Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Embedded Firmware Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1074 1115 1144
Rank change year-on-year +41 +29 +74
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Firmware Engineer 27 72 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.042% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.044% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 26 64 48
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £35,688 £34,125 £34,275
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,250 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +31.25% -

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 144,593 165,356 169,885
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,609 134,433 141,414
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Embedded Firmware Engineer in the UK

Embedded Firmware Engineer
Top 8 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 21 January 2019. 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 +37 25 £47,500 -9.52% 17
UK excluding London +9 20 £47,500 -9.52% 15
South East +26 13 £47,500 +11.76% 1
London +59 7 £75,000 +76.47% 3
North of England +41 4 £39,500 +8.97% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £39,500 -
Scotland - 2 £50,000 - 1
East of England -19 1 £45,000 -21.74% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Embedded 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 featuring Embedded Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Firmware
2 22 (81.48%) C
3 17 (62.96%) Embedded C
4 15 (55.56%) C++
5 10 (37.04%) Bluetooth
5 10 (37.04%) Electronics
5 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
6 8 (29.63%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (25.93%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (25.93%) C#
8 6 (22.22%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
9 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
9 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
9 5 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (18.52%) Internet of Things
9 5 (18.52%) Internet
9 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
9 5 (18.52%) HTTP
9 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.81%) 3G
10 4 (14.81%) Bugzilla
10 4 (14.81%) ISEB
10 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
10 4 (14.81%) DevOps
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (11.11%) Mechatronics
11 3 (11.11%) Change Control
11 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Bluetooth
2 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
2 5 (18.52%) HTTP
2 5 (18.52%) Internet
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.81%) 3G
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Bugzilla
General
1 10 (37.04%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (25.93%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (18.52%) Internet of Things
3 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (3.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Change Control
4 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (11.11%) Mechatronics
4 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) Prototyping
6 1 (3.70%) Kanban
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) Physics
6 1 (3.70%) Schematic Capture
6 1 (3.70%) Signal Processing
6 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) C
2 17 (62.96%) Embedded C
3 15 (55.56%) C++
4 7 (25.93%) C#
5 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
6 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (14.81%) ISEB
System Software
1 27 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Xilinx