Period
to 18 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 624 576 692
Rank change year-on-year -48 +116 +30
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 630 817 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.76% 3.42% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 578 675 567
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,675 £29,750 £28,650
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 22831 23894 24834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 12.47% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19227 20102 20679
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -52 549 £45,000 +12.50% 57
UK excluding London -24 543 £42,500 +6.25% 53
Midlands -5 124 £40,000 - 9
East of England +22 120 £57,500 +43.75% 13
South East -75 110 £45,000 +2.86% 18
London +7 85 £52,500 +19.32% 5
East Midlands +36 69 £40,000 +3.90% 8
Scotland +34 66 £45,000 +8.43%
North of England +16 65 £42,500 +27.82% 7
West Midlands -8 61 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South West -19 48 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire +39 33 £42,500 +23.19% 2
North West -6 21 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Wales +22 15 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East +1 11 £35,000 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Firmware.

1 393 (62.38%) C
2 299 (47.46%) C++
3 285 (45.24%) Degree
4 264 (41.90%) Electronics
5 221 (35.08%) Software Engineering
6 162 (25.71%) Embedded C
7 151 (23.97%) Linux
8 143 (22.70%) Windows
9 125 (19.84%) Computer Science
10 120 (19.05%) Python
11 116 (18.41%) Wireless
12 102 (16.19%) C#
13 71 (11.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 68 (10.79%) Mentoring
15 63 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
15 63 (10.00%) OO
15 63 (10.00%) Test Automation
16 61 (9.68%) Android
17 60 (9.52%) Embedded C++
18 59 (9.37%) Computer Science Degree
19 58 (9.21%) Embedded Systems
19 58 (9.21%) Microsoft
20 55 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
21 54 (8.57%) Git (software)
21 54 (8.57%) Manufacturing
22 53 (8.41%) Ethernet
23 52 (8.25%) Cisco
23 52 (8.25%) Perl
24 50 (7.94%) VHDL
24 50 (7.94%) MATLAB

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 17 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.22%) IIS
3 11 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (1.59%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.63%) SAS
7 3 (0.48%) Confluence
7 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.32%) Apache
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.16%) CMS
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.90%) Simulink
3 9 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.79%) Houdini
4 5 (0.79%) Maya
4 5 (0.79%) NUKE
4 5 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.32%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.32%) Mathcad
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.75%) Office 365
2 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.32%) npm
5 1 (0.16%) G Suite
5 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (18.41%) Wireless
2 63 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 53 (8.41%) Ethernet
4 48 (7.62%) TCP/IP
5 47 (7.46%) Bluetooth
6 44 (6.98%) ZigBee
7 41 (6.51%) Firewall
8 35 (5.56%) RS-232
9 32 (5.08%) DNS
9 32 (5.08%) RS-485
9 32 (5.08%) SAN
10 31 (4.92%) Internet
11 22 (3.49%) DHCP
11 22 (3.49%) VLAN
11 22 (3.49%) WLAN
12 21 (3.33%) WAN
13 19 (3.02%) NAS
13 19 (3.02%) VPN
14 18 (2.86%) LAN
15 15 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.79%) OLAP
2 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.32%) DB2
3 2 (0.32%) GIS
3 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.16%) Big Data
4 1 (0.16%) MySQL
4 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 54 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 31 (4.92%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.54%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (2.38%) JIRA
5 15 (2.38%) Subversion
6 12 (1.90%) LabVIEW
7 10 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.63%) GDB
9 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.48%) eggPlant
9 3 (0.48%) Selenium
9 3 (0.48%) Xcode
10 2 (0.32%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.32%) RequisitePro
11 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.16%) Trac
General
1 264 (41.90%) Electronics
2 54 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 41 (6.51%) Finance
4 29 (4.60%) Automotive
5 28 (4.44%) Banking
6 26 (4.13%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.75%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.59%) Advertising
9 8 (1.27%) Games
9 8 (1.27%) Marketing
10 7 (1.11%) Military
10 7 (1.11%) Publishing
11 6 (0.95%) Back Office
11 6 (0.95%) Retail
12 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Avionics
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 197 (31.27%) Firmware Engineer
2 196 (31.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 152 (24.13%) Software Engineer
4 111 (17.62%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 100 (15.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 68 (10.79%) Developer
7 46 (7.30%) Embedded C Engineer
7 46 (7.30%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 41 (6.51%) C Software Engineer
9 40 (6.35%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 40 (6.35%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 39 (6.19%) C++ Software Engineer
11 34 (5.40%) Systems Engineer
12 33 (5.24%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 32 (5.08%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 32 (5.08%) Software Developer
14 31 (4.92%) Electronics Engineer
14 31 (4.92%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 28 (4.44%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
15 28 (4.44%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.51%) .NET
2 31 (4.92%) JSON
3 30 (4.76%) REST
4 12 (1.90%) Qt
5 11 (1.75%) XML
6 10 (1.59%) WebSockets
7 8 (1.27%) Middleware
7 8 (1.27%) Qt Quick
8 7 (1.11%) HTML
9 6 (0.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 6 (0.95%) STL
10 3 (0.48%) Angular 2
10 3 (0.48%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.48%) Flash
10 3 (0.48%) Web Services
10 3 (0.48%) WPF
11 2 (0.32%) Android SDK
11 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.32%) MFC
11 2 (0.32%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 125 (19.84%) Computer Science
2 71 (11.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 58 (9.21%) Embedded Systems
4 50 (7.94%) VHDL
5 48 (7.62%) Algorithms
6 41 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (5.08%) Device Driver
8 29 (4.60%) Smart Home
9 25 (3.97%) Data Centre
10 23 (3.65%) Replication
10 23 (3.65%) Robotics
11 22 (3.49%) CAN bus
11 22 (3.49%) Verilog
12 20 (3.17%) ASIC
13 19 (3.02%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.90%) CPLD
15 11 (1.75%) Clustering
16 10 (1.59%) CMDB
17 9 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
18 8 (1.27%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 151 (23.97%) Linux
2 143 (22.70%) Windows
3 61 (9.68%) Android
4 34 (5.40%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.13%) Unix
6 19 (3.02%) Embedded Linux
7 18 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (2.22%) VxWorks
9 12 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.75%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.11%) AIX
11 7 (1.11%) Solaris
11 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.79%) CentOS
13 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.48%) HPUX
15 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (35.08%) Software Engineering
2 68 (10.79%) Mentoring
3 63 (10.00%) OO
3 63 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 55 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (7.30%) Mathematics
6 35 (5.56%) ITIL
7 32 (5.08%) Signal Processing
8 31 (4.92%) Configuration Management
9 29 (4.60%) Validation
10 28 (4.44%) FPGA Design
11 27 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (4.13%) Digital Signal Processing
13 25 (3.97%) Schematic Capture
14 24 (3.81%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (3.81%) Embedded Software Development
14 24 (3.81%) Scrum
15 23 (3.65%) Coaching
16 22 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (3.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 393 (62.38%) C
2 299 (47.46%) C++
3 162 (25.71%) Embedded C
4 120 (19.05%) Python
5 102 (16.19%) C#
6 60 (9.52%) Embedded C++
7 52 (8.25%) Perl
8 50 (7.94%) MATLAB
9 47 (7.46%) SQL
10 41 (6.51%) Java
11 26 (4.13%) VB
12 25 (3.97%) JavaScript
13 21 (3.33%) Assembly Language
14 16 (2.54%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.59%) ANSI C
16 6 (0.95%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.79%) PHP
18 3 (0.48%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 285 (45.24%) Degree
2 59 (9.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 31 (4.92%) HND
5 26 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 23 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (2.86%) CCNA
8 17 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.06%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.75%) CCNP
10 11 (1.75%) GNVQ
11 9 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (1.27%) MCSA
13 7 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.11%) CISSP
13 7 (1.11%) LPIC
14 6 (0.95%) CISA
14 6 (0.95%) CISM
14 6 (0.95%) GSEC
14 6 (0.95%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.65%) QA
2 15 (2.38%) SLA
3 9 (1.43%) MISRA
4 8 (1.27%) DO-254
4 8 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.27%) JTAG
5 7 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (1.11%) IEC 61508
5 7 (1.11%) IEC 62304
6 6 (0.95%) MISRA C
7 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.63%) ISO 26262
8 4 (0.63%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.32%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 38 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.06%) vSphere
6 12 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.79%) NFS
7 5 (0.79%) Samba
8 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.63%) XenServer
9 2 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.32%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.16%) LXC
10 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (3.81%) SCOM
2 19 (3.02%) SCCM
3 12 (1.90%) vCenter Server
4 10 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.43%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.79%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.63%) OpenView
7 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.48%) WMI
8 3 (0.48%) WSUS
8 3 (0.48%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 58 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.25%) Cisco
3 48 (7.62%) VMware
4 29 (4.60%) Citrix
5 26 (4.13%) EMC
6 25 (3.97%) Dell
7 21 (3.33%) Xilinx
8 20 (3.17%) HP
8 20 (3.17%) Perforce
9 19 (3.02%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.22%) IBM
11 13 (2.06%) Altera
11 13 (2.06%) Freescale
12 12 (1.90%) Juniper
13 11 (1.75%) Palo Alto
14 8 (1.27%) Mentor Graphics
14 8 (1.27%) Veeam
15 7 (1.11%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.11%) F5
15 7 (1.11%) Xamarin