Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 329 418 341
Rank change year-on-year +89 -77 +100
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 219 124 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.40% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 5.33% 3.00% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 168 111 190
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% 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 4,108 4,131 4,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.75% 13.30% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,358 3,537 4,140
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +72 102 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Berkshire +54 73 £45,000 - 5
Hampshire +42 56 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Surrey +41 33 £45,000 -1.10% 8
Oxfordshire +25 18 £60,000 +17.07% 2
West Sussex -7 17 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 10 £43,750 +36.72% 9
East Sussex +7 8 £41,000 -25.45% 2
Kent +22 3 £37,500 +66.67% 4
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 101 (46.12%) C
2 74 (33.79%) Electronics
3 73 (33.33%) C++
4 60 (27.40%) Windows
5 53 (24.20%) Embedded C
6 52 (23.74%) Python
6 52 (23.74%) Software Engineering
7 46 (21.00%) Degree
8 41 (18.72%) C#
8 41 (18.72%) Embedded Systems
9 36 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (14.16%) Microsoft
11 30 (13.70%) Mathematics
12 29 (13.24%) Linux
13 26 (11.87%) Physics
13 26 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (11.42%) OO
14 25 (11.42%) JavaScript
14 25 (11.42%) Manufacturing
15 23 (10.50%) Project Management
15 23 (10.50%) SQL Server
16 22 (10.05%) ITIL
17 21 (9.59%) .NET
18 20 (9.13%) Bluetooth
18 20 (9.13%) Security Cleared
19 18 (8.22%) LAN
19 18 (8.22%) DNS
19 18 (8.22%) Active Directory
19 18 (8.22%) Validation
20 17 (7.76%) OOD

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 (2.74%) IIS
2 4 (1.83%) Apache
3 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.91%) Confluence
5 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) Simulink
3 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.13%) Bluetooth
2 18 (8.22%) DNS
2 18 (8.22%) LAN
3 15 (6.85%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (5.94%) RFID
5 12 (5.48%) Ethernet
6 11 (5.02%) Firewall
6 11 (5.02%) RS-232
7 10 (4.57%) Internet
7 10 (4.57%) WAN
7 10 (4.57%) Wireless
8 9 (4.11%) DHCP
9 7 (3.20%) BIG-IP
9 7 (3.20%) HTTP
10 5 (2.28%) Broadband
10 5 (2.28%) MQTT
10 5 (2.28%) RS-485
10 5 (2.28%) ZigBee
11 4 (1.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (7.31%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.11%) JIRA
2 9 (4.11%) TeamCity
3 8 (3.65%) Subversion
4 6 (2.74%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.28%) Bugzilla
5 5 (2.28%) HP UFT
5 5 (2.28%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.28%) Selenium
6 4 (1.83%) CANoe
6 4 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.83%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.91%) GDB
7 2 (0.91%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.91%) Xcode
General
1 74 (33.79%) Electronics
2 25 (11.42%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.11%) Marketing
4 8 (3.65%) Retail
5 6 (2.74%) Automotive
6 5 (2.28%) Finance
7 4 (1.83%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.37%) Law
8 3 (1.37%) Military
9 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (26.03%) Firmware Engineer
2 37 (16.89%) Software Engineer
3 33 (15.07%) Embedded Engineer
4 25 (11.42%) Electronics Engineer
5 19 (8.68%) Test Engineer
6 17 (7.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 16 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.85%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 13 (5.94%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 12 (5.48%) Junior
10 12 (5.48%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) Design Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) Development Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) Hardware Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) Administrator
12 8 (3.65%) C# Software Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) Embedded C Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.59%) .NET
2 16 (7.31%) .NET Framework
2 16 (7.31%) ASP.NET
2 16 (7.31%) WPF
3 15 (6.85%) HTML
4 14 (6.39%) HTML5
5 10 (4.57%) AngularJS
6 9 (4.11%) Entity Framework
7 8 (3.65%) Backbone.js
8 7 (3.20%) Node.js
8 7 (3.20%) Qt
8 7 (3.20%) REST
9 6 (2.74%) WCF
10 5 (2.28%) CSS
10 5 (2.28%) OpenGL
11 2 (0.91%) Flash
11 2 (0.91%) WinForms
12 1 (0.46%) CSS3
12 1 (0.46%) jQuery
12 1 (0.46%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.72%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (6.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (5.02%) CAN bus
4 10 (4.57%) CMDB
5 9 (4.11%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.20%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.20%) Verilog
7 6 (2.74%) Robotics
7 6 (2.74%) VHDL
8 5 (2.28%) SCADA
9 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.83%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.37%) Handset
11 2 (0.91%) ASIC
11 2 (0.91%) Optoelectronics
12 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.40%) Windows
2 29 (13.24%) Linux
3 16 (7.31%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.02%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (5.02%) Windows 10
5 10 (4.57%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.11%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.11%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.91%) Android
8 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.46%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.74%) Software Engineering
2 36 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.70%) Mathematics
4 26 (11.87%) Physics
4 26 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (11.42%) OO
6 23 (10.50%) Project Management
7 22 (10.05%) ITIL
8 18 (8.22%) Validation
9 17 (7.76%) Computer Science
9 17 (7.76%) OOD
9 17 (7.76%) Schematic Capture
9 17 (7.76%) Test Automation
10 16 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (6.85%) Customer Requirements
11 15 (6.85%) E-Commerce
12 14 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (6.39%) Unit Testing
13 13 (5.94%) OOP
13 13 (5.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 101 (46.12%) C
2 73 (33.33%) C++
3 53 (24.20%) Embedded C
4 52 (23.74%) Python
5 41 (18.72%) C#
6 25 (11.42%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.02%) Assembly Language
8 10 (4.57%) Embedded C++
9 7 (3.20%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.74%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.28%) Tcl
12 4 (1.83%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.83%) Ruby
12 4 (1.83%) SQL
13 3 (1.37%) ANSI C
14 2 (0.91%) Fortran
14 2 (0.91%) Perl
14 2 (0.91%) XAML
15 1 (0.46%) Groovy
15 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (21.00%) Degree
2 20 (9.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.20%) HNC
4 7 (3.20%) HND
4 7 (3.20%) MCSE
4 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.37%) CREST Certified
7 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.37%) GIAC
7 3 (1.37%) MCSA
8 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.91%) PhD
8 2 (0.91%) VCP6
9 1 (0.46%) BICSI Certification
9 1 (0.46%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.46%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.46%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (1.83%) QA
4 3 (1.37%) JTAG
4 3 (1.37%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.20%) Docker
4 4 (1.83%) GPFS
4 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.83%) VMware Server
4 4 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.37%) vSphere
5 3 (1.37%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (5.48%) WSUS
2 9 (4.11%) SCCM
3 7 (3.20%) AirWatch
3 7 (3.20%) Ansible
3 7 (3.20%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.83%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.37%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.37%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.48%) VMware
3 11 (5.02%) EMC
4 7 (3.20%) F5
5 5 (2.28%) BMC
5 5 (2.28%) Dell
5 5 (2.28%) Remedy
6 4 (1.83%) Citrix
6 4 (1.83%) Freescale
6 4 (1.83%) HP
7 3 (1.37%) CA
7 3 (1.37%) Cadence
7 3 (1.37%) Huawei
7 3 (1.37%) IBM
7 3 (1.37%) Renesas
7 3 (1.37%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.91%) Assembla
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco
9 1 (0.46%) Juniper
9 1 (0.46%) Red Hat