Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 556 566 664
Rank change year-on-year +10 +98 +44
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 812 772 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 3.32% 3.67% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 648 656 607
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +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 24,457 21,024 24,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.06% 12.44% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,830 17,632 21,113
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +4.17%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 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 +16 786 £45,000 +5.88% 181
UK excluding London -1 690 £45,000 +12.50% 168
South East +85 266 £47,500 +11.76% 53
East of England -25 120 £57,500 +4.55% 34
London +38 113 £45,000 -10.00% 28
North of England -58 113 £45,000 +12.50% 22
South West +19 112 £43,750 +9.38% 18
Midlands -63 62 £40,000 +1.27% 26
North West -39 54 £47,500 +26.67% 10
Yorkshire -14 44 £45,000 +12.50% 6
West Midlands -35 34 £40,000 - 12
East Midlands -32 28 £40,000 +14.29% 14
North East -24 15 £39,000 +11.43% 6
Wales +1 8 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Scotland -64 8 £42,500 -3.95% 9
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 325 (40.02%) C
2 258 (31.77%) C++
3 245 (30.17%) Software Engineering
4 208 (25.62%) Degree
5 195 (24.01%) Electronics
6 166 (20.44%) Windows
7 133 (16.38%) Linux
8 132 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
9 116 (14.29%) Embedded C
10 113 (13.92%) Python
11 105 (12.93%) Computer Science
12 103 (12.68%) C#
12 103 (12.68%) Firewall
13 102 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
14 90 (11.08%) Wireless
15 85 (10.47%) VMware
16 80 (9.85%) Embedded Systems
17 79 (9.73%) Microsoft
18 78 (9.61%) Cisco
19 76 (9.36%) Wi-Fi
20 75 (9.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
21 71 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
22 69 (8.50%) Manufacturing
23 68 (8.37%) Active Directory
24 67 (8.25%) Validation
24 67 (8.25%) Mentoring
25 66 (8.13%) Test Automation
26 61 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
27 60 (7.39%) Windows Server
28 59 (7.27%) Data Centre

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 21 (2.59%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.35%) Confluence
4 10 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.74%) IIS
6 5 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.37%) TPMS
8 1 (0.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.97%) Simulink
4 13 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (1.11%) OrCAD
6 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.94%) Office 365
3 26 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.99%) IaaS
5 7 (0.86%) G Suite
5 7 (0.86%) Mimecast
5 7 (0.86%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.49%) PaaS
7 3 (0.37%) GitHub
7 3 (0.37%) SaaS
8 2 (0.25%) npm
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.12%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 103 (12.68%) Firewall
2 90 (11.08%) Wireless
3 76 (9.36%) Wi-Fi
4 56 (6.90%) LAN
5 54 (6.65%) WAN
6 53 (6.53%) SAN
7 51 (6.28%) TCP/IP
8 49 (6.03%) DNS
9 48 (5.91%) Bluetooth
10 46 (5.67%) DHCP
11 44 (5.42%) Network Security
12 42 (5.17%) Internet
13 35 (4.31%) Ethernet
13 35 (4.31%) VPN
14 26 (3.20%) VoIP
15 24 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (2.96%) ZigBee
16 21 (2.59%) RS-232
16 21 (2.59%) SSL
17 18 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.49%) MySQL
3 3 (0.37%) DB2
4 2 (0.25%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.12%) Big Data
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (5.79%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.06%) JIRA
2 33 (4.06%) Subversion
3 26 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.59%) LabVIEW
5 19 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 18 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.35%) GDB
8 5 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.62%) Selenium
8 5 (0.62%) Xcode
9 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.49%) Qt Creator
9 4 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.49%) Rational Team Concert
10 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.37%) GNU Toolchain
10 3 (0.37%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.25%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 195 (24.01%) Electronics
2 69 (8.50%) Manufacturing
3 31 (3.82%) Finance
4 20 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.97%) Automotive
6 10 (1.23%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.23%) Legal
6 10 (1.23%) Marketing
6 10 (1.23%) Retail
7 8 (0.99%) Avionics
7 8 (0.99%) Games
8 7 (0.86%) Law
9 5 (0.62%) Back Office
10 4 (0.49%) Advertising
11 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.37%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.25%) Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Military
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 170 (20.94%) Software Engineer
2 150 (18.47%) Firmware Engineer
3 140 (17.24%) Embedded Engineer
4 90 (11.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 65 (8.00%) Electronics Engineer
6 55 (6.77%) Network Engineer
7 53 (6.53%) Design Engineer
8 47 (5.79%) Developer
9 45 (5.54%) Test Engineer
10 42 (5.17%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
11 36 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
12 33 (4.06%) Senior Firmware Engineer
13 32 (3.94%) Electronics Design Engineer
14 31 (3.82%) Senior Software Engineer
15 29 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
16 25 (3.08%) Hardware Engineer
16 25 (3.08%) Security Engineer
17 24 (2.96%) Administrator
17 24 (2.96%) Analyst
18 23 (2.83%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.03%) .NET
2 16 (1.97%) HTML
3 15 (1.85%) Web Services
4 12 (1.48%) Flash
5 11 (1.35%) React
5 11 (1.35%) WPF
6 9 (1.11%) Apache Cordova
6 9 (1.11%) CSS
6 9 (1.11%) PhoneGap
6 9 (1.11%) React Native
7 8 (0.99%) 802.1X
7 8 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.86%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.86%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.86%) HTML5
9 6 (0.74%) jQuery
9 6 (0.74%) Qt
9 6 (0.74%) XML
10 5 (0.62%) Node.js
11 4 (0.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 105 (12.93%) Computer Science
2 80 (9.85%) Embedded Systems
3 75 (9.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 71 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (7.27%) Data Centre
6 53 (6.53%) Algorithms
7 52 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (4.19%) ASIC
9 32 (3.94%) Robotics
10 27 (3.33%) VHDL
11 19 (2.34%) Smart Meter
12 17 (2.09%) Device Driver
12 17 (2.09%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.85%) Smart Energy
13 15 (1.85%) Verilog
14 14 (1.72%) Smart Home
15 12 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (1.48%) Internet of Things
16 10 (1.23%) Mobile App
16 10 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 166 (20.44%) Windows
2 133 (16.38%) Linux
3 60 (7.39%) Windows Server
4 40 (4.93%) Embedded Linux
5 29 (3.57%) Android
6 23 (2.83%) Windows 10
7 21 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 21 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.22%) Windows 7
9 17 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.85%) Unix
11 10 (1.23%) FreeRTOS
12 8 (0.99%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.74%) HPUX
15 5 (0.62%) AIX
15 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.37%) Solaris
17 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (30.17%) Software Engineering
2 132 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (8.25%) Mentoring
4 67 (8.25%) Validation
5 66 (8.13%) Test Automation
6 59 (7.27%) ITIL
7 45 (5.54%) Mathematics
7 45 (5.54%) Project Management
8 43 (5.30%) Scrum
9 39 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 38 (4.68%) High Availability
11 37 (4.56%) OO
11 37 (4.56%) SDLC
12 36 (4.43%) Release Management
12 36 (4.43%) Signal Processing
13 35 (4.31%) UML
14 34 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (3.82%) Patch Management
15 31 (3.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 325 (40.02%) C
2 258 (31.77%) C++
3 116 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 113 (13.92%) Python
5 103 (12.68%) C#
6 34 (4.19%) Assembly Language
7 32 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 30 (3.69%) MATLAB
9 29 (3.57%) SQL
10 26 (3.20%) Embedded C++
11 25 (3.08%) JavaScript
12 19 (2.34%) Perl
13 18 (2.22%) Java
14 14 (1.72%) Tcl
15 13 (1.60%) Delphi
15 13 (1.60%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.86%) PHP
17 6 (0.74%) R
17 6 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 208 (25.62%) Degree
2 61 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (6.16%) CCNP
4 45 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (3.57%) MCSE
7 22 (2.71%) CCNA
8 19 (2.34%) CCIE
8 19 (2.34%) HND
9 18 (2.22%) CCDP
10 17 (2.09%) Security Cleared
11 16 (1.97%) CISSP
12 15 (1.85%) SC Cleared
13 11 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.86%) RHCE
14 7 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.49%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.49%) JNCIA
15 4 (0.49%) JNCIS
15 4 (0.49%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.77%) SLA
2 41 (5.05%) ISO 9001
3 25 (3.08%) QA
4 22 (2.71%) MISRA
5 18 (2.22%) JTAG
6 14 (1.72%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.74%) GDPR
8 6 (0.74%) ISO 13485
9 4 (0.49%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.49%) DO-160
9 4 (0.49%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.25%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 68 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 55 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.85%) vSphere
6 11 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.11%) XenApp
8 4 (0.49%) Docker
9 3 (0.37%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.25%) NFS
11 1 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.12%) KVM
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (4.43%) SCCM
2 20 (2.46%) NetBackup
3 19 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (1.60%) vCenter Server
5 12 (1.48%) WSUS
6 11 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (1.35%) Nessus
6 11 (1.35%) TrustSec
7 9 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.99%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.86%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.62%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.62%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.37%) Puppet
12 3 (0.37%) SCOM
12 3 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 85 (10.47%) VMware
2 79 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 78 (9.61%) Cisco
4 53 (6.53%) HP
5 31 (3.82%) CheckPoint
5 31 (3.82%) Xilinx
6 30 (3.69%) Altera
6 30 (3.69%) EMC
7 29 (3.57%) Dell
8 27 (3.33%) Atmel
8 27 (3.33%) Citrix
9 20 (2.46%) Fortinet
10 19 (2.34%) Symantec
11 17 (2.09%) Veeam
12 14 (1.72%) Xamarin
13 12 (1.48%) Apple
14 11 (1.35%) Cadence
14 11 (1.35%) Freescale
15 10 (1.23%) IBM
15 10 (1.23%) SolarWinds