The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 240 243
Rank change year-on-year +23 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 23 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 11
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.89%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 5019 5581 5990
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.22% 96.81% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4167 4656 4924
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon - 10 £36,250 - 1
Dorset +23 6 £43,750 +9.37%
Cornwall -1 5 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Gloucestershire +5 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Bristol - 1 £37,500 -
Firmware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 31 (100.00%) Firmware
2 25 (80.65%) C
3 24 (77.42%) C++
4 23 (74.19%) Degree
5 21 (67.74%) Electronics
6 20 (64.52%) Embedded Systems
7 18 (58.06%) Software Engineering
8 17 (54.84%) Physics
9 15 (48.39%) C#
9 15 (48.39%) Regression Testing
10 13 (41.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (38.71%) JTAG
11 12 (38.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
13 7 (22.58%) Embedded C
14 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
15 5 (16.13%) Freescale
15 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Development
15 5 (16.13%) HND
15 5 (16.13%) OO
16 3 (9.68%) Xilinx
16 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
16 3 (9.68%) Infor M3
17 2 (6.45%) GitHub
17 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
17 2 (6.45%) Altera
17 2 (6.45%) Device Driver Development
17 2 (6.45%) Perl
17 2 (6.45%) EMC
17 2 (6.45%) Tcl

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 3 (9.68%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) MQTT
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (67.74%) Electronics
2 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 20 (64.52%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (38.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Device Driver
4 2 (6.45%) VHDL
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Software Engineering
2 17 (54.84%) Physics
3 15 (48.39%) Regression Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) OO
6 2 (6.45%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.23%) Electronic Design Automation
7 1 (3.23%) FPGA Design
7 1 (3.23%) Line Management
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Prototyping
7 1 (3.23%) Regression Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) C
2 24 (77.42%) C++
3 15 (48.39%) C#
4 7 (22.58%) Embedded C
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Tcl
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) JTAG
System Software
1 31 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Freescale
2 3 (9.68%) Xilinx
3 2 (6.45%) Altera
3 2 (6.45%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Actel
4 1 (3.23%) Mentor Graphics
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