Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 542 685
Rank change year-on-year +73 +143 -109
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 746 731 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.48% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.46% 3.12% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 507 507 476
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +15.00%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.64% +14.38%

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 21,537 23,400 22,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 15.52% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17,575 19,059 18,760
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,494 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 +101 689 £50,000 +8.11% 197
UK excluding London +59 597 £47,500 +5.56% 200
South East +133 315 £52,500 +16.67% 65
London +65 131 £58,500 +18.18% 24
Midlands -81 84 £37,500 -16.67% 23
East of England +83 69 £40,000 -38.46% 27
South West +44 61 £45,000 +5.88% 22
East Midlands -49 50 £37,500 -21.05% 10
West Midlands -38 34 £37,500 -12.79% 13
North of England +29 29 £53,750 +19.44% 36
Scotland +1 27 £42,500 -5.56% 17
North West +43 22 £57,500 +21.05% 10
Wales +2 12 £40,000 - 8
Yorkshire +13 6 £41,500 -7.78% 25
North East 0 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 379 (50.80%) C
2 282 (37.80%) C++
3 261 (34.99%) Software Engineering
4 235 (31.50%) Degree
5 197 (26.41%) Electronics
6 171 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 153 (20.51%) Microsoft
8 142 (19.03%) Python
9 138 (18.50%) Windows
10 132 (17.69%) Active Directory
11 119 (15.95%) Linux
12 118 (15.82%) Embedded C
13 117 (15.68%) Azure
14 114 (15.28%) SLA
15 107 (14.34%) ITIL
16 103 (13.81%) Wireless
17 96 (12.87%) C#
18 92 (12.33%) Embedded Systems
18 92 (12.33%) Self-Motivation
19 89 (11.93%) Finance
20 87 (11.66%) Information Security
21 83 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
22 81 (10.86%) ServiceNow
23 80 (10.72%) Ticket Management
24 78 (10.46%) Bluetooth
25 76 (10.19%) Cisco
26 75 (10.05%) SQL
26 75 (10.05%) Unix
26 75 (10.05%) Git (software)
27 74 (9.92%) High Availability

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 16 (2.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.74%) IIS
3 7 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.67%) Confluence
5 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 36 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.61%) OrCAD
4 10 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.94%) Simulink
6 1 (0.13%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 12 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.67%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 117 (15.68%) Azure
2 39 (5.23%) AWS
3 34 (4.56%) Office 365
4 22 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (2.82%) GCP
6 9 (1.21%) SaaS
7 7 (0.94%) Serverless
8 6 (0.80%) GitHub
9 5 (0.67%) G Suite
10 4 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.27%) Twilio
12 1 (0.13%) IaaS
12 1 (0.13%) Slack
12 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 103 (13.81%) Wireless
2 78 (10.46%) Bluetooth
3 71 (9.52%) DNS
4 65 (8.71%) DHCP
5 63 (8.45%) Firewall
6 51 (6.84%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (5.09%) LAN
8 36 (4.83%) TCP/IP
9 34 (4.56%) DMZ
10 33 (4.42%) WAN
11 32 (4.29%) RS-232
11 32 (4.29%) VPN
12 28 (3.75%) Internet
12 28 (3.75%) RS-485
12 28 (3.75%) SAN
13 20 (2.68%) NFC
14 19 (2.55%) Ethernet
15 17 (2.28%) BGP
15 17 (2.28%) IPv4
15 17 (2.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.22%) Big Data
3 22 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (2.82%) SQL Server 2017
5 16 (2.14%) Oracle Exadata
5 16 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.13%) MySQL
10 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 75 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.90%) Visual Studio
3 32 (4.29%) JIRA
4 22 (2.95%) GCC
5 21 (2.82%) Eclipse
6 16 (2.14%) Subversion
7 15 (2.01%) CMake
8 12 (1.61%) Bugzilla
9 8 (1.07%) TestLink
10 7 (0.94%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.80%) GitLab
11 6 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.67%) CppUnit
13 3 (0.40%) LabVIEW
14 2 (0.27%) GNU Toolchain
14 2 (0.27%) Maven
14 2 (0.27%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.27%) Robot Framework
14 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 197 (26.41%) Electronics
2 89 (11.93%) Finance
3 50 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 37 (4.96%) Games
5 28 (3.75%) Automotive
6 27 (3.62%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.01%) Banking
8 13 (1.74%) Law
9 12 (1.61%) Marketing
10 10 (1.34%) Advertising
11 7 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.94%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.40%) Fire and Rescue
12 3 (0.40%) Welsh Language
13 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.27%) Back Office
13 2 (0.27%) Retail
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Legal
14 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 188 (25.20%) Embedded Engineer
2 158 (21.18%) Firmware Engineer
3 146 (19.57%) Software Engineer
4 100 (13.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 60 (8.04%) Developer
6 52 (6.97%) Support Engineer
7 50 (6.70%) Network Engineer
8 49 (6.57%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 47 (6.30%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 41 (5.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 40 (5.36%) Design Engineer
11 40 (5.36%) Embedded C Engineer
12 38 (5.09%) Operations Support Engineer
13 36 (4.83%) C++ Software Engineer
14 33 (4.42%) DBA
14 33 (4.42%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 33 (4.42%) Software Developer
15 32 (4.29%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 32 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
16 31 (4.16%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.75%) LDAP
2 26 (3.49%) .NET
3 24 (3.22%) Kafka
4 23 (3.08%) HTML
5 21 (2.82%) Flash
5 21 (2.82%) NumPy
5 21 (2.82%) SciPy
6 20 (2.68%) HTML5
7 19 (2.55%) Qt
8 12 (1.61%) JSON
9 10 (1.34%) 802.1X
10 7 (0.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (0.94%) CSS
10 7 (0.94%) XMPP
11 6 (0.80%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.80%) Vue.js
11 6 (0.80%) Web Services
12 5 (0.67%) jQuery
12 5 (0.67%) Node.js
12 5 (0.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.33%) Embedded Systems
1 92 (12.33%) Self-Motivation
2 64 (8.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 60 (8.04%) Algorithms
4 56 (7.51%) Management Information System
5 51 (6.84%) Data Centre
6 41 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (5.23%) Clustering
8 30 (4.02%) User Experience
9 24 (3.22%) CAN bus
10 18 (2.41%) Driving Licence
11 17 (2.28%) Private Cloud
12 15 (2.01%) Robotics
13 14 (1.88%) CCTV
14 13 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (1.61%) Internet of Things
16 11 (1.47%) Device Driver
16 11 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
17 9 (1.21%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 138 (18.50%) Windows
2 119 (15.95%) Linux
3 75 (10.05%) Unix
4 69 (9.25%) Solaris
5 40 (5.36%) Windows Server
6 24 (3.22%) FreeRTOS
7 13 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (1.61%) Android
8 12 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.34%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.07%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.54%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.40%) CentOS
13 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (34.99%) Software Engineering
2 171 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (14.34%) ITIL
4 87 (11.66%) Information Security
5 83 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
6 80 (10.72%) Ticket Management
7 74 (9.92%) High Availability
8 73 (9.79%) Computer Science
9 62 (8.31%) Scrum
10 54 (7.24%) Validation
11 52 (6.97%) Patch Management
12 50 (6.70%) Test Automation
13 46 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 45 (6.03%) Software Testing
15 44 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (5.36%) Collaborative Working
17 37 (4.96%) Mentoring
18 33 (4.42%) Project Management
18 33 (4.42%) Secure Coding
19 32 (4.29%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 379 (50.80%) C
2 282 (37.80%) C++
3 142 (19.03%) Python
4 118 (15.82%) Embedded C
5 96 (12.87%) C#
6 75 (10.05%) SQL
7 60 (8.04%) Java
8 55 (7.37%) PowerShell
9 39 (5.23%) ANSI C
10 38 (5.09%) Bash Shell
11 33 (4.42%) MATLAB
12 29 (3.89%) Embedded C++
13 22 (2.95%) JavaScript
14 16 (2.14%) Perl
15 10 (1.34%) PHP
16 9 (1.21%) Kotlin
17 7 (0.94%) VB
18 4 (0.54%) Assembly Language
19 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 235 (31.50%) Degree
2 55 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (6.43%) MCP
4 45 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 33 (4.42%) CCNP
7 30 (4.02%) CCNA
8 27 (3.62%) DV Cleared
8 27 (3.62%) RHCE
9 22 (2.95%) SC Cleared
10 15 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.07%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.94%) MCSE
13 6 (0.80%) CCIE
13 6 (0.80%) CWNA
13 6 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.80%) PhD
13 6 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.40%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.40%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (15.28%) SLA
2 14 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (1.07%) MISRA
3 8 (1.07%) QA
4 6 (0.80%) GDPR
4 6 (0.80%) JTAG
5 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 132 (17.69%) Active Directory
2 42 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.62%) NFS
5 16 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.94%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.67%) XenApp
11 2 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (4.42%) Ansible
2 31 (4.16%) SCCM
3 28 (3.75%) Data Guard
4 20 (2.68%) WSUS
5 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.21%) AirWatch
7 9 (1.21%) FortiGate
7 9 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.94%) Cisco CME
8 7 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (0.80%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.40%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.27%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 153 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.86%) ServiceNow
3 76 (10.19%) Cisco
4 60 (8.04%) VMware
5 56 (7.51%) Oracle
6 35 (4.69%) Splunk
7 30 (4.02%) Freescale
7 30 (4.02%) Renesas
8 24 (3.22%) Dell
8 24 (3.22%) SAP
9 23 (3.08%) Citrix
9 23 (3.08%) Xilinx
10 22 (2.95%) Google
10 22 (2.95%) Palo Alto
11 16 (2.14%) HP
11 16 (2.14%) McAfee
12 14 (1.88%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.74%) Altera
14 12 (1.61%) Apple
14 12 (1.61%) Brocade