Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 375 454
Rank change year-on-year -40 +79 -22
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 121 259 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.68% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 4.87% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 111 222 129
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £54,600
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

System Software Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4133 5320 5977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 13.82% 13.97% 14.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3554 4591 4977
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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
Berkshire +5 32 £42,500 -16.67% 2
Hampshire +24 21 £55,000 +15.79%
West Sussex +9 18 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Surrey +19 16 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Kent +8 10 £35,000 -5.41% 1
Oxfordshire +7 10 £51,250 +28.13%
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East Sussex -7 6 £50,000 +5.26%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 76 (62.81%) C
2 65 (53.72%) C++
3 54 (44.63%) Electronics
4 52 (42.98%) Software Engineering
5 47 (38.84%) Degree
6 36 (29.75%) Embedded C
7 31 (25.62%) Windows
8 22 (18.18%) Linux
9 21 (17.36%) Embedded C++
9 21 (17.36%) Computer Science
10 18 (14.88%) Python
11 17 (14.05%) Ethernet
11 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
12 16 (13.22%) C#
12 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
13 15 (12.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
13 15 (12.40%) EMC
13 15 (12.40%) RS-485
13 15 (12.40%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (9.92%) REST
14 12 (9.92%) RS-232
14 12 (9.92%) HP
14 12 (9.92%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (9.92%) ITIL
14 12 (9.92%) QA
14 12 (9.92%) ZigBee
15 11 (9.09%) JSON
15 11 (9.09%) Unix
15 11 (9.09%) VHDL

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 (3.31%) SAS
2 2 (1.65%) Apache
2 2 (1.65%) Confluence
2 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.05%) Ethernet
1 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
2 15 (12.40%) RS-485
3 12 (9.92%) RS-232
3 12 (9.92%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (9.92%) ZigBee
4 10 (8.26%) Wireless
5 9 (7.44%) GPRS
5 9 (7.44%) GSM
6 4 (3.31%) SAN
6 4 (3.31%) snoop
6 4 (3.31%) tcpdump
6 4 (3.31%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.48%) Bluetooth
7 3 (2.48%) VoIP
8 2 (1.65%) 3G
8 2 (1.65%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.65%) LDAP
8 2 (1.65%) NAS
8 2 (1.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) OLAP
1 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.65%) DB2
2 2 (1.65%) MySQL
2 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.13%) Subversion
4 3 (2.48%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.65%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.65%) eggPlant
5 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.65%) JIRA
5 2 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.83%) CodeWarrior
6 1 (0.83%) GDB
6 1 (0.83%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 54 (44.63%) Electronics
2 9 (7.44%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.48%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.48%) Avionics
4 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (31.40%) Embedded Engineer
2 35 (28.93%) Software Engineer
3 34 (28.10%) Firmware Engineer
4 30 (24.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 23 (19.01%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 15 (12.40%) Hardware Engineer
7 12 (9.92%) Developer
8 9 (7.44%) FPGA Engineer
9 8 (6.61%) Design Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Audio Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Principal Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Unix Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Electronics Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Hardware Design Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Lead Software Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) REST
2 11 (9.09%) JSON
3 9 (7.44%) MFC
4 3 (2.48%) CSS
4 3 (2.48%) HTML
4 3 (2.48%) Qt
5 2 (1.65%) .NET
5 2 (1.65%) jQuery
5 2 (1.65%) Web Services
6 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.83%) D3.js
6 1 (0.83%) DirectX
6 1 (0.83%) Flash
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) Node.js
6 1 (0.83%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.83%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.36%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.40%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (12.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (9.09%) Home Automation
3 11 (9.09%) Smart Home
3 11 (9.09%) VHDL
4 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.48%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.48%) ASIC
6 3 (2.48%) CPLD
6 3 (2.48%) Verilog
7 2 (1.65%) Clustering
7 2 (1.65%) Handset
7 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.83%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.62%) Windows
2 22 (18.18%) Linux
3 11 (9.09%) Unix
4 8 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.79%) Solaris
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.31%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.83%) AIX
10 1 (0.83%) HPUX
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.98%) Software Engineering
2 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
3 12 (9.92%) ITIL
4 11 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
5 10 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.26%) OO
5 10 (8.26%) UML
6 8 (6.61%) Physics
6 8 (6.61%) Schematic Capture
6 8 (6.61%) Validation
7 7 (5.79%) FPGA Design
7 7 (5.79%) Mathematics
7 7 (5.79%) Scrum
7 7 (5.79%) SDLC
8 6 (4.96%) Network Architecture
8 6 (4.96%) Project Management
8 6 (4.96%) Software Testing
9 5 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.13%) OSINT
9 5 (4.13%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (62.81%) C
2 65 (53.72%) C++
3 36 (29.75%) Embedded C
4 21 (17.36%) Embedded C++
5 18 (14.88%) Python
6 16 (13.22%) C#
7 10 (8.26%) Perl
8 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.96%) Java
10 4 (3.31%) Assembly Language
10 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.31%) SQL
11 3 (2.48%) Fortran
11 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.48%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.65%) Lua
12 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (38.84%) Degree
2 11 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.48%) PhD
6 2 (1.65%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.65%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.65%) MCSA
7 1 (0.83%) HNC
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
7 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) SAS 70
3 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) DO-254
4 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.83%) JTAG
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.65%) iptables
3 2 (1.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (1.65%) Samba
4 1 (0.83%) Squid
4 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (2.48%) SCCM
1 3 (2.48%) SCOM
1 3 (2.48%) SCSM
2 2 (1.65%) Cacti
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.65%) Nagios
2 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) EMC
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.92%) HP
3 11 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.44%) NEC
5 8 (6.61%) Sun
6 6 (4.96%) NetApp
7 5 (4.13%) Cisco
7 5 (4.13%) Juniper
7 5 (4.13%) Xilinx
8 4 (3.31%) Altera
8 4 (3.31%) F5
8 4 (3.31%) Nortel
9 3 (2.48%) 3PAR
9 3 (2.48%) Progress
10 2 (1.65%) Dell
10 2 (1.65%) IBM
10 2 (1.65%) Oracle
10 2 (1.65%) RedGate
11 1 (0.83%) Atmel
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