Period
to 25 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Firmware Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1066 1217
Rank change year-on-year -55 +151 +39
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Firmware Engineer 59 113 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.066% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.069% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 46 114 54
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,150
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +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 170,663 164,298 197,760
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,615 136,420 165,977
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -44 58 £47,500 +18.75% 12
UK excluding London -59 54 £47,500 +18.75% 9
East of England -8 33 £52,500 -4.55% 4
South West -4 11 £47,500 +26.67% 3
London -10 5 £42,500 +34.92% 3
North West -18 5 £35,000 -
North of England -50 5 £35,000 -12.50%
South East -26 3 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Wales +3 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Midlands -7 1 £32,500 +8.33%
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 59 (100.00%) Firmware
2 54 (91.53%) C
3 30 (50.85%) Software Engineering
4 29 (49.15%) C++
4 29 (49.15%) Electronics
5 25 (42.37%) Degree
6 19 (32.20%) Embedded C
7 18 (30.51%) Computer Science
8 17 (28.81%) Robotics
9 14 (23.73%) Mathematics
10 12 (20.34%) Python
11 11 (18.64%) Perl
11 11 (18.64%) Digital Signal Processing
11 11 (18.64%) Signal Processing
11 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
12 10 (16.95%) Wireless
13 8 (13.56%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (13.56%) SDLC
13 8 (13.56%) Atmel
13 8 (13.56%) Ethernet
13 8 (13.56%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (10.17%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (10.17%) Physics
15 5 (8.47%) Artificial Intelligence
15 5 (8.47%) Low Latency
15 5 (8.47%) Simulink
15 5 (8.47%) Progress
15 5 (8.47%) Embedded C++
15 5 (8.47%) RS-232
15 5 (8.47%) Robot Operating System

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 (8.47%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Wireless
2 8 (13.56%) Ethernet
2 8 (13.56%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (8.47%) RS-232
4 2 (3.39%) Bluetooth
4 2 (3.39%) WLAN
5 1 (1.69%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.69%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 29 (49.15%) Electronics
2 1 (1.69%) Automotive
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Computer Science
2 17 (28.81%) Robotics
3 8 (13.56%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (10.17%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (5.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.69%) ASIC
7 1 (1.69%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Robot Operating System
2 1 (1.69%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Software Engineering
2 14 (23.73%) Mathematics
3 11 (18.64%) Digital Signal Processing
3 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
3 11 (18.64%) Signal Processing
4 8 (13.56%) SDLC
5 6 (10.17%) Physics
6 5 (8.47%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (8.47%) Low Latency
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.39%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (1.69%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.69%) Image Processing
8 1 (1.69%) Regression Testing
8 1 (1.69%) Scrum
8 1 (1.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.69%) TDD
8 1 (1.69%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.69%) Unit Testing
8 1 (1.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 54 (91.53%) C
2 29 (49.15%) C++
3 19 (32.20%) Embedded C
4 12 (20.34%) Python
5 11 (18.64%) Perl
6 5 (8.47%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.39%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.69%) MISRA
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 59 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Atmel
2 5 (8.47%) Progress
3 2 (3.39%) Capita
4 1 (1.69%) EMC