Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 639 598 679
Rank change year-on-year -41 +81 +42
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 627 802 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.69% 3.42% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 547 649 598
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23308 23451 24638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 12.35% 11.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19491 19678 20563
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.53%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -87 543 £45,000 +12.50% 56
UK excluding London -37 534 £45,000 +12.50% 56
East of England +61 154 £55,000 +37.50% 15
South East -109 116 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Midlands -28 98 £42,500 +6.25% 8
London +8 87 £50,000 +9.89% 5
Scotland +25 59 £45,000 +8.43% 4
East Midlands +21 56 £42,500 +17.24% 4
North of England -6 50 £42,500 +30.77% 14
West Midlands -35 43 £40,000 - 4
South West -39 40 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North West -6 25 £45,000 +21.79% 6
Wales +29 21 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +24 18 £42,500 +9.68% 3
North East -10 7 £35,000 +11.11% 5

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Firmware.

1 371 (59.17%) C
2 289 (46.09%) C++
3 271 (43.22%) Degree
4 238 (37.96%) Electronics
5 223 (35.57%) Software Engineering
6 145 (23.13%) Windows
6 145 (23.13%) Embedded C
7 141 (22.49%) Python
8 137 (21.85%) Linux
9 119 (18.98%) Computer Science
10 109 (17.38%) Wireless
11 106 (16.91%) C#
12 64 (10.21%) Test Automation
13 62 (9.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 61 (9.73%) Wi-Fi
15 58 (9.25%) Perl
15 58 (9.25%) Embedded Systems
16 57 (9.09%) Mentoring
16 57 (9.09%) Android
17 55 (8.77%) Cisco
18 53 (8.45%) Embedded C++
19 51 (8.13%) Microsoft
19 51 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
20 50 (7.97%) OO
21 48 (7.66%) Manufacturing
22 47 (7.50%) SQL
23 46 (7.34%) Ethernet
23 46 (7.34%) VHDL
23 46 (7.34%) Computer Science Degree
24 44 (7.02%) Algorithms

Firmware
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:

Application Platforms
1 21 (3.35%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (1.59%) IIS
3 10 (1.59%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.64%) SAS
7 3 (0.48%) Confluence
7 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.32%) Apache
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.32%) WordPress
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (2.87%) Simulink
2 15 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.80%) Houdini
4 5 (0.80%) Maya
4 5 (0.80%) NUKE
4 5 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.16%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.91%) Office 365
2 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) G Suite
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (17.38%) Wireless
2 61 (9.73%) Wi-Fi
3 46 (7.34%) Ethernet
4 43 (6.86%) TCP/IP
5 38 (6.06%) Bluetooth
6 35 (5.58%) Firewall
7 33 (5.26%) RS-232
8 32 (5.10%) ZigBee
9 31 (4.94%) SAN
10 30 (4.78%) DNS
10 30 (4.78%) Internet
11 27 (4.31%) WAN
12 24 (3.83%) DHCP
12 24 (3.83%) RS-485
13 22 (3.51%) VPN
14 21 (3.35%) LAN
15 19 (3.03%) VLAN
16 18 (2.87%) NAS
17 17 (2.71%) Modbus
17 17 (2.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.80%) OLAP
3 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.48%) DB2
5 2 (0.32%) GIS
6 1 (0.16%) MySQL
6 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 37 (5.90%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.42%) Jenkins
3 30 (4.78%) Visual Studio
4 15 (2.39%) JIRA
5 13 (2.07%) Subversion
6 11 (1.75%) LabVIEW
6 11 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.64%) GDB
8 4 (0.64%) Selenium
9 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.48%) Bugzilla
9 3 (0.48%) eggPlant
9 3 (0.48%) Trac
10 2 (0.32%) Ant
10 2 (0.32%) Maven
10 2 (0.32%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
General
1 238 (37.96%) Electronics
2 48 (7.66%) Manufacturing
3 40 (6.38%) Finance
4 23 (3.67%) Automotive
5 20 (3.19%) Banking
5 20 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.59%) Games
7 6 (0.96%) Advertising
7 6 (0.96%) Marketing
7 6 (0.96%) Military
8 5 (0.80%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.80%) Retail
9 4 (0.64%) Back Office
9 4 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 191 (30.46%) Embedded Engineer
2 179 (28.55%) Firmware Engineer
3 148 (23.60%) Software Engineer
4 98 (15.63%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 94 (14.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 55 (8.77%) Developer
7 48 (7.66%) Systems Engineer
8 45 (7.18%) Embedded C Engineer
9 41 (6.54%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 41 (6.54%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 39 (6.22%) Electronics Engineer
11 35 (5.58%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 29 (4.63%) C Software Engineer
13 28 (4.47%) C++ Software Engineer
14 27 (4.31%) Principal Engineer
15 25 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 24 (3.83%) Embedded C Software Engineer
17 22 (3.51%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
17 22 (3.51%) Software Developer
18 21 (3.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.70%) .NET
2 26 (4.15%) JSON
3 21 (3.35%) REST
4 17 (2.71%) XML
5 11 (1.75%) Middleware
5 11 (1.75%) Qt
6 7 (1.12%) STL
7 6 (0.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (0.80%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.80%) HTML
8 5 (0.80%) Web Services
8 5 (0.80%) WebSockets
9 3 (0.48%) Flash
9 3 (0.48%) MFC
9 3 (0.48%) Qt Quick
10 2 (0.32%) OpenGL
10 2 (0.32%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.32%) WPF
10 2 (0.32%) wxWidgets
10 2 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 119 (18.98%) Computer Science
2 62 (9.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 58 (9.25%) Embedded Systems
4 46 (7.34%) VHDL
5 44 (7.02%) Algorithms
6 35 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (4.94%) Robotics
8 30 (4.78%) Verilog
9 24 (3.83%) Replication
10 23 (3.67%) ASIC
11 22 (3.51%) Smart Home
12 20 (3.19%) Data Centre
13 18 (2.87%) CAN bus
14 17 (2.71%) Device Driver
14 17 (2.71%) Management Information System
15 15 (2.39%) Optoelectronics
16 12 (1.91%) Clustering
17 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
18 8 (1.28%) CPLD
18 8 (1.28%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 145 (23.13%) Windows
2 137 (21.85%) Linux
3 57 (9.09%) Android
4 32 (5.10%) Windows Server
5 27 (4.31%) Unix
6 21 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
8 14 (2.23%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.07%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.91%) VxWorks
11 8 (1.28%) AIX
11 8 (1.28%) Solaris
12 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.80%) CentOS
14 5 (0.80%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.64%) HPUX
16 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (35.57%) Software Engineering
2 64 (10.21%) Test Automation
3 57 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 51 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (7.97%) OO
6 40 (6.38%) Mathematics
7 36 (5.74%) ITIL
8 34 (5.42%) Signal Processing
9 28 (4.47%) Digital Signal Processing
10 27 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (4.31%) Embedded Software Development
11 26 (4.15%) Configuration Management
11 26 (4.15%) Physics
11 26 (4.15%) Validation
12 25 (3.99%) Scrum
13 23 (3.67%) Schematic Capture
14 21 (3.35%) Coaching
15 19 (3.03%) DevOps
15 19 (3.03%) Project Management
16 18 (2.87%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 371 (59.17%) C
2 289 (46.09%) C++
3 145 (23.13%) Embedded C
4 141 (22.49%) Python
5 106 (16.91%) C#
6 58 (9.25%) Perl
7 53 (8.45%) Embedded C++
8 47 (7.50%) SQL
9 38 (6.06%) Java
9 38 (6.06%) MATLAB
10 25 (3.99%) JavaScript
11 19 (3.03%) VB
12 17 (2.71%) Assembly Language
13 10 (1.59%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.96%) ANSI C
14 6 (0.96%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.48%) Ada
15 3 (0.48%) Go
15 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 271 (43.22%) Degree
2 46 (7.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (4.78%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (3.67%) HND
6 18 (2.87%) DV Cleared
7 16 (2.55%) CCNA
7 16 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.91%) CCNP
9 8 (1.28%) CCDP
9 8 (1.28%) GNVQ
9 8 (1.28%) MCSA
10 7 (1.12%) CISSP
10 7 (1.12%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.96%) CISA
11 6 (0.96%) CISM
11 6 (0.96%) GSEC
11 6 (0.96%) MCDBA
11 6 (0.96%) SANS
12 5 (0.80%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.83%) QA
2 18 (2.87%) SLA
3 12 (1.91%) IEC 61508
4 10 (1.59%) IEC 62304
5 9 (1.44%) MISRA
6 7 (1.12%) JTAG
6 7 (1.12%) MISRA C
7 5 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.64%) DO-254
8 4 (0.64%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.48%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.16%) GDPR
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.23%) vSphere
6 11 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.96%) NFS
8 5 (0.80%) Samba
9 4 (0.64%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.64%) XenServer
10 2 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.32%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.16%) iptables
11 1 (0.16%) LXC
11 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (3.03%) SCOM
2 15 (2.39%) SCCM
3 12 (1.91%) vCenter Server
4 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (1.44%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.80%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.80%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.64%) OpenView
7 4 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.48%) WMI
8 3 (0.48%) WSUS
8 3 (0.48%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.32%) Ansible
9 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 55 (8.77%) Cisco
2 51 (8.13%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.86%) VMware
4 29 (4.63%) Dell
5 27 (4.31%) EMC
6 25 (3.99%) Citrix
7 22 (3.51%) HP
8 16 (2.55%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.55%) Xilinx
9 15 (2.39%) Perforce
10 12 (1.91%) IBM
11 9 (1.44%) Altera
11 9 (1.44%) Freescale
12 8 (1.28%) Veeam
13 7 (1.12%) F5
14 6 (0.96%) Dell Compellent
14 6 (0.96%) Dell KACE
14 6 (0.96%) EqualLogic
14 6 (0.96%) Juniper
14 6 (0.96%) Palo Alto