Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Firmware Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Firmware Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1159 1206 1302
Rank change year-on-year +47 +96 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Developer 18 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.009% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 20 20 11
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -28.57% +23.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £43,875 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -28.57% +23.53%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Firmware Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Developer in the UK

Firmware Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Firmware Developer in the UK

Firmware Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Developer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware Developer in the UK

Firmware Developer
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +28 18 £45,000 +20.00%
UK excluding London +59 13 £45,000 +20.00%
South East +32 8 £47,500 +26.67%
London - 5 £60,000 -
South West - 4 £45,000 -
East Midlands +40 1 £30,000 -
Midlands +25 1 £30,000 -
West Midlands +15 1 £30,000 -

Firmware Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Firmware Developer 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 Firmware Developer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) C
1 18 (100.00%) Firmware
1 18 (100.00%) Degree
1 18 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 17 (94.44%) C++
3 13 (72.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (66.67%) Smart Home
4 12 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (66.67%) Electronics
4 12 (66.67%) ZigBee
4 12 (66.67%) REST
4 12 (66.67%) JSON
5 9 (50.00%) OO
6 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) Device Driver
6 5 (27.78%) VHDL
6 5 (27.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (27.78%) Machine Learning
6 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (27.78%) Low Latency
6 5 (27.78%) InfiniBand
6 5 (27.78%) Device Driver Development
6 5 (27.78%) FPGA Design
6 5 (27.78%) High-Frequency Trading
7 4 (22.22%) Embedded C++
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) Postgraduate

Firmware Developer 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 12 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 12 (66.67%) ZigBee
2 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
2 5 (27.78%) InfiniBand
General
1 12 (66.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) JSON
1 12 (66.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (66.67%) Smart Home
3 5 (27.78%) Device Driver
3 5 (27.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (27.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) OO
2 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (27.78%) Device Driver Development
2 5 (27.78%) FPGA Design
2 5 (27.78%) High-Frequency Trading
2 5 (27.78%) Low Latency
2 5 (27.78%) Machine Learning
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C
2 17 (94.44%) C++
3 5 (27.78%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Degree
2 13 (72.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (22.22%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) Firmware