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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 28 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 271 301 246
Rank change year-on-year +30 -55 +93
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 224 82 167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 0.59% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 6.32% 3.13% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 101 63 135
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £30,100
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £46,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +34.15%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,875 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%

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 3,544 2,618 2,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.26% 18.97% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,362 2,065 2,080
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,063 £37,500 £32,760
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £71,300
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +40 110 £51,250 +13.89% 22
Oxfordshire +32 64 £50,000 +37.93% 8
Hampshire -26 50 £42,500 -22.73% 22
Berkshire +23 32 £55,000 +10.00% 9
East Sussex - 32 £65,000 - 2
Surrey -69 17 £58,750 +6.82% 3
Buckinghamshire -49 14 £37,500 -26.83% 5
Kent -57 4 £57,500 +43.75% 2
West Sussex -18 2 £62,375 +8.48% 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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.

1 173 (77.23%) Software Engineering
2 171 (76.34%) C
3 150 (66.96%) C++
4 117 (52.23%) Linux
5 111 (49.55%) Python
6 103 (45.98%) Electronics
7 90 (40.18%) Software Testing
8 87 (38.84%) Test Automation
9 69 (30.80%) IoT
10 68 (30.36%) Agile
10 68 (30.36%) Embedded C
11 64 (28.57%) Computer Science
12 60 (26.79%) Degree
13 58 (25.89%) QA
14 51 (22.77%) Embedded Systems
15 46 (20.54%) Embedded C++
15 46 (20.54%) C#
16 43 (19.20%) Git (software)
17 36 (16.07%) ARM Cortex
18 33 (14.73%) FreeRTOS
19 30 (13.39%) Mentoring
19 30 (13.39%) Algorithms
20 29 (12.95%) Continuous Improvement
20 29 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (12.95%) Validation
21 26 (11.61%) Manufacturing
22 25 (11.16%) Signal Processing
22 25 (11.16%) Social Skills
23 23 (10.27%) JIRA
23 23 (10.27%) Confluence

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 23 (10.27%) Confluence
2 6 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.34%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.70%) Azure
2 10 (4.46%) GitHub
3 6 (2.68%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (1.79%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.38%) Modbus
2 13 (5.80%) Internet
3 11 (4.91%) RS-232
4 10 (4.46%) Firewall
5 7 (3.13%) DNS
5 7 (3.13%) Wireless
6 6 (2.68%) Bluetooth
7 5 (2.23%) NAS
8 4 (1.79%) Software-Defined Radio
8 4 (1.79%) VPN
8 4 (1.79%) Wireless Security
9 3 (1.34%) SAN
10 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.45%) BGP
11 1 (0.45%) IPsec
11 1 (0.45%) LAN
11 1 (0.45%) OSPF
11 1 (0.45%) RFID
11 1 (0.45%) VoIP
11 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (19.20%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.27%) JIRA
3 20 (8.93%) GCC
4 15 (6.70%) NetBeans
5 13 (5.80%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.36%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.46%) CMake
7 10 (4.46%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.68%) LabVIEW
9 3 (1.34%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.89%) Subversion
11 1 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 103 (45.98%) Electronics
2 26 (11.61%) Manufacturing
3 25 (11.16%) Social Skills
4 19 (8.48%) Telecoms
5 12 (5.36%) Documentation Skills
5 12 (5.36%) Finance
5 12 (5.36%) Public Sector
6 10 (4.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 10 (4.46%) Wearables
7 6 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.68%) Aviation
7 6 (2.68%) Marketing
8 5 (2.23%) Legal
8 5 (2.23%) Military
9 3 (1.34%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 153 (68.30%) Software Engineer
2 98 (43.75%) Embedded Engineer
3 94 (41.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 54 (24.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 32 (14.29%) Junior
6 28 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
6 28 (12.50%) Junior Software Engineer
7 27 (12.05%) Junior Embedded Engineer
8 24 (10.71%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 22 (9.82%) Firmware Engineer
10 21 (9.38%) C++ Software Engineer
11 17 (7.59%) C Software Engineer
11 17 (7.59%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 16 (7.14%) Principal Embedded Software Engineer
12 16 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
12 16 (7.14%) Principal Software Engineer
13 15 (6.70%) Graduate
13 15 (6.70%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 13 (5.80%) Design Engineer
14 13 (5.80%) Electronics Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.91%) MFC
2 10 (4.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (2.23%) Qt
3 5 (2.23%) Yocto
4 4 (1.79%) .NET
4 4 (1.79%) React
5 2 (0.89%) WPF
6 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 69 (30.80%) IoT
2 51 (22.77%) Embedded Systems
3 36 (16.07%) ARM Cortex
4 30 (13.39%) Algorithms
5 23 (10.27%) ASIC
6 22 (9.82%) FPGA
7 20 (8.93%) Virtual Team
8 19 (8.48%) VHDL
9 12 (5.36%) Analogue Electronics
9 12 (5.36%) Verilog
10 11 (4.91%) Cyberattack
10 11 (4.91%) Life Science
10 11 (4.91%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (4.46%) Arduino
12 9 (4.02%) Augmented Reality
12 9 (4.02%) HoloLens
12 9 (4.02%) Robotics
13 6 (2.68%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.89%) User Experience
14 2 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 117 (52.23%) Linux
2 33 (14.73%) FreeRTOS
3 21 (9.38%) Embedded Linux
4 19 (8.48%) Windows
5 12 (5.36%) ThreadX
6 10 (4.46%) Android
6 10 (4.46%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (77.23%) Software Engineering
2 90 (40.18%) Software Testing
3 87 (38.84%) Test Automation
4 68 (30.36%) Agile
5 64 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 30 (13.39%) Mentoring
7 29 (12.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 29 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (12.95%) Validation
8 25 (11.16%) Signal Processing
9 23 (10.27%) Data Privacy
10 22 (9.82%) Data Management
10 22 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (8.48%) Systems Engineering
12 15 (6.70%) DevOps
12 15 (6.70%) Physics
12 15 (6.70%) Project Management
12 15 (6.70%) Scrum
13 14 (6.25%) UML
14 13 (5.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 171 (76.34%) C
2 150 (66.96%) C++
3 111 (49.55%) Python
4 68 (30.36%) Embedded C
5 46 (20.54%) C#
5 46 (20.54%) Embedded C++
6 19 (8.48%) Java
7 15 (6.70%) MATLAB
8 11 (4.91%) Assembly Language
9 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.79%) Scala
10 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.89%) SQL
11 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (26.79%) Degree
2 20 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.48%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.89%) CISM
5 2 (0.89%) CISSP
5 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.89%) SSCP
6 1 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.45%) CCNA
6 1 (0.45%) CCSP
6 1 (0.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) MCTS
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (25.89%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) GDPR
2 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.89%) NCSC
2 2 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) NDS
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.34%) WSUS
2 2 (0.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.45%) Dell DRAC
3 1 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (8.93%) Microsoft
1 20 (8.93%) Siemens
2 12 (5.36%) QNX
3 11 (4.91%) VMware
4 6 (2.68%) Apple
5 4 (1.79%) Cisco
5 4 (1.79%) IBM
5 4 (1.79%) Oracle
6 3 (1.34%) Xilinx
7 2 (0.89%) EMC
7 2 (0.89%) Forcepoint
7 2 (0.89%) Symantec
8 1 (0.45%) Agilent
8 1 (0.45%) Aruba
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix
8 1 (0.45%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.45%) Juniper
8 1 (0.45%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.45%) SAP