The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank - 87 87
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 0 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.49% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category - 4.07% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 10
Average salary - £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Firmware
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
91 123 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.46% 12.13% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 80 110 148
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the Bedfordshire region.

Firmware Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware.

1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
1 8 (80.00%) SAN
2 7 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (70.00%) Asset Management
2 7 (70.00%) NAS
2 7 (70.00%) NetApp
2 7 (70.00%) EMC
2 7 (70.00%) Replication
2 7 (70.00%) CLARiiON
2 7 (70.00%) EMC Centera
2 7 (70.00%) Symmetrix DMX
3 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) SLA
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (10.00%) MS Office
6 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (10.00%) UAG
6 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
6 1 (10.00%) SSL
6 1 (10.00%) IIS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) SAN
2 7 (70.00%) NAS
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) PABX
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) VRRP
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Technical Specialist
1 7 (70.00%) Storage Specialist
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Replication
1 7 (70.00%) CLARiiON
1 7 (70.00%) EMC Centera
1 7 (70.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (70.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCSP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCIP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (10.00%) UAG
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) EMC
2 7 (70.00%) NetApp
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP