Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 615 709
Rank change year-on-year +16 +94 -15
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 702 790 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 3.13% 3.21% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 645 616 533
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £29,400
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £59,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 22399 24626 25456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.73% 12.50% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18863 20875 21075
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +20 641 £42,500 +6.25% 45
UK excluding London +29 615 £42,500 +6.25% 51
East of England +53 148 £55,000 +29.41% 12
Midlands +13 142 £40,000 +3.90% 8
South East -52 113 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North of England +22 98 £40,000 +20.30% 6
London +56 85 £52,500 +16.67% 6
East Midlands +24 81 £40,000 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +2 70 £39,000 +1.30% 3
South West +2 60 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +30 49 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Yorkshire +44 45 £40,000 +6.67% 3
North West -14 35 £43,500 +24.29% 1
North East +20 18 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Wales +14 12 £37,500 -11.76% 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 443 (63.11%) C
2 333 (47.44%) C++
3 311 (44.30%) Electronics
4 310 (44.16%) Degree
5 273 (38.89%) Software Engineering
6 197 (28.06%) Embedded C
7 191 (27.21%) Linux
8 158 (22.51%) Wireless
9 139 (19.80%) Windows
10 126 (17.95%) Python
10 126 (17.95%) Computer Science
11 104 (14.81%) C#
12 88 (12.54%) Wi-Fi
13 87 (12.39%) Embedded Systems
14 86 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
15 81 (11.54%) Embedded C++
16 77 (10.97%) Mentoring
17 73 (10.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 70 (9.97%) Ethernet
19 69 (9.83%) Manufacturing
20 67 (9.54%) TCP/IP
20 67 (9.54%) Perl
21 66 (9.40%) OO
21 66 (9.40%) Microsoft
21 66 (9.40%) Mathematics
22 65 (9.26%) Bluetooth
22 65 (9.26%) Computer Science Degree
23 63 (8.97%) ZigBee
24 62 (8.83%) Test Automation
25 61 (8.69%) Git (software)

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 (2.42%) IIS
2 13 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.28%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.57%) SAS
7 3 (0.43%) Confluence
7 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) CMS
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.00%) Simulink
3 5 (0.71%) Houdini
3 5 (0.71%) Maya
3 5 (0.71%) NUKE
3 5 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.28%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.28%) Mathcad
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.43%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.00%) Office 365
3 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (22.51%) Wireless
2 88 (12.54%) Wi-Fi
3 70 (9.97%) Ethernet
4 67 (9.54%) TCP/IP
5 65 (9.26%) Bluetooth
6 63 (8.97%) ZigBee
7 59 (8.40%) RS-232
8 50 (7.12%) Firewall
9 46 (6.55%) RS-485
10 42 (5.98%) Internet
11 30 (4.27%) WLAN
12 28 (3.99%) DNS
13 26 (3.70%) SAN
14 25 (3.56%) VLAN
15 21 (2.99%) VPN
16 19 (2.71%) DHCP
17 18 (2.56%) RS-422
17 18 (2.56%) WAN
18 17 (2.42%) NAS
18 17 (2.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.57%) MySQL
3 4 (0.57%) Big Data
3 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.43%) OLAP
4 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.28%) DB2
5 2 (0.28%) GIS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (8.69%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 38 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 20 (2.85%) JIRA
5 16 (2.28%) LabVIEW
6 15 (2.14%) Subversion
7 12 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.71%) Xcode
10 4 (0.57%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.43%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.43%) eggPlant
11 3 (0.43%) Selenium
12 2 (0.28%) GDB
12 2 (0.28%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.28%) Qt Creator
12 2 (0.28%) RequisitePro
13 1 (0.14%) Trac
13 1 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 311 (44.30%) Electronics
2 69 (9.83%) Manufacturing
3 38 (5.41%) Automotive
4 35 (4.99%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.70%) Finance
6 26 (3.70%) Banking
7 15 (2.14%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.57%) Back Office
8 11 (1.57%) Publishing
9 10 (1.42%) Advertising
10 8 (1.14%) Marketing
11 6 (0.85%) Games
12 5 (0.71%) Legal
12 5 (0.71%) Retail
13 4 (0.57%) Military
14 3 (0.43%) Avionics
14 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.14%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 255 (36.32%) Embedded Engineer
2 230 (32.76%) Firmware Engineer
3 195 (27.78%) Software Engineer
4 147 (20.94%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 143 (20.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 84 (11.97%) Developer
7 56 (7.98%) C Software Engineer
8 54 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
9 50 (7.12%) C++ Software Engineer
10 48 (6.84%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 46 (6.55%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 43 (6.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 43 (6.13%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 41 (5.84%) Senior Firmware Engineer
14 38 (5.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 35 (4.99%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
15 35 (4.99%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
16 33 (4.70%) Software Developer
17 30 (4.27%) Electronics Engineer
17 30 (4.27%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.69%) .NET
2 33 (4.70%) REST
3 30 (4.27%) JSON
4 24 (3.42%) HTML
5 18 (2.56%) Qt
6 10 (1.42%) WebSockets
7 9 (1.28%) Qt Quick
8 8 (1.14%) Angular 2
8 8 (1.14%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.14%) MFC
9 7 (1.00%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.85%) POSIX
10 6 (0.85%) RESTful
10 6 (0.85%) Web Services
11 5 (0.71%) Node.js
11 5 (0.71%) WPF
11 5 (0.71%) wxWidgets
12 4 (0.57%) Middleware
12 4 (0.57%) STL
12 4 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 126 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 87 (12.39%) Embedded Systems
3 73 (10.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 56 (7.98%) Algorithms
5 53 (7.55%) VHDL
6 49 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (6.13%) Smart Home
8 41 (5.84%) Device Driver
9 39 (5.56%) Data Centre
10 25 (3.56%) CAN bus
11 23 (3.28%) Verilog
12 22 (3.13%) Home Automation
13 19 (2.71%) Robotics
14 18 (2.56%) Internet of Things
15 17 (2.42%) Management Information System
16 14 (1.99%) CMDB
17 12 (1.71%) Replication
18 10 (1.42%) ASIC
18 10 (1.42%) CESG
19 9 (1.28%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 191 (27.21%) Linux
2 139 (19.80%) Windows
3 53 (7.55%) Android
4 44 (6.27%) Embedded Linux
5 37 (5.27%) Windows Server
6 23 (3.28%) Unix
7 17 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.71%) VxWorks
9 10 (1.42%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.14%) Solaris
12 7 (1.00%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.71%) AIX
13 5 (0.71%) CentOS
14 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.43%) HPUX
15 3 (0.43%) SUSE
16 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 86 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (10.97%) Mentoring
4 66 (9.40%) Mathematics
4 66 (9.40%) OO
5 62 (8.83%) Test Automation
6 45 (6.41%) Validation
7 38 (5.41%) Configuration Management
8 36 (5.13%) Embedded Software Development
9 33 (4.70%) FPGA Design
10 31 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
11 30 (4.27%) Schematic Capture
11 30 (4.27%) Test Scripting
12 27 (3.85%) Scrum
13 25 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (3.56%) Data Acquisition
13 25 (3.56%) ITIL
13 25 (3.56%) SDLC
13 25 (3.56%) Signal Processing
14 24 (3.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 443 (63.11%) C
2 333 (47.44%) C++
3 197 (28.06%) Embedded C
4 126 (17.95%) Python
5 104 (14.81%) C#
6 81 (11.54%) Embedded C++
7 67 (9.54%) Perl
8 58 (8.26%) Java
9 45 (6.41%) SQL
10 44 (6.27%) MATLAB
11 31 (4.42%) VB
12 23 (3.28%) JavaScript
13 18 (2.56%) ANSI C
13 18 (2.56%) Assembly Language
13 18 (2.56%) Bash Shell
13 18 (2.56%) PHP
14 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.71%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.57%) ES6
16 4 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 310 (44.16%) Degree
2 65 (9.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 39 (5.56%) HND
5 23 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 22 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.42%) CCNA
7 17 (2.42%) CCNP
8 11 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.57%) GNVQ
8 11 (1.57%) LPIC
8 11 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (1.28%) PhD
11 7 (1.00%) MCP
12 4 (0.57%) HNC
12 4 (0.57%) MCSA
12 4 (0.57%) MCSE
12 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.13%) QA
2 19 (2.71%) ISO 9001
3 13 (1.85%) SLA
4 11 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.14%) DO-254
5 8 (1.14%) JTAG
6 6 (0.85%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.71%) MISRA
8 4 (0.57%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.43%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.28%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.28%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.28%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.28%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 40 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.71%) vSphere
6 5 (0.71%) NFS
6 5 (0.71%) Samba
7 4 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.57%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.57%) XenServer
8 2 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.14%) LXC
9 1 (0.14%) Squid
9 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (3.56%) SCOM
2 18 (2.56%) SCCM
3 13 (1.85%) NetBackup
4 11 (1.57%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (1.00%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.71%) Cacti
6 5 (0.71%) HP SIM
6 5 (0.71%) Nagios
7 4 (0.57%) OpenView
8 3 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.43%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.28%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.28%) WMI
9 2 (0.28%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 66 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.26%) Cisco
3 49 (6.98%) VMware
4 37 (5.27%) EMC
5 29 (4.13%) HP
6 24 (3.42%) Citrix
6 24 (3.42%) Red Hat
6 24 (3.42%) Xilinx
7 23 (3.28%) Juniper
8 22 (3.13%) Freescale
8 22 (3.13%) Perforce
9 20 (2.85%) Dell
10 17 (2.42%) Altera
10 17 (2.42%) IBM
11 15 (2.14%) Palo Alto
12 12 (1.71%) Atmel
13 10 (1.42%) Xamarin
14 9 (1.28%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.28%) Veeam
15 8 (1.14%) ProCurve