Firmware Jobs

Firmware
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Firmware skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Firmware over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 339 482 663
Rank change year-on-year +143 +181 -105
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 813 477 788
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 7.41% 3.58% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 644 361 309
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,013 £32,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -13.27% +13.00%

All System Software Skills
UK

Firmware falls under the System Software category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring system software skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10,972 13,322 31,426
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.97% 15.79% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 8,357 9,226 15,742
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £32,750 £37,387 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,438 £78,750
90th Percentile £86,100 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 17 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the UK

Firmware
Top 17 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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +98 747 £52,500 +7.14% 153
England +161 670 £54,000 +17.39% 146
Work from Home +96 278 £52,500 -8.70% 40
South East +39 202 £50,000 +14.29% 56
Midlands +42 123 £53,750 +19.44% 21
North of England +33 102 £53,750 +53.57% 15
South West +42 96 £65,000 +36.84% 21
Scotland -15 92 £52,500 -4.98% 10
East of England +21 90 £55,750 -14.23% 35
East Midlands +21 68 £42,500 -5.56% 9
North West +7 61 £55,000 +4.76% 8
London +90 57 £60,000 +14.29% 11
West Midlands +16 55 £60,000 +33.33% 12
Yorkshire +30 33 £42,500 +31.99% 5
Wales +33 25 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Northern Ireland +30 17 £28,000 -13.85% 2
North East -14 8 £58,000 +16.00% 2

Firmware
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Exchange
2 10 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.11%) Confluence
4 7 (0.86%) Kinematics
5 2 (0.25%) Apache
5 2 (0.25%) nginx
6 1 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (2.58%) Simulink
2 16 (1.97%) OrCAD
3 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.74%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.25%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.25%) Windchill
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.12%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.69%) Azure
2 22 (2.71%) AWS
3 21 (2.58%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (1.72%) GitHub
5 9 (1.11%) Power Platform
6 8 (0.98%) Azure DevOps
6 8 (0.98%) OneDrive
7 7 (0.86%) SaaS
8 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.62%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.62%) Power Automate
9 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.49%) Cloudflare
9 4 (0.49%) Entra ID
10 2 (0.25%) AWS IoT
10 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.25%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (0.25%) GitHub Actions
10 2 (0.25%) IaaS
10 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Purview
Communications & Networking
1 120 (14.76%) Wireless
2 40 (4.92%) Firewall
3 39 (4.80%) Ethernet
4 38 (4.67%) TCP/IP
5 29 (3.57%) Bluetooth
5 29 (3.57%) WAN
6 25 (3.08%) OSPF
7 21 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (2.46%) HTTP
9 19 (2.34%) 5G
9 19 (2.34%) Internet
9 19 (2.34%) MQTT
10 18 (2.21%) RS-232
11 17 (2.09%) SD-WAN
12 16 (1.97%) DNS
12 16 (1.97%) LAN
13 13 (1.60%) Wireshark
14 12 (1.48%) BGP
14 12 (1.48%) ZigBee
15 11 (1.35%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.11%) Power BI
3 7 (0.86%) Big Data
4 6 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.62%) MySQL
6 4 (0.49%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.25%) DB2
7 2 (0.25%) GIS
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 49 (6.03%) Git
2 38 (4.67%) JIRA
3 25 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.71%) Rational DOORS
5 14 (1.72%) LabVIEW
6 10 (1.23%) Rational Team Concert
7 9 (1.11%) Subversion
8 5 (0.62%) GitLab
8 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.49%) Selenium
9 4 (0.49%) TestRail
10 3 (0.37%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.37%) Postman
10 3 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.25%) GDB
11 2 (0.25%) PetaLinux
11 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.12%) Cypress.io
12 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 282 (34.69%) Electronics
2 215 (26.45%) Social Skills
3 118 (14.51%) Manufacturing
4 80 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (6.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 51 (6.27%) Finance
7 46 (5.66%) Marketing
8 45 (5.54%) Automotive
9 37 (4.55%) Retail
10 34 (4.18%) Telecoms
11 30 (3.69%) Public Sector
12 29 (3.57%) Aerospace
13 28 (3.44%) Organisational Skills
14 15 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
15 13 (1.60%) Legal
16 9 (1.11%) Law
16 9 (1.11%) Police
17 8 (0.98%) Military
18 5 (0.62%) Local Government
18 5 (0.62%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 284 (34.93%) Embedded Engineer
2 192 (23.62%) Senior
3 188 (23.12%) Software Engineer
4 127 (15.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 117 (14.39%) Firmware Engineer
6 84 (10.33%) Senior Embedded Engineer
7 76 (9.35%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 72 (8.86%) Systems Engineer
9 55 (6.77%) Senior Software Engineer
10 54 (6.64%) Developer
11 52 (6.40%) Lead
12 48 (5.90%) Electronics Engineer
13 42 (5.17%) Graduate
14 40 (4.92%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
15 38 (4.67%) Design Engineer
15 38 (4.67%) Senior Firmware Engineer
16 36 (4.43%) Hardware Engineer
17 34 (4.18%) Junior
18 30 (3.69%) Team Leader
19 28 (3.44%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.09%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.72%) HTML
2 14 (1.72%) Node.js
2 14 (1.72%) Yocto
3 12 (1.48%) CSS
4 11 (1.35%) .NET
5 10 (1.23%) Qt
6 9 (1.11%) WPF
7 8 (0.98%) React
8 7 (0.86%) Flask
8 7 (0.86%) Middleware
9 6 (0.74%) Web Services
10 5 (0.62%) FFmpeg
10 5 (0.62%) GStreamer
10 5 (0.62%) OpenCV
10 5 (0.62%) REST
11 4 (0.49%) Django
11 4 (0.49%) XML
12 3 (0.37%) Flash
12 3 (0.37%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.58%) Embedded Systems
2 79 (9.72%) FPGA
3 65 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (6.77%) Data Centre
5 49 (6.03%) IoT
6 45 (5.54%) Driving Licence
7 37 (4.55%) VHDL
8 31 (3.81%) Algorithms
9 30 (3.69%) Management Information System
10 24 (2.95%) EPoS
11 23 (2.83%) Analogue Electronics
11 23 (2.83%) GNSS
12 21 (2.58%) Device Driver
13 16 (1.97%) Replication
14 13 (1.60%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.60%) Video\Live Streaming
15 11 (1.35%) ARM Cortex
16 10 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
16 10 (1.23%) Tandem
17 9 (1.11%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 172 (21.16%) Linux
2 120 (14.76%) Windows
3 63 (7.75%) Embedded Linux
4 38 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.09%) Unix
5 17 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (1.48%) Windows NT
10 10 (1.23%) FreeRTOS
11 8 (0.98%) AIX
11 8 (0.98%) Android
12 6 (0.74%) Debian
12 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.74%) Solaris
12 6 (0.74%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.49%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.12%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (36.41%) Software Engineering
2 148 (18.20%) Computer Science
3 130 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
4 86 (10.58%) Agile
5 74 (9.10%) Mentoring
6 66 (8.12%) Software Testing
7 56 (6.89%) Customer Service
8 54 (6.64%) ITIL
9 52 (6.40%) Physics
10 49 (6.03%) Mathematics
11 47 (5.78%) Project Management
12 45 (5.54%) Validation
13 44 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
14 43 (5.29%) SDLC
15 42 (5.17%) Artificial Intelligence
15 42 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
15 42 (5.17%) Test Automation
16 36 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 35 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (4.18%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 334 (41.08%) C
2 203 (24.97%) C++
3 109 (13.41%) Python
4 105 (12.92%) Embedded C
5 53 (6.52%) C#
6 39 (4.80%) SQL
7 28 (3.44%) Embedded C++
8 26 (3.20%) MATLAB
9 25 (3.08%) Java
10 22 (2.71%) Bash
11 18 (2.21%) Perl
12 11 (1.35%) JavaScript
13 10 (1.23%) Tcl
14 8 (0.98%) VB
15 7 (0.86%) RPG
15 7 (0.86%) Rust
15 7 (0.86%) XAML
16 5 (0.62%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.49%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.49%) SystemVerilog
Qualifications
1 289 (35.55%) Degree
2 94 (11.56%) Security Cleared
3 50 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 29 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 29 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 25 (3.08%) Master's Degree
6 18 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.48%) CCNP
8 10 (1.23%) CCNA
9 9 (1.11%) PhD
10 8 (0.98%) HND
10 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.86%) CCDP
11 7 (0.86%) CCIE
11 7 (0.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.62%) HNC
13 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.90%) QA
2 42 (5.17%) SLA
3 18 (2.21%) MISRA
4 13 (1.60%) JTAG
5 11 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.23%) MISRA C
7 9 (1.11%) ISO 13485
8 7 (0.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.86%) GDPR
8 7 (0.86%) PMO
9 3 (0.37%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.25%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.25%) DO-254
10 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.25%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.25%) NIST
11 1 (0.12%) IEC 61131
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 298 (36.65%) Embedded Firmware
2 35 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 34 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.85%) Docker
6 14 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.35%) vSphere
8 5 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.49%) NFS
9 4 (0.49%) pfSense
9 4 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (2.83%) SCCM
2 15 (1.85%) WSUS
3 14 (1.72%) Ansible
3 14 (1.72%) SCOM
4 12 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.48%) Sysprep
5 6 (0.74%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.62%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.62%) Terraform
7 2 (0.25%) Grafana
7 2 (0.25%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Podman
8 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.12%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.12%) SELinux
8 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.29%) VMware
3 37 (4.55%) NetApp
4 36 (4.43%) IBM
5 33 (4.06%) Dell
6 29 (3.57%) SAP
7 28 (3.44%) HP
8 20 (2.46%) EMC
9 18 (2.21%) Cisco
9 18 (2.21%) Veeam
10 17 (2.09%) Xilinx
11 12 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.35%) Altera
12 11 (1.35%) Fortinet
13 10 (1.23%) Extreme Networks
13 10 (1.23%) Juniper
14 9 (1.11%) Oracle
15 8 (0.98%) Aruba
15 8 (0.98%) Citrix
15 8 (0.98%) Motorola