Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 605 630
Rank change year-on-year +90 +25 +97
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 921 755 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 3.38% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 727 692 638
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,600
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 25,271 22,351 25,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.43% 12.61% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,444 18,830 21,405
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,825 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -

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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Top 16 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 20 July 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 +87 871 £45,000 +5.88% 166
UK excluding London +39 783 £45,000 +5.88% 163
South East +139 300 £45,000 - 52
South West +45 124 £42,500 +13.33% 17
North of England +14 124 £45,000 +12.50% 32
London +48 123 £42,500 -19.05% 18
East of England -35 109 £57,500 +4.55% 22
Midlands -40 91 £41,750 +4.38% 25
North West +28 53 £47,500 +15.85% 9
Yorkshire +16 50 £45,000 +12.50% 14
West Midlands -8 47 £40,500 +3.85% 10
East Midlands -17 44 £43,750 +9.38% 15
Scotland -35 26 £45,000 - 14
North East -23 21 £38,250 +9.29% 9
Wales +3 8 £38,500 +2.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Firmware.

1 354 (38.44%) C
2 262 (28.45%) C++
3 248 (26.93%) Software Engineering
4 240 (26.06%) Electronics
5 235 (25.52%) Degree
6 194 (21.06%) Windows
7 154 (16.72%) Embedded C
8 148 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (15.53%) Linux
10 130 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
11 124 (13.46%) Python
12 121 (13.14%) VMware
13 114 (12.38%) C#
13 114 (12.38%) Computer Science
14 109 (11.83%) Firewall
15 107 (11.62%) Embedded Systems
16 104 (11.29%) Microsoft
17 98 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
18 91 (9.88%) Wi-Fi
18 91 (9.88%) Manufacturing
19 90 (9.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 83 (9.01%) Wireless
20 83 (9.01%) Cisco
21 82 (8.90%) Validation
22 80 (8.69%) Test Automation
23 79 (8.58%) Active Directory
24 76 (8.25%) Windows Server
25 75 (8.14%) ITIL
26 72 (7.82%) SLA
26 72 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure

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 22 (2.39%) Skype for Business
2 20 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.41%) Confluence
5 11 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.09%) IIS
7 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.33%) Apache
8 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.33%) TPMS
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.06%) Simulink
4 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.98%) OrCAD
6 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) LabWindows
1 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.91%) Office 365
3 31 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.76%) IaaS
4 7 (0.76%) Mimecast
4 7 (0.76%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.54%) G Suite
6 3 (0.33%) GitHub
7 2 (0.22%) npm
7 2 (0.22%) PaaS
7 2 (0.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 109 (11.83%) Firewall
2 91 (9.88%) Wi-Fi
3 83 (9.01%) Wireless
4 66 (7.17%) SAN
5 64 (6.95%) TCP/IP
6 62 (6.73%) LAN
7 58 (6.30%) Ethernet
8 57 (6.19%) DNS
9 56 (6.08%) WAN
10 55 (5.97%) DHCP
11 54 (5.86%) Bluetooth
12 50 (5.43%) Internet
13 39 (4.23%) Network Security
14 30 (3.26%) VPN
15 28 (3.04%) RS-232
15 28 (3.04%) VoIP
16 24 (2.61%) SNMP
16 24 (2.61%) ZigBee
17 23 (2.50%) OSPF
18 21 (2.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.76%) MySQL
2 7 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.33%) DB2
6 2 (0.22%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.11%) Big Data
7 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (5.21%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.13%) Jenkins
2 38 (4.13%) JIRA
3 29 (3.15%) Subversion
4 26 (2.82%) TeamCity
5 22 (2.39%) LabVIEW
6 20 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.52%) Selenium
8 11 (1.19%) GDB
9 8 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.76%) Xcode
11 6 (0.65%) Bugzilla
11 6 (0.65%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.54%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.43%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.43%) GNU Toolchain
13 4 (0.43%) Qt Creator
13 4 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
13 4 (0.43%) Rational Team Concert
14 3 (0.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 240 (26.06%) Electronics
2 91 (9.88%) Manufacturing
3 48 (5.21%) Finance
4 24 (2.61%) Automotive
5 22 (2.39%) Aerospace
6 18 (1.95%) Retail
7 15 (1.63%) Marketing
7 15 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.52%) Legal
9 10 (1.09%) Military
10 9 (0.98%) Games
11 8 (0.87%) Avionics
11 8 (0.87%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.65%) Law
13 4 (0.43%) Advertising
14 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.22%) Back Office
15 2 (0.22%) Banking
15 2 (0.22%) Billing
16 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 158 (17.16%) Software Engineer
2 155 (16.83%) Firmware Engineer
3 135 (14.66%) Embedded Engineer
4 86 (9.34%) Electronics Engineer
5 80 (8.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 68 (7.38%) Network Engineer
7 65 (7.06%) Design Engineer
7 65 (7.06%) Test Engineer
8 51 (5.54%) Developer
9 42 (4.56%) Administrator
9 42 (4.56%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 39 (4.23%) Hardware Engineer
10 39 (4.23%) Senior Firmware Engineer
11 34 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
12 33 (3.58%) Software Test Engineer
13 32 (3.47%) Senior Software Engineer
14 31 (3.37%) C++ Software Engineer
15 30 (3.26%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
15 30 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.19%) .NET
2 22 (2.39%) HTML
3 19 (2.06%) Web Services
4 17 (1.85%) Flash
4 17 (1.85%) WPF
5 15 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 12 (1.30%) HTML5
7 12 (1.30%) React
8 11 (1.19%) Qt
9 10 (1.09%) CSS
9 10 (1.09%) XML
10 9 (0.98%) AngularJS
10 9 (0.98%) Apache Cordova
10 9 (0.98%) PhoneGap
10 9 (0.98%) React Native
11 8 (0.87%) WCF
12 7 (0.76%) CSS3
12 7 (0.76%) jQuery
13 6 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.38%) Computer Science
2 107 (11.62%) Embedded Systems
3 98 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (9.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 68 (7.38%) Data Centre
6 51 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (5.32%) Algorithms
8 35 (3.80%) VHDL
9 28 (3.04%) ASIC
10 22 (2.39%) Device Driver
11 21 (2.28%) Robotics
12 19 (2.06%) Management Information System
12 19 (2.06%) Verilog
13 17 (1.85%) CAN bus
13 17 (1.85%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.85%) Smart Meter
14 16 (1.74%) Internet of Things
15 15 (1.63%) Smart Home
16 13 (1.41%) Smart Energy
17 12 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 194 (21.06%) Windows
2 143 (15.53%) Linux
3 76 (8.25%) Windows Server
4 42 (4.56%) Embedded Linux
5 30 (3.26%) Android
6 28 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 24 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (2.28%) Unix
10 19 (2.06%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.85%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.30%) FreeRTOS
12 12 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.87%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.76%) HPUX
15 6 (0.65%) AIX
15 6 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.54%) Solaris
17 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (26.93%) Software Engineering
2 148 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
4 82 (8.90%) Validation
5 80 (8.69%) Test Automation
6 75 (8.14%) ITIL
7 71 (7.71%) Project Management
8 70 (7.60%) Mentoring
9 52 (5.65%) Mathematics
10 49 (5.32%) Scrum
11 48 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 45 (4.89%) High Availability
12 45 (4.89%) SDLC
13 44 (4.78%) OO
14 43 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (4.34%) Release Management
16 39 (4.23%) UML
17 37 (4.02%) Business Continuity
18 36 (3.91%) Patch Management
19 32 (3.47%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 354 (38.44%) C
2 262 (28.45%) C++
3 154 (16.72%) Embedded C
4 124 (13.46%) Python
5 114 (12.38%) C#
6 41 (4.45%) MATLAB
7 40 (4.34%) Assembly Language
8 39 (4.23%) Embedded C++
8 39 (4.23%) PowerShell
8 39 (4.23%) SQL
9 33 (3.58%) Java
10 31 (3.37%) JavaScript
11 22 (2.39%) Perl
12 20 (2.17%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.52%) Delphi
14 13 (1.41%) Tcl
15 9 (0.98%) VB
16 6 (0.65%) PHP
16 6 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 235 (25.52%) Degree
2 63 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (6.19%) CCNP
4 41 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (3.47%) CCIE
7 29 (3.15%) MCSE
7 29 (3.15%) Security Cleared
8 24 (2.61%) HND
9 18 (1.95%) CCNA
9 18 (1.95%) CISSP
9 18 (1.95%) SC Cleared
10 13 (1.41%) CCDP
10 13 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.54%) GIAC
11 5 (0.54%) HNC
11 5 (0.54%) RHCE
12 4 (0.43%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (7.82%) SLA
2 36 (3.91%) ISO 9001
3 29 (3.15%) QA
4 19 (2.06%) MISRA
5 17 (1.85%) JTAG
6 12 (1.30%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.76%) GDPR
9 6 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.65%) ISO 13485
9 6 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.43%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.43%) DO-160
10 4 (0.43%) DO-178B
10 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.33%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 79 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 72 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.85%) vSphere
6 13 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.98%) XenApp
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.43%) NFS
9 4 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.33%) Docker
10 3 (0.33%) GPFS
10 3 (0.33%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.33%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.33%) XenServer
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 41 (4.45%) SCCM
2 20 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 19 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (1.85%) WSUS
5 15 (1.63%) vCenter Server
6 12 (1.30%) AirWatch
6 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
7 11 (1.19%) Nessus
7 11 (1.19%) TrustSec
8 10 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (0.87%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.76%) Ansible
11 6 (0.65%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.65%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.54%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
12 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 121 (13.14%) VMware
2 104 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 83 (9.01%) Cisco
4 58 (6.30%) HP
5 47 (5.10%) CheckPoint
6 38 (4.13%) EMC
7 32 (3.47%) Xilinx
8 31 (3.37%) Dell
9 30 (3.26%) Altera
10 28 (3.04%) Citrix
11 22 (2.39%) Fortinet
12 20 (2.17%) Symantec
13 19 (2.06%) Veeam
14 18 (1.95%) Atmel
15 15 (1.63%) Cadence
15 15 (1.63%) Oracle
16 14 (1.52%) Xamarin
17 13 (1.41%) IBM
18 12 (1.30%) SolarWinds
19 11 (1.19%) Freescale