Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 336 321
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 10 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.099% 0.095% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.098% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 22
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.51% +15.63%
10th Percentile £34,875 £36,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £51,875 £46,025 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.61% +3.75%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,770 10,162 11,099
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.10% 96.70% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8,078 8,558 9,407
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,838 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
Devon +14 3 £48,750 +30.00%
Dorset - 3 £50,000 - 2
Gloucestershire +32 2 £48,750 +21.88%
Cornwall - 2 £40,000 - 2
Firmware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 10 (100.00%) Firmware
2 9 (90.00%) C
3 8 (80.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (60.00%) Electronics
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (40.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) HND
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (20.00%) Xilinx
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (20.00%) Freescale
7 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (10.00%) Smart Home
7 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
7 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
7 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (10.00%) Altera
7 1 (10.00%) REST
7 1 (10.00%) JSON
7 1 (10.00%) Robotics
7 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Subversion

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (60.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Robotics
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Home
3 1 (10.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) OO
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C
2 8 (80.00%) Embedded C
3 4 (40.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Freescale
1 2 (20.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (10.00%) Altera