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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 177 190 204
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +14
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 41 37 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 6.28% 4.76% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 15
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
653 777 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.64% 13.09% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 488 531 582
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Newbury - 17 £50,000 -
Reading -16 4 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Windsor - 3 £32,500 -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 31 (58.49%) Degree
2 26 (49.06%) C++
3 23 (43.40%) LAN
3 23 (43.40%) WAN
3 23 (43.40%) VPN
3 23 (43.40%) Firewall
4 21 (39.62%) Wireless
4 21 (39.62%) Cisco
4 21 (39.62%) 802.1X
5 20 (37.74%) VoIP
5 20 (37.74%) Internet
5 20 (37.74%) Project Management
6 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (35.85%) Manufacturing
6 19 (35.85%) CCNA
6 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (35.85%) Algorithms
7 18 (33.96%) SSL
7 18 (33.96%) DNS
7 18 (33.96%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (33.96%) IPsec
7 18 (33.96%) 802.11
7 18 (33.96%) Software Engineering
7 18 (33.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 18 (33.96%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (33.96%) Meraki
8 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (26.42%) Subversion
9 14 (26.42%) JIRA
9 14 (26.42%) DHCP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 2 (3.77%) Lync
1 2 (3.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (43.40%) LAN
1 23 (43.40%) WAN
1 23 (43.40%) VPN
1 23 (43.40%) Firewall
2 21 (39.62%) Wireless
3 20 (37.74%) Internet
3 20 (37.74%) VoIP
4 18 (33.96%) DNS
4 18 (33.96%) SSL
4 18 (33.96%) 802.11
4 18 (33.96%) IPsec
4 18 (33.96%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (33.96%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (26.42%) DHCP
6 3 (5.66%) VLAN
6 3 (5.66%) ADSL
6 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.77%) SAN
7 2 (3.77%) NAS
7 2 (3.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Subversion
1 14 (26.42%) JIRA
2 13 (24.53%) TeamCity
3 5 (9.43%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (35.85%) Manufacturing
2 10 (18.87%) Electronics
3 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Finance
4 2 (3.77%) Automotive
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Software Engineer
1 20 (37.74%) Systems Administrator
1 20 (37.74%) Administrator
1 20 (37.74%) Network Administrator
2 12 (22.64%) Principal Software Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Real Time Software Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Real Time Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Principal Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Firmware Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) FPGA Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Firmware Developer
5 4 (7.55%) FPGA Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Support
5 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Network Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (35.85%) Algorithms
2 18 (33.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (11.32%) VHDL
4 2 (3.77%) Verilog
4 2 (3.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.77%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Project Management
2 18 (33.96%) Software Engineering
3 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.53%) Multithreading
5 7 (13.21%) Release Management
6 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (9.43%) UML
6 5 (9.43%) Software Architecture
6 5 (9.43%) SDLC
7 4 (7.55%) Change Control
8 3 (5.66%) B2B
9 2 (3.77%) ERP
9 2 (3.77%) ETL
9 2 (3.77%) TDD
9 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.77%) Scrum
9 2 (3.77%) Resource Management
9 2 (3.77%) Use Case
9 2 (3.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (49.06%) C++
2 12 (22.64%) Embedded C
2 12 (22.64%) Embedded C++
3 9 (16.98%) C
4 8 (15.09%) C#
5 4 (7.55%) Java
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.77%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) Ruby
7 1 (1.89%) Tcl
7 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (58.49%) Degree
2 19 (35.85%) CCNA
2 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.77%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Cisco
2 18 (33.96%) Meraki
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.09%) EMC
5 6 (11.32%) Xilinx
5 6 (11.32%) Altera
6 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.77%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) Brocade
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