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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
UK
Rank 515 601 626
Rank change year-on-year +86 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 373 378 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 3.68% 3.00% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 294 304 275
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10132 12620 13315
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.07% 12.21% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8451 10637 11039
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Firmware as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +97 352 £42,500 -3.40% 52
South East +16 74 £45,000 - 15
East of England +49 71 £53,750 +26.47% 8
Cambridgeshire +60 65 £55,000 +18.91% 7
Cambridge +59 61 £55,000 +18.91% 6
North West +26 47 £40,000 -4.76% 8
South West +36 45 £42,000 +5.00% 3
Manchester +16 36 £42,500 -8.35% 5
Yorkshire +33 35 £40,000 - 4
Devon +29 29 £40,000 - 1
Oldham - 28 - - 3
West Midlands +48 27 £40,000 +18.51% 5
London +20 25 £45,000 -14.28% 4
East Midlands -17 23 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Hampshire +27 19 £45,000 - 5
South Yorkshire +27 18 £40,000 -
Surrey +31 15 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Plymouth - 13 £52,500 - 1
Berkshire +35 12 £40,000 -3.90% 3
West Yorkshire +30 12 £37,000 -10.84% 3
Leicestershire -5 12 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Hertfordshire +23 10 £50,000 +66.66%
Scotland +33 9 £45,000 +18.42% 2
Cheshire +18 9 £37,500 -7.97%
Birmingham +16 9 £37,500 +25.00%
West Sussex +13 9 £35,000 -9.09%
Loughborough +12 9 £35,000 -22.22%
Wakefield +11 9 £37,000 -10.84% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 8 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Nottingham +7 8 £60,000 +33.33% 2

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 379 (50.40%) C
2 290 (38.56%) C++
3 257 (34.18%) Electronics
4 250 (33.24%) Software Engineering
5 235 (31.25%) Linux
6 225 (29.92%) Degree
7 183 (24.34%) Embedded C
8 169 (22.47%) Windows
9 155 (20.61%) Wireless
10 134 (17.82%) Ethernet
11 126 (16.76%) TCP/IP
12 112 (14.89%) Microsoft
13 109 (14.49%) Python
14 108 (14.36%) C#
15 97 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
16 96 (12.77%) Embedded C++
17 91 (12.10%) Firewall
18 86 (11.44%) Embedded Systems
19 83 (11.04%) Bluetooth
20 80 (10.64%) Active Directory
21 79 (10.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
21 79 (10.51%) Data Centre
22 75 (9.97%) SQL
23 73 (9.71%) RS-485
24 72 (9.57%) Validation
25 71 (9.44%) Computer Science
26 68 (9.04%) DNS
26 68 (9.04%) RS-232
27 65 (8.64%) MS Excel
28 64 (8.51%) Red Hat

Firmware
Top Related 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 29 (3.86%) IIS
2 24 (3.19%) Apache
3 21 (2.79%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.33%) nginx
5 10 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.80%) CMS
8 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 65 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.20%) MS Office
3 6 (0.80%) OrCAD
4 5 (0.66%) Simulink
5 4 (0.53%) MS Project
5 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.40%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.13%) Houdini
8 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.13%) Maya
8 1 (0.13%) NUKE
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.73%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.13%) Office 365
3 8 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.66%) GitHub
4 5 (0.66%) IaaS
4 5 (0.66%) PaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Heroku
5 3 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 155 (20.61%) Wireless
2 134 (17.82%) Ethernet
3 126 (16.76%) TCP/IP
4 91 (12.10%) Firewall
5 83 (11.04%) Bluetooth
6 73 (9.71%) RS-485
7 68 (9.04%) DNS
7 68 (9.04%) RS-232
8 64 (8.51%) Internet
9 61 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
10 58 (7.71%) ZigBee
11 54 (7.18%) SSL
12 44 (5.85%) DHCP
13 39 (5.19%) SAN
14 36 (4.79%) Network Security
15 35 (4.65%) GPRS
16 32 (4.26%) GSM
17 31 (4.12%) VPN
18 29 (3.86%) MPLS
19 27 (3.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.05%) MySQL
2 23 (3.06%) MongoDB
3 22 (2.93%) NoSQL
4 21 (2.79%) DB2
5 18 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.13%) SQL Server
7 7 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.53%) OLAP
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.13%) KDB
10 1 (0.13%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 28 (3.72%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.93%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.53%) Subversion
5 12 (1.60%) JIRA
6 7 (0.93%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.40%) Bundler
9 2 (0.27%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.27%) Qt Creator
10 1 (0.13%) C++Builder
10 1 (0.13%) CANoe
10 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.13%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 257 (34.18%) Electronics
2 58 (7.71%) Manufacturing
3 33 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.46%) Publishing
5 24 (3.19%) Automotive
6 18 (2.39%) Finance
7 15 (1.99%) Banking
8 13 (1.73%) Legal
9 12 (1.60%) Aerospace
10 11 (1.46%) Military
11 9 (1.20%) Games
12 8 (1.06%) Marketing
13 7 (0.93%) Law
14 5 (0.66%) Back Office
14 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.53%) Retail
16 1 (0.13%) Advertising
16 1 (0.13%) Avionics
16 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 217 (28.86%) Embedded Engineer
2 180 (23.94%) Firmware Engineer
3 169 (22.47%) Software Engineer
4 140 (18.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 89 (11.84%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 79 (10.51%) Developer
7 46 (6.12%) Electronics Engineer
7 46 (6.12%) Hardware Engineer
7 46 (6.12%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 45 (5.98%) Network Engineer
9 44 (5.85%) Embedded C Engineer
10 40 (5.32%) C Software Engineer
11 37 (4.92%) C++ Software Engineer
12 35 (4.65%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 33 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 32 (4.26%) Development Engineer
15 31 (4.12%) Embedded C++ Engineer
16 30 (3.99%) Technical Specialist
17 28 (3.72%) C/C++ Software Engineer
18 27 (3.59%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.11%) HTML
2 60 (7.98%) .NET
3 24 (3.19%) Qt
4 23 (3.06%) Web Services
5 21 (2.79%) CSS
6 20 (2.66%) 802.1X
7 18 (2.39%) jQuery
8 13 (1.73%) HTML5
8 13 (1.73%) OpenCL
9 11 (1.46%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.46%) XML
10 10 (1.33%) POSIX
11 9 (1.20%) MFC
12 8 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.93%) iOS SDK
13 7 (0.93%) REST
14 6 (0.80%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.66%) SOAP
16 4 (0.53%) Middleware
16 4 (0.53%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.44%) Embedded Systems
2 79 (10.51%) Data Centre
2 79 (10.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 71 (9.44%) Computer Science
4 56 (7.45%) VHDL
5 48 (6.38%) Internet of Things
6 46 (6.12%) Algorithms
6 46 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (4.12%) Driving Licence
8 28 (3.72%) Home Automation
9 27 (3.59%) CMDB
9 27 (3.59%) Verilog
10 26 (3.46%) Device Driver
11 24 (3.19%) Management Information System
12 20 (2.66%) CAN bus
13 18 (2.39%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.60%) Clustering
15 10 (1.33%) ASIC
16 9 (1.20%) Smart Home
17 6 (0.80%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 235 (31.25%) Linux
2 169 (22.47%) Windows
3 63 (8.38%) Unix
4 39 (5.19%) Embedded Linux
5 38 (5.05%) Windows Server
6 24 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (3.06%) Android
8 17 (2.26%) Solaris
8 17 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.73%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.60%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.66%) CentOS
13 5 (0.66%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.53%) AIX
14 4 (0.53%) ThreadX
14 4 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (33.24%) Software Engineering
2 97 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (9.57%) Validation
4 63 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 61 (8.11%) ITIL
5 61 (8.11%) Mentoring
6 58 (7.71%) Mathematics
7 45 (5.98%) Line Management
8 43 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (5.05%) Embedded Software Development
10 37 (4.92%) OO
11 36 (4.79%) Configuration Management
11 36 (4.79%) Kalman Filter
11 36 (4.79%) Physics
11 36 (4.79%) Presales
11 36 (4.79%) Scrum
12 35 (4.65%) Prototyping
12 35 (4.65%) SDLC
13 33 (4.39%) Project Management
14 31 (4.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 379 (50.40%) C
2 290 (38.56%) C++
3 183 (24.34%) Embedded C
4 109 (14.49%) Python
5 108 (14.36%) C#
6 96 (12.77%) Embedded C++
7 75 (9.97%) SQL
8 48 (6.38%) PHP
9 41 (5.45%) Perl
10 40 (5.32%) JavaScript
11 36 (4.79%) Java
12 28 (3.72%) PowerShell
13 23 (3.06%) Shell Script
13 23 (3.06%) VB
14 20 (2.66%) ANSI C
15 17 (2.26%) Assembly Language
16 12 (1.60%) Objective-C
17 11 (1.46%) VB6
18 10 (1.33%) Tcl
19 9 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 225 (29.92%) Degree
2 39 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 38 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (4.79%) CCNP
5 28 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 27 (3.59%) LPIC
7 18 (2.39%) CCNA
8 16 (2.13%) HND
9 13 (1.73%) GCIH
9 13 (1.73%) GIAC
9 13 (1.73%) HNC
10 9 (1.20%) PhD
10 9 (1.20%) SC Cleared
11 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.93%) MCP
12 7 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.80%) CCDP
13 6 (0.80%) Chartered Engineer
14 5 (0.66%) MCSE
15 3 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.86%) ISO 9001
2 26 (3.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (3.06%) ISO 14001
4 18 (2.39%) JTAG
5 17 (2.26%) PCI DSS
5 17 (2.26%) QA
6 10 (1.33%) SLA
7 8 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.27%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.27%) ISO13485
8 2 (0.27%) ISO26262
8 2 (0.27%) MISRA
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 80 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 50 (6.65%) Hyper-V
3 49 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (3.46%) Samba
5 15 (1.99%) iptables
5 15 (1.99%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 7 (0.93%) Squid
7 6 (0.80%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.80%) vSphere
7 6 (0.80%) XenApp
8 5 (0.66%) NFS
9 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.40%) Docker
10 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.27%) RHEV
11 2 (0.27%) vCloud
11 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.27%) XenServer
12 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (5.45%) NetBackup
1 41 (5.45%) SCCM
2 30 (3.99%) SCOM
3 26 (3.46%) Backup Exec
4 21 (2.79%) Nagios
5 18 (2.39%) Cacti
6 17 (2.26%) SCSM
7 15 (1.99%) HP Data Protector
7 15 (1.99%) Oracle ZFS
7 15 (1.99%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.53%) Puppet
9 4 (0.53%) WSUS
10 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.40%) Kibana
11 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.13%) OpenView
12 1 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 112 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.51%) Red Hat
3 63 (8.38%) Cisco
4 62 (8.24%) VMware
5 60 (7.98%) EMC
6 53 (7.05%) HP
7 42 (5.59%) Citrix
8 36 (4.79%) IBM
9 25 (3.32%) Juniper
10 23 (3.06%) 3PAR
11 22 (2.93%) Xilinx
12 21 (2.79%) Atmel
12 21 (2.79%) Oracle
13 20 (2.66%) F5
14 19 (2.53%) NetApp
15 17 (2.26%) Palo Alto
15 17 (2.26%) Sun
16 15 (1.99%) CheckPoint
17 10 (1.33%) Polycom
18 9 (1.20%) Riverbed
Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £55K
Posted: Yesterday
Westerham, Kent
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-35,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension , 32 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chadderton, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
TRG
Salary: 50000-60000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Flexible Working
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Asaph, Clwyd
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 38,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Flintshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Deeside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge
TRG
Salary: 28000-32000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 27 days ago