Period
to 16 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 529 562 580
Rank change year-on-year +33 +18 +78
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 737 831 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.07% 3.39% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 565 670 675
UK median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,700 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.89% +12.50% -3.61%

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 23,992 24,526 21,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.71% 14.27% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19,637 19,884 18,031
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -

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 16 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Top 16 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 June 2019. 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 +17 684 £45,000 - 131
UK excluding London +6 621 £43,250 -3.89% 130
South East -27 191 £42,500 -10.53% 41
Midlands +130 180 £40,000 - 10
East Midlands +103 113 £47,500 +18.75% 5
London +77 104 £43,750 +2.94% 16
South West -9 83 £45,000 - 18
North of England -17 72 £45,000 - 18
West Midlands +59 67 £37,500 -8.54% 5
East of England +17 53 £52,500 -8.70% 29
North West +9 35 £47,500 - 8
Scotland +23 33 £42,500 - 12
Yorkshire -8 33 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Wales +23 8 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North East +5 4 £35,000 -8.50% 4
Northern Ireland -25 1 £30,000 +17.65%

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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.

1 314 (42.61%) C
2 242 (32.84%) C++
3 236 (32.02%) Degree
4 207 (28.09%) Software Engineering
5 184 (24.97%) Electronics
6 151 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (17.50%) Linux
8 123 (16.69%) Embedded Systems
9 121 (16.42%) Windows
10 105 (14.25%) Microsoft
11 103 (13.98%) Embedded C
12 98 (13.30%) TCP/IP
12 98 (13.30%) C#
13 89 (12.08%) ITIL
14 82 (11.13%) Manufacturing
15 79 (10.72%) Java
15 79 (10.72%) Python
16 75 (10.18%) Scrum
17 73 (9.91%) Computer Science
18 70 (9.50%) Cisco
18 70 (9.50%) FreeRTOS
19 68 (9.23%) Windows Server
20 62 (8.41%) JavaScript
21 60 (8.14%) Security Cleared
22 58 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
23 56 (7.60%) Firewall
24 54 (7.33%) Bluetooth
25 53 (7.19%) CAN bus
26 52 (7.06%) Algorithms
27 51 (6.92%) Project Management

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 12 (1.63%) IIS
1 12 (1.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.09%) Confluence
4 7 (0.95%) Apache
5 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.41%) Acrobat
3 3 (0.41%) Simulink
4 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.34%) Office 365
4 15 (2.04%) GitHub
5 5 (0.68%) AWS IoT
6 4 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.54%) SaaS
7 3 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.41%) Dropbox
7 3 (0.41%) G Suite
7 3 (0.41%) Serverless
7 3 (0.41%) Slack
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.14%) iTunes
9 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 98 (13.30%) TCP/IP
2 58 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
3 56 (7.60%) Firewall
4 54 (7.33%) Bluetooth
5 50 (6.78%) Modbus
6 47 (6.38%) RS-485
7 42 (5.70%) DNS
8 41 (5.56%) Wireless
9 37 (5.02%) DHCP
10 34 (4.61%) Internet
11 33 (4.48%) SAN
12 29 (3.93%) WAN
13 26 (3.53%) Ethernet
13 26 (3.53%) GSM
13 26 (3.53%) VLAN
14 24 (3.26%) LAN
15 23 (3.12%) VPN
16 19 (2.58%) ZigBee
17 18 (2.44%) OSPF
18 17 (2.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (2.71%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.68%) MySQL
5 4 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.41%) Big Data
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.14%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (5.70%) Visual Studio
2 40 (5.43%) Git (software)
3 38 (5.16%) Maven
4 33 (4.48%) Robot Framework
5 19 (2.58%) JIRA
5 19 (2.58%) LabVIEW
6 16 (2.17%) CppUnit
7 12 (1.63%) Eclipse
8 11 (1.49%) Subversion
9 10 (1.36%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.68%) CodeWarrior
12 4 (0.54%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (0.27%) GNU Toolchain
14 1 (0.14%) GitLab
14 1 (0.14%) GoCD
14 1 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
14 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 184 (24.97%) Electronics
2 82 (11.13%) Manufacturing
3 47 (6.38%) Finance
4 46 (6.24%) Marketing
5 32 (4.34%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.58%) Retail
7 18 (2.44%) Games
8 16 (2.17%) Automotive
9 14 (1.90%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.95%) Law
10 7 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.54%) Military
12 3 (0.41%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.27%) Back Office
13 2 (0.27%) Local Government
14 1 (0.14%) Avionics
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) Greek Language
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 216 (29.31%) Embedded Engineer
2 146 (19.81%) Software Engineer
3 114 (15.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 91 (12.35%) Firmware Engineer
5 59 (8.01%) Electronics Engineer
6 45 (6.11%) Developer
7 39 (5.29%) Support Engineer
8 35 (4.75%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 33 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (4.48%) Lead Software Engineer
10 32 (4.34%) Design Engineer
10 32 (4.34%) IT Engineer
11 31 (4.21%) Desktop Support
12 29 (3.93%) Analyst
12 29 (3.93%) IT Support
13 28 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
14 27 (3.66%) Deskside Engineer
14 27 (3.66%) Deskside Support
14 27 (3.66%) Deskside Support Engineer
15 26 (3.53%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.43%) Spring
2 37 (5.02%) HTML
3 34 (4.61%) CSS
4 26 (3.53%) Node.js
5 25 (3.39%) HTML5
6 22 (2.99%) .NET
7 17 (2.31%) AngularJS
8 15 (2.04%) COM
8 15 (2.04%) JSON
9 13 (1.76%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.22%) Flash
10 9 (1.22%) Qt
11 7 (0.95%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.95%) REST
11 7 (0.95%) RESTful
11 7 (0.95%) Vue.js
12 6 (0.81%) Ajax
12 6 (0.81%) CSS3
12 6 (0.81%) Middleware
13 5 (0.68%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 123 (16.69%) Embedded Systems
2 53 (7.19%) CAN bus
3 52 (7.06%) Algorithms
4 36 (4.88%) Analogue Electronics
5 35 (4.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 34 (4.61%) Data Centre
7 29 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (3.93%) Device Driver
8 25 (3.39%) VHDL
9 21 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (2.71%) Internet of Things
11 19 (2.58%) Management Information System
12 18 (2.44%) Robotics
13 13 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (1.76%) Smart Meter
14 12 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.63%) EPoS
15 11 (1.49%) Public Cloud
16 10 (1.36%) ASIC
16 10 (1.36%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 129 (17.50%) Linux
2 121 (16.42%) Windows
3 70 (9.50%) FreeRTOS
4 68 (9.23%) Windows Server
5 39 (5.29%) Android
6 34 (4.61%) Apple iOS
7 23 (3.12%) Unix
8 19 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (2.31%) CentOS
10 16 (2.17%) Windows 10
11 15 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
12 14 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (1.63%) Ubuntu
14 11 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.68%) Debian
15 5 (0.68%) Solaris
15 5 (0.68%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.68%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.54%) AIX
16 4 (0.54%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (28.09%) Software Engineering
2 151 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (12.08%) ITIL
4 75 (10.18%) Scrum
5 73 (9.91%) Computer Science
6 51 (6.92%) Project Management
7 42 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
8 40 (5.43%) Validation
9 39 (5.29%) Technical Leadership
10 38 (5.16%) Unit Testing
11 36 (4.88%) Time Management
12 35 (4.75%) Software Testing
13 34 (4.61%) Change Management
13 34 (4.61%) Configuration Management
13 34 (4.61%) Mathematics
13 34 (4.61%) Service Management
14 33 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 33 (4.48%) OO
15 31 (4.21%) Schematic Capture
16 30 (4.07%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 314 (42.61%) C
2 242 (32.84%) C++
3 103 (13.98%) Embedded C
4 98 (13.30%) C#
5 79 (10.72%) Java
5 79 (10.72%) Python
6 62 (8.41%) JavaScript
7 35 (4.75%) Embedded C++
8 25 (3.39%) SQL
9 24 (3.26%) VB
10 15 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.04%) MATLAB
11 14 (1.90%) Assembly Language
12 12 (1.63%) Perl
13 5 (0.68%) PHP
13 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.54%) ANSI C
14 4 (0.54%) Ruby
15 3 (0.41%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 236 (32.02%) Degree
2 60 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 47 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 40 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (2.85%) CCNA
7 19 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.04%) MCSE
9 12 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (1.36%) CCNP
10 10 (1.36%) HND
10 10 (1.36%) MCSA
11 8 (1.09%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.09%) HNC
12 4 (0.54%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.54%) Server+ Certification
13 3 (0.41%) ISEB
13 3 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.16%) SLA
2 34 (4.61%) QA
3 25 (3.39%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.36%) DO-254
5 10 (1.36%) IEC 61508
6 9 (1.22%) JTAG
7 6 (0.81%) Def Stans
7 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.68%) MISRA
9 4 (0.54%) ISO 26262
10 3 (0.41%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.27%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.14%) GPG13
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 15765
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 36 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.90%) XenApp
4 13 (1.76%) VMware NSX
5 10 (1.36%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.41%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.41%) NFS
7 3 (0.41%) vSphere
8 2 (0.27%) Docker
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (1.76%) WSUS
2 12 (1.63%) Perfmon
3 11 (1.49%) vCenter Server
4 10 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (1.22%) SCDPM
6 7 (0.95%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.95%) SCCM
7 4 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.41%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.41%) SCOM
8 3 (0.41%) vRealize
9 2 (0.27%) Ansible
9 2 (0.27%) EMC VPLEX
9 2 (0.27%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.27%) Nagios
9 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.27%) Puppet
10 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 105 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.50%) Cisco
3 46 (6.24%) VMware
4 41 (5.56%) EMC
5 30 (4.07%) HP
6 20 (2.71%) Dell
7 18 (2.44%) Citrix
8 17 (2.31%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.76%) Mentor Graphics
9 13 (1.76%) Symantec
10 12 (1.63%) CA
11 11 (1.49%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.49%) Xilinx
12 10 (1.36%) Apple
13 8 (1.09%) Fortinet
14 7 (0.95%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.95%) Atmel
14 7 (0.95%) IBM
14 7 (0.95%) Intel
14 7 (0.95%) Oracle