Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 480 532 537
Rank change year-on-year +52 +5 +59
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 360 732 914
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 2.73% 2.96% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 257 584 735
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.14%

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 13,204 24,738 25,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.75% 16.97% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10,807 20,333 20,488
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +12.00%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firmware.

Salary trend for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware over the 6 months to 16 July 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 16 July 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 +53 321 £50,000 +11.11% 87
UK excluding London +39 304 £50,000 +11.11% 90
South East +83 120 £52,500 +23.53% 28
London +133 48 £42,500 +3.66% 5
North of England +147 40 £50,000 +11.11% 12
East of England +64 39 £52,500 +10.53% 21
South West +50 36 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Midlands -17 36 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North West +112 28 £53,750 +19.44% 4
Scotland +78 26 £44,750 +1.70% 9
West Midlands +46 21 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East Midlands -12 15 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire +100 12 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Work from Home +60 10 £47,000 -1.05% 10
Wales +31 7 £32,500 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 173 (48.06%) C
2 145 (40.28%) C++
3 134 (37.22%) Software Engineering
4 129 (35.83%) Degree
5 79 (21.94%) Windows
6 78 (21.67%) Electronics
7 74 (20.56%) Python
8 66 (18.33%) Embedded C
9 65 (18.06%) Linux
10 63 (17.50%) Wireless
10 63 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
11 57 (15.83%) Embedded Systems
12 55 (15.28%) Microsoft
13 46 (12.78%) Validation
14 44 (12.22%) Bluetooth
15 42 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
15 42 (11.67%) Computer Science
16 39 (10.83%) Active Directory
17 38 (10.56%) Firewall
18 37 (10.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 35 (9.72%) Algorithms
20 34 (9.44%) Internet
20 34 (9.44%) Project Management
20 34 (9.44%) Windows Server
21 33 (9.17%) TCP/IP
22 29 (8.06%) Manufacturing
23 28 (7.78%) VMware
23 28 (7.78%) Git (software)
24 27 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
24 27 (7.50%) C#

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 9 (2.50%) Confluence
2 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.83%) IIS
4 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.56%) Pachyderm
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.94%) Simulink
5 6 (1.67%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.56%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.44%) Azure
2 15 (4.17%) Office 365
3 13 (3.61%) GitHub
4 9 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.22%) AWS
6 6 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.67%) GCP
7 1 (0.28%) G Suite
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 63 (17.50%) Wireless
2 44 (12.22%) Bluetooth
3 42 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
4 38 (10.56%) Firewall
5 34 (9.44%) Internet
6 33 (9.17%) TCP/IP
7 23 (6.39%) DNS
8 19 (5.28%) DHCP
9 18 (5.00%) VLAN
10 17 (4.72%) LTE
11 16 (4.44%) MQTT
11 16 (4.44%) VoIP
12 15 (4.17%) 5G
12 15 (4.17%) Ethernet
13 14 (3.89%) SAN
14 13 (3.61%) WAN
15 11 (3.06%) RS-232
15 11 (3.06%) VPN
15 11 (3.06%) ZigBee
16 10 (2.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.11%) Data Mining
2 4 (1.11%) MySQL
3 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 28 (7.78%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.00%) JIRA
3 15 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.61%) GCC
5 11 (3.06%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.78%) Subversion
7 9 (2.50%) Bugzilla
8 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.39%) LabVIEW
9 5 (1.39%) TestLink
10 4 (1.11%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.11%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.83%) CMake
11 3 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.83%) Selenium
12 2 (0.56%) GNU Toolchain
12 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.28%) Android Studio
13 1 (0.28%) SCons
General
1 78 (21.67%) Electronics
2 29 (8.06%) Manufacturing
3 26 (7.22%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.28%) Finance
5 13 (3.61%) Automotive
6 11 (3.06%) Marketing
7 6 (1.67%) Games
7 6 (1.67%) Retail
8 3 (0.83%) Law
8 3 (0.83%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.56%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.28%) Avionics
10 1 (0.28%) Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 105 (29.17%) Software Engineer
2 72 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 53 (14.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 52 (14.44%) Firmware Engineer
5 45 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 24 (6.67%) Design Engineer
7 22 (6.11%) C++ Software Engineer
7 22 (6.11%) Electronics Engineer
7 22 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (4.72%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 17 (4.72%) Support Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) C Software Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) Network Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) Test Engineer
10 14 (3.89%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 14 (3.89%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 14 (3.89%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 14 (3.89%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.28%) HTML
2 16 (4.44%) Qt
3 15 (4.17%) .NET
3 15 (4.17%) HTML5
4 10 (2.78%) JSON
5 5 (1.39%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.11%) CSS
6 4 (1.11%) Middleware
6 4 (1.11%) React Native
7 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.56%) CGI
7 2 (0.56%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.56%) LLVM
7 2 (0.56%) Node.js
7 2 (0.56%) REST
7 2 (0.56%) Tapestry
8 1 (0.28%) Matplotlib
8 1 (0.28%) RESTful
8 1 (0.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.83%) Embedded Systems
2 37 (10.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 35 (9.72%) Algorithms
4 27 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.83%) Smart Meter
6 19 (5.28%) Internet of Things
7 17 (4.72%) Data Centre
7 17 (4.72%) Device Driver
8 15 (4.17%) Robotics
9 14 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (3.61%) ASIC
10 13 (3.61%) User Experience
11 12 (3.33%) Driving Licence
12 11 (3.06%) Management Information System
13 10 (2.78%) Handset
13 10 (2.78%) Private Cloud
14 8 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (2.22%) Smart Energy
15 7 (1.94%) VHDL
16 6 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 79 (21.94%) Windows
2 65 (18.06%) Linux
3 34 (9.44%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.61%) Android
5 13 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 13 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (2.22%) Unix
8 6 (1.67%) Solaris
9 5 (1.39%) OpenWrt
9 5 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.11%) FreeRTOS
11 3 (0.83%) AIX
12 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.28%) CentOS
13 1 (0.28%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (37.22%) Software Engineering
2 63 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (12.78%) Validation
4 42 (11.67%) Computer Science
5 34 (9.44%) Project Management
6 24 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (6.39%) Secure Coding
7 23 (6.39%) Software Testing
8 22 (6.11%) Mathematics
9 21 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 21 (5.83%) ITIL
10 20 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 19 (5.28%) Systems Engineering
12 18 (5.00%) Test Automation
13 17 (4.72%) Incident Management
13 17 (4.72%) Technology Roadmap
14 15 (4.17%) Signal Processing
15 14 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (3.89%) Cybersecurity
16 13 (3.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 173 (48.06%) C
2 145 (40.28%) C++
3 74 (20.56%) Python
4 66 (18.33%) Embedded C
5 27 (7.50%) C#
6 26 (7.22%) Embedded C++
6 26 (7.22%) PowerShell
7 22 (6.11%) JavaScript
8 18 (5.00%) Java
9 15 (4.17%) Assembly Language
10 14 (3.89%) MATLAB
11 13 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.61%) Perl
11 13 (3.61%) SQL
12 10 (2.78%) Kotlin
13 8 (2.22%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.94%) PHP
15 5 (1.39%) ANSI C
15 5 (1.39%) Tcl
16 2 (0.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 129 (35.83%) Degree
2 26 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (5.56%) CCNA
5 16 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.61%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.50%) HNC
8 8 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.94%) CCNP
9 7 (1.94%) HND
9 7 (1.94%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (1.94%) PhD
10 5 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.11%) ISEB
12 3 (0.83%) CCENT
12 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.56%) MCSA
13 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.44%) MISRA
2 10 (2.78%) SLA
3 9 (2.50%) ISO 26262
3 9 (2.50%) QA
4 8 (2.22%) MISRA C
5 5 (1.39%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.11%) IEC 61508
6 4 (1.11%) IEC 62304
6 4 (1.11%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.83%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.83%) JTAG
8 1 (0.28%) COBIT
8 1 (0.28%) DO-254
System Software
1 39 (10.83%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.11%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.83%) XenApp
7 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.56%) Docker
9 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (5.56%) SCCM
2 10 (2.78%) WSUS
3 9 (2.50%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.56%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.28%) Ansible
7 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.78%) VMware
3 26 (7.22%) Cisco
4 16 (4.44%) SAP
5 15 (4.17%) Citrix
6 11 (3.06%) EMC
7 8 (2.22%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.22%) HP
7 8 (2.22%) McAfee
7 8 (2.22%) Palo Alto
8 7 (1.94%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.67%) Draytek
9 6 (1.67%) Google
9 6 (1.67%) NETGEAR
10 5 (1.39%) Brocade
10 5 (1.39%) Dell
10 5 (1.39%) Freescale
10 5 (1.39%) Meraki
10 5 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.39%) Renesas