Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 245 264 299
Rank change year-on-year +19 +35 +125
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 49 273 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 1.08% 0.89%
As % of the System Software category 3.19% 6.42% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 39 166 205
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,563 £29,000
90th Percentile £56,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 1,534 4,250 4,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.72% 16.77% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,207 3,478 3,419
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,900 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +76 22 £40,000 -33.33% 9
Thames Valley +82 13 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Buckinghamshire +57 8 £55,000 +4.76% 4
West Sussex -4 5 £50,000 -9.09%
Surrey +80 4 £52,500 -4.55% 4
East Sussex +18 4 £28,750 -36.11% 1
Oxfordshire +42 3 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Berkshire +93 2 £52,500 -12.50% 7
Kent +38 1 £22,500 -47.06% 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 33 (67.35%) C
2 26 (53.06%) Electronics
3 24 (48.98%) Degree
4 21 (42.86%) C++
5 13 (26.53%) Linux
5 13 (26.53%) Software Engineering
6 12 (24.49%) Windows
7 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
7 11 (22.45%) Embedded C
8 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (16.33%) Wireless
10 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
10 8 (16.33%) Mathematics
10 8 (16.33%) Prototyping
11 7 (14.29%) Signal Processing
11 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 7 (14.29%) DNS
11 7 (14.29%) Bluetooth
12 6 (12.24%) MySQL
12 6 (12.24%) ASIC
12 6 (12.24%) VMware
12 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (12.24%) Embedded Software Development
13 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
13 5 (10.20%) 4G
13 5 (10.20%) Xilinx
13 5 (10.20%) Information Security
13 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
13 5 (10.20%) 2G

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 (8.16%) Confluence
1 4 (8.16%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Fusion 360
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Azure
1 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Wireless
2 7 (14.29%) Bluetooth
2 7 (14.29%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) 2G
3 5 (10.20%) 3G
3 5 (10.20%) 4G
3 5 (10.20%) DHCP
3 5 (10.20%) Ethernet
3 5 (10.20%) VPN
4 4 (8.16%) 5G
4 4 (8.16%) DMZ
4 4 (8.16%) Firewall
5 3 (6.12%) VoIP
5 3 (6.12%) WAN
5 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.08%) BGP
6 2 (4.08%) Internet
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.16%) JIRA
3 4 (8.16%) Subversion
4 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 26 (53.06%) Electronics
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.12%) Finance
5 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Embedded Engineer
2 11 (22.45%) Software Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Firmware Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Design Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Graduate
5 7 (14.29%) Junior
6 6 (12.24%) Electronics Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Graduate Electronics Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Hardware Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Junior Electronics Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Junior Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (12.24%) ASIC
3 4 (8.16%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.12%) Analogue Electronics
4 3 (6.12%) CPLD
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) ASIC Verification
6 1 (2.04%) Blog
6 1 (2.04%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.04%) GPGPU
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Robotics
6 1 (2.04%) SIMD
6 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.12%) Solaris
4 3 (6.12%) Unix
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.04%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Software Engineering
2 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
3 8 (16.33%) Mathematics
3 8 (16.33%) Prototyping
4 7 (14.29%) Signal Processing
5 6 (12.24%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (10.20%) CAD
6 5 (10.20%) Information Security
7 4 (8.16%) ITIL
7 4 (8.16%) Patch Management
7 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.16%) Ticket Management
7 4 (8.16%) Time Management
7 4 (8.16%) Validation
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) Digital Signal Processing
8 3 (6.12%) FPGA Design
8 3 (6.12%) Multithreading
8 3 (6.12%) Physics
8 3 (6.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (67.35%) C
2 21 (42.86%) C++
3 11 (22.45%) Embedded C
4 4 (8.16%) Assembly Language
4 4 (8.16%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.16%) Python
5 3 (6.12%) MATLAB
5 3 (6.12%) Tcl
6 2 (4.08%) Perl
7 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.04%) Groovy
7 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.08%) CCNA
4 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) HNC
4 2 (4.08%) HND
4 2 (4.08%) MCSA
4 2 (4.08%) MCSE
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) PhD
5 1 (2.04%) CCENT
5 1 (2.04%) CCSA
5 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 4 (8.16%) JTAG
3 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) DFS Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) VMware
3 5 (10.20%) Citrix
3 5 (10.20%) Xilinx
4 4 (8.16%) Altera
4 4 (8.16%) EMC
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco
5 3 (6.12%) Perforce
5 3 (6.12%) ServiceNow
5 3 (6.12%) Splunk
6 2 (4.08%) Cadence
6 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.08%) Dell
6 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.08%) Synopsys
7 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) Intel
7 1 (2.04%) Juniper
7 1 (2.04%) Mentor Graphics