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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 586 643
Rank change year-on-year +71 +57  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 380 400 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 3.58% 3.11% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 315 302 267
Median salary £40,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.11% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10619 12876 13678
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.29% 12.40% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8948 10880 11232
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Firmware as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +84 362 £42,500 - 55
East of England +60 90 £55,000 +29.41% 14
Cambridgeshire +68 81 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Cambridge +46 74 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South East +15 60 £45,000 +12.50% 10
South West +14 39 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North West +7 35 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Midlands -2 35 £35,000 -6.66% 8
London +10 34 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire +47 32 £40,000 -5.88% 4
West Midlands +31 32 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Manchester +2 31 £40,000 -3.03% 1
South Yorkshire - 21 £40,000 - 2
Leicestershire +3 20 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Oldham - 19 - - 1
Devon +11 18 £43,750 -41.66% 2
Berkshire +25 17 £40,000 +4.57% 3
Loughborough +12 12 £35,000 -30.00%
Doncaster - 12 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +23 10 £48,750 +62.50% 1
North East +19 10 £35,000 +6.06% 2
Hampshire +13 10 £55,000 +15.78% 2
West Sussex +13 10 £35,000 -10.25%
Wales +2 10 £37,500 -30.23% 5
Durham +2 10 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Bracknell - 10 £40,000 - 1
Plymouth - 10 £48,750 - 2
Birmingham +12 9 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Leicester - 8 £30,000 - 1
Surrey +26 7 £35,000 +27.27% 1

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 420 (55.48%) C
2 325 (42.93%) C++
3 288 (38.04%) Electronics
4 281 (37.12%) Software Engineering
5 263 (34.74%) Degree
6 227 (29.99%) Linux
7 200 (26.42%) Embedded C
8 175 (23.12%) Wireless
9 154 (20.34%) Windows
10 129 (17.04%) Ethernet
11 122 (16.12%) Python
12 119 (15.72%) TCP/IP
13 109 (14.40%) Embedded C++
13 109 (14.40%) C#
13 109 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
14 99 (13.08%) Embedded Systems
15 91 (12.02%) Bluetooth
16 86 (11.36%) Microsoft
17 85 (11.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 82 (10.83%) Computer Science
19 79 (10.44%) Validation
20 78 (10.30%) RS-232
21 77 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
22 76 (10.04%) RS-485
23 74 (9.78%) Manufacturing
24 73 (9.64%) ZigBee
25 69 (9.11%) Mathematics
26 67 (8.85%) HTML
27 66 (8.72%) SQL
28 65 (8.59%) .NET

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 20 (2.64%) Apache
2 19 (2.51%) IIS
3 13 (1.72%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.79%) CMS
6 6 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.79%) nginx
7 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.79%) OrCAD
2 6 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.40%) GNU Octave
5 3 (0.40%) Simulink
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) Houdini
7 1 (0.13%) Maya
7 1 (0.13%) NUKE
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.98%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.45%) Office 365
3 5 (0.66%) GitHub
4 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.53%) SaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Heroku
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 175 (23.12%) Wireless
2 129 (17.04%) Ethernet
3 119 (15.72%) TCP/IP
4 91 (12.02%) Bluetooth
5 78 (10.30%) RS-232
6 77 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
7 76 (10.04%) RS-485
8 73 (9.64%) ZigBee
9 65 (8.59%) Internet
10 57 (7.53%) Firewall
11 38 (5.02%) DNS
12 35 (4.62%) GPRS
13 31 (4.10%) GSM
13 31 (4.10%) SAN
14 26 (3.43%) DHCP
14 26 (3.43%) Network Security
15 25 (3.30%) SSL
16 24 (3.17%) RS-422
17 23 (3.04%) VPN
18 16 (2.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.47%) MySQL
2 19 (2.51%) MongoDB
2 19 (2.51%) NoSQL
3 16 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 15 (1.98%) DB2
5 14 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.53%) OLAP
8 3 (0.40%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.13%) KDB
10 1 (0.13%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (5.28%) Visual Studio
2 33 (4.36%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.98%) Subversion
5 13 (1.72%) JIRA
6 11 (1.45%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.53%) Android Studio
7 4 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.53%) Xcode
8 3 (0.40%) Bundler
8 3 (0.40%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.40%) Qt Creator
9 1 (0.13%) CANoe
9 1 (0.13%) CodeWarrior
9 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 288 (38.04%) Electronics
2 74 (9.78%) Manufacturing
3 34 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.17%) Automotive
5 16 (2.11%) Legal
5 16 (2.11%) Publishing
6 13 (1.72%) Aerospace
6 13 (1.72%) Games
7 10 (1.32%) Banking
8 9 (1.19%) Finance
9 8 (1.06%) Marketing
9 8 (1.06%) Military
10 7 (0.92%) Law
11 6 (0.79%) Back Office
11 6 (0.79%) Retail
12 3 (0.40%) Avionics
13 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 253 (33.42%) Embedded Engineer
2 214 (28.27%) Firmware Engineer
3 190 (25.10%) Software Engineer
4 161 (21.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 117 (15.46%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 90 (11.89%) Developer
7 54 (7.13%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 51 (6.74%) Embedded C Engineer
8 51 (6.74%) Hardware Engineer
9 46 (6.08%) C Software Engineer
10 41 (5.42%) Electronics Engineer
10 41 (5.42%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 40 (5.28%) C++ Software Engineer
12 38 (5.02%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 34 (4.49%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 33 (4.36%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 33 (4.36%) Development Engineer
15 31 (4.10%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 31 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
16 28 (3.70%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.85%) HTML
2 65 (8.59%) .NET
3 24 (3.17%) Web Services
4 21 (2.77%) Qt
5 19 (2.51%) CSS
6 17 (2.25%) jQuery
7 14 (1.85%) HTML5
7 14 (1.85%) REST
8 13 (1.72%) POSIX
9 11 (1.45%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.45%) MFC
9 11 (1.45%) OpenCL
10 10 (1.32%) JSON
10 10 (1.32%) XML
11 9 (1.19%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.92%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.92%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.92%) Angular 2
13 7 (0.92%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 99 (13.08%) Embedded Systems
2 85 (11.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 82 (10.83%) Computer Science
4 61 (8.06%) VHDL
5 56 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (6.87%) Algorithms
7 49 (6.47%) Internet of Things
8 46 (6.08%) Data Centre
9 37 (4.89%) Home Automation
10 28 (3.70%) Verilog
11 25 (3.30%) Device Driver
12 23 (3.04%) Smart Home
13 18 (2.38%) Mobile App
14 17 (2.25%) CAN bus
14 17 (2.25%) CMDB
14 17 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (1.98%) Driving Licence
16 10 (1.32%) ASIC
17 9 (1.19%) Management Information System
18 7 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 227 (29.99%) Linux
2 154 (20.34%) Windows
3 48 (6.34%) Unix
4 45 (5.94%) Embedded Linux
5 37 (4.89%) Windows Server
6 24 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (2.91%) Android
8 13 (1.72%) Solaris
8 13 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.66%) CentOS
13 5 (0.66%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.53%) AIX
14 4 (0.53%) ThreadX
15 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (37.12%) Software Engineering
2 109 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (10.44%) Validation
4 69 (9.11%) Mathematics
5 63 (8.32%) Mentoring
6 51 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 48 (6.34%) Embedded Software Development
8 45 (5.94%) ITIL
9 39 (5.15%) OO
10 38 (5.02%) Configuration Management
11 36 (4.76%) Physics
12 33 (4.36%) Scrum
13 32 (4.23%) SDLC
14 31 (4.10%) Project Management
15 30 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
16 29 (3.83%) Prototyping
17 28 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
18 27 (3.57%) TDD
19 26 (3.43%) Signal Processing
20 24 (3.17%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 420 (55.48%) C
2 325 (42.93%) C++
3 200 (26.42%) Embedded C
4 122 (16.12%) Python
5 109 (14.40%) C#
5 109 (14.40%) Embedded C++
6 66 (8.72%) SQL
7 57 (7.53%) Perl
8 51 (6.74%) PHP
9 42 (5.55%) JavaScript
10 41 (5.42%) Java
11 25 (3.30%) PowerShell
12 24 (3.17%) ANSI C
12 24 (3.17%) VB
13 19 (2.51%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.85%) Assembly Language
15 12 (1.59%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.45%) VB6
17 9 (1.19%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.19%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 263 (34.74%) Degree
2 31 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (3.57%) CCNP
5 20 (2.64%) HND
6 18 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (2.38%) CCNA
7 17 (2.25%) LPIC
8 13 (1.72%) HNC
9 9 (1.19%) PhD
9 9 (1.19%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.66%) MCP
13 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.53%) MCSE
14 3 (0.40%) CCDP
15 2 (0.26%) Avaya Certification
15 2 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.83%) ISO 9001
2 22 (2.91%) ISO 14001
3 21 (2.77%) QA
4 18 (2.38%) JTAG
5 16 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.66%) SLA
8 4 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.26%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.26%) ISO13485
9 2 (0.26%) ISO26262
9 2 (0.26%) MISRA
10 1 (0.13%) DO-254
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 45 (5.94%) Hyper-V
3 35 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.38%) Samba
5 11 (1.45%) iptables
5 11 (1.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 5 (0.66%) NFS
6 5 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.66%) vSphere
6 5 (0.66%) XenApp
7 4 (0.53%) Squid
7 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.40%) Docker
9 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.26%) RHEV
9 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.26%) vCloud
9 2 (0.26%) XenServer
10 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (3.57%) NetBackup
1 27 (3.57%) SCCM
2 20 (2.64%) SCOM
3 19 (2.51%) Nagios
4 16 (2.11%) Backup Exec
4 16 (2.11%) Cacti
5 15 (1.98%) SCSM
6 11 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
6 11 (1.45%) Oracle ZFS
6 11 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.53%) Puppet
8 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.40%) Kibana
8 3 (0.40%) WSUS
9 2 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.26%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 86 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 63 (8.32%) EMC
3 50 (6.61%) Red Hat
4 49 (6.47%) Cisco
5 47 (6.21%) VMware
6 45 (5.94%) HP
7 26 (3.43%) Citrix
7 26 (3.43%) IBM
8 25 (3.30%) Juniper
9 24 (3.17%) Xilinx
10 22 (2.91%) Atmel
11 21 (2.77%) 3PAR
12 16 (2.11%) Oracle
13 15 (1.98%) NetApp
13 15 (1.98%) Palo Alto
14 14 (1.85%) F5
15 13 (1.72%) Sun
16 12 (1.59%) Freescale
17 11 (1.45%) Altera
17 11 (1.45%) CheckPoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Futures
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£80k DoE + package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Towcester, Northamptonshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Flintshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits exciting start-up environment, car
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37500.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Asaph, Clwyd
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Dependent upon experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago