The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 878 933
Rank change year-on-year +143 +55  
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 139 55 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.057% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.059% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 135 48 50
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £39,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +122 128 £42,500 -5.55% 7
East of England +25 43 £57,500 +35.29% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 37 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Cambridge +7 28 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Yorkshire - 17 £40,000 -
West Midlands +27 16 £30,000 -25.00%
South West +2 16 £37,500 -31.81% 2
South East +63 15 £42,500 -10.52% 2
London - 13 £57,500 -
Birmingham - 10 £30,000 -
Falmouth - 9 £37,500 -
Penryn - 9 £37,500 - 1
Cornwall - 9 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands +29 8 £30,000 -31.81% 1
Scotland +10 8 £55,000 +2.32%
South Yorkshire - 8 £40,000 -
Doncaster - 8 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 7 £30,000 - 1
East Yorkshire - 7 £20,000 -
Hull - 7 £20,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £42,500 - 1
Glenrothes - 5 £55,000 -
Fife - 5 £55,000 -
West Sussex +13 4 £42,500 -5.55%
Devon - 4 £42,500 - 1
Plymouth - 4 £42,500 - 1
Horsham - 4 £42,500 -
Maidenhead - 4 £42,500 - 1
Loughborough - 4 £30,000 -

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 257 (100.00%) Firmware
2 215 (83.66%) C
3 157 (61.09%) C++
4 144 (56.03%) Electronics
5 112 (43.58%) Embedded C
6 110 (42.80%) Degree
7 106 (41.25%) Software Engineering
8 94 (36.58%) Wireless
9 71 (27.63%) Ethernet
10 64 (24.90%) Embedded C++
11 50 (19.46%) Bluetooth
12 48 (18.68%) TCP/IP
13 47 (18.29%) Computer Science
13 47 (18.29%) Mentoring
14 44 (17.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 43 (16.73%) ZigBee
16 42 (16.34%) VHDL
16 42 (16.34%) Linux
17 41 (15.95%) Embedded Systems
18 39 (15.18%) Python
19 37 (14.40%) Perl
20 36 (14.01%) RS-485
21 35 (13.62%) RS-232
22 32 (12.45%) Wi-Fi
23 30 (11.67%) Home Automation
24 29 (11.28%) Manufacturing
25 28 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
26 26 (10.12%) OO
27 25 (9.73%) Algorithms
28 24 (9.34%) Embedded Software Development

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 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) GNU Octave
2 2 (0.78%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (5.45%) Infor M3
2 4 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 94 (36.58%) Wireless
2 71 (27.63%) Ethernet
3 50 (19.46%) Bluetooth
4 48 (18.68%) TCP/IP
5 43 (16.73%) ZigBee
6 36 (14.01%) RS-485
7 35 (13.62%) RS-232
8 32 (12.45%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (7.78%) GPRS
9 20 (7.78%) GSM
10 19 (7.39%) RS-422
11 16 (6.23%) WLAN
12 6 (2.33%) InfiniBand
13 4 (1.56%) Software-Defined Radio
14 3 (1.17%) Internet
15 2 (0.78%) DECT
15 2 (0.78%) HTTP
15 2 (0.78%) SNMP
15 2 (0.78%) Telnet
15 2 (0.78%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 22 (8.56%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.72%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.33%) Subversion
5 5 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.78%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.39%) CodeWarrior
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.39%) GDB
7 1 (0.39%) JIRA
7 1 (0.39%) Trac
General
1 144 (56.03%) Electronics
2 29 (11.28%) Manufacturing
3 15 (5.84%) Automotive
4 8 (3.11%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.56%) Finance
6 4 (1.56%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.50%) MFC
2 8 (3.11%) JSON
2 8 (3.11%) REST
3 2 (0.78%) .NET
4 1 (0.39%) Flash
4 1 (0.39%) HTML
4 1 (0.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.29%) Computer Science
2 44 (17.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 42 (16.34%) VHDL
4 41 (15.95%) Embedded Systems
5 30 (11.67%) Home Automation
6 28 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (9.73%) Algorithms
8 14 (5.45%) Device Driver
9 13 (5.06%) Verilog
10 11 (4.28%) Robotics
11 10 (3.89%) CAN bus
12 8 (3.11%) Smart Home
13 5 (1.95%) ASIC
14 1 (0.39%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.34%) Linux
2 18 (7.00%) Windows
3 3 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.39%) Android
4 1 (0.39%) Unix
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (41.25%) Software Engineering
2 47 (18.29%) Mentoring
3 26 (10.12%) OO
4 24 (9.34%) Embedded Software Development
5 23 (8.95%) FPGA Design
5 23 (8.95%) Validation
6 22 (8.56%) Test Automation
7 21 (8.17%) Mathematics
8 18 (7.00%) Data Acquisition
8 18 (7.00%) Signal Processing
9 17 (6.61%) Physics
9 17 (6.61%) Test Scripting
10 16 (6.23%) Coaching
11 15 (5.84%) Digital Signal Processing
12 13 (5.06%) Regression Testing
12 13 (5.06%) SDLC
13 12 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (4.67%) Customer Requirements
14 11 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (3.50%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 215 (83.66%) C
2 157 (61.09%) C++
3 112 (43.58%) Embedded C
4 64 (24.90%) Embedded C++
5 39 (15.18%) Python
6 37 (14.40%) Perl
7 23 (8.95%) MATLAB
8 22 (8.56%) C#
9 19 (7.39%) ANSI C
10 7 (2.72%) Assembly Language
10 7 (2.72%) Java
11 6 (2.33%) SQL
12 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 110 (42.80%) Degree
2 23 (8.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (7.39%) HND
4 7 (2.72%) GNVQ
5 3 (1.17%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.78%) PhD
7 1 (0.39%) HNC
7 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.28%) JTAG
2 5 (1.95%) DO-254
3 1 (0.39%) MISRA
System Software
1 257 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (8.17%) EMC
2 17 (6.61%) Atmel
3 16 (6.23%) Perforce
4 13 (5.06%) Freescale
5 10 (3.89%) Xilinx
6 9 (3.50%) NEC
7 7 (2.72%) Altera
8 6 (2.33%) Actel
8 6 (2.33%) Mentor Graphics
9 4 (1.56%) SAP
10 2 (0.78%) Microsoft
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