Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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

Firmware Engineer
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 340 395
Rank change year-on-year +23 +55 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 29 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.26% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.12% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 5
Thames Valley median annual salary £52,500 £43,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £36,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,375 £53,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 10,869 11,698 14,205
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.32% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8,973 9,527 11,380
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Engineer in the Thames Valley

Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for Firmware Engineer in the Thames Valley

Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware Engineer in the Thames Valley

Firmware Engineer
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
Berkshire +15 21 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Oxfordshire +14 5 £52,500 -8.70% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 3 £49,250 - 1
Firmware Engineer
South East

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Firmware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Thames Valley region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Firmware
2 28 (96.55%) C
3 20 (68.97%) Embedded Systems
4 19 (65.52%) Python
5 18 (62.07%) Electronics
6 15 (51.72%) Bluetooth
7 13 (44.83%) Embedded C
7 13 (44.83%) RFID
8 12 (41.38%) C++
8 12 (41.38%) Degree
9 7 (24.14%) Mathematics
9 7 (24.14%) Physics
10 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (17.24%) Embedded C++
11 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
12 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
13 3 (10.34%) Deep Learning
13 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
13 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
13 3 (10.34%) Multimedia
13 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
13 3 (10.34%) MATLAB
13 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (10.34%) Wireless
13 3 (10.34%) Automotive
14 2 (6.90%) VHDL
14 2 (6.90%) Internet
14 2 (6.90%) Assembly Language
14 2 (6.90%) ASIC
14 2 (6.90%) Benchmarking

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 15 (51.72%) Bluetooth
2 13 (44.83%) RFID
3 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.34%) Wireless
4 2 (6.90%) Internet
4 2 (6.90%) ZigBee
5 1 (3.45%) 802.15
5 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) RS-485
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) GDB
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (62.07%) Electronics
2 3 (10.34%) Automotive
2 3 (10.34%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Flash
2 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (68.97%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.90%) ASIC
2 2 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.90%) Internet of Things
2 2 (6.90%) VHDL
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (3.45%) Smart Home
3 1 (3.45%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Mathematics
1 7 (24.14%) Physics
2 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
5 3 (10.34%) Deep Learning
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Benchmarking
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 1 (3.45%) CAD
7 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Signal Processing
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Image Processing
7 1 (3.45%) Signal Processing
7 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) C
2 19 (65.52%) Python
3 13 (44.83%) Embedded C
4 12 (41.38%) C++
5 5 (17.24%) Embedded C++
6 3 (10.34%) MATLAB
7 2 (6.90%) Assembly Language
7 2 (6.90%) Perl
8 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.45%) C#
8 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) JTAG
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 29 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Xilinx