Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 433 370
Rank change year-on-year +149 -63 +75
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 292 113 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.39% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 6.69% 2.76% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 236 108 204
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,250 £32,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £59,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 4,366 4,089 5,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.65% 13.94% 14.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,493 3,522 4,465
South East median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,750 £61,250
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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +100 149 £47,500 +5.56% 34
Berkshire +60 98 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Hampshire +51 85 £43,000 -21.82% 14
Oxfordshire +24 28 £52,500 +10.53% 9
Surrey +18 22 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 22 £37,500 -6.25% 16
East Sussex -6 16 £42,000 -16.00%
West Sussex +11 10 £42,500 - 8
Kent +9 10 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 130 (44.52%) C
2 106 (36.30%) C++
3 104 (35.62%) Electronics
4 87 (29.79%) Software Engineering
5 81 (27.74%) Degree
6 64 (21.92%) Windows
7 62 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (18.49%) Linux
9 51 (17.47%) Embedded C
10 48 (16.44%) Python
11 42 (14.38%) Project Management
12 39 (13.36%) C#
12 39 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (13.01%) Validation
14 37 (12.67%) Mentoring
15 36 (12.33%) OO
16 34 (11.64%) Wireless
17 32 (10.96%) Computer Science
17 32 (10.96%) Embedded Systems
18 31 (10.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 29 (9.93%) Mathematics
19 29 (9.93%) .NET
19 29 (9.93%) ISO 9001
20 27 (9.25%) UML
20 27 (9.25%) Manufacturing
20 27 (9.25%) Release Management
21 26 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (8.90%) Test Automation
21 26 (8.90%) Bluetooth
22 24 (8.22%) OOD

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 7 (2.40%) IIS
1 7 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.37%) Apache
3 3 (1.03%) TPMS
4 2 (0.68%) Confluence
4 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.03%) Simulink
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) G Suite
3 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.64%) Wireless
2 26 (8.90%) Bluetooth
3 23 (7.88%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (5.82%) ZigBee
5 15 (5.14%) Ethernet
6 12 (4.11%) GSM
7 11 (3.77%) Internet
7 11 (3.77%) LAN
7 11 (3.77%) RS-232
8 10 (3.42%) 3GPP
8 10 (3.42%) DHCP
8 10 (3.42%) DNS
8 10 (3.42%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.42%) WAN
9 6 (2.05%) Firewall
9 6 (2.05%) RS-485
10 5 (1.71%) 3G
10 5 (1.71%) 4G
10 5 (1.71%) LTE
10 5 (1.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.37%) MySQL
3 1 (0.34%) Big Data
3 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.51%) Subversion
3 16 (5.48%) LabVIEW
4 12 (4.11%) JIRA
5 11 (3.77%) GDB
6 9 (3.08%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.74%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.05%) Bugzilla
9 5 (1.71%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.71%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.71%) Selenium
9 5 (1.71%) Xcode
10 4 (1.37%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 104 (35.62%) Electronics
2 27 (9.25%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.77%) Automotive
4 10 (3.42%) Marketing
5 8 (2.74%) Multimedia
5 8 (2.74%) Retail
6 3 (1.03%) Military
7 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 74 (25.34%) Software Engineer
2 60 (20.55%) Firmware Engineer
3 44 (15.07%) Embedded Engineer
4 40 (13.70%) Electronics Engineer
5 36 (12.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 21 (7.19%) Test Engineer
7 20 (6.85%) Design Engineer
8 18 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (6.16%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 18 (6.16%) Senior Software Engineer
9 17 (5.82%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 16 (5.48%) Junior
11 14 (4.79%) Analyst
12 12 (4.11%) C# Software Engineer
12 12 (4.11%) Hardware Engineer
12 12 (4.11%) Software Test Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) C++ Software Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) Junior Software Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.93%) .NET
2 14 (4.79%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.45%) WPF
4 12 (4.11%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.77%) Flash
5 11 (3.77%) HTML
6 10 (3.42%) HTML5
7 7 (2.40%) WCF
8 6 (2.05%) OpenGL
8 6 (2.05%) Qt
9 5 (1.71%) WinForms
10 4 (1.37%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.37%) POSIX
11 3 (1.03%) Web Services
12 2 (0.68%) Backbone.js
12 2 (0.68%) CSS
12 2 (0.68%) CSS3
12 2 (0.68%) Entity Framework
12 2 (0.68%) React
13 1 (0.34%) Knex.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.96%) Computer Science
1 32 (10.96%) Embedded Systems
2 31 (10.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 22 (7.53%) Algorithms
4 14 (4.79%) Device Driver
5 12 (4.11%) Smart Meter
6 11 (3.77%) ASIC
6 11 (3.77%) CMDB
7 9 (3.08%) Smart Energy
8 8 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.74%) Internet of Things
9 7 (2.40%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.40%) Robotics
10 6 (2.05%) CAN bus
10 6 (2.05%) VHDL
11 4 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.03%) Handset
12 3 (1.03%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.03%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 64 (21.92%) Windows
2 54 (18.49%) Linux
3 24 (8.22%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (5.48%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.40%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.71%) Android
7 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.37%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.68%) Unix
11 1 (0.34%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (29.79%) Software Engineering
2 62 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.38%) Project Management
4 39 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (13.01%) Validation
6 37 (12.67%) Mentoring
7 36 (12.33%) OO
8 29 (9.93%) Mathematics
9 27 (9.25%) Release Management
9 27 (9.25%) UML
10 26 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (8.90%) Test Automation
11 24 (8.22%) OOD
11 24 (8.22%) Physics
11 24 (8.22%) Unit Testing
12 23 (7.88%) SDLC
13 22 (7.53%) CMMI
14 21 (7.19%) Process Improvement
14 21 (7.19%) Requirements Analysis
15 19 (6.51%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 130 (44.52%) C
2 106 (36.30%) C++
3 51 (17.47%) Embedded C
4 48 (16.44%) Python
5 39 (13.36%) C#
6 16 (5.48%) Assembly Language
7 13 (4.45%) MATLAB
8 11 (3.77%) Perl
9 10 (3.42%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.40%) Delphi
10 7 (2.40%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.05%) Embedded C++
12 5 (1.71%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.71%) XAML
13 4 (1.37%) Java
13 4 (1.37%) Ruby
13 4 (1.37%) Tcl
14 3 (1.03%) R
15 1 (0.34%) F#
15 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 81 (27.74%) Degree
2 9 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.74%) HND
3 8 (2.74%) MCSE
3 8 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.40%) HNC
4 7 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.03%) CCNA
5 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.03%) CREST Certified
5 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.03%) GIAC
6 2 (0.68%) CISSP
6 2 (0.68%) PhD
6 2 (0.68%) SSCP
7 1 (0.34%) CCNP
7 1 (0.34%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.34%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.34%) LPIC
7 1 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.93%) ISO 9001
2 12 (4.11%) QA
3 11 (3.77%) JTAG
4 10 (3.42%) MISRA
5 6 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.03%) SLA
7 2 (0.68%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 11 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.37%) GPFS
3 4 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (1.37%) VMware Server
3 4 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.03%) vSphere
4 3 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.40%) AirWatch
2 5 (1.71%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.37%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.03%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.68%) SCCM
5 2 (0.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (7.19%) Altera
1 21 (7.19%) Xilinx
2 15 (5.14%) EMC
2 15 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.45%) VMware
4 8 (2.74%) Remedy
5 7 (2.40%) Freescale
6 6 (2.05%) Cadence
6 6 (2.05%) HP
7 5 (1.71%) Assembla
7 5 (1.71%) BMC
7 5 (1.71%) Cisco
8 4 (1.37%) Atmel
8 4 (1.37%) Citrix
8 4 (1.37%) Dell
9 3 (1.03%) Huawei
9 3 (1.03%) IBM
10 2 (0.68%) Apple
10 2 (0.68%) Google
10 2 (0.68%) Symantec