Firmware Jobs with Work from Home Options

Firmware
UK > Work from Home

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 20 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 305 483 582
Rank change year-on-year +178 +99 -167
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 307 208 265
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.91% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 6.95% 3.15% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 260 125 147
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,977
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £60,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £84,900 -
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -13.64% +8.91%

All System Software Skills
Work from Home

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 WFH option and a requirement for system software skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,415 6,611 12,301
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 13.12% 15.10% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,530 4,851 7,549
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% -4.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £72,433 £80,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% -3.51% +3.64%

Firmware
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Firmware trend for jobs with a WFH option

Firmware
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Firmware.

Firmware salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Firmware
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Firmware over the 6 months to 20 April 2024.

Firmware salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Firmware
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options 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 2 (0.65%) Apache
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Exchange
1 2 (0.65%) nginx
2 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (6.51%) Simulink
2 6 (1.95%) OrCAD
3 5 (1.63%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (1.30%) Windchill
5 1 (0.33%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.54%) Azure
2 13 (4.23%) AWS
2 13 (4.23%) Azure DevOps
3 8 (2.61%) GitHub
4 7 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.95%) AWS IoT
6 2 (0.65%) Akamai
6 2 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.65%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Purview
6 2 (0.65%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Entra ID
7 1 (0.33%) GitHub Actions
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (23.45%) Wireless
2 33 (10.75%) Ethernet
3 16 (5.21%) RS-232
4 14 (4.56%) MQTT
4 14 (4.56%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.91%) LTE
5 12 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (3.58%) Bluetooth
6 11 (3.58%) Software-Defined Radio
7 8 (2.61%) HTTP
7 8 (2.61%) RS-485
7 8 (2.61%) ZigBee
8 6 (1.95%) LoRaWAN
9 5 (1.63%) 5G
9 5 (1.63%) 5G NR
9 5 (1.63%) 802.11
10 4 (1.30%) LAN
10 4 (1.30%) Profibus
10 4 (1.30%) WAN
11 3 (0.98%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.65%) Power BI
2 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (7.49%) Git
2 16 (5.21%) JIRA
3 11 (3.58%) Subversion
4 8 (2.61%) LabVIEW
5 7 (2.28%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (1.30%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.98%) GDB
8 3 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.98%) Selenium
8 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.33%) CMake
9 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.33%) GCC
9 1 (0.33%) GitLab
9 1 (0.33%) Phabricator
9 1 (0.33%) Postman
General
1 116 (37.79%) Electronics
2 113 (36.81%) Social Skills
3 59 (19.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 35 (11.40%) Manufacturing
5 29 (9.45%) Marketing
6 23 (7.49%) Automotive
7 22 (7.17%) Finance
8 18 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (5.86%) Public Sector
9 17 (5.54%) Telecoms
10 11 (3.58%) Military
11 9 (2.93%) Aerospace
11 9 (2.93%) Police
12 7 (2.28%) Aviation
13 5 (1.63%) Local Government
14 4 (1.30%) French Language
15 2 (0.65%) Agriculture
15 2 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.65%) Legal
15 2 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 122 (39.74%) Embedded Engineer
2 75 (24.43%) Software Engineer
3 59 (19.22%) Senior
4 57 (18.57%) Firmware Engineer
5 50 (16.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 39 (12.70%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 28 (9.12%) Graduate
8 25 (8.14%) Junior
8 25 (8.14%) Junior Embedded Engineer
9 20 (6.51%) Senior Embedded Engineer
9 20 (6.51%) Senior Software Engineer
10 19 (6.19%) Senior Firmware Engineer
11 18 (5.86%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 17 (5.54%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.89%) Developer
14 14 (4.56%) Electronics Engineer
14 14 (4.56%) Hardware Engineer
15 13 (4.23%) Analyst
16 11 (3.58%) Support Specialist
16 11 (3.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.56%) Flask
2 9 (2.93%) Yocto
3 8 (2.61%) Django
4 7 (2.28%) CSS
4 7 (2.28%) HTML
4 7 (2.28%) React
5 6 (1.95%) .NET
6 5 (1.63%) 802.1X
6 5 (1.63%) Qt
7 4 (1.30%) Flash
8 2 (0.65%) ARM Templates
8 2 (0.65%) Azure Blueprints
8 2 (0.65%) wxWidgets
9 1 (0.33%) FastAPI
9 1 (0.33%) OpenCL
9 1 (0.33%) OpenGL
9 1 (0.33%) POSIX
9 1 (0.33%) Vulkan
9 1 (0.33%) Web Services
9 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.12%) Embedded Systems
2 25 (8.14%) FPGA
3 24 (7.82%) IoT
4 19 (6.19%) Mobile App
5 17 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (5.21%) Algorithms
6 16 (5.21%) Data Centre
7 13 (4.23%) Analogue Electronics
8 12 (3.91%) PCIe
9 10 (3.26%) VHDL
10 8 (2.61%) Device Driver
11 7 (2.28%) Arduino
11 7 (2.28%) Raspberry Pi
12 5 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (1.63%) Smart Home
12 5 (1.63%) Verilog
13 4 (1.30%) ARM Cortex
14 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.98%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.29%) Linux
2 24 (7.82%) Windows
3 15 (4.89%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.23%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.58%) Windows 10
6 11 (3.58%) Windows NT
6 11 (3.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (3.58%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (2.61%) AIX
7 8 (2.61%) Solaris
7 8 (2.61%) Unix
8 6 (1.95%) FreeRTOS
9 4 (1.30%) Android
9 4 (1.30%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (48.21%) Software Engineering
2 67 (21.82%) Computer Science
3 52 (16.94%) Physics
4 45 (14.66%) Mathematics
5 44 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (11.73%) Mentoring
7 31 (10.10%) SDLC
8 28 (9.12%) Software Testing
9 22 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 22 (7.17%) Programme Management
9 22 (7.17%) Project Management
10 21 (6.84%) Agile
11 19 (6.19%) FPGA Design
12 18 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (5.86%) DevOps
12 18 (5.86%) Digital Signal Processing
12 18 (5.86%) Signal Processing
13 17 (5.54%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (5.54%) Machine Learning
14 16 (5.21%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 162 (52.77%) C
2 72 (23.45%) Embedded C
3 63 (20.52%) C++
4 39 (12.70%) Python
5 15 (4.89%) C#
6 12 (3.91%) MATLAB
7 10 (3.26%) SQL
8 8 (2.61%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.28%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.30%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.65%) Bash
11 2 (0.65%) Korn
11 2 (0.65%) PHP
11 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.33%) Java
12 1 (0.33%) Lua
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 115 (37.46%) Degree
2 60 (19.54%) Security Cleared
3 36 (11.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (6.51%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.91%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.30%) HND
8 2 (0.65%) CCNA
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.33%) ISEB
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.56%) QA
2 8 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.61%) MISRA
3 5 (1.63%) JTAG
4 4 (1.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.30%) GDPR
4 4 (1.30%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.98%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.65%) SLA
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 124 (40.39%) Embedded Firmware
2 13 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.33%) Docker
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (4.23%) Ansible
2 12 (3.91%) SCCM
3 11 (3.58%) Sysprep
3 11 (3.58%) WSUS
4 2 (0.65%) Functional Safety
5 1 (0.33%) Grafana
5 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.33%) Podman
Vendors
1 17 (5.54%) SAP
2 14 (4.56%) VMware
3 11 (3.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.93%) Intel
4 9 (2.93%) Xilinx
5 8 (2.61%) Oracle
5 8 (2.61%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.28%) NVIDIA
7 5 (1.63%) Google
8 4 (1.30%) IBM
8 4 (1.30%) Mentor Graphics
8 4 (1.30%) QNX
8 4 (1.30%) Siemens
9 2 (0.65%) Cisco
9 2 (0.65%) EMC
9 2 (0.65%) Facebook
9 2 (0.65%) Meraki
10 1 (0.33%) Citrix