The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 188 196 202
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 36 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.62% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 1.15% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 17
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £43,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Firmware
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1778 1568 1747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.78% 27.73% 30.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1107 1237 1439
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Firmware Salary Trend in Berkshire

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Firmware Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Firmware
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 23 £50,000 +42.85%
Bracknell - 9 £35,000 -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 37 (57.81%) Linux
2 29 (45.31%) Degree
3 23 (35.94%) UNIX
4 22 (34.38%) TCP/IP
4 22 (34.38%) HP
5 21 (32.81%) Windows
5 21 (32.81%) Telecoms
6 20 (31.25%) VMware
7 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
7 17 (26.56%) C
7 17 (26.56%) C++
7 17 (26.56%) Ethernet
8 16 (25.00%) Oracle
8 16 (25.00%) Clustering
8 16 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 14 (21.88%) Data Guard
9 14 (21.88%) QA
9 14 (21.88%) ITIL
9 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 13 (20.31%) EMC
10 13 (20.31%) Management Information System
11 12 (18.75%) Change Management
11 12 (18.75%) Red Hat
11 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (17.19%) SLA
12 11 (17.19%) Cisco
12 11 (17.19%) Solaris

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 9 (14.06%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.38%) TCP/IP
2 17 (26.56%) Ethernet
3 10 (15.63%) Wireless
4 9 (14.06%) GPRS
5 8 (12.50%) GSM
6 7 (10.94%) SAN
7 6 (9.38%) DNS
7 6 (9.38%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (9.38%) Firewall
8 5 (7.81%) Wireshark
8 5 (7.81%) tcpdump
8 5 (7.81%) snoop
9 4 (6.25%) LAN
9 4 (6.25%) WAN
9 4 (6.25%) DHCP
10 3 (4.69%) Broadband
10 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.69%) 3G
10 3 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (4.69%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 21 (32.81%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.63%) Back Office
3 8 (12.50%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Junior
5 5 (7.81%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Administrator
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.69%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Operations Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Performance Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) UNIX Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) MFC
3 3 (4.69%) XML
3 3 (4.69%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.56%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
2 16 (25.00%) Clustering
3 13 (20.31%) Management Information System
4 9 (14.06%) STB
4 9 (14.06%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (12.50%) Home Automation
6 5 (7.81%) Replication
7 4 (6.25%) CMDB
7 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (4.69%) Handset
9 2 (3.13%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 37 (57.81%) Linux
2 23 (35.94%) UNIX
3 21 (32.81%) Windows
4 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (17.19%) Solaris
5 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (15.63%) Android
6 10 (15.63%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 4 (6.25%) AIX
7 4 (6.25%) HPUX
8 3 (4.69%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 14 (21.88%) ITIL
3 12 (18.75%) Change Management
4 10 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.94%) Android Development
6 7 (10.94%) iOS Development
7 6 (9.38%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.25%) Workflow
9 4 (6.25%) Project Management
9 4 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.69%) Test Scripting
10 3 (4.69%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (4.69%) Web Development
10 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.69%) Logistics
11 2 (3.13%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) C
1 17 (26.56%) C++
2 10 (15.63%) C#
3 9 (14.06%) SQL
4 8 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 8 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 8 (12.50%) Assembly Language
5 7 (10.94%) Perl
5 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.69%) Java
7 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (45.31%) Degree
2 10 (15.63%) OCA
2 10 (15.63%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (6.25%) SCSA
3 4 (6.25%) MCSE
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.25%) SCSE
4 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) VCP4
5 1 (1.56%) VCP5
5 1 (1.56%) MCTS
5 1 (1.56%) MCSD
5 1 (1.56%) MCSA
5 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) QA
2 11 (17.19%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (15.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (14.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (6.25%) vSphere
5 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) Data Guard
2 7 (10.94%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.13%) SCCM
5 1 (1.56%) SCOM
5 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) HP
2 20 (31.25%) VMware
3 16 (25.00%) Oracle
4 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
5 13 (20.31%) EMC
6 12 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 11 (17.19%) Cisco
8 8 (12.50%) Sun
8 8 (12.50%) NEC
9 7 (10.94%) F5
9 7 (10.94%) Citrix
9 7 (10.94%) Egenera
10 5 (7.81%) Symantec
11 4 (6.25%) Hitachi
11 4 (6.25%) NetApp
11 4 (6.25%) Juniper
11 4 (6.25%) Nortel
11 4 (6.25%) Ciena
11 4 (6.25%) 3PAR
12 3 (4.69%) Foundry