Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 638 554 670
Rank change year-on-year -84 +116 +45
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 622 795 752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.68% 3.71% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 503 628 664
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +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 23,194 21,435 24,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.31% 12.27% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,158 17,768 20,938
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,448 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 -110 558 £47,500 +11.76% 231
UK excluding London -63 518 £47,500 +11.76% 215
East of England +44 156 £52,500 +5.00% 47
South East -48 155 £45,000 +5.88% 63
London +7 96 £47,500 - 35
Midlands -53 57 £42,500 - 30
North of England -64 50 £45,000 +15.38% 35
South West -48 44 £43,750 +2.94% 21
Scotland -14 36 £45,000 +9.09% 9
West Midlands -36 29 £47,500 +18.75% 18
East Midlands +4 28 £41,250 +3.13% 11
North West -49 28 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Wales +17 20 £45,000 +24.14% 10
Yorkshire -7 18 £52,500 +31.25% 13
North East -39 4 £39,000 +23.81% 13

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 313 (50.32%) C
2 274 (44.05%) C++
3 214 (34.41%) Software Engineering
4 189 (30.39%) Degree
5 177 (28.46%) Electronics
6 131 (21.06%) Python
7 117 (18.81%) Windows
8 112 (18.01%) Linux
9 110 (17.68%) Embedded C
10 100 (16.08%) Computer Science
11 99 (15.92%) C#
12 93 (14.95%) Wireless
13 77 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (10.93%) Test Automation
15 60 (9.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 54 (8.68%) Manufacturing
17 50 (8.04%) Firewall
17 50 (8.04%) Algorithms
18 45 (7.23%) Mentoring
18 45 (7.23%) Signal Processing
18 45 (7.23%) Cisco
19 44 (7.07%) Embedded C++
20 43 (6.91%) Robotics
20 43 (6.91%) Embedded Systems
21 42 (6.75%) Mathematics
21 42 (6.75%) Wi-Fi
22 41 (6.59%) SQL
22 41 (6.59%) Git (software)
23 39 (6.27%) Microsoft
24 38 (6.11%) Digital Signal Processing

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 (2.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.13%) Skype for Business
3 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.48%) Confluence
5 3 (0.48%) IIS
5 3 (0.48%) WordPress
6 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 25 (4.02%) Simulink
2 20 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.80%) OrCAD
5 4 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.16%) LibreOffice
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.41%) Office 365
3 13 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.80%) G Suite
5 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.32%) PaaS
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.16%) Firebase
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (14.95%) Wireless
2 50 (8.04%) Firewall
3 42 (6.75%) Wi-Fi
4 32 (5.14%) Ethernet
5 30 (4.82%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.50%) Bluetooth
7 26 (4.18%) VPN
8 25 (4.02%) Internet
8 25 (4.02%) WAN
9 21 (3.38%) DNS
9 21 (3.38%) Network Security
10 19 (3.05%) LAN
10 19 (3.05%) ZigBee
11 17 (2.73%) DHCP
11 17 (2.73%) RS-232
11 17 (2.73%) SAN
12 16 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (2.25%) Modbus
13 14 (2.25%) VLAN
14 11 (1.77%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.48%) MySQL
2 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.32%) OLAP
3 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.16%) DB2
4 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 41 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.66%) Subversion
3 20 (3.22%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.22%) JIRA
4 13 (2.09%) Visual Studio
5 11 (1.77%) LabVIEW
6 5 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.64%) GDB
7 4 (0.64%) Selenium
8 3 (0.48%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.48%) Rational Team Concert
8 3 (0.48%) Trac
9 2 (0.32%) Ant
9 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.32%) Maven
9 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.32%) Redmine
9 2 (0.32%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.32%) TestComplete
General
1 177 (28.46%) Electronics
2 54 (8.68%) Manufacturing
3 23 (3.70%) Finance
4 19 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.09%) Automotive
6 8 (1.29%) Avionics
6 8 (1.29%) Games
7 7 (1.13%) Back Office
7 7 (1.13%) Banking
8 6 (0.96%) Legal
8 6 (0.96%) Marketing
9 5 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.80%) Retail
10 4 (0.64%) Law
11 3 (0.48%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 163 (26.21%) Embedded Engineer
2 151 (24.28%) Software Engineer
3 142 (22.83%) Firmware Engineer
4 89 (14.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 70 (11.25%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 51 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
7 41 (6.59%) Developer
8 40 (6.43%) Electronics Engineer
9 39 (6.27%) Embedded C Engineer
10 38 (6.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 36 (5.79%) Principal Engineer
12 35 (5.63%) C++ Software Engineer
13 33 (5.31%) Senior Firmware Engineer
14 29 (4.66%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
15 25 (4.02%) Design Engineer
16 24 (3.86%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
16 24 (3.86%) Principal Systems Engineer
17 23 (3.70%) C Software Engineer
18 21 (3.38%) FPGA Engineer
19 20 (3.22%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.79%) .NET
2 16 (2.57%) XML
3 14 (2.25%) HTML
4 12 (1.93%) Middleware
5 11 (1.77%) Web Services
6 10 (1.61%) 802.1X
7 8 (1.29%) JSON
8 7 (1.13%) Qt
9 6 (0.96%) CSS
10 5 (0.80%) Flash
10 5 (0.80%) HTML5
10 5 (0.80%) REST
10 5 (0.80%) WPF
11 4 (0.64%) MFC
11 4 (0.64%) STL
12 3 (0.48%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.48%) CSS3
12 3 (0.48%) jQuery
13 2 (0.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 2 (0.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 100 (16.08%) Computer Science
2 60 (9.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 50 (8.04%) Algorithms
4 43 (6.91%) Embedded Systems
4 43 (6.91%) Robotics
5 35 (5.63%) ASIC
6 34 (5.47%) VHDL
7 31 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (4.34%) Verilog
9 16 (2.57%) Data Centre
10 14 (2.25%) Replication
11 12 (1.93%) Optoelectronics
12 11 (1.77%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.77%) PKI
13 10 (1.61%) Internet of Things
14 9 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.45%) Smart Meter
15 8 (1.29%) User Experience
16 6 (0.96%) Smart Energy
16 6 (0.96%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 117 (18.81%) Windows
2 112 (18.01%) Linux
3 33 (5.31%) Android
4 26 (4.18%) Embedded Linux
5 21 (3.38%) Windows Server
6 16 (2.57%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.93%) Unix
9 12 (1.93%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.29%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.96%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.80%) Robot Operating System
14 3 (0.48%) AIX
14 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.32%) FreeRTOS
15 2 (0.32%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (34.41%) Software Engineering
2 77 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (10.93%) Test Automation
4 45 (7.23%) Mentoring
4 45 (7.23%) Signal Processing
5 42 (6.75%) Mathematics
6 38 (6.11%) Digital Signal Processing
7 33 (5.31%) Validation
8 29 (4.66%) ITIL
9 28 (4.50%) Data Analysis
10 27 (4.34%) OO
10 27 (4.34%) Physics
10 27 (4.34%) SDLC
11 26 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (4.18%) Scrum
11 26 (4.18%) UML
12 22 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (3.54%) FPGA Design
13 21 (3.38%) DevOps
13 21 (3.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 313 (50.32%) C
2 274 (44.05%) C++
3 131 (21.06%) Python
4 110 (17.68%) Embedded C
5 99 (15.92%) C#
6 44 (7.07%) Embedded C++
7 41 (6.59%) SQL
8 33 (5.31%) Perl
9 31 (4.98%) MATLAB
10 28 (4.50%) JavaScript
11 21 (3.38%) Java
12 12 (1.93%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.77%) Assembly Language
13 11 (1.77%) Tcl
14 6 (0.96%) Ada
14 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.80%) Delphi
16 4 (0.64%) Go
17 3 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 189 (30.39%) Degree
2 34 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.05%) CCNP
3 19 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.41%) CCNA
5 14 (2.25%) CCDP
5 14 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 12 (1.93%) MCSE
7 9 (1.45%) CISSP
8 8 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.13%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.96%) CISA
10 6 (0.96%) CISM
10 6 (0.96%) GSEC
10 6 (0.96%) RHCE
11 5 (0.80%) CCIE
11 5 (0.80%) GIAC
11 5 (0.80%) MCSA
11 5 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.66%) QA
2 19 (3.05%) SLA
3 15 (2.41%) MISRA
4 13 (2.09%) ISO 9001
5 10 (1.61%) IEC 61508
5 10 (1.61%) IEC 62304
6 6 (0.96%) JTAG
7 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.80%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.64%) DO-160
8 4 (0.64%) GDPR
9 3 (0.48%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.48%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.32%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.16%) DO-254
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 23 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.64%) vSphere
6 2 (0.32%) NFS
6 2 (0.32%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.16%) Docker
7 1 (0.16%) iptables
7 1 (0.16%) KVM
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (2.89%) SCCM
2 9 (1.45%) WSUS
3 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 7 (1.13%) vCenter Server
4 6 (0.96%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.96%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.64%) SCOM
6 3 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.48%) Ansible
6 3 (0.48%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Puppet
8 1 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 45 (7.23%) Cisco
2 39 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.63%) VMware
4 24 (3.86%) EMC
5 22 (3.54%) HP
6 21 (3.38%) Dell
7 19 (3.05%) Atmel
7 19 (3.05%) Xilinx
8 14 (2.25%) Citrix
9 13 (2.09%) Altera
10 10 (1.61%) IBM
11 7 (1.13%) Apple
11 7 (1.13%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.80%) Cadence
12 5 (0.80%) Capita
12 5 (0.80%) Google
12 5 (0.80%) Mentor Graphics
12 5 (0.80%) Progress
13 4 (0.64%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.64%) Symantec