Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Firmware Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1151 1033 1233
Rank change year-on-year -118 +200 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Firmware Engineer 32 160 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.090% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.094% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 27 169 35
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £55,500 £61,250 £56,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +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 169,313 170,798 196,495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,019 139,608 164,995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
UK excluding London -106 30 £45,000 +12.50% 8
England -106 29 £43,750 +9.38% 9
East of England -33 11 £42,500 -26.09% 2
South West -16 9 £47,500 +26.67% 1
South East -27 5 £52,500 +31.25% 1
East Midlands -3 2 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Midlands -8 2 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Scotland -31 2 £46,250 +2.78% 1
North West +4 1 £35,000 -
London 0 1 £35,000 +18.64% 3
North of England -9 1 £35,000 -12.50%

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 32 (100.00%) Firmware
2 31 (96.88%) C
3 19 (59.38%) Embedded C
4 15 (46.88%) Software Engineering
5 14 (43.75%) Electronics
5 14 (43.75%) Degree
6 12 (37.50%) C++
7 11 (34.38%) Computer Science
8 7 (21.88%) Mathematics
9 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (18.75%) Atmel
9 6 (18.75%) SDLC
9 6 (18.75%) Python
10 5 (15.63%) Embedded C++
10 5 (15.63%) Wireless
10 5 (15.63%) Physics
11 4 (12.50%) MATLAB
11 4 (12.50%) Bluetooth
12 3 (9.38%) Perl
12 3 (9.38%) Automotive
12 3 (9.38%) Multimedia
12 3 (9.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (9.38%) Deep Learning
12 3 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (6.25%) Validation
13 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (6.25%) Assembly Language
13 2 (6.25%) C#
13 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
13 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Wireless
2 4 (12.50%) Bluetooth
3 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.13%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.13%) 4G
4 1 (3.13%) GSM
4 1 (3.13%) LTE
4 1 (3.13%) MQTT
4 1 (3.13%) ZigBee
General
1 14 (43.75%) Electronics
2 3 (9.38%) Automotive
2 3 (9.38%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (9.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Energy
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) FreeRTOS
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.88%) Mathematics
3 6 (18.75%) SDLC
4 5 (15.63%) Physics
5 3 (9.38%) Deep Learning
6 2 (6.25%) Validation
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) CAD
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.13%) Data Privacy
7 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Power Management
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Scrum
7 1 (3.13%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 31 (96.88%) C
2 19 (59.38%) Embedded C
3 12 (37.50%) C++
4 6 (18.75%) Python
5 5 (15.63%) Embedded C++
6 4 (12.50%) MATLAB
7 3 (9.38%) Perl
8 2 (6.25%) Assembly Language
8 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) MISRA
System Software
1 32 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Atmel