Period
to 16 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 329 302 408
Rank change year-on-year -27 +106 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 191 260 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.87% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 4.45% 6.12% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 157 226 115
South East median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.95% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 4,288 4,247 4,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.37% 14.16% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,434 3,420 3,486
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,975 £22,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +1.19%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 -46 58 £42,500 -10.53% 20
Hampshire -40 42 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Surrey +44 39 £29,000 -44.76% 4
Berkshire -18 37 £42,500 -10.53% 8
East Sussex +19 20 £60,000 +36.36% 1
Kent +31 17 £40,000 - 3
West Sussex -13 14 £36,250 -9.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 13 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Oxfordshire +26 8 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 65 (34.03%) C
2 56 (29.32%) Degree
3 53 (27.75%) Electronics
4 51 (26.70%) ITIL
5 50 (26.18%) Windows
6 46 (24.08%) C++
7 40 (20.94%) Software Engineering
8 35 (18.32%) Windows Server
9 34 (17.80%) Linux
10 33 (17.28%) Security Cleared
11 30 (15.71%) SC Cleared
12 24 (12.57%) TCP/IP
13 23 (12.04%) Microsoft
13 23 (12.04%) Project Management
14 22 (11.52%) Computer Science
15 21 (10.99%) EMC
15 21 (10.99%) Embedded Systems
16 20 (10.47%) Python
16 20 (10.47%) Finance
17 19 (9.95%) ISO 9001
17 19 (9.95%) SLA
17 19 (9.95%) Cisco
17 19 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (9.95%) Computer Science Degree
18 18 (9.42%) Retail
18 18 (9.42%) Firewall
19 17 (8.90%) Embedded C
20 16 (8.38%) Product Management
20 16 (8.38%) Hyper-V
20 16 (8.38%) DNS

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 12 (6.28%) IIS
2 6 (3.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.66%) Office 365
3 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.57%) TCP/IP
2 18 (9.42%) Firewall
3 16 (8.38%) DNS
4 15 (7.85%) VPN
5 14 (7.33%) VLAN
5 14 (7.33%) Wireless
6 13 (6.81%) DHCP
7 12 (6.28%) HTTPS
7 12 (6.28%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (5.76%) Bluetooth
8 11 (5.76%) Internet
9 8 (4.19%) WAN
9 8 (4.19%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (3.66%) MQTT
11 6 (3.14%) Modbus
11 6 (3.14%) Profibus
12 5 (2.62%) Intranet
12 5 (2.62%) LAN
13 4 (2.09%) SAN
13 4 (2.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.62%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) GitLab
3 1 (0.52%) GoCD
3 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 53 (27.75%) Electronics
2 20 (10.47%) Finance
3 18 (9.42%) Retail
4 14 (7.33%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.66%) Automotive
5 7 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.09%) Marketing
6 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Avionics
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 35 (18.32%) Embedded Engineer
2 30 (15.71%) Desktop Support
3 27 (14.14%) Support Engineer
4 26 (13.61%) Deskside Engineer
4 26 (13.61%) Deskside Support
4 26 (13.61%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 26 (13.61%) Firmware Engineer
4 26 (13.61%) Software Engineer
5 25 (13.09%) Senior Support Engineer
6 24 (12.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 24 (12.57%) IT Support
7 23 (12.04%) IT Engineer
7 23 (12.04%) IT Support Engineer
7 23 (12.04%) Senior IT Engineer
7 23 (12.04%) Senior IT Support
8 20 (10.47%) Analyst
9 19 (9.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (8.90%) Electronics Engineer
11 15 (7.85%) Support Analyst
12 13 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) Yocto
2 4 (2.09%) OpenEmbedded
3 2 (1.05%) .NET
3 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.05%) CSS
3 2 (1.05%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.05%) HTML
3 2 (1.05%) jQuery
3 2 (1.05%) WPF
4 1 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (6.28%) EPoS
3 7 (3.66%) Analogue Electronics
3 7 (3.66%) CAN bus
3 7 (3.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.62%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.62%) IVR
5 5 (2.62%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.62%) VHDL
6 4 (2.09%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.09%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.57%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.57%) Robotics
8 2 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.05%) Home Automation
8 2 (1.05%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.18%) Windows
2 35 (18.32%) Windows Server
3 34 (17.80%) Linux
4 13 (6.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.28%) CentOS
6 5 (2.62%) Unix
7 4 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (2.09%) OpenWrt
7 4 (2.09%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.57%) Android
8 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.70%) ITIL
2 40 (20.94%) Software Engineering
3 23 (12.04%) Project Management
4 22 (11.52%) Computer Science
5 16 (8.38%) PRINCE2
5 16 (8.38%) Product Management
6 13 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.81%) Change Management
6 13 (6.81%) Service Management
7 12 (6.28%) Antivirus Management
7 12 (6.28%) Data Loss Prevention
7 12 (6.28%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (6.28%) SDLC
7 12 (6.28%) Security Patching
7 12 (6.28%) Software Testing
7 12 (6.28%) Validation
8 11 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (4.71%) Scrum
10 8 (4.19%) Mathematics
11 7 (3.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 65 (34.03%) C
2 46 (24.08%) C++
3 20 (10.47%) Python
4 17 (8.90%) Embedded C
5 16 (8.38%) SQL
6 11 (5.76%) Embedded C++
7 8 (4.19%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.66%) C#
9 5 (2.62%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.05%) ANSI C
10 2 (1.05%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.05%) Java
10 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.52%) Ruby
11 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (29.32%) Degree
2 33 (17.28%) Security Cleared
3 30 (15.71%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (8.38%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 12 (6.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.09%) CCNA
7 4 (2.09%) HNC
7 4 (2.09%) HND
7 4 (2.09%) MCSA
7 4 (2.09%) MCSE
7 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.05%) CCNP
9 2 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.52%) RHCE
10 1 (0.52%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.95%) ISO 9001
1 19 (9.95%) SLA
2 12 (6.28%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.14%) Def Stans
3 6 (3.14%) DO-254
3 6 (3.14%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 16 (8.38%) Hyper-V
2 13 (6.81%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.57%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.52%) Docker
7 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (6.28%) Perfmon
1 12 (6.28%) WSUS
2 2 (1.05%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.52%) Ansible
3 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.99%) EMC
3 19 (9.95%) Cisco
4 13 (6.81%) Red Hat
5 12 (6.28%) CA
6 5 (2.62%) SAP
7 4 (2.09%) Virgin Media
7 4 (2.09%) VMware
8 3 (1.57%) Dell
9 2 (1.05%) Brocade
9 2 (1.05%) Citrix
9 2 (1.05%) Freescale
9 2 (1.05%) Hitachi
9 2 (1.05%) IBM
9 2 (1.05%) NetApp
9 2 (1.05%) Renesas
10 1 (0.52%) BT
10 1 (0.52%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.52%) Xilinx