The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Firmware Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 887 904
Rank change year-on-year +156 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 121 63 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.060% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.063% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 117 51 42
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Engineer in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Firmware Engineer in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware Engineer in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +129 115 £40,000 -5.88% 9
East of England +35 27 £55,000 +29.41% 2
South West +43 23 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +32 23 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire +46 21 £40,000 - 2
Cambridge +24 21 £55,000 -15.38% 1
South East +54 16 £40,000 -9.09% 3
West Midlands - 15 £40,000 - 1
South Yorkshire +16 12 £40,000 - 1
Devon - 12 £37,500 -
Berkshire +46 9 £40,000 -3.03% 1
West Yorkshire +22 9 £37,000 -6.32%
Wakefield +8 9 £37,000 -10.84%
Bracknell - 8 £40,000 - 1
Paignton - 7 £26,000 -
London +71 6 £50,000 +25.00%
Dorset +31 6 £43,750 +9.37%
Worcestershire - 6 £30,000 -
Malvern - 6 £30,000 -
Doncaster - 6 £40,000 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £40,000 -
Bournemouth - 5 £45,000 -
Coventry - 5 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +24 4 £45,000 +9.09%
East Midlands 0 4 £32,500 -13.33%
Herefordshire - 4 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £47,500 -
Hereford - 4 £50,000 -
Hertford - 4 £47,500 -
Leicestershire - 4 £32,500 -

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Firmware Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 182 (100.00%) Firmware
2 147 (80.77%) C
3 113 (62.09%) Electronics
4 103 (56.59%) C++
5 84 (46.15%) Embedded C
6 79 (43.41%) Software Engineering
7 77 (42.31%) Ethernet
8 69 (37.91%) Wireless
9 56 (30.77%) TCP/IP
10 55 (30.22%) Embedded C++
11 52 (28.57%) Degree
12 51 (28.02%) RS-485
13 46 (25.27%) Bluetooth
14 41 (22.53%) RS-232
15 40 (21.98%) ZigBee
16 39 (21.43%) Linux
16 39 (21.43%) C#
17 36 (19.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 32 (17.58%) EMC
19 29 (15.93%) VHDL
19 29 (15.93%) Windows
19 29 (15.93%) Home Automation
19 29 (15.93%) Embedded Systems
20 26 (14.29%) Manufacturing
21 23 (12.64%) Validation
22 22 (12.09%) GPRS
22 22 (12.09%) GSM
23 21 (11.54%) Physics
23 21 (11.54%) RS-422
23 21 (11.54%) ANSI C

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 2 (1.10%) Simulink
2 1 (0.55%) MS Office
2 1 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (7.14%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 77 (42.31%) Ethernet
2 69 (37.91%) Wireless
3 56 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 51 (28.02%) RS-485
5 46 (25.27%) Bluetooth
6 41 (22.53%) RS-232
7 40 (21.98%) ZigBee
8 22 (12.09%) GPRS
8 22 (12.09%) GSM
9 21 (11.54%) RS-422
10 18 (9.89%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.20%) DHCP
11 4 (2.20%) DNS
11 4 (2.20%) PPP
12 3 (1.65%) VoIP
13 2 (1.10%) DECT
13 2 (1.10%) SNMP
13 2 (1.10%) Telnet
14 1 (0.55%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 7 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.75%) Subversion
3 4 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.20%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.55%) CANoe
4 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
General
1 113 (62.09%) Electronics
2 26 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.75%) Automotive
4 3 (1.65%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.65%) Military
5 1 (0.55%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) MFC
2 4 (2.20%) HTML
2 4 (2.20%) Web Services
2 4 (2.20%) XML
3 2 (1.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 29 (15.93%) Embedded Systems
2 29 (15.93%) Home Automation
2 29 (15.93%) VHDL
3 21 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.89%) Verilog
5 12 (6.59%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.85%) ASIC
7 6 (3.30%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.30%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.65%) CAN bus
9 2 (1.10%) iPad
9 2 (1.10%) Robotics
10 1 (0.55%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.43%) Linux
2 29 (15.93%) Windows
3 2 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.55%) Unix
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (43.41%) Software Engineering
2 23 (12.64%) Validation
3 21 (11.54%) Mentoring
3 21 (11.54%) Physics
4 19 (10.44%) Embedded Software Development
5 15 (8.24%) Regression Testing
5 15 (8.24%) SDLC
6 14 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (6.04%) Project Management
8 8 (4.40%) FPGA Design
9 7 (3.85%) Signal Processing
9 7 (3.85%) UML
10 6 (3.30%) Digital Signal Processing
10 6 (3.30%) Mobile Development
10 6 (3.30%) OO
11 4 (2.20%) Schematic Capture
12 3 (1.65%) Device Driver Development
12 3 (1.65%) Low Latency
12 3 (1.65%) OOD
12 3 (1.65%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 147 (80.77%) C
2 103 (56.59%) C++
3 84 (46.15%) Embedded C
4 55 (30.22%) Embedded C++
5 39 (21.43%) C#
6 21 (11.54%) ANSI C
7 19 (10.44%) Python
8 17 (9.34%) Perl
9 13 (7.14%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.85%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.20%) Tcl
12 3 (1.65%) SQL
13 2 (1.10%) Delphi
13 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (1.65%) HND
2 3 (1.65%) PhD
2 3 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.55%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.14%) JTAG
2 2 (1.10%) MISRA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.55%) MISRA C
System Software
1 182 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 32 (17.58%) EMC
2 19 (10.44%) Atmel
3 8 (4.40%) NEC
3 8 (4.40%) Xilinx
4 3 (1.65%) Altera
4 3 (1.65%) Freescale
5 2 (1.10%) Actel
5 2 (1.10%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.55%) Renesas
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Penryn, Cornwall
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + help with relocation + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Flexible Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £55K
Posted: 5 days ago
Westerham, Kent
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago