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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 562 658
Rank change year-on-year +28 +96  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 385 401 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 3.35% 3.20% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 341 307 248
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 11479 12542 12812
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.88% 12.74% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9736 10695 10605
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 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 +37 347 £42,000 +5.00% 38
East of England +20 80 £55,000 +24.29% 9
Cambridgeshire +16 61 £55,000 +7.31% 8
South East -25 54 £44,500 +6.58% 9
Cambridge +19 52 £55,000 +4.76% 7
London +43 50 £55,000 +44.73% 6
West Midlands +6 50 £39,000 -2.50% 1
East Midlands +11 43 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Scotland +26 31 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Yorkshire +20 30 £40,000 -
South West 0 29 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Leicestershire +17 22 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Birmingham +11 21 £30,000 -29.41%
South Yorkshire +13 19 £40,000 +63.26%
Berkshire -5 18 £45,000 -5.26% 1
North East +25 14 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Dundee - 14 £45,000 -
Leicester +19 13 £30,000 -11.11% 1
Coventry +3 13 £40,000 +18.51%
Hertfordshire -1 13 £40,000 -13.51% 1
Durham - 13 £35,000 - 1
Barnsley - 12 £42,500 -
Derbyshire +12 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Northamptonshire +9 11 £37,500 -
North West -45 11 £37,500 - 4
Devon +14 10 £42,500 -16.66% 2
Northampton +13 10 £35,000 -6.66%
Derby +7 10 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Maidenhead - 10 £42,500 - 1
Plymouth - 10 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 481 (63.37%) C
2 375 (49.41%) C++
3 339 (44.66%) Electronics
4 328 (43.21%) Degree
5 312 (41.11%) Software Engineering
6 224 (29.51%) Linux
7 217 (28.59%) Embedded C
8 190 (25.03%) Wireless
9 136 (17.92%) Windows
9 136 (17.92%) Python
10 119 (15.68%) C#
11 116 (15.28%) Embedded C++
12 114 (15.02%) Computer Science
13 112 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
14 107 (14.10%) Embedded Systems
15 102 (13.44%) Ethernet
16 96 (12.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 91 (11.99%) TCP/IP
18 87 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
19 80 (10.54%) Mentoring
20 77 (10.14%) Bluetooth
21 76 (10.01%) Mathematics
22 73 (9.62%) Manufacturing
23 72 (9.49%) Perl
23 72 (9.49%) ZigBee
24 68 (8.96%) Computer Science Degree
25 67 (8.83%) VHDL
26 65 (8.56%) Test Automation
27 64 (8.43%) RS-232
28 63 (8.30%) Validation

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 13 (1.71%) IIS
2 11 (1.45%) Apache
3 7 (0.92%) CMS
4 6 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.53%) SAS
5 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.66%) OrCAD
2 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.40%) Simulink
4 2 (0.26%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.98%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.53%) Office 365
2 4 (0.53%) SaaS
3 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.26%) GitHub
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 190 (25.03%) Wireless
2 102 (13.44%) Ethernet
3 91 (11.99%) TCP/IP
4 87 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
5 77 (10.14%) Bluetooth
6 72 (9.49%) ZigBee
7 64 (8.43%) RS-232
8 62 (8.17%) RS-485
9 52 (6.85%) Firewall
10 45 (5.93%) Internet
11 25 (3.29%) WLAN
12 24 (3.16%) GSM
13 22 (2.90%) GPRS
14 21 (2.77%) DNS
15 20 (2.64%) SSL
15 20 (2.64%) VLAN
16 19 (2.50%) RS-422
16 19 (2.50%) VPN
17 17 (2.24%) Network Security
18 16 (2.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.22%) MySQL
2 14 (1.84%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.53%) Big Data
5 4 (0.53%) DB2
5 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.40%) OLAP
6 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) GIS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (7.51%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.01%) Visual Studio
3 35 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.24%) JIRA
5 14 (1.84%) LabVIEW
6 11 (1.45%) Subversion
7 9 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (0.66%) Xcode
10 4 (0.53%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.40%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.40%) Qt Creator
12 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.26%) GDB
13 1 (0.13%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.13%) Clang
13 1 (0.13%) CodeWarrior
13 1 (0.13%) RequisitePro
13 1 (0.13%) TortoiseSVN
13 1 (0.13%) Trac
General
1 339 (44.66%) Electronics
2 73 (9.62%) Manufacturing
3 36 (4.74%) Automotive
3 36 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.29%) Banking
5 20 (2.64%) Finance
6 13 (1.71%) Aerospace
6 13 (1.71%) Legal
6 13 (1.71%) Publishing
7 10 (1.32%) Back Office
7 10 (1.32%) Marketing
8 9 (1.19%) Advertising
9 8 (1.05%) Games
10 7 (0.92%) Retail
11 6 (0.79%) Law
12 4 (0.53%) Military
13 3 (0.40%) Avionics
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 277 (36.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 257 (33.86%) Firmware Engineer
3 216 (28.46%) Software Engineer
4 166 (21.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 147 (19.37%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 90 (11.86%) Developer
7 61 (8.04%) C Software Engineer
7 61 (8.04%) Embedded C Engineer
8 57 (7.51%) C++ Software Engineer
9 53 (6.98%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 53 (6.98%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 51 (6.72%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 50 (6.59%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 47 (6.19%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 45 (5.93%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 42 (5.53%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
14 42 (5.53%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
15 41 (5.40%) Electronics Engineer
16 38 (5.01%) Hardware Engineer
17 35 (4.61%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.30%) .NET
2 46 (6.06%) HTML
3 25 (3.29%) Qt
4 24 (3.16%) REST
5 20 (2.64%) JSON
6 17 (2.24%) Web Services
7 13 (1.71%) POSIX
8 11 (1.45%) CSS
8 11 (1.45%) MFC
9 10 (1.32%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.19%) jQuery
10 9 (1.19%) Qt Quick
10 9 (1.19%) WebSockets
11 8 (1.05%) Angular 2
11 8 (1.05%) HTML5
12 7 (0.92%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.92%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (0.79%) RESTful
13 6 (0.79%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 114 (15.02%) Computer Science
2 107 (14.10%) Embedded Systems
3 96 (12.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 67 (8.83%) VHDL
5 62 (8.17%) Algorithms
6 50 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (5.93%) Device Driver
8 42 (5.53%) Data Centre
9 35 (4.61%) Smart Home
10 32 (4.22%) Home Automation
11 29 (3.82%) Internet of Things
12 24 (3.16%) Verilog
13 19 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (2.37%) CAN bus
15 14 (1.84%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.71%) CMDB
17 12 (1.58%) Management Information System
17 12 (1.58%) Robotics
18 10 (1.32%) Arduino
18 10 (1.32%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 224 (29.51%) Linux
2 136 (17.92%) Windows
3 51 (6.72%) Embedded Linux
4 48 (6.32%) Android
5 34 (4.48%) Unix
6 31 (4.08%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.32%) Solaris
9 10 (1.32%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.92%) VxWorks
11 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (41.11%) Software Engineering
2 112 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (10.54%) Mentoring
4 76 (10.01%) Mathematics
5 65 (8.56%) Test Automation
6 63 (8.30%) Validation
7 62 (8.17%) OO
8 51 (6.72%) Embedded Software Development
9 47 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 42 (5.53%) Configuration Management
11 37 (4.87%) Scrum
12 35 (4.61%) FPGA Design
13 34 (4.48%) SDLC
14 33 (4.35%) Physics
14 33 (4.35%) Schematic Capture
15 30 (3.95%) Test Scripting
16 27 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
17 24 (3.16%) Signal Processing
18 23 (3.03%) Presales
19 22 (2.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 481 (63.37%) C
2 375 (49.41%) C++
3 217 (28.59%) Embedded C
4 136 (17.92%) Python
5 119 (15.68%) C#
6 116 (15.28%) Embedded C++
7 72 (9.49%) Perl
8 60 (7.91%) Java
9 49 (6.46%) SQL
10 44 (5.80%) PHP
11 37 (4.87%) VB
12 29 (3.82%) JavaScript
12 29 (3.82%) MATLAB
13 19 (2.50%) ANSI C
14 16 (2.11%) Assembly Language
15 15 (1.98%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.58%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.19%) Objective-C
17 9 (1.19%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 328 (43.21%) Degree
2 68 (8.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 32 (4.22%) HND
5 22 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (2.77%) CCNP
7 16 (2.11%) CCNA
7 16 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.71%) LPIC
9 11 (1.45%) PhD
10 10 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (1.19%) HNC
12 8 (1.05%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.92%) GNVQ
13 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.66%) MCP
14 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.53%) MCSE
16 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.69%) ISO 9001
2 24 (3.16%) QA
3 20 (2.64%) JTAG
4 18 (2.37%) ISO 14001
5 13 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.79%) SLA
7 5 (0.66%) DO-254
7 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.53%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.26%) MISRA
10 1 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.53%) iptables
5 4 (0.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 4 (0.53%) Samba
6 3 (0.40%) XenServer
7 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.26%) vSphere
7 2 (0.26%) Xen
7 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) LXC
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) RHEV
8 1 (0.13%) Squid
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (2.24%) NetBackup
2 16 (2.11%) SCCM
2 16 (2.11%) SCOM
3 13 (1.71%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.19%) Cacti
4 9 (1.19%) Nagios
5 4 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (0.53%) SCSM
6 3 (0.40%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.26%) OpenView
8 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 58 (7.64%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.85%) EMC
3 47 (6.19%) Cisco
4 38 (5.01%) VMware
5 31 (4.08%) HP
6 30 (3.95%) Xilinx
7 29 (3.82%) Red Hat
8 26 (3.43%) Juniper
9 20 (2.64%) Atmel
10 18 (2.37%) Freescale
10 18 (2.37%) IBM
11 17 (2.24%) Citrix
12 16 (2.11%) Palo Alto
12 16 (2.11%) Perforce
13 15 (1.98%) Altera
14 10 (1.32%) Sun
15 9 (1.19%) Dell
15 9 (1.19%) NEC
15 9 (1.19%) NetApp
16 8 (1.05%) Avaya
Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
Bluetownonline
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 70,000 to £85,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gateshead
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £50000 to £65000
Posted: 3 days ago
Neath, West Glamorgan
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Milton Keynes
Mint
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Posted: 14 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum **apply ASAP!**
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge
TRG
Salary: 50000-60000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 15 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago