Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 429 398
Rank change year-on-year +128 -31 +73
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 273 129 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 0.44% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 6.35% 3.14% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 236 112 205
South East median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,375 £31,250 £27,350
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 4,298 4,102 5,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.20% 13.96% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,461 3,487 4,563
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.38% +5.00%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +76 136 £47,500 +5.56% 20
Berkshire +47 87 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Hampshire +37 80 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Buckinghamshire +19 25 £47,500 - 9
Surrey -3 23 £51,250 +46.43% 9
Oxfordshire +9 22 £47,500 -11.63% 7
East Sussex -8 14 £43,500 -13.00% 1
West Sussex +4 12 £41,250 +17.86% 5
Kent -2 8 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 127 (46.52%) C
2 121 (44.32%) C++
3 95 (34.80%) Software Engineering
4 93 (34.07%) Electronics
5 76 (27.84%) Degree
6 65 (23.81%) Linux
7 55 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (16.48%) C#
9 44 (16.12%) Windows
10 43 (15.75%) Python
11 40 (14.65%) Embedded C
12 38 (13.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 37 (13.55%) Validation
13 37 (13.55%) Wireless
14 36 (13.19%) ISO 9001
15 35 (12.82%) Mentoring
16 34 (12.45%) Embedded Linux
17 33 (12.09%) Project Management
17 33 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
18 31 (11.36%) Mathematics
18 31 (11.36%) Computer Science
19 30 (10.99%) OO
19 30 (10.99%) Algorithms
20 28 (10.26%) Altera
20 28 (10.26%) .NET
21 26 (9.52%) Xilinx
22 24 (8.79%) UML
23 23 (8.42%) Bluetooth
23 23 (8.42%) Unit Testing
23 23 (8.42%) Embedded Systems

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 6 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.83%) IIS
3 3 (1.10%) TPMS
4 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.56%) Simulink
2 5 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.47%) G Suite
3 4 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.55%) Wireless
2 23 (8.42%) Bluetooth
3 17 (6.23%) ZigBee
4 14 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (4.76%) 3GPP
6 12 (4.40%) GSM
7 11 (4.03%) Ethernet
8 10 (3.66%) RS-232
8 10 (3.66%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.30%) DHCP
9 9 (3.30%) DNS
10 8 (2.93%) Firewall
11 7 (2.56%) WAN
12 6 (2.20%) LAN
13 5 (1.83%) 3G
13 5 (1.83%) GPRS
13 5 (1.83%) Internet
13 5 (1.83%) Network Security
13 5 (1.83%) RS-485
13 5 (1.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) Big Data
2 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 21 (7.69%) Subversion
2 16 (5.86%) LabVIEW
3 11 (4.03%) GDB
4 8 (2.93%) JIRA
5 7 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.47%) Xcode
7 2 (0.73%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.37%) Selenium
8 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 93 (34.07%) Electronics
2 14 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.03%) Automotive
4 6 (2.20%) Marketing
4 6 (2.20%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.47%) Avionics
6 3 (1.10%) Retail
6 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.73%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Finance
8 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (27.47%) Software Engineer
2 61 (22.34%) Firmware Engineer
3 44 (16.12%) Embedded Engineer
4 41 (15.02%) Electronics Engineer
5 38 (13.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 25 (9.16%) Design Engineer
7 21 (7.69%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 19 (6.96%) Senior Software Engineer
9 17 (6.23%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 14 (5.13%) C++ Software Engineer
10 14 (5.13%) Engineering Manager
10 14 (5.13%) Test Engineer
11 12 (4.40%) Developer
11 12 (4.40%) Hardware Engineer
12 11 (4.03%) Analyst
12 11 (4.03%) Junior
13 10 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.30%) C# Software Engineer
15 8 (2.93%) C Software Engineer
15 8 (2.93%) C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.26%) .NET
2 12 (4.40%) Flash
3 8 (2.93%) WPF
4 7 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.56%) HTML
5 5 (1.83%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.83%) Web Services
6 4 (1.47%) HTML5
6 4 (1.47%) POSIX
6 4 (1.47%) WCF
6 4 (1.47%) WinForms
7 3 (1.10%) CSS
8 2 (0.73%) jQuery
8 2 (0.73%) Node.js
8 2 (0.73%) OpenGL
8 2 (0.73%) Qt
9 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.37%) CSS3
9 1 (0.37%) REST
9 1 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 31 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 30 (10.99%) Algorithms
4 23 (8.42%) Embedded Systems
5 15 (5.49%) Smart Meter
6 14 (5.13%) Device Driver
7 12 (4.40%) ASIC
7 12 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (4.40%) Smart Energy
8 8 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.93%) Robotics
9 7 (2.56%) CMDB
10 6 (2.20%) Internet of Things
10 6 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.83%) CAN bus
11 5 (1.83%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.47%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.47%) Verilog
12 4 (1.47%) VHDL
12 4 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (23.81%) Linux
2 44 (16.12%) Windows
3 34 (12.45%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.20%) Mac OS
6 6 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.83%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.47%) Android
8 4 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.47%) Unix
8 4 (1.47%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (34.80%) Software Engineering
2 55 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (13.55%) Validation
4 35 (12.82%) Mentoring
5 33 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (12.09%) Project Management
6 31 (11.36%) Mathematics
7 30 (10.99%) OO
8 24 (8.79%) UML
9 23 (8.42%) Unit Testing
10 22 (8.06%) OOD
10 22 (8.06%) SDLC
11 21 (7.69%) CMMI
11 21 (7.69%) Release Management
11 21 (7.69%) Test Automation
12 20 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (7.33%) Process Improvement
12 20 (7.33%) Requirements Analysis
13 16 (5.86%) ITIL
13 16 (5.86%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 127 (46.52%) C
2 121 (44.32%) C++
3 45 (16.48%) C#
4 43 (15.75%) Python
5 40 (14.65%) Embedded C
6 16 (5.86%) MATLAB
7 11 (4.03%) Delphi
7 11 (4.03%) Perl
8 9 (3.30%) Tcl
9 8 (2.93%) Assembly Language
10 6 (2.20%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.83%) Java
11 5 (1.83%) R
12 4 (1.47%) XAML
13 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.73%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.73%) VB
15 1 (0.37%) PHP
15 1 (0.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (27.84%) Degree
2 12 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.30%) MCSE
4 6 (2.20%) CCNA
4 6 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.83%) HND
5 5 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.47%) BICSI Certification
6 4 (1.47%) CISSP
6 4 (1.47%) JNCIA
6 4 (1.47%) JNCIS
6 4 (1.47%) LPIC
6 4 (1.47%) RHCE
6 4 (1.47%) SSCP
7 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.37%) CCNP
8 1 (0.37%) HNC
8 1 (0.37%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.19%) ISO 9001
2 13 (4.76%) MISRA
2 13 (4.76%) QA
3 11 (4.03%) JTAG
4 3 (1.10%) SLA
5 2 (0.73%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.10%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.83%) Backup Exec
1 5 (1.83%) HP SIM
2 4 (1.47%) SCCM
2 4 (1.47%) WSUS
3 2 (0.73%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (10.26%) Altera
2 26 (9.52%) Xilinx
3 16 (5.86%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.13%) EMC
5 11 (4.03%) Freescale
6 10 (3.66%) Cisco
7 9 (3.30%) Atmel
7 9 (3.30%) HP
8 6 (2.20%) VMware
9 5 (1.83%) Cadence
9 5 (1.83%) Dell
10 4 (1.47%) Apple
10 4 (1.47%) Assembla
10 4 (1.47%) Google
10 4 (1.47%) Juniper
10 4 (1.47%) Spiceworks
10 4 (1.47%) Symantec
11 3 (1.10%) Citrix
11 3 (1.10%) Remedy
12 2 (0.73%) Intel