Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 328 240 340
Rank change year-on-year -88 +100 -36
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 103 109 188
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.89% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 3.32% 5.26% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 73 85 150
10th Percentile £36,500 £36,750 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,565 £45,000 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -5.56%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £56,875
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £66,650
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% 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 3,098 2,074 4,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.88% 16.92% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 1,690 3,642
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,584 £61,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,125 £73,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +2.04%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 0 37 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Thames Valley -36 27 £48,750 -2.50% 25
West Sussex -16 13 £52,500 -4.55% 5
Berkshire -38 13 £48,750 -11.36% 10
Hampshire -110 13 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Buckinghamshire -14 8 £55,000 +15.79% 6
Oxfordshire -9 6 £37,500 -25.00% 9
Sussex - 5 £44,010 -
Kent - 5 £40,000 - 4
Middlesex - 2 £45,000 - 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 39 (37.86%) Electronics
2 34 (33.01%) Python
3 32 (31.07%) Social Skills
4 29 (28.16%) Degree
5 28 (27.18%) C
6 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
7 23 (22.33%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (21.36%) C++
9 21 (20.39%) Linux
10 20 (19.42%) Project Management
10 20 (19.42%) Android
11 19 (18.45%) Apple iOS
11 19 (18.45%) Wireless
12 18 (17.48%) Git (software)
12 18 (17.48%) AWS
12 18 (17.48%) JIRA
13 17 (16.50%) Artificial Intelligence
13 17 (16.50%) Product Management
13 17 (16.50%) REST
13 17 (16.50%) Machine Learning
13 17 (16.50%) JavaScript
13 17 (16.50%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (16.50%) Data Science
13 17 (16.50%) TensorFlow
14 16 (15.53%) Amazon S3
14 16 (15.53%) Software Engineering
15 15 (14.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 15 (14.56%) Data Analysis
15 15 (14.56%) NumPy
15 15 (14.56%) RESTful

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 3 (2.91%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.97%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.48%) AWS
2 16 (15.53%) Amazon S3
3 15 (14.56%) Amazon Cognito
3 15 (14.56%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (14.56%) npm
3 15 (14.56%) Power Platform
4 6 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.88%) Amazon Alexa
6 1 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.45%) Wireless
2 13 (12.62%) Firewall
3 12 (11.65%) DHCP
3 12 (11.65%) DNS
4 11 (10.68%) Internet
5 10 (9.71%) VPN
6 7 (6.80%) Bluetooth
6 7 (6.80%) OSPF
6 7 (6.80%) ZigBee
7 5 (4.85%) BGP
7 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.88%) 3GPP
8 4 (3.88%) Ethernet
8 4 (3.88%) Network Security
8 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.88%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.91%) IPsec
9 3 (2.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.56%) Data Lake
1 15 (14.56%) Power BI
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (17.48%) Git (software)
1 18 (17.48%) JIRA
2 15 (14.56%) Babel
2 15 (14.56%) webpack
3 3 (2.91%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.91%) GDB
3 3 (2.91%) IDA Disassembler
4 2 (1.94%) JMeter
4 2 (1.94%) NetBeans
4 2 (1.94%) Selenium
4 2 (1.94%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.97%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.97%) Postman
5 1 (0.97%) PyCharm
5 1 (0.97%) Subversion
5 1 (0.97%) TestRail
General
1 39 (37.86%) Electronics
2 32 (31.07%) Social Skills
3 15 (14.56%) Wearables
4 8 (7.77%) Automotive
4 8 (7.77%) Finance
4 8 (7.77%) Military
5 5 (4.85%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.91%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.91%) Games
7 3 (2.91%) Law
7 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.94%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 2 (1.94%) Social Housing
9 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.97%) Marketing
9 1 (0.97%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (19.42%) Developer
1 20 (19.42%) Electronics Engineer
2 15 (14.56%) JavaScript Developer
2 15 (14.56%) React Developer
3 14 (13.59%) Software Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Embedded Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Firmware Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Hardware Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Network Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Senior Hardware Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Development Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Tester
10 3 (2.91%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Consultant
10 3 (2.91%) Design Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Embedded C Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) REST
1 17 (16.50%) TensorFlow
2 15 (14.56%) D3.js
2 15 (14.56%) Keras
2 15 (14.56%) NumPy
2 15 (14.56%) Pandas
2 15 (14.56%) React
2 15 (14.56%) React Native
2 15 (14.56%) RESTful
3 4 (3.88%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.94%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.94%) JSON
4 2 (1.94%) OpenCV
4 2 (1.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (1.94%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (1.94%) WPF
4 2 (1.94%) XML
5 1 (0.97%) .NET
5 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) 3D Graphics
1 15 (14.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 15 (14.56%) User Experience
2 10 (9.71%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.71%) VHDL
3 7 (6.80%) Analogue Electronics
3 7 (6.80%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.88%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.88%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.88%) Smart Energy
4 4 (3.88%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.88%) Verilog
5 3 (2.91%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) ASIC
6 2 (1.94%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.94%) Robotics
6 2 (1.94%) State Machine
6 2 (1.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.39%) Linux
2 20 (19.42%) Android
3 19 (18.45%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.80%) Windows
5 6 (5.83%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (3.88%) Unix
7 3 (2.91%) Solaris
8 1 (0.97%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.97%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (19.42%) Project Management
3 17 (16.50%) Artificial Intelligence
3 17 (16.50%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (16.50%) Data Science
3 17 (16.50%) Machine Learning
3 17 (16.50%) Product Management
4 16 (15.53%) Software Engineering
5 15 (14.56%) Android Development
5 15 (14.56%) Data Analysis
5 15 (14.56%) Front End Development
5 15 (14.56%) iOS Development
5 15 (14.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 15 (14.56%) Translating Business Requirements
5 15 (14.56%) Web Design
6 12 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (10.68%) Creative Thinking
8 10 (9.71%) Information Security
9 9 (8.74%) CAD
9 9 (8.74%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.01%) Python
2 28 (27.18%) C
3 22 (21.36%) C++
4 17 (16.50%) JavaScript
5 15 (14.56%) SQL
6 13 (12.62%) Embedded C
7 7 (6.80%) Embedded C++
7 7 (6.80%) Java
7 7 (6.80%) MATLAB
8 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.91%) C#
10 2 (1.94%) Perl
11 1 (0.97%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.97%) Lua
11 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (28.16%) Degree
2 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
3 13 (12.62%) SC Cleared
4 11 (10.68%) DV Cleared
5 8 (7.77%) CCNP
5 8 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (7.77%) PhD
6 5 (4.85%) CCNA
7 4 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.91%) CCIE
8 3 (2.91%) CCIE Service Provider
8 3 (2.91%) CISM
8 3 (2.91%) CISSP
8 3 (2.91%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.91%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) SLA
2 7 (6.80%) QA
3 5 (4.85%) Def Stans
4 4 (3.88%) MISRA
5 3 (2.91%) GDPR
5 3 (2.91%) GRC
5 3 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.91%) NCSC
6 2 (1.94%) Accessibility
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 3 (2.91%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) ServiceNow
2 8 (7.77%) Cisco
3 7 (6.80%) Juniper
3 7 (6.80%) Palo Alto
4 5 (4.85%) Agilent
4 5 (4.85%) Blue Coat
4 5 (4.85%) CheckPoint
4 5 (4.85%) McAfee
5 4 (3.88%) Google
5 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle
6 3 (2.91%) Broadcom
6 3 (2.91%) Citrix
6 3 (2.91%) EMC
6 3 (2.91%) F5
6 3 (2.91%) Mellanox
6 3 (2.91%) Splunk
6 3 (2.91%) VMware
7 2 (1.94%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.97%) Xilinx