineer
2 87 (30.10%) Embedded Engineer
3 55 (19.03%) Software Engineer
4 44 (15.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 33 (11.42%) Support Engineer
6 32 (11.07%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 29 (10.03%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 28 (9.69%) Operations Support Engineer
9 20 (6.92%) Electronics Engineer
10 19 (6.57%) Hardware Engineer
11 16 (5.54%) Junior
12 15 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.84%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 14 (4.84%) FPGA Engineer
13 14 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (4.50%) Embedded C Engineer
15 12 (4.15%) DBA
15 12 (4.15%) Design Engineer
15 12 (4.15%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
15 12 (4.15%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.15%) LDAP
2 10 (3.46%) Qt
3 9 (3.11%) Kafka
4 6 (2.08%) HTML
4 6 (2.08%) JSON
5 5 (1.73%) .NET
5 5 (1.73%) HTML5
6 4 (1.38%) OpenCV
6 4 (1.38%) OpenGL
6 4 (1.38%) WinForms
7 3 (1.04%) Flash
7 3 (1.04%) OpenEmbedded
7 3 (1.04%) Yocto
8 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.35%) CSS
8 1 (0.35%) jQuery
8 1 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (21.80%) Embedded Systems
2 43 (14.88%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (12.11%) Algorithms
4 34 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 31 (10.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 21 (7.27%) Clustering
7 18 (6.23%) Data Centre
8 14 (4.84%) VHDL
9 9 (3.11%) CAN bus
10 6 (2.08%) Robotics
11 5 (1.73%) Smart Energy
11 5 (1.73%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.38%) Analogue Electronics
12 4 (1.38%) Augmented Reality
12 4 (1.38%) CUDA
12 4 (1.38%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.38%) Smartphone
13 3 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (17.65%) Windows
2 50 (17.30%) Linux
3 47 (16.26%) Unix
4 45 (15.57%) Solaris
5 10 (3.46%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.11%) FreeRTOS
7 8 (2.77%) Android
7 8 (2.77%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.38%) CentOS
9 4 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.04%) OpenWrt
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (38.06%) Software Engineering
2 66 (22.84%) ITIL
3 59 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (20.07%) Information Security
5 54 (18.69%) Ticket Management
6 31 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (10.38%) Computer Science
7 30 (10.38%) High Availability
7 30 (10.38%) Security Hardening
7 30 (10.38%) Software Testing
7 30 (10.38%) Validation
8 28 (9.69%) Control Theory
8 28 (9.69%) OOD
9 27 (9.34%) Project Delivery
10 25 (8.65%) Collaborative Working
11 23 (7.96%) Patch Management
11 23 (7.96%) Software Delivery
12 22 (7.61%) Mechatronics
13 20 (6.92%) CAD
13 20 (6.92%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 165 (57.09%) C
2 127 (43.94%) C++
3 51 (17.65%) Embedded C
4 44 (15.22%) Python
5 39 (13.49%) C#
6 32 (11.07%) Bash Shell
6 32 (11.07%) PowerShell
7 27 (9.34%) ANSI C
8 26 (9.00%) SQL
9 19 (6.57%) Embedded C++
10 8 (2.77%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.42%) MATLAB
12 6 (2.08%) Java
13 3 (1.04%) VB
14 2 (0.69%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.69%) Groovy
15 1 (0.35%) Perl
15 1 (0.35%) Ruby
15 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 124 (42.91%) Degree
2 28 (9.69%) MCP
2 28 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.81%) CCNA
5 10 (3.46%) RHCE
6 9 (3.11%) CCNP
7 8 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.08%) DBS Check
8 6 (2.08%) PhD
9 4 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.38%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.69%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.69%) Server+ Certification
11 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (22.84%) SLA
2 5 (1.73%) MISRA
3 4 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 61 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.15%) NFS
2 12 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.50%) Ansible
2 11 (3.81%) Data Guard
3 10 (3.46%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (2.42%) WSUS
5 4 (1.38%) Perfmon
6 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.04%) SCCM
7 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.35%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (20.42%) ServiceNow
2 56 (19.38%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.34%) Freescale
3 27 (9.34%) Renesas
4 23 (7.96%) Oracle
5 20 (6.92%) Splunk
6 15 (5.19%) VMware
7 14 (4.84%) Cisco
8 12 (4.15%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.81%) Citrix
9 11 (3.81%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.42%) Blue Coat
10 7 (2.42%) McAfee
11 6 (2.08%) EMC
11 6 (2.08%) Xilinx
12 5 (1.73%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.38%) Brocade
13 4 (1.38%) CA
13 4 (1.38%) SAP
13 4 (1.38%) Virgin Media