The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 215 230 193
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -37
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 14 10 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.17% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 1.60% 1.24% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 23
Average salary £57,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £33,700 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firmware
South East

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

System Software Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
873 806 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.81% 13.35% 11.56%
Number of salaries quoted 608 596 523
Average salary £39,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%

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 System Software 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +12 6 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Newbury - 3 £60,000 -
Slough -13 1 - -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 30 (60.00%) Linux
2 25 (50.00%) VMware
3 21 (42.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (40.00%) Windows
5 19 (38.00%) TCP/IP
5 19 (38.00%) Degree
6 18 (36.00%) HP
7 16 (32.00%) Cisco
7 16 (32.00%) ITIL
8 15 (30.00%) IIS
8 15 (30.00%) SQL
8 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 15 (30.00%) Change Management
9 13 (26.00%) C
9 13 (26.00%) C++
10 12 (24.00%) Ethernet
10 12 (24.00%) Egenera
11 11 (22.00%) DNS
11 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
11 11 (22.00%) .NET
11 11 (22.00%) UNIX
12 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (20.00%) Citrix
12 10 (20.00%) Wireless
12 10 (20.00%) Electronics
12 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (20.00%) Computer Science
12 10 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (18.00%) Telecoms

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (30.00%) IIS
2 6 (12.00%) Apache
3 2 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (24.00%) Ethernet
3 11 (22.00%) DNS
4 10 (20.00%) Wireless
5 8 (16.00%) LAN
5 8 (16.00%) DHCP
6 7 (14.00%) WAN
6 7 (14.00%) GPRS
6 7 (14.00%) SAN
6 7 (14.00%) Firewall
6 7 (14.00%) Wireshark
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (12.00%) GSM
8 5 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (10.00%) tcpdump
8 5 (10.00%) snoop
8 5 (10.00%) FWSM
9 4 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (6.00%) NAS
10 3 (6.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.00%) Electronics
2 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (14.00%) Back Office
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Finance
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Administrator
2 7 (14.00%) Technical Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Storage Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (2.00%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) MFC
2 6 (12.00%) XML
3 5 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (6.00%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.00%) Regular Expression
6 1 (2.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.00%) Clustering
3 6 (12.00%) STB
3 6 (12.00%) Home Automation
3 6 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (8.00%) Smart Meter
4 4 (8.00%) Replication
5 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (6.00%) Open Source
5 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) EPoS
6 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Linux
2 20 (40.00%) Windows
3 11 (22.00%) UNIX
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Vista
6 6 (12.00%) Android
6 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.00%) Solaris
8 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.00%) SUSE
9 1 (2.00%) AIX
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) ITIL
2 15 (30.00%) Change Management
3 10 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (14.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (12.00%) Android Development
5 6 (12.00%) iOS Development
5 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.00%) Web Development
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.00%) Workflow
7 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.00%) Network Management
8 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.00%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.00%) ERP
8 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
9 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 13 (26.00%) C
2 13 (26.00%) C++
3 8 (16.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) Perl
3 8 (16.00%) C#
4 6 (12.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (12.00%) Embedded C++
4 6 (12.00%) Assembly Language
5 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) SCSE
2 4 (8.00%) SCSA
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) VCP4
4 1 (2.00%) VCP5
4 1 (2.00%) OCA
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
2 6 (12.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (42.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (16.00%) vSphere
4 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (4.00%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) Data Guard
3 3 (6.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) VMware
2 18 (36.00%) HP
3 16 (32.00%) Cisco
4 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (24.00%) Egenera
6 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
7 10 (20.00%) Citrix
8 9 (18.00%) EMC
9 8 (16.00%) Oracle
10 7 (14.00%) Nortel
10 7 (14.00%) Juniper
10 7 (14.00%) Ciena
11 6 (12.00%) NEC
11 6 (12.00%) Sun
12 5 (10.00%) F5
12 5 (10.00%) Foundry
13 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
13 4 (8.00%) Symantec
13 4 (8.00%) Hitachi
14 3 (6.00%) NetApp