Period
to 20 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 436 348
Rank change year-on-year +135 -88 +80
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 266 111 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 6.37% 2.80% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 209 99 217
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,700 £31,150
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 4,178 3,958 4,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.45% 13.71% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,385 3,425 4,252
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 October 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 October 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 +92 131 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Berkshire +56 91 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Hampshire +42 76 £42,500 -22.73% 6
Surrey +32 33 £45,000 -1.10% 6
Oxfordshire +7 24 £62,500 +21.95% 5
Buckinghamshire +26 16 £37,500 +50.00% 6
West Sussex -1 11 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East Sussex -6 10 £42,000 -23.64% 1
Kent +17 5 £37,500 - 7
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 115 (43.23%) C
2 104 (39.10%) Electronics
3 86 (32.33%) C++
4 65 (24.44%) Software Engineering
5 61 (22.93%) Degree
6 60 (22.56%) Windows
7 55 (20.68%) Python
8 54 (20.30%) Embedded C
9 44 (16.54%) C#
10 42 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (15.41%) Linux
11 41 (15.41%) Embedded Systems
12 35 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (12.78%) Project Management
14 33 (12.41%) OO
15 32 (12.03%) Mathematics
15 32 (12.03%) Physics
15 32 (12.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 31 (11.65%) .NET
17 28 (10.53%) SQL Server
17 28 (10.53%) Bluetooth
18 27 (10.15%) Microsoft
19 25 (9.40%) Manufacturing
20 24 (9.02%) Validation
20 24 (9.02%) Computer Science
21 23 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
22 22 (8.27%) JavaScript
22 22 (8.27%) Mentoring
23 21 (7.89%) Schematic Capture
24 20 (7.52%) Git (software)

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 (3.38%) IIS
2 6 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.50%) Apache
4 2 (0.75%) Confluence
4 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.13%) Simulink
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.53%) Bluetooth
2 23 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (7.52%) DNS
4 19 (7.14%) Wireless
5 18 (6.77%) TCP/IP
6 17 (6.39%) Ethernet
7 14 (5.26%) RS-232
8 12 (4.51%) DHCP
8 12 (4.51%) LAN
8 12 (4.51%) RFID
9 11 (4.14%) Firewall
9 11 (4.14%) Internet
9 11 (4.14%) ZigBee
10 9 (3.38%) GSM
10 9 (3.38%) WAN
11 7 (2.63%) BIG-IP
11 7 (2.63%) HTTP
11 7 (2.63%) RS-485
12 5 (1.88%) 4G
12 5 (1.88%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (7.52%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.51%) JIRA
2 12 (4.51%) Subversion
3 10 (3.76%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.38%) TeamCity
5 8 (3.01%) LabVIEW
6 5 (1.88%) Bugzilla
6 5 (1.88%) HP UFT
6 5 (1.88%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.88%) Selenium
6 5 (1.88%) Xcode
7 4 (1.50%) CANoe
7 4 (1.50%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.50%) GDB
7 4 (1.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 104 (39.10%) Electronics
2 25 (9.40%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.51%) Marketing
4 11 (4.14%) Automotive
5 8 (3.01%) Multimedia
5 8 (3.01%) Retail
6 4 (1.50%) Finance
7 3 (1.13%) Law
7 3 (1.13%) Military
7 3 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (22.93%) Firmware Engineer
2 44 (16.54%) Software Engineer
3 40 (15.04%) Electronics Engineer
4 28 (10.53%) Embedded Engineer
5 22 (8.27%) Test Engineer
6 20 (7.52%) Design Engineer
7 19 (7.14%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 18 (6.77%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 18 (6.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 18 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.26%) Junior
10 13 (4.89%) Senior Software Engineer
10 13 (4.89%) Software Test Engineer
11 12 (4.51%) Analyst
11 12 (4.51%) Senior Electronics Engineer
12 11 (4.14%) C# Software Engineer
12 11 (4.14%) Hardware Engineer
12 11 (4.14%) Senior Design Engineer
13 10 (3.76%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
13 10 (3.76%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.65%) .NET
2 19 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 18 (6.77%) .NET Framework
3 18 (6.77%) WPF
4 15 (5.64%) HTML
4 15 (5.64%) HTML5
5 10 (3.76%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.01%) Backbone.js
6 8 (3.01%) Entity Framework
6 8 (3.01%) Node.js
6 8 (3.01%) Qt
6 8 (3.01%) REST
7 6 (2.26%) OpenGL
7 6 (2.26%) WCF
8 5 (1.88%) CSS
8 5 (1.88%) WinForms
9 4 (1.50%) Flash
9 4 (1.50%) POSIX
10 2 (0.75%) CSS3
10 2 (0.75%) React
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.41%) Embedded Systems
2 32 (12.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 24 (9.02%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.64%) Algorithms
5 11 (4.14%) CAN bus
5 11 (4.14%) CMDB
6 10 (3.76%) Robotics
7 8 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.01%) Verilog
7 8 (3.01%) VHDL
8 7 (2.63%) Internet of Things
8 7 (2.63%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.50%) ASIC
9 4 (1.50%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.13%) Handset
10 3 (1.13%) SCADA
11 2 (0.75%) Optoelectronics
11 2 (0.75%) Smart Energy
11 2 (0.75%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.38%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.56%) Windows
2 41 (15.41%) Linux
3 18 (6.77%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.64%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.88%) Android
6 5 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.88%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.13%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.75%) Unix
10 1 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.44%) Software Engineering
2 42 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (12.78%) Project Management
5 33 (12.41%) OO
6 32 (12.03%) Mathematics
6 32 (12.03%) Physics
7 24 (9.02%) Validation
8 22 (8.27%) Mentoring
9 21 (7.89%) Schematic Capture
10 20 (7.52%) ITIL
10 20 (7.52%) OOD
10 20 (7.52%) Test Automation
11 18 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 18 (6.77%) Unit Testing
12 16 (6.02%) OOP
12 16 (6.02%) Release Management
12 16 (6.02%) UML
13 15 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (5.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 115 (43.23%) C
2 86 (32.33%) C++
3 55 (20.68%) Python
4 54 (20.30%) Embedded C
5 44 (16.54%) C#
6 22 (8.27%) JavaScript
7 16 (6.02%) Assembly Language
8 9 (3.38%) MATLAB
9 8 (3.01%) Embedded C++
10 7 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.88%) Tcl
12 5 (1.88%) XAML
13 4 (1.50%) Perl
13 4 (1.50%) Ruby
14 3 (1.13%) SQL
15 2 (0.75%) ANSI C
15 2 (0.75%) Delphi
15 2 (0.75%) Fortran
15 2 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 61 (22.93%) Degree
2 17 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.38%) HND
3 9 (3.38%) MCSE
3 9 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.63%) HNC
6 3 (1.13%) CREST Certified
6 3 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.13%) GIAC
6 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.75%) MCSA
7 2 (0.75%) PhD
7 2 (0.75%) VCP6
8 1 (0.38%) CCNA
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.38%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.38%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.76%) ISO 9001
2 8 (3.01%) QA
3 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.88%) JTAG
5 4 (1.50%) SLA
6 3 (1.13%) MISRA
7 2 (0.75%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 15 (5.64%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.63%) Docker
4 4 (1.50%) GPFS
4 4 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.50%) VMware Server
4 4 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.13%) vSphere
5 3 (1.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.63%) AirWatch
1 7 (2.63%) Ansible
1 7 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.26%) WSUS
3 4 (1.50%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.13%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.13%) Perfmon
4 3 (1.13%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.39%) Xilinx
3 15 (5.64%) VMware
4 14 (5.26%) Altera
5 11 (4.14%) EMC
6 7 (2.63%) F5
7 6 (2.26%) Cadence
8 5 (1.88%) Assembla
8 5 (1.88%) BMC
8 5 (1.88%) Remedy
9 4 (1.50%) Citrix
9 4 (1.50%) Dell
9 4 (1.50%) Freescale
9 4 (1.50%) HP
10 3 (1.13%) CA
10 3 (1.13%) Huawei
10 3 (1.13%) IBM
11 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.75%) Renesas
12 1 (0.38%) Juniper