Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Firmware Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Firmware Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1148 1222 1280
Rank change year-on-year +74 +58 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Firmware Engineer 41 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.008% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.008% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 35 14 14
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +17.47%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,875 £32,395
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +14.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Firmware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Firmware Engineer in the UK

Senior Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Firmware Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Firmware Engineer in the UK

Senior Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Firmware Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Firmware Engineer in the UK

Senior Firmware Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK excluding London +67 38 £56,250 +12.50% 4
England +58 35 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East of England +24 21 £57,500 -8.00% 1
Midlands +29 8 £45,000 -10.00%
West Midlands +17 5 £43,750 -12.50%
Wales - 5 £50,000 -
London +11 3 £50,000 +9.89%
East Midlands - 3 £47,500 -
South East +32 2 £55,000 +7.32%
South West +7 1 £44,000 +6.67% 3
Scotland -9 1 £45,000 +5.88%

Senior Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior Firmware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Firmware
2 39 (95.12%) C
3 29 (70.73%) C++
4 16 (39.02%) Mentoring
5 15 (36.59%) Wireless
6 14 (34.15%) Signal Processing
7 13 (31.71%) Digital Signal Processing
7 13 (31.71%) Robotics
7 13 (31.71%) Embedded C
8 11 (26.83%) Degree
8 11 (26.83%) Electronics
9 9 (21.95%) Linux
10 7 (17.07%) Ethernet
10 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
11 6 (14.63%) Python
11 6 (14.63%) Perl
11 6 (14.63%) Embedded C++
12 5 (12.20%) SSH
12 5 (12.20%) SMTP
12 5 (12.20%) Mathematics
12 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
13 4 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (9.76%) Bluetooth
13 4 (9.76%) SQL
13 4 (9.76%) C#
13 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (7.32%) HTML
14 3 (7.32%) XML
14 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
14 3 (7.32%) FTP

Senior Firmware Engineer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 15 (36.59%) Wireless
2 7 (17.07%) Ethernet
3 5 (12.20%) SMTP
3 5 (12.20%) SSH
4 4 (9.76%) Bluetooth
4 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.32%) 4G
5 3 (7.32%) FTP
5 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) ZigBee
6 2 (4.88%) RS-485
6 2 (4.88%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.44%) Trac
General
1 11 (26.83%) Electronics
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
1 3 (7.32%) JSON
1 3 (7.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Robotics
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.88%) Home Automation
4 2 (4.88%) Smart Home
4 2 (4.88%) VHDL
5 1 (2.44%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Mentoring
2 14 (34.15%) Signal Processing
3 13 (31.71%) Digital Signal Processing
4 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.20%) Mathematics
6 3 (7.32%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.32%) Prototyping
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
7 2 (4.88%) Multithreaded Programming
8 1 (2.44%) Android Development
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (2.44%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (2.44%) Project Management
8 1 (2.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (95.12%) C
2 29 (70.73%) C++
3 13 (31.71%) Embedded C
4 6 (14.63%) Embedded C++
4 6 (14.63%) Perl
4 6 (14.63%) Python
5 4 (9.76%) C#
5 4 (9.76%) SQL
6 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.44%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) MISRA
1 2 (4.88%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.44%) DO-254
System Software
1 41 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Bloomberg
2 1 (2.44%) Altera