Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 337 338
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 34 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 49 12 16
South West median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +19.50% -6.47%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £46,250 £55,000 £46,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 10157 10829 11730
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.07% 97.09% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8515 9095 9791
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Engineer in the South West

Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in the South West.

Salary trend for Firmware Engineer in the South West

Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware Engineer in the South West

Firmware Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Cornwall +7 15 £37,500 +4.17%
Devon - 10 £40,000 - 1
Dorset +30 6 £43,750 +9.38%
Bristol - 2 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire +6 1 £44,000 -20.00%
Firmware Engineer
England

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, Firmware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Firmware
2 33 (97.06%) C
3 31 (91.18%) C++
4 27 (79.41%) Degree
5 26 (76.47%) Electronics
6 22 (64.71%) Software Engineering
7 20 (58.82%) Computer Science
7 20 (58.82%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (50.00%) Embedded C
9 15 (44.12%) HND
9 15 (44.12%) OO
9 15 (44.12%) Freescale
10 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
11 5 (14.71%) C#
11 5 (14.71%) Scrum
11 5 (14.71%) ZigBee
11 5 (14.71%) JSON
11 5 (14.71%) Physics
11 5 (14.71%) Embedded Software Development
11 5 (14.71%) REST
11 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (14.71%) Smart Home
11 5 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (11.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (11.76%) Bluetooth
13 3 (8.82%) JTAG
14 2 (5.88%) Device Driver
14 2 (5.88%) GitHub
14 2 (5.88%) MQTT

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (14.71%) ZigBee
3 4 (11.76%) Bluetooth
4 2 (5.88%) HTTP
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) MQTT
4 2 (5.88%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (76.47%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) JSON
1 5 (14.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (58.82%) Computer Science
1 20 (58.82%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (14.71%) Smart Home
3 4 (11.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (5.88%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.94%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 15 (44.12%) OO
3 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (14.71%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Physics
3 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Scrum
4 2 (5.88%) Device Driver Development
4 2 (5.88%) Prototyping
4 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 33 (97.06%) C
2 31 (91.18%) C++
3 17 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 5 (14.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (79.41%) Degree
2 15 (44.12%) HND
3 5 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) JTAG
System Software
1 34 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Freescale
2 2 (5.88%) EMC
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