Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 366 432
Rank change year-on-year +9 +66 +65
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 216 173 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 5.01% 4.06% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 185 127 207
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +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 4,311 4,261 5,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.65% 14.12% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,505 3,605 4,786
South East median annual salary £40,494 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.23% - +2.85%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,625 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +65 103 £47,500 +5.56% 20
Hampshire -4 65 £43,000 +1.18% 18
Berkshire +38 57 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Buckinghamshire +5 23 £48,750 -2.50% 8
Surrey -27 23 £42,500 +21.43% 7
Oxfordshire -3 19 £47,500 -9.52% 4
West Sussex -19 11 £41,250 +17.86% 1
East Sussex -14 9 £44,000 -9.74% 2
Kent +4 5 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 103 (47.69%) C++
2 96 (44.44%) C
3 83 (38.43%) Software Engineering
4 59 (27.31%) Linux
5 53 (24.54%) Degree
6 47 (21.76%) Electronics
7 44 (20.37%) Windows
8 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (17.59%) Python
10 35 (16.20%) C#
11 31 (14.35%) ISO 9001
11 31 (14.35%) Manufacturing
11 31 (14.35%) Validation
11 31 (14.35%) Algorithms
12 30 (13.89%) Embedded C
13 29 (13.43%) Embedded Linux
14 26 (12.04%) Computer Science
15 25 (11.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 25 (11.57%) Data Analysis
16 24 (11.11%) Mathematics
17 23 (10.65%) Wireless
17 23 (10.65%) Mentoring
18 22 (10.19%) Git (software)
18 22 (10.19%) OO
18 22 (10.19%) Subversion
19 18 (8.33%) OOD
19 18 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (8.33%) Unit Testing
20 17 (7.87%) SDLC
20 17 (7.87%) Project Management

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 (1.39%) TPMS
2 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.85%) Simulink
2 4 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.85%) G Suite
1 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.65%) Wireless
2 13 (6.02%) 3GPP
2 13 (6.02%) Bluetooth
3 12 (5.56%) ZigBee
4 9 (4.17%) Firewall
5 7 (3.24%) VPN
6 5 (2.31%) MPLS
6 5 (2.31%) WAN
7 4 (1.85%) Internet
7 4 (1.85%) LAN
7 4 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.39%) IPsec
8 3 (1.39%) Network Security
8 3 (1.39%) SMS
8 3 (1.39%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.93%) Broadband
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.93%) FWSM
9 2 (0.93%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (10.19%) Git (software)
1 22 (10.19%) Subversion
2 11 (5.09%) LabVIEW
3 9 (4.17%) GDB
4 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.46%) Bugzilla
General
1 47 (21.76%) Electronics
2 31 (14.35%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.85%) Automotive
4 4 (1.85%) Avionics
5 2 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.46%) Local Government
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 47 (21.76%) Firmware Engineer
3 42 (19.44%) Embedded Engineer
4 36 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 20 (9.26%) Electronics Engineer
6 15 (6.94%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (6.48%) Engineering Manager
7 14 (6.48%) Junior
8 13 (6.02%) Design Engineer
8 13 (6.02%) Developer
8 13 (6.02%) Senior Firmware Engineer
9 10 (4.63%) Senior Software Engineer
9 10 (4.63%) Software Developer
10 9 (4.17%) Consultant
10 9 (4.17%) Software Consultant
11 8 (3.70%) C++ Developer
12 7 (3.24%) C Software Engineer
12 7 (3.24%) C++ Software Developer
13 6 (2.78%) FPGA Engineer
13 6 (2.78%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.94%) .NET
2 10 (4.63%) Flash
3 6 (2.78%) HTML
4 4 (1.85%) Qt
4 4 (1.85%) Web Services
5 3 (1.39%) CSS
5 3 (1.39%) HTML5
5 3 (1.39%) Middleware
5 3 (1.39%) WCF
5 3 (1.39%) WPF
6 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.93%) jQuery
6 2 (0.93%) MFC
6 2 (0.93%) OpenGL
6 2 (0.93%) STL
6 2 (0.93%) WinForms
7 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.46%) CSS3
7 1 (0.46%) Node.js
7 1 (0.46%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.35%) Algorithms
2 26 (12.04%) Computer Science
3 25 (11.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 15 (6.94%) Smart Meter
5 14 (6.48%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (5.56%) ASIC
6 12 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (5.56%) Smart Energy
7 10 (4.63%) Device Driver
8 8 (3.70%) Verilog
8 8 (3.70%) VHDL
9 7 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.78%) CMDB
11 5 (2.31%) Internet of Things
11 5 (2.31%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.85%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.85%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.39%) Driving Licence
13 3 (1.39%) Machine to Machine
13 3 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.31%) Linux
2 44 (20.37%) Windows
3 29 (13.43%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (3.70%) Mac OS
5 7 (3.24%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.31%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.85%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.39%) Unix
10 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (38.43%) Software Engineering
2 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (14.35%) Validation
4 25 (11.57%) Data Analysis
5 24 (11.11%) Mathematics
6 23 (10.65%) Mentoring
7 22 (10.19%) OO
8 18 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (8.33%) OOD
8 18 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 17 (7.87%) Project Management
9 17 (7.87%) SDLC
10 16 (7.41%) UML
11 15 (6.94%) CMMI
11 15 (6.94%) Process Improvement
11 15 (6.94%) Release Management
11 15 (6.94%) Requirements Analysis
12 14 (6.48%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.48%) Open Source
12 14 (6.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 103 (47.69%) C++
2 96 (44.44%) C
3 38 (17.59%) Python
4 35 (16.20%) C#
5 30 (13.89%) Embedded C
6 13 (6.02%) Tcl
7 11 (5.09%) MATLAB
8 9 (4.17%) Delphi
8 9 (4.17%) Perl
9 6 (2.78%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.31%) R
11 4 (1.85%) SQL
12 3 (1.39%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.39%) Java
13 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.93%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.93%) VB
14 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 53 (24.54%) Degree
2 10 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.24%) CCNA
5 5 (2.31%) MCSE
6 4 (1.85%) BICSI Certification
6 4 (1.85%) CISSP
6 4 (1.85%) JNCIA
6 4 (1.85%) JNCIS
6 4 (1.85%) LPIC
6 4 (1.85%) RHCE
6 4 (1.85%) SSCP
7 3 (1.39%) CCNP
8 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.46%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.46%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.46%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.46%) MCITP
9 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.35%) ISO 9001
2 13 (6.02%) MISRA
3 11 (5.09%) QA
4 9 (4.17%) JTAG
5 2 (0.93%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.93%) SLA
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
6 1 (0.46%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.46%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.46%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) HP SIM
2 4 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.85%) SCCM
2 4 (1.85%) WSUS
3 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (6.48%) Altera
1 14 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.02%) Atmel
2 13 (6.02%) Cisco
2 13 (6.02%) EMC
3 12 (5.56%) Xilinx
4 9 (4.17%) Freescale
4 9 (4.17%) HP
5 5 (2.31%) Dell
5 5 (2.31%) Google
5 5 (2.31%) Juniper
6 4 (1.85%) Apple
6 4 (1.85%) Spiceworks
6 4 (1.85%) Symantec
7 3 (1.39%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.39%) Remedy
8 2 (0.93%) Avaya
8 2 (0.93%) NETGEAR
9 1 (0.46%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.46%) VMware