Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 354 365
Rank change year-on-year +135 +11 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 264 166 198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.23% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 7.77% 4.02% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 209 145 165
Median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,700 £26,400 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £58,250
England median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -5.26% +11.76%

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 3,397 4,131 4,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.88% 15.57% 13.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,741 3,346 3,506
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +10.59%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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
Hampshire +74 88 £52,500 +10.53% 21
Thames Valley +70 76 £52,500 +23.53% 21
West Sussex +63 51 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Berkshire +31 33 £60,000 +41.18% 2
Buckinghamshire +44 32 £52,500 +5.00% 13
East Sussex +28 28 £27,500 -54.17% 1
Surrey +25 18 £53,750 +79.17% 6
Oxfordshire +16 11 £35,500 -29.00% 6
Kent +6 2 £41,250 +0.61% 1
Sussex - 1 £62,500 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 159 (60.23%) C
2 152 (57.58%) C++
3 121 (45.83%) Software Engineering
4 96 (36.36%) Degree
5 91 (34.47%) Electronics
6 76 (28.79%) Wireless
7 71 (26.89%) Python
8 64 (24.24%) Embedded Systems
9 62 (23.48%) Embedded C
10 50 (18.94%) Windows
11 49 (18.56%) Algorithms
12 47 (17.80%) Bluetooth
12 47 (17.80%) Self-Motivation
13 43 (16.29%) Secure Coding
14 40 (15.15%) Linux
15 39 (14.77%) Microsoft
15 39 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (10.23%) C#
17 26 (9.85%) HTML
17 26 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (9.85%) Qt
18 24 (9.09%) Azure
18 24 (9.09%) Robotics
18 24 (9.09%) Telecoms
18 24 (9.09%) HTML5
19 23 (8.71%) Project Management
19 23 (8.71%) Active Directory
19 23 (8.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 22 (8.33%) Mathematics
20 22 (8.33%) Smart Meter

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 (1.14%) Confluence
2 2 (0.76%) IIS
2 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.09%) Azure
2 8 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.65%) AWS
4 6 (2.27%) GCP
5 3 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (28.79%) Wireless
2 47 (17.80%) Bluetooth
3 21 (7.95%) DNS
4 18 (6.82%) DHCP
4 18 (6.82%) ZigBee
5 15 (5.68%) 3GPP
6 13 (4.92%) Internet
7 11 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 11 (4.17%) Firewall
8 10 (3.79%) VPN
9 9 (3.41%) 5G
10 8 (3.03%) 4G
10 8 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (3.03%) iSCSI
10 8 (3.03%) NAS
10 8 (3.03%) SAN
10 8 (3.03%) TCP/IP
11 7 (2.65%) LTE
12 5 (1.89%) LAN
12 5 (1.89%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (3.03%) SQL Server 2017
2 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.76%) MySQL
3 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.58%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.92%) JIRA
4 9 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.41%) Subversion
5 7 (2.65%) Bugzilla
6 5 (1.89%) CMake
7 4 (1.52%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.52%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 91 (34.47%) Electronics
2 24 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.06%) Automotive
4 15 (5.68%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.55%) Finance
6 9 (3.41%) Games
7 4 (1.52%) Advertising
8 3 (1.14%) Banking
8 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 96 (36.36%) Firmware Engineer
2 86 (32.58%) Software Engineer
3 82 (31.06%) Embedded Engineer
4 48 (18.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 33 (12.50%) Design Engineer
6 32 (12.12%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 30 (11.36%) Senior Software Engineer
8 25 (9.47%) Electronics Engineer
9 20 (7.58%) Junior
10 18 (6.82%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 16 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
11 16 (6.06%) Electronics Design Engineer
11 16 (6.06%) IT Engineer
12 14 (5.30%) Hardware Engineer
13 13 (4.92%) Senior Firmware Engineer
14 12 (4.55%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 12 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
14 12 (4.55%) Support Engineer
14 12 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
15 10 (3.79%) Junior Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.85%) HTML
1 26 (9.85%) Qt
2 24 (9.09%) HTML5
3 21 (7.95%) JSON
4 3 (1.14%) .NET
4 3 (1.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (1.14%) LDAP
5 2 (0.76%) Middleware
5 2 (0.76%) WinForms
5 2 (0.76%) XML
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.38%) OpenCV
6 1 (0.38%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (24.24%) Embedded Systems
2 49 (18.56%) Algorithms
3 47 (17.80%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (9.09%) Robotics
5 23 (8.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 22 (8.33%) Smart Meter
7 18 (6.82%) Data Centre
8 16 (6.06%) Clustering
9 15 (5.68%) CAN bus
10 10 (3.79%) Smart Energy
10 10 (3.79%) User Experience
11 9 (3.41%) Internet of Things
12 8 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (3.03%) Private Cloud
13 7 (2.65%) VHDL
14 5 (1.89%) Social Network
15 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
16 3 (1.14%) Acoustics
16 3 (1.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.94%) Windows
2 40 (15.15%) Linux
3 18 (6.82%) FreeRTOS
4 12 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
4 12 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.41%) Android
5 9 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.65%) Solaris
6 7 (2.65%) Unix
7 3 (1.14%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.76%) CentOS
8 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (45.83%) Software Engineering
2 43 (16.29%) Secure Coding
3 39 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (8.71%) Project Management
6 22 (8.33%) Mathematics
7 21 (7.95%) Software Testing
7 21 (7.95%) Validation
8 19 (7.20%) Control Theory
8 19 (7.20%) OOD
9 18 (6.82%) ITIL
10 17 (6.44%) Configuration Management
10 17 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (6.44%) Project Planning
11 16 (6.06%) Collaborative Working
11 16 (6.06%) Information Security
11 16 (6.06%) Physics
12 13 (4.92%) CAD
13 12 (4.55%) OO
13 12 (4.55%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (60.23%) C
2 152 (57.58%) C++
3 71 (26.89%) Python
4 62 (23.48%) Embedded C
5 27 (10.23%) C#
6 21 (7.95%) Embedded C++
7 20 (7.58%) JavaScript
8 19 (7.20%) ANSI C
8 19 (7.20%) SQL
9 17 (6.44%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.92%) Java
11 12 (4.55%) PHP
12 9 (3.41%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.65%) Assembly Language
14 3 (1.14%) Groovy
14 3 (1.14%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.38%) Perl
15 1 (0.38%) Tcl
15 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (36.36%) Degree
2 12 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.79%) CCNA
5 8 (3.03%) MCP
6 6 (2.27%) CCNP
6 6 (2.27%) DBS Check
6 6 (2.27%) HNC
6 6 (2.27%) PhD
7 3 (1.14%) BICSI Certification
7 3 (1.14%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.14%) JNCIS
7 3 (1.14%) LPIC
7 3 (1.14%) MCSE
7 3 (1.14%) RHCE
8 2 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.44%) SLA
2 10 (3.79%) MISRA
3 4 (1.52%) IEC 62304
4 3 (1.14%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.14%) ISO 13485
4 3 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (8.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.14%) NFS
5 1 (0.38%) Docker
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.79%) WSUS
2 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (3.03%) SCCM
3 4 (1.52%) Ansible
4 2 (0.76%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.20%) Freescale
2 19 (7.20%) Renesas
3 16 (6.06%) Cisco
4 13 (4.92%) ServiceNow
5 9 (3.41%) EMC
6 8 (3.03%) Arista
6 8 (3.03%) Brocade
6 8 (3.03%) Emulex
7 7 (2.65%) Xilinx
8 6 (2.27%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.27%) Google
8 6 (2.27%) VMware
9 5 (1.89%) Dell
9 5 (1.89%) HP
10 4 (1.52%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.52%) McAfee
10 4 (1.52%) Oracle
10 4 (1.52%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.52%) Perforce