Period
to 28 October 2021

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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 352 241 278
Rank change year-on-year -111 +37 +30
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 108 48 266
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.59% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category 3.31% 3.13% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 82 38 157
10th Percentile £39,250 £30,000 £30,125
25th Percentile £41,565 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%

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 3,260 1,532 4,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.98% 18.85% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,222 1,255 3,543
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.29%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,950 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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
Surrey -41 37 £52,500 - 3
Thames Valley -75 27 £47,500 -13.64% 21
Sussex - 18 £44,010 -
Hampshire -131 15 £48,750 +21.88% 17
Berkshire -69 12 £48,750 -7.14% 8
Oxfordshire -22 11 £42,500 -10.53% 8
West Sussex -11 6 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -57 4 £55,000 - 5
Kent -40 3 £52,500 +133.33% 5
Middlesex - 2 £45,000 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 35 (32.41%) C
2 33 (30.56%) Python
3 32 (29.63%) Degree
4 30 (27.78%) Electronics
5 28 (25.93%) C++
5 28 (25.93%) Software Engineering
6 27 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 27 (25.00%) Social Skills
7 25 (23.15%) JIRA
8 24 (22.22%) VHDL
9 23 (21.30%) Linux
10 22 (20.37%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (18.52%) Validation
12 19 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (17.59%) AWS
12 19 (17.59%) REST
13 18 (16.67%) Machine Learning
13 18 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
13 18 (16.67%) Data Science
13 18 (16.67%) TensorFlow
14 17 (15.74%) Amazon S3
15 16 (14.81%) JavaScript
15 16 (14.81%) User Experience
16 15 (13.89%) SQL
16 15 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (13.89%) Project Management
16 15 (13.89%) Product Management
16 15 (13.89%) Android
16 15 (13.89%) Computer Science
17 14 (12.96%) Data Analysis

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 4 (3.70%) IIS
2 3 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Simulink
2 2 (1.85%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.59%) AWS
2 17 (15.74%) Amazon S3
3 14 (12.96%) Amazon Cognito
3 14 (12.96%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (12.96%) npm
3 14 (12.96%) Power Platform
4 4 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.78%) Azure
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (2.78%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.85%) Serverless
7 1 (0.93%) Azure Storage
7 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) Firewall
2 12 (11.11%) Wireless
3 10 (9.26%) DNS
4 9 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (7.41%) VPN
6 7 (6.48%) DHCP
6 7 (6.48%) Internet
6 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.56%) Bluetooth
7 6 (5.56%) Ethernet
8 5 (4.63%) IPsec
9 4 (3.70%) 3G
9 4 (3.70%) 4G
10 3 (2.78%) DMZ
10 3 (2.78%) Network Security
10 3 (2.78%) Software-Defined Radio
10 3 (2.78%) VLAN
10 3 (2.78%) WAN
10 3 (2.78%) ZigBee
11 2 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) Data Lake
1 14 (12.96%) Power BI
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 25 (23.15%) JIRA
3 14 (12.96%) Babel
3 14 (12.96%) webpack
4 7 (6.48%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.56%) Subversion
6 3 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.85%) JMeter
7 2 (1.85%) Selenium
7 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.85%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.93%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.93%) Postman
8 1 (0.93%) PyCharm
8 1 (0.93%) TestRail
General
1 30 (27.78%) Electronics
2 27 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 14 (12.96%) Wearables
4 6 (5.56%) Games
5 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.63%) Finance
6 4 (3.70%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.78%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.78%) Automotive
7 3 (2.78%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.78%) Military
7 3 (2.78%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.85%) Legal
8 2 (1.85%) Social Housing
9 1 (0.93%) Advertising
9 1 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 24 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (17.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 18 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
4 18 (16.67%) Senior Hardware Engineer
5 16 (14.81%) Electronics Engineer
6 15 (13.89%) Developer
7 14 (12.96%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (12.96%) React Developer
8 9 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) C Software Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Embedded C Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.59%) REST
2 18 (16.67%) TensorFlow
3 14 (12.96%) D3.js
3 14 (12.96%) Keras
3 14 (12.96%) NumPy
3 14 (12.96%) Pandas
3 14 (12.96%) React
3 14 (12.96%) React Native
3 14 (12.96%) RESTful
4 9 (8.33%) OpenCV
5 7 (6.48%) Yocto
6 5 (4.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (4.63%) GStreamer
6 5 (4.63%) STL
7 4 (3.70%) JSON
7 4 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (3.70%) Unreal Engine
7 4 (3.70%) XML
8 2 (1.85%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) VHDL
2 16 (14.81%) User Experience
3 14 (12.96%) 3D Graphics
4 12 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (9.26%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (8.33%) Device Driver
7 6 (5.56%) Renewable Energy
7 6 (5.56%) Verilog
8 5 (4.63%) Algorithms
8 5 (4.63%) CUDA
8 5 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (3.70%) Analogue Electronics
9 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
9 4 (3.70%) Robotics
9 4 (3.70%) State Machine
10 3 (2.78%) Wiki
11 2 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.30%) Linux
2 15 (13.89%) Android
3 14 (12.96%) Apple iOS
4 12 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (9.26%) Windows
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.70%) Solaris
8 3 (2.78%) Unix
8 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.93%) CentOS
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.93%) SafeRTOS
10 1 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.93%) Software Engineering
2 22 (20.37%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (18.52%) Validation
4 19 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 18 (16.67%) Data Science
5 18 (16.67%) Machine Learning
6 15 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (13.89%) Computer Science
6 15 (13.89%) Product Management
6 15 (13.89%) Project Management
7 14 (12.96%) Android Development
7 14 (12.96%) Data Analysis
7 14 (12.96%) Front End Development
7 14 (12.96%) iOS Development
7 14 (12.96%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (12.96%) Translating Business Requirements
7 14 (12.96%) Web Design
8 11 (10.19%) Mathematics
9 8 (7.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (32.41%) C
2 33 (30.56%) Python
3 28 (25.93%) C++
4 16 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 15 (13.89%) SQL
6 13 (12.04%) Embedded C
7 9 (8.33%) Embedded C++
8 8 (7.41%) MATLAB
9 4 (3.70%) Assembly Language
9 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.78%) C#
10 3 (2.78%) Java
10 3 (2.78%) Lua
11 2 (1.85%) Perl
12 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (29.63%) Degree
2 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.56%) CCNA
3 6 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.70%) CCNP
5 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.78%) CCSA
6 3 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (2.78%) PhD
6 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.85%) CISM
7 2 (1.85%) CISSP
7 2 (1.85%) HNC
7 2 (1.85%) HND
7 2 (1.85%) MCSA
7 2 (1.85%) MCSE
7 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.63%) NIST
3 4 (3.70%) SLA
4 3 (2.78%) Def Stans
4 3 (2.78%) QA
4 3 (2.78%) SOC 2
5 2 (1.85%) Accessibility
5 2 (1.85%) GDPR
5 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.85%) NCSC
6 1 (0.93%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.85%) DFS Replication
4 2 (1.85%) Docker
5 1 (0.93%) NFS
5 1 (0.93%) Samba
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 3 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (2.78%) Terraform
2 2 (1.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.48%) Cisco
3 6 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 6 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 5 (4.63%) NVIDIA
5 4 (3.70%) EMC
5 4 (3.70%) McAfee
5 4 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.70%) VMware
5 4 (3.70%) Xilinx
6 3 (2.78%) Agilent
6 3 (2.78%) Citrix
6 3 (2.78%) Dell
6 3 (2.78%) Splunk
7 2 (1.85%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.85%) Juniper
8 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.93%) Brocade
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.93%) Sun