Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Firmware Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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

Embedded Firmware Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1102 1140 1188
Rank change year-on-year +38 +48 +106
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Firmware Engineer 74 51 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.029% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.030% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 66 48 63
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,375 £34,275 £31,400
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.25% - +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Embedded Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Firmware Engineer in the UK

Embedded Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Embedded Firmware Engineer in the UK

Embedded Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Firmware Engineer over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Embedded Firmware Engineer in the UK

Embedded Firmware Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +36 70 £52,500 +31.25% 12
UK excluding London +29 68 £52,500 +31.25% 9
East of England +42 44 £57,500 +21.05% 1
South East +7 7 £43,750 -2.78% 1
South West +7 6 £40,000 -5.88% 1
London +18 5 £42,500 -22.73% 4
North West -1 4 £36,250 -14.71% 2
North of England -15 4 £36,250 -9.38% 2
West Midlands - 4 £30,000 - 1
Midlands - 4 £30,000 - 3
Wales - 3 £50,000 -

Embedded Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Embedded 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 featuring Embedded Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) Firmware
2 67 (90.54%) C
3 49 (66.22%) C++
4 36 (48.65%) Electronics
5 33 (44.59%) Software Engineering
6 31 (41.89%) Mentoring
7 29 (39.19%) Robotics
8 27 (36.49%) Degree
9 24 (32.43%) Digital Signal Processing
9 24 (32.43%) Signal Processing
10 18 (24.32%) Embedded C
11 16 (21.62%) Computer Science
11 16 (21.62%) Python
12 15 (20.27%) Perl
12 15 (20.27%) Wireless
13 13 (17.57%) Mathematics
14 11 (14.86%) Ethernet
15 10 (13.51%) Embedded Systems
16 8 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (8.11%) WLAN
17 6 (8.11%) Embedded C++
17 6 (8.11%) Coaching
17 6 (8.11%) Algorithms
18 5 (6.76%) RS-232
18 5 (6.76%) Low Latency
18 5 (6.76%) Robot Operating System
18 5 (6.76%) Progress
18 5 (6.76%) Windows
18 5 (6.76%) MATLAB
18 5 (6.76%) Simulink

Embedded Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) Wireless
2 11 (14.86%) Ethernet
3 8 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (8.11%) WLAN
5 5 (6.76%) RS-232
6 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.70%) SMTP
7 2 (2.70%) SSH
8 1 (1.35%) Bluetooth
8 1 (1.35%) MQTT
8 1 (1.35%) SNMP
8 1 (1.35%) Telnet
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 36 (48.65%) Electronics
2 3 (4.05%) Automotive
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.19%) Robotics
2 16 (21.62%) Computer Science
3 10 (13.51%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (8.11%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) CAN bus
6 2 (2.70%) CPLD
6 2 (2.70%) VHDL
7 1 (1.35%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Robot Operating System
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Software Engineering
2 31 (41.89%) Mentoring
3 24 (32.43%) Digital Signal Processing
3 24 (32.43%) Signal Processing
4 13 (17.57%) Mathematics
5 6 (8.11%) Coaching
6 5 (6.76%) Low Latency
7 4 (5.41%) Data Acquisition
7 4 (5.41%) SDLC
7 4 (5.41%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.70%) CAD
8 2 (2.70%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (2.70%) OO
8 2 (2.70%) Presales
9 1 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.35%) Physics
9 1 (1.35%) Regression Testing
9 1 (1.35%) Scrum
9 1 (1.35%) TDD
9 1 (1.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (90.54%) C
2 49 (66.22%) C++
3 18 (24.32%) Embedded C
4 16 (21.62%) Python
5 15 (20.27%) Perl
6 6 (8.11%) Embedded C++
7 5 (6.76%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.70%) C#
9 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) HND
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.70%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) DO-254
1 1 (1.35%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 74 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (6.76%) Progress
2 4 (5.41%) Atmel
2 4 (5.41%) Perforce
3 2 (2.70%) Capita
3 2 (2.70%) EMC
3 2 (2.70%) Freescale