Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Firmware Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1136 1074 1217
Rank change year-on-year -62 +143 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Firmware Engineer 23 115 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.066% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.068% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 22 123 29
UK median annual salary £48,750 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36,375 £27,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £74,625 £61,250 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +20.00%

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 157,752 168,024 185,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,078 134,582 155,346
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Embedded Firmware Engineer in the UK

Embedded Firmware Engineer
Top 9 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 17 October 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 -34 20 £50,000 +17.65% 10
UK excluding London -75 17 £47,500 +11.76% 9
South East -8 10 £48,750 +14.71% 5
London - 5 £75,000 - 1
South West +4 3 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Scotland +2 2 £46,250 +2.78%
Midlands +9 1 £42,500 +41.67% 2
East Midlands -3 1 £42,500 - 1
East of England -12 1 £50,000 -13.04% 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 23 (100.00%) Firmware
2 22 (95.65%) C
3 16 (69.57%) Embedded C
4 11 (47.83%) C++
5 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
6 9 (39.13%) Electronics
7 6 (26.09%) Bluetooth
7 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 5 (21.74%) C#
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 4 (17.39%) Internet of Things
9 4 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
9 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
9 4 (17.39%) HTTP
9 4 (17.39%) Embedded C++
9 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
9 4 (17.39%) Internet
10 3 (13.04%) Multimedia
10 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
10 3 (13.04%) Automotive
10 3 (13.04%) Python
10 3 (13.04%) Deep Learning
10 3 (13.04%) Change Control
10 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
11 2 (8.70%) Prototyping
11 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (8.70%) Validation
12 1 (4.35%) Device Driver

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 6 (26.09%) Bluetooth
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
2 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) 4G
3 1 (4.35%) GSM
3 1 (4.35%) LTE
3 1 (4.35%) MQTT
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 9 (39.13%) Electronics
2 3 (13.04%) Automotive
2 3 (13.04%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (17.39%) Internet of Things
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.35%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) Change Control
2 3 (13.04%) Deep Learning
3 2 (8.70%) Prototyping
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) CAD
4 1 (4.35%) Data Privacy
4 1 (4.35%) OO
4 1 (4.35%) Physics
4 1 (4.35%) Power Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Schematic Capture
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Signal Processing
4 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) C
2 16 (69.57%) Embedded C
3 11 (47.83%) C++
4 5 (21.74%) C#
5 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
5 4 (17.39%) Embedded C++
6 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
6 3 (13.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Xilinx