Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 344 445
Rank change year-on-year -76 +101 +37
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 126 266 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.78% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 3.03% 5.47% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 113 195 171
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,550 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 4157 4866 5756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.27% 14.34% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3562 4149 4902
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Thames Valley -31 53 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Surrey -11 27 £45,500 -24.17% 1
Hampshire -28 27 £37,750 +0.67% 2
Berkshire +1 22 £45,000 -14.29% 6
Oxfordshire -6 16 £51,250 +28.13%
Buckinghamshire +10 14 £32,000 -34.36% 1
West Sussex -5 11 £42,500 +13.33% 1
East Sussex -6 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Kent -24 4 £22,500 -40.79%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 58 (46.03%) C
2 57 (45.24%) C++
3 45 (35.71%) Windows
4 41 (32.54%) Degree
5 40 (31.75%) Software Engineering
6 35 (27.78%) Electronics
7 31 (24.60%) Computer Science
8 27 (21.43%) Embedded C
9 24 (19.05%) Linux
10 22 (17.46%) Manufacturing
11 21 (16.67%) C#
12 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
13 17 (13.49%) Python
14 16 (12.70%) Visual Studio
15 14 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 13 (10.32%) Data Analysis
16 13 (10.32%) VHDL
16 13 (10.32%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (9.52%) Assembly Language
17 12 (9.52%) ITIL
17 12 (9.52%) Physics
18 11 (8.73%) JSON
18 11 (8.73%) ZigBee
18 11 (8.73%) .NET
19 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (7.94%) Embedded C++
19 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (7.94%) REST
19 10 (7.94%) Smart Home
19 10 (7.94%) Computer Science Degree

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 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (3.17%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.17%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.38%) Confluence
3 2 (1.59%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.79%) G Suite
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.32%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (8.73%) ZigBee
3 9 (7.14%) RS-232
3 9 (7.14%) RS-422
3 9 (7.14%) RS-485
4 5 (3.97%) NAS
4 5 (3.97%) SAN
5 4 (3.17%) MPLS
5 4 (3.17%) VPN
6 3 (2.38%) Firewall
6 3 (2.38%) ISDN
6 3 (2.38%) PBX
6 3 (2.38%) Skype
6 3 (2.38%) WAN
7 2 (1.59%) FWSM
7 2 (1.59%) LAN
7 2 (1.59%) snoop
7 2 (1.59%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.59%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.97%) OLAP
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.76%) Subversion
4 4 (3.17%) LabVIEW
4 4 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.38%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.38%) eggPlant
5 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.38%) JIRA
5 3 (2.38%) Selenium
6 2 (1.59%) GDB
General
1 35 (27.78%) Electronics
2 22 (17.46%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.17%) Finance
3 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.79%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 34 (26.98%) Software Engineer
2 30 (23.81%) Embedded Engineer
3 26 (20.63%) Firmware Engineer
4 24 (19.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) Developer
6 9 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Consultant
7 7 (5.56%) Firmware Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Junior
8 6 (4.76%) DBA
8 6 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Administrator
9 5 (3.97%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Graduate
9 5 (3.97%) Software Consultant
9 5 (3.97%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.73%) .NET
1 11 (8.73%) JSON
2 10 (7.94%) REST
3 4 (3.17%) Qt
4 2 (1.59%) Flash
4 2 (1.59%) HTML
4 2 (1.59%) MFC
4 2 (1.59%) Middleware
4 2 (1.59%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.59%) STL
4 2 (1.59%) WinForms
5 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) CSS3
5 1 (0.79%) HTML5
5 1 (0.79%) React
5 1 (0.79%) SignalR
5 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.60%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 13 (10.32%) VHDL
4 10 (7.94%) Smart Home
5 8 (6.35%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.56%) Verilog
7 6 (4.76%) Clustering
8 5 (3.97%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (3.97%) Replication
9 4 (3.17%) ASIC
10 3 (2.38%) CMDB
10 3 (2.38%) Driving Licence
10 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.59%) CUDA
11 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.59%) HP Storage
11 2 (1.59%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.71%) Windows
2 24 (19.05%) Linux
3 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.17%) Mac OS
6 4 (3.17%) Solaris
6 4 (3.17%) Unix
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.59%) AIX
8 2 (1.59%) HPUX
8 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.75%) Software Engineering
2 13 (10.32%) Data Analysis
3 12 (9.52%) ITIL
3 12 (9.52%) Physics
4 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.14%) Project Management
6 7 (5.56%) OO
6 7 (5.56%) TDD
6 7 (5.56%) Validation
7 6 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.76%) High Availability
7 6 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.76%) Scrum
7 6 (4.76%) Service Design
7 6 (4.76%) Software Testing
8 5 (3.97%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (3.97%) ETL
8 5 (3.97%) Image Processing
8 5 (3.97%) Schematic Capture
8 5 (3.97%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.03%) C
2 57 (45.24%) C++
3 27 (21.43%) Embedded C
4 21 (16.67%) C#
5 17 (13.49%) Python
6 12 (9.52%) Assembly Language
7 10 (7.94%) Embedded C++
8 9 (7.14%) SQL
9 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.97%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.97%) Perl
11 3 (2.38%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.38%) Tcl
12 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.59%) Lua
12 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.79%) Fortran
13 1 (0.79%) VB
13 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (32.54%) Degree
2 10 (7.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.56%) MCSA
4 6 (4.76%) MCDBA
5 4 (3.17%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (3.17%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.38%) MCP
6 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) CCNP
7 2 (1.59%) MCITP
7 2 (1.59%) MCTS
7 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) HND
8 1 (0.79%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.79%) MCSE
8 1 (0.79%) PhD
8 1 (0.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) QA
2 5 (3.97%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.17%) SLA
4 3 (2.38%) MISRA
5 2 (1.59%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.59%) JTAG
5 2 (1.59%) MISRA C
5 2 (1.59%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.79%) DO-254
6 1 (0.79%) GDPR
6 1 (0.79%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.38%) vSphere
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) SCOM
2 7 (5.56%) SCCM
3 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.38%) WSUS
5 2 (1.59%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.35%) EMC
3 6 (4.76%) Cisco
4 5 (3.97%) Altera
4 5 (3.97%) HP
4 5 (3.97%) RedGate
5 4 (3.17%) Atmel
5 4 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.38%) Avaya
6 3 (2.38%) Juniper
6 3 (2.38%) VMware
7 2 (1.59%) Amdocs
7 2 (1.59%) BMC
7 2 (1.59%) F5
7 2 (1.59%) NetApp
7 2 (1.59%) Nortel
7 2 (1.59%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.59%) Remedy
7 2 (1.59%) Sun
7 2 (1.59%) Xilinx