Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 619 602
Rank change year-on-year +84 -17 +92
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 834 677 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 3.38% 2.95% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 646 623 664
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £29,400
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 24,665 22,980 24,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.73% 12.94% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 20,174 19,334 20,329
UK median annual salary £49,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +84 774 £45,000 +5.88% 218
UK excluding London +71 705 £45,000 +5.88% 207
South East +144 278 £45,000 - 53
London +49 115 £42,500 -19.05% 31
North of England +49 106 £45,000 +12.50% 30
South West +66 104 £43,750 +9.38% 16
Midlands -3 103 £47,500 +18.75% 38
East of England -44 68 £65,000 +18.18% 50
West Midlands +15 55 £43,750 +16.67% 19
East Midlands -23 48 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Yorkshire +38 45 £45,000 +12.50% 15
North West +35 45 £45,000 +4.65% 11
Scotland -20 36 £45,000 - 19
North East -13 16 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Wales +2 9 £39,250 +3.76% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 305 (36.57%) C
2 252 (30.22%) Electronics
3 225 (26.98%) Software Engineering
4 211 (25.30%) C++
5 209 (25.06%) Degree
6 171 (20.50%) Windows
7 145 (17.39%) Embedded Systems
8 143 (17.15%) Embedded C
9 130 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
10 125 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
11 119 (14.27%) Linux
12 113 (13.55%) VMware
13 104 (12.47%) Python
14 102 (12.23%) C#
15 99 (11.87%) Manufacturing
16 91 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
17 88 (10.55%) Firewall
18 85 (10.19%) Wi-Fi
18 85 (10.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 83 (9.95%) Computer Science
19 83 (9.95%) Microsoft
20 81 (9.71%) Validation
21 76 (9.11%) ITIL
22 71 (8.51%) Active Directory
22 71 (8.51%) Project Management
23 69 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
24 66 (7.91%) Test Automation
25 65 (7.79%) TCP/IP
26 63 (7.55%) Ethernet
26 63 (7.55%) SAN

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 17 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.56%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.20%) IIS
4 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.84%) Confluence
7 4 (0.48%) Apache
7 4 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
1 19 (2.28%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.32%) Simulink
4 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.36%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) LabWindows
1 5 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.48%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) PlanetPress Connect
3 2 (0.24%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.28%) Office 365
4 7 (0.84%) IaaS
5 6 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.48%) GitHub
6 4 (0.48%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.24%) PaaS
8 2 (0.24%) SaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 88 (10.55%) Firewall
2 85 (10.19%) Wi-Fi
3 65 (7.79%) TCP/IP
4 63 (7.55%) Ethernet
4 63 (7.55%) SAN
5 58 (6.95%) Bluetooth
5 58 (6.95%) LAN
6 54 (6.47%) Wireless
7 50 (6.00%) Internet
8 49 (5.88%) WAN
9 47 (5.64%) DNS
10 42 (5.04%) DHCP
11 32 (3.84%) RS-232
12 31 (3.72%) Network Security
13 24 (2.88%) NAS
14 23 (2.76%) VoIP
15 21 (2.52%) SNMP
15 21 (2.52%) VPN
16 19 (2.28%) GSM
16 19 (2.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.56%) Oracle Exadata
3 12 (1.44%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 11 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.08%) MySQL
6 3 (0.36%) DB2
7 2 (0.24%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.68%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.60%) TeamCity
4 25 (3.00%) JIRA
5 20 (2.40%) LabVIEW
6 17 (2.04%) Subversion
7 15 (1.80%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.44%) Selenium
9 11 (1.32%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.20%) GDB
11 8 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.96%) Bugzilla
12 7 (0.84%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.60%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.60%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.60%) Xcode
14 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
15 3 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
15 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 252 (30.22%) Electronics
2 99 (11.87%) Manufacturing
3 49 (5.88%) Finance
4 25 (3.00%) Marketing
5 22 (2.64%) Automotive
6 18 (2.16%) Aerospace
7 17 (2.04%) Retail
8 12 (1.44%) Legal
9 10 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.08%) Games
10 9 (1.08%) Military
11 8 (0.96%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.60%) Law
13 3 (0.36%) Banking
13 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 128 (15.35%) Firmware Engineer
2 121 (14.51%) Software Engineer
3 111 (13.31%) Embedded Engineer
4 92 (11.03%) Electronics Engineer
5 61 (7.31%) Design Engineer
6 60 (7.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 60 (7.19%) Test Engineer
7 52 (6.24%) Network Engineer
8 48 (5.76%) Administrator
9 43 (5.16%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 38 (4.56%) Developer
11 31 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
12 30 (3.60%) Hardware Engineer
13 29 (3.48%) Software Test Engineer
14 28 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 28 (3.36%) Senior Firmware Engineer
15 24 (2.88%) Junior
15 24 (2.88%) Senior Electronics Engineer
16 23 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
16 23 (2.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.19%) .NET
2 23 (2.76%) HTML
3 20 (2.40%) Flash
4 19 (2.28%) ASP.NET
5 17 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 17 (2.04%) WPF
6 15 (1.80%) HTML5
7 14 (1.68%) Web Services
8 11 (1.32%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (1.20%) REST
10 9 (1.08%) Apache Cordova
10 9 (1.08%) PhoneGap
10 9 (1.08%) Qt
10 9 (1.08%) React Native
11 8 (0.96%) React
12 7 (0.84%) CSS
12 7 (0.84%) Entity Framework
12 7 (0.84%) Node.js
12 7 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 145 (17.39%) Embedded Systems
2 91 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (10.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 83 (9.95%) Computer Science
5 59 (7.07%) Data Centre
6 48 (5.76%) Algorithms
7 32 (3.84%) VHDL
8 30 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (2.40%) CAN bus
9 20 (2.40%) Management Information System
10 19 (2.28%) Device Driver
11 18 (2.16%) Verilog
12 15 (1.80%) ASIC
12 15 (1.80%) Internet of Things
13 14 (1.68%) Smart Home
14 13 (1.56%) Clustering
14 13 (1.56%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.32%) CMDB
16 10 (1.20%) Replication
16 10 (1.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 171 (20.50%) Windows
2 119 (14.27%) Linux
3 62 (7.43%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.68%) Android
5 35 (4.20%) Apple iOS
6 27 (3.24%) Embedded Linux
7 26 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.16%) FreeRTOS
10 18 (2.16%) Unix
11 13 (1.56%) Windows 10
12 12 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (1.20%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.60%) AIX
14 5 (0.60%) HPUX
15 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.48%) Solaris
16 3 (0.36%) VMS
16 3 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (26.98%) Software Engineering
2 130 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
3 125 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (9.71%) Validation
5 76 (9.11%) ITIL
6 71 (8.51%) Project Management
7 66 (7.91%) Test Automation
8 60 (7.19%) Mentoring
9 47 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 45 (5.40%) High Availability
11 44 (5.28%) OO
11 44 (5.28%) Scrum
12 41 (4.92%) Mathematics
13 39 (4.68%) Change Control
14 38 (4.56%) Physics
15 37 (4.44%) SDLC
16 36 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 33 (3.96%) Release Management
19 32 (3.84%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 305 (36.57%) C
2 211 (25.30%) C++
3 143 (17.15%) Embedded C
4 104 (12.47%) Python
5 102 (12.23%) C#
6 47 (5.64%) Embedded C++
7 46 (5.52%) Assembly Language
8 39 (4.68%) SQL
9 35 (4.20%) JavaScript
10 33 (3.96%) MATLAB
11 29 (3.48%) PowerShell
12 27 (3.24%) Java
13 17 (2.04%) Perl
14 16 (1.92%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.92%) VB
15 9 (1.08%) Tcl
16 7 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.84%) Delphi
16 7 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 209 (25.06%) Degree
2 46 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (5.04%) CCNP
4 33 (3.96%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (2.88%) CCIE
7 21 (2.52%) MCSE
7 21 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (2.40%) HND
9 17 (2.04%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.80%) CISSP
11 12 (1.44%) CCDP
11 12 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.96%) CCNA
14 7 (0.84%) HNC
15 4 (0.48%) CREST Certified
15 4 (0.48%) GIAC
15 4 (0.48%) PhD
16 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.59%) SLA
2 31 (3.72%) QA
3 20 (2.40%) ISO 9001
4 16 (1.92%) JTAG
5 14 (1.68%) ISO 26262
6 11 (1.32%) MISRA
7 9 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.72%) GDPR
8 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.48%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.36%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.36%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.24%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 71 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 69 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.16%) vSphere
5 17 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.20%) XenApp
9 8 (0.96%) Docker
10 7 (0.84%) NFS
11 5 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.48%) GPFS
12 4 (0.48%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.36%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.36%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.36%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.36%) XenServer
14 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (3.12%) SCCM
2 18 (2.16%) Ansible
3 17 (2.04%) vCenter Server
4 14 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (1.68%) NetBackup
4 14 (1.68%) WSUS
5 11 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (1.32%) Data Guard
5 11 (1.32%) Nessus
5 11 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.32%) TrustSec
6 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.72%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.72%) vMotion
9 5 (0.60%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 113 (13.55%) VMware
2 83 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.43%) Cisco
4 38 (4.56%) CheckPoint
5 37 (4.44%) HP
6 29 (3.48%) Xilinx
7 25 (3.00%) EMC
8 22 (2.64%) Oracle
8 22 (2.64%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.52%) Altera
9 21 (2.52%) Citrix
10 19 (2.28%) Dell
11 18 (2.16%) Veeam
12 15 (1.80%) Atmel
13 14 (1.68%) Fortinet
14 13 (1.56%) Symantec
15 11 (1.32%) IBM
15 11 (1.32%) Xamarin
16 7 (0.84%) Nortel
16 7 (0.84%) SolarWinds