Firmware
UK

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 10 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
10 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 378 594 558
Rank change year-on-year +216 -36 -63
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 400 549 630
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 4.56% 2.94% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 311 290 425
10th Percentile £31,125 £31,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,563 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £56,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.82% +10.00%
75th Percentile £61,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £78,750 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%

All System Software Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 8,771 18,701 22,467
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.78% 15.30% 17.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7,001 12,503 15,991
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £38,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £72,500 £77,715 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,557 £49,150 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.24% +3.47% +4.97%

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 10 December 2023.

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 10 December 2023. 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 +153 368 £52,500 -4.55% 434
England +225 339 £54,500 -0.91% 481
Work from Home +179 183 £55,000 -8.33% 178
South East +89 102 £55,000 -4.35% 138
North of England +148 69 £52,500 - 57
Midlands +157 68 £50,000 -9.09% 48
Scotland +40 48 £52,500 -12.50% 35
East of England +116 40 £55,000 +11.11% 123
East Midlands +71 37 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Yorkshire +110 34 £34,500 -50.71% 24
South West +48 33 £46,250 -19.57% 41
West Midlands +133 31 £60,000 +9.09% 31
North West +99 29 £53,750 +4.88% 26
London +248 27 £52,500 -19.23% 75
North East +43 6 £55,000 +34.15% 7
Wales +19 6 £43,190 -13.62% 10
Northern Ireland +27 2 £50,000 - 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 16 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.00%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.75%) IIS
3 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) Artix
Applications
1 21 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.25%) Simulink
3 3 (0.75%) OrCAD
4 2 (0.50%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.00%) Azure
1 56 (14.00%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (5.25%) AWS
3 14 (3.50%) Entra ID
4 11 (2.75%) GCP
4 11 (2.75%) GitHub
5 6 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.00%) AWS IoT
6 4 (1.00%) Azure Storage
7 3 (0.75%) Azure Monitor
7 3 (0.75%) Power Automate
7 3 (0.75%) Power Platform
7 3 (0.75%) PowerApps
7 3 (0.75%) SaaS
8 2 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.50%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.50%) IaaS
8 2 (0.50%) Nutanix
8 2 (0.50%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 69 (17.25%) Wireless
2 50 (12.50%) DHCP
2 50 (12.50%) DNS
3 41 (10.25%) Firewall
4 32 (8.00%) VPN
5 23 (5.75%) LAN
6 22 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (4.75%) TCP/IP
8 17 (4.25%) WAN
9 16 (4.00%) Ethernet
10 15 (3.75%) Internet
11 13 (3.25%) VLAN
12 9 (2.25%) Bluetooth
12 9 (2.25%) MQTT
13 7 (1.75%) NAS
13 7 (1.75%) SAN
13 7 (1.75%) VoIP
14 6 (1.50%) GSM
15 5 (1.25%) OSPF
15 5 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (1.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.75%) Metadata
3 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.50%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.50%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 34 (8.50%) Git
2 18 (4.50%) JIRA
3 11 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.00%) Subversion
5 4 (1.00%) Appium
5 4 (1.00%) LabVIEW
5 4 (1.00%) Postman
5 4 (1.00%) Selenium
5 4 (1.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.75%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.50%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.50%) JMeter
7 2 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.50%) Robolectric
7 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.50%) VectorCAST
7 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 122 (30.50%) Social Skills
2 95 (23.75%) Electronics
3 49 (12.25%) Manufacturing
4 38 (9.50%) Finance
5 32 (8.00%) Marketing
6 30 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (7.00%) Telecoms
8 27 (6.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 26 (6.50%) Public Sector
10 13 (3.25%) Influencing Skills
11 12 (3.00%) Automotive
12 11 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
13 10 (2.50%) Military
14 8 (2.00%) Games
15 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
15 4 (1.00%) Norwegian Language
15 4 (1.00%) Retail
16 3 (0.75%) Avionics
16 3 (0.75%) Local Government
16 3 (0.75%) Police
Job Titles
1 114 (28.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 74 (18.50%) Senior
3 72 (18.00%) Software Engineer
4 62 (15.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 49 (12.25%) Firmware Engineer
6 35 (8.75%) Electronics Engineer
6 35 (8.75%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 35 (8.75%) Senior Embedded Engineer
7 32 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (7.00%) Support Engineer
9 24 (6.00%) Senior Software Engineer
10 23 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support
11 21 (5.25%) Design Engineer
11 21 (5.25%) Lead
12 20 (5.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
13 17 (4.25%) Graduate
14 16 (4.00%) Consultant
14 16 (4.00%) Junior
14 16 (4.00%) Network Engineer
14 16 (4.00%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.50%) HTML
2 5 (1.25%) CSS
2 5 (1.25%) Flask
2 5 (1.25%) React
2 5 (1.25%) REST
2 5 (1.25%) Yocto
3 3 (0.75%) Django
4 2 (0.50%) .NET
4 2 (0.50%) COM
4 2 (0.50%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.50%) Kafka
4 2 (0.50%) NumPy
4 2 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.50%) SOAP
4 2 (0.50%) Tailwind CSS
5 1 (0.25%) ARM Templates
5 1 (0.25%) Middleware
5 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.25%) SwiftUI
5 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.75%) Embedded Systems
2 49 (12.25%) Data Centre
3 33 (8.25%) FPGA
4 30 (7.50%) IoT
5 20 (5.00%) VHDL
6 19 (4.75%) Clustering
7 17 (4.25%) Mali
8 16 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.50%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.50%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.00%) Device Driver
10 8 (2.00%) PKI
10 8 (2.00%) Replication
11 7 (1.75%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.50%) ARM Cortex
12 6 (1.50%) Verilog
13 5 (1.25%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 113 (28.25%) Windows
2 71 (17.75%) Windows Server
3 69 (17.25%) Linux
4 36 (9.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 36 (9.00%) Windows Server 2019
5 35 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (7.00%) Windows 10
7 20 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (4.25%) Android
9 15 (3.75%) FreeRTOS
9 15 (3.75%) Windows NT
10 11 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (1.50%) VMS
11 6 (1.50%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.50%) CentOS
13 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 98 (24.50%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 49 (12.25%) Agile
4 49 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 47 (11.75%) ITIL
6 44 (11.00%) Mentoring
7 34 (8.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (7.50%) Customer Service
8 30 (7.50%) Physics
9 29 (7.25%) Roadmaps
10 28 (7.00%) Change Control
11 27 (6.75%) Mathematics
12 26 (6.50%) Scrum
13 25 (6.25%) Use Case
14 24 (6.00%) Project Management
14 24 (6.00%) Remote Monitoring and Management
14 24 (6.00%) Server Management
15 23 (5.75%) Software Testing
16 22 (5.50%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 143 (35.75%) C
2 104 (26.00%) C++
3 52 (13.00%) Python
4 44 (11.00%) Embedded C
5 20 (5.00%) MATLAB
6 16 (4.00%) C#
7 15 (3.75%) Embedded C++
8 13 (3.25%) Java
9 12 (3.00%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.75%) JavaScript
11 8 (2.00%) SQL
12 7 (1.75%) Bash
13 6 (1.50%) Ada
14 4 (1.00%) Rust
15 2 (0.50%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.50%) Groovy
15 2 (0.50%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.50%) PHP
15 2 (0.50%) VB
16 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 127 (31.75%) Degree
2 90 (22.50%) Security Cleared
3 51 (12.75%) SC Cleared
4 32 (8.00%) DV Cleared
5 22 (5.50%) Azure Certification
6 17 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (3.25%) CCNA
10 12 (3.00%) HND
11 10 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
12 8 (2.00%) CCNP
12 8 (2.00%) MCSE
13 7 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.50%) MCP
15 4 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (1.00%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
16 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.00%) SLA
2 19 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.50%) MISRA
4 9 (2.25%) QA
5 8 (2.00%) DO-178B
5 8 (2.00%) IEC 61508
6 7 (1.75%) MISRA C
7 6 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (1.50%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.75%) Automotive SPICE
8 3 (0.75%) AUTOSAR
8 3 (0.75%) DO-254
8 3 (0.75%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.75%) Software Quality Assurance
9 2 (0.50%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.50%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.50%) DO-160
10 1 (0.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 104 (26.00%) Embedded Firmware
2 76 (19.00%) Active Directory
3 50 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (7.25%) Hyper-V
5 22 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (2.25%) vSphere
8 5 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.50%) Docker
10 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 37 (9.25%) SCCM
2 28 (7.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (6.00%) SCOM
4 16 (4.00%) FortiGate
4 16 (4.00%) WSUS
5 15 (3.75%) Failover Clustering
5 15 (3.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 15 (3.75%) Sysprep
6 7 (1.75%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.25%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.25%) SCSM
8 4 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.75%) N-central
9 3 (0.75%) Terraform
10 2 (0.50%) Ansible
10 2 (0.50%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.50%) Nessus
10 2 (0.50%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 95 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.50%) VMware
3 36 (9.00%) Cisco
4 26 (6.50%) Citrix
5 21 (5.25%) HP
5 21 (5.25%) SAP
6 20 (5.00%) EMC
7 17 (4.25%) Aruba
7 17 (4.25%) Veeam
8 16 (4.00%) Commvault
8 16 (4.00%) Remedy
9 14 (3.50%) Barracuda Networks
9 14 (3.50%) Kaseya
10 10 (2.50%) Meraki
11 9 (2.25%) Google
11 9 (2.25%) Veritas
12 7 (1.75%) Xilinx
13 6 (1.50%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.25%) McAfee
14 5 (1.25%) Mentor Graphics