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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 213 204 206
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 11 23 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 1.54% 3.14% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 25
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,500 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
712 732 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.73% 12.48% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 519 576 514
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Slough +16 5 £42,500 +4.93%
Reading -23 3 £50,000 -16.66% 6
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) Degree
3 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) HP
5 7 (30.43%) EMC
5 7 (30.43%) SLA
5 7 (30.43%) ITIL
6 6 (26.09%) AIX
6 6 (26.09%) C#
6 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
6 6 (26.09%) Change Management
6 6 (26.09%) Smart Meter
7 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
7 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) CMDB
7 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
7 5 (21.74%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
7 5 (21.74%) C++
7 5 (21.74%) HPUX
7 5 (21.74%) Solaris
8 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
8 4 (17.39%) Perl
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) UML

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (13.04%) IIS
1 3 (13.04%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Wireshark
1 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.70%) NAS
2 2 (8.70%) tcpdump
2 2 (8.70%) snoop
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) BGP
3 1 (4.35%) SCCP
3 1 (4.35%) H.323
3 1 (4.35%) ISDN
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) PSTN
3 1 (4.35%) WLAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
1 4 (17.39%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (13.04%) LabVIEW
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
1 4 (17.39%) Senior Software Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Operations Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Linux Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Smart Meter
2 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 5 (21.74%) CMDB
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.35%) EPoS
5 1 (4.35%) Clustering
5 1 (4.35%) VHDL
5 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) AIX
4 5 (21.74%) HPUX
4 5 (21.74%) Solaris
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) SUSE
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
4 4 (17.39%) Release Management
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Software Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) UML
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Network Management
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) C
6 1 (4.35%) VC++
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) PhD
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCITP
4 1 (4.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (4.35%) iptables
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
2 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) HP
3 7 (30.43%) EMC
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
5 2 (8.70%) Sun
5 2 (8.70%) Veeam
5 2 (8.70%) Foundry
5 2 (8.70%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) SAP
5 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Egenera
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) CA
6 1 (4.35%) Splunk
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