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

Firmware
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 580 657
Rank change year-on-year +57 +77  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 382 397 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 3.34% 3.17% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 338 300 255
Median salary £42,250 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 11453 12532 13043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.89% 12.71% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9708 10647 10774
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.66%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +40 346 £42,250 +5.62% 51
East of England +30 80 £55,000 +24.29% 9
Cambridgeshire +21 63 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Cambridge +23 53 £55,000 +4.76% 7
South East -21 51 £44,000 +10.00% 14
London +36 50 £55,000 +45.69% 7
West Midlands +14 49 £39,000 -2.50% 1
East Midlands +20 43 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Yorkshire +26 31 £40,000 -
Scotland +33 29 £50,000 +17.64% 7
South West +14 29 £37,500 -16.66% 9
Leicestershire +13 22 £35,000 -30.00% 6
Birmingham +9 20 £30,000 -29.41%
South Yorkshire +6 20 £40,000 +63.26%
Berkshire +1 18 £45,000 -5.26% 2
North East +30 15 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Durham - 14 £35,000 -
Coventry +6 13 £40,000 +18.51%
Leicester +17 12 £30,000 -11.11% 3
Hertfordshire +5 12 £40,000 -13.51% 2
Dundee - 12 £45,000 - 1
Barnsley - 12 £42,500 -
Derbyshire +11 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Northamptonshire +8 11 £37,500 -
North West -46 11 £37,500 - 3
Loughborough +18 10 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Northampton +12 10 £35,000 -6.66%
Devon +10 10 £42,500 -16.66% 3
Derby +7 10 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Plymouth - 10 £42,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 484 (63.10%) C
2 378 (49.28%) C++
3 335 (43.68%) Electronics
4 331 (43.16%) Degree
5 313 (40.81%) Software Engineering
6 229 (29.86%) Linux
7 220 (28.68%) Embedded C
8 193 (25.16%) Wireless
9 132 (17.21%) Windows
9 132 (17.21%) Python
10 119 (15.51%) C#
11 118 (15.38%) Embedded C++
12 115 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
12 115 (14.99%) Computer Science
13 108 (14.08%) Ethernet
14 106 (13.82%) Embedded Systems
15 97 (12.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 96 (12.52%) TCP/IP
17 88 (11.47%) Wi-Fi
18 80 (10.43%) Mentoring
19 78 (10.17%) Bluetooth
19 78 (10.17%) Mathematics
20 75 (9.78%) ZigBee
21 72 (9.39%) Manufacturing
22 71 (9.26%) Perl
23 69 (9.00%) VHDL
24 68 (8.87%) Computer Science Degree
25 67 (8.74%) RS-232
25 67 (8.74%) Validation
26 66 (8.60%) Test Automation

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 14 (1.83%) IIS
2 13 (1.69%) Apache
3 7 (0.91%) CMS
4 6 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.39%) SAS
8 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.65%) OrCAD
2 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.39%) Simulink
4 2 (0.26%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.96%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.65%) Office 365
3 4 (0.52%) SaaS
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 193 (25.16%) Wireless
2 108 (14.08%) Ethernet
3 96 (12.52%) TCP/IP
4 88 (11.47%) Wi-Fi
5 78 (10.17%) Bluetooth
6 75 (9.78%) ZigBee
7 67 (8.74%) RS-232
8 64 (8.34%) RS-485
9 54 (7.04%) Firewall
10 49 (6.39%) Internet
11 25 (3.26%) GPRS
11 25 (3.26%) GSM
12 24 (3.13%) WLAN
13 21 (2.74%) DNS
13 21 (2.74%) SSL
14 20 (2.61%) RS-422
14 20 (2.61%) VLAN
15 19 (2.48%) VPN
16 18 (2.35%) SAN
17 17 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.69%) MySQL
2 15 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 11 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.65%) DB2
5 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.52%) Big Data
6 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.39%) OLAP
8 1 (0.13%) GIS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.08%) Visual Studio
3 35 (4.56%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.35%) JIRA
5 14 (1.83%) LabVIEW
6 11 (1.43%) Subversion
7 9 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (0.65%) Xcode
10 4 (0.52%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.39%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.39%) Qt Creator
12 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.26%) GDB
13 1 (0.13%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.13%) Clang
13 1 (0.13%) CodeWarrior
13 1 (0.13%) RequisitePro
13 1 (0.13%) TortoiseSVN
13 1 (0.13%) Trac
General
1 335 (43.68%) Electronics
2 72 (9.39%) Manufacturing
3 37 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 35 (4.56%) Automotive
5 23 (3.00%) Banking
6 18 (2.35%) Finance
7 14 (1.83%) Legal
7 14 (1.83%) Publishing
8 13 (1.69%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.30%) Back Office
9 10 (1.30%) Marketing
10 9 (1.17%) Advertising
10 9 (1.17%) Games
11 7 (0.91%) Retail
12 6 (0.78%) Law
13 4 (0.52%) Military
14 3 (0.39%) Avionics
15 1 (0.13%) Billing
15 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 280 (36.51%) Embedded Engineer
2 255 (33.25%) Firmware Engineer
3 217 (28.29%) Software Engineer
4 169 (22.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 145 (18.90%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 94 (12.26%) Developer
7 62 (8.08%) C Software Engineer
7 62 (8.08%) Embedded C Engineer
8 58 (7.56%) C++ Software Engineer
9 54 (7.04%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 53 (6.91%) Senior Firmware Engineer
11 52 (6.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 51 (6.65%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 48 (6.26%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 46 (6.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 43 (5.61%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
15 43 (5.61%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
16 41 (5.35%) Electronics Engineer
17 40 (5.22%) Hardware Engineer
18 35 (4.56%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (8.47%) .NET
2 49 (6.39%) HTML
3 25 (3.26%) Qt
4 24 (3.13%) REST
5 20 (2.61%) JSON
6 18 (2.35%) Web Services
7 13 (1.69%) POSIX
8 12 (1.56%) CSS
9 11 (1.43%) MFC
10 10 (1.30%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.30%) jQuery
11 9 (1.17%) HTML5
11 9 (1.17%) Qt Quick
11 9 (1.17%) WebSockets
12 8 (1.04%) Angular 2
12 8 (1.04%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.91%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (0.78%) RESTful
14 6 (0.78%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 115 (14.99%) Computer Science
2 106 (13.82%) Embedded Systems
3 97 (12.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 69 (9.00%) VHDL
5 61 (7.95%) Algorithms
6 53 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (5.87%) Device Driver
8 42 (5.48%) Data Centre
9 35 (4.56%) Smart Home
10 33 (4.30%) Home Automation
10 33 (4.30%) Internet of Things
11 24 (3.13%) Verilog
12 20 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (2.35%) CAN bus
14 15 (1.96%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.83%) CMDB
16 12 (1.56%) Management Information System
16 12 (1.56%) Robotics
17 10 (1.30%) ASIC
18 9 (1.17%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 229 (29.86%) Linux
2 132 (17.21%) Windows
3 52 (6.78%) Embedded Linux
4 45 (5.87%) Android
5 33 (4.30%) Unix
6 31 (4.04%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.30%) Solaris
9 10 (1.30%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.78%) VxWorks
12 6 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.26%) AIX
14 2 (0.26%) CentOS
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (40.81%) Software Engineering
2 115 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (10.43%) Mentoring
4 78 (10.17%) Mathematics
5 67 (8.74%) Validation
6 66 (8.60%) Test Automation
7 59 (7.69%) OO
8 52 (6.78%) Embedded Software Development
9 49 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 41 (5.35%) Configuration Management
11 38 (4.95%) Scrum
12 35 (4.56%) FPGA Design
12 35 (4.56%) SDLC
13 34 (4.43%) Physics
14 33 (4.30%) Schematic Capture
15 30 (3.91%) Test Scripting
16 26 (3.39%) Cybersecurity
17 25 (3.26%) Signal Processing
18 24 (3.13%) Presales
19 22 (2.87%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 484 (63.10%) C
2 378 (49.28%) C++
3 220 (28.68%) Embedded C
4 132 (17.21%) Python
5 119 (15.51%) C#
6 118 (15.38%) Embedded C++
7 71 (9.26%) Perl
8 58 (7.56%) Java
9 53 (6.91%) SQL
10 48 (6.26%) PHP
11 37 (4.82%) VB
12 30 (3.91%) JavaScript
13 28 (3.65%) MATLAB
14 20 (2.61%) ANSI C
15 16 (2.09%) Assembly Language
16 13 (1.69%) Bash Shell
17 12 (1.56%) PowerShell
18 10 (1.30%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.30%) VB6
19 9 (1.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 331 (43.16%) Degree
2 68 (8.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (4.56%) Security Cleared
4 32 (4.17%) HND
5 23 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (2.87%) CCNP
7 17 (2.22%) CCNA
8 15 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (1.83%) LPIC
10 12 (1.56%) PhD
11 10 (1.30%) HNC
11 10 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (1.17%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.78%) GNVQ
15 5 (0.65%) MCP
15 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (0.52%) MCSE
17 3 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.78%) ISO 9001
2 25 (3.26%) QA
3 20 (2.61%) JTAG
4 19 (2.48%) ISO 14001
5 14 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.65%) DO-254
6 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.65%) SLA
7 4 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.39%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.26%) MISRA
10 1 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.61%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.78%) Samba
6 5 (0.65%) iptables
6 5 (0.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.26%) NFS
7 2 (0.26%) RHEV
7 2 (0.26%) vSphere
7 2 (0.26%) Xen
7 2 (0.26%) XenServer
8 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) Squid
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (2.48%) NetBackup
2 17 (2.22%) SCCM
3 16 (2.09%) SCOM
4 14 (1.83%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.30%) Cacti
5 10 (1.30%) Nagios
6 5 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (0.65%) SCSM
7 2 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.26%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.13%) OpenView
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.13%) Puppet
8 1 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 59 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.65%) EMC
3 45 (5.87%) Cisco
4 39 (5.08%) VMware
5 33 (4.30%) Red Hat
6 32 (4.17%) HP
7 30 (3.91%) Xilinx
8 25 (3.26%) Juniper
9 21 (2.74%) Atmel
10 20 (2.61%) IBM
11 17 (2.22%) Citrix
11 17 (2.22%) Freescale
12 16 (2.09%) Palo Alto
13 15 (1.96%) Altera
13 15 (1.96%) Perforce
14 10 (1.30%) Sun
15 9 (1.17%) NEC
15 9 (1.17%) NetApp
16 8 (1.04%) Avaya
16 8 (1.04%) CheckPoint
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Neath, West Glamorgan
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Network ITR
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: £27000 - £44000 per annum, excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
ISL
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 basic + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Assystem Group Uk Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
networx
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Pool Car
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Fuel3D
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago