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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 211 201 205
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 17 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.26% 1.88% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 15
Average salary £50,000 £41,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.48% -24.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £34,350 £41,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.42%
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
753 746 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.70% 14.08% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 569 548 443
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Reading +8 10 £52,500 +26.50% 4
Slough +1 4 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Newbury - 3 £60,000 -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (57.14%) Linux
1 20 (57.14%) VMware
2 17 (48.57%) Cisco
2 17 (48.57%) HP
3 16 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 15 (42.86%) Windows
5 14 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 13 (37.14%) IIS
6 13 (37.14%) ITIL
6 13 (37.14%) Degree
7 11 (31.43%) Change Management
7 11 (31.43%) UNIX
7 11 (31.43%) Egenera
8 10 (28.57%) SQL
9 9 (25.71%) Java
10 8 (22.86%) Perl
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (22.86%) EMC
10 8 (22.86%) Solaris
10 8 (22.86%) DNS
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (22.86%) Wireshark
11 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (20.00%) Smart Meter
11 7 (20.00%) vSphere
11 7 (20.00%) DHCP
11 7 (20.00%) Citrix
11 7 (20.00%) Apache
11 7 (20.00%) LAN

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (37.14%) IIS
2 7 (20.00%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
1 8 (22.86%) Wireshark
2 7 (20.00%) DHCP
2 7 (20.00%) LAN
3 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (17.14%) WAN
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (17.14%) tcpdump
3 6 (17.14%) snoop
4 5 (14.29%) FWSM
4 5 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (11.43%) SAN
5 4 (11.43%) NAS
6 3 (8.57%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (5.71%) Internet
7 2 (5.71%) Wireless
7 2 (5.71%) Firewall
7 2 (5.71%) ZigBee
8 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) LabVIEW
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (11.43%) Electronics
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Systems Engineer
1 6 (17.14%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (17.14%) Administrator
1 6 (17.14%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Operations Consultant
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX Consultant
3 2 (5.71%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX Systems Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) XML
2 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.86%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.43%) CMDB
3 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Open Source
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) VHDL
4 1 (2.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 11 (31.43%) UNIX
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.86%) Solaris
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Vista
7 5 (14.29%) AIX
8 4 (11.43%) HPUX
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 11 (31.43%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) Web Development
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) ERP
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) Resource Management
4 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.57%) Network Management
5 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) UML
6 2 (5.71%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Software Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Release Management
6 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) Java
3 8 (22.86%) Perl
4 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 4 (11.43%) C#
5 4 (11.43%) C++
6 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.57%) C
7 1 (2.86%) VC++
7 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) MCITP
3 2 (5.71%) PhD
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.00%) vSphere
3 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Nagios
1 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
1 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
1 4 (11.43%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) VMware
2 17 (48.57%) Cisco
2 17 (48.57%) HP
3 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 14 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (31.43%) Egenera
6 8 (22.86%) EMC
7 7 (20.00%) Citrix
8 6 (17.14%) Juniper
8 6 (17.14%) Nortel
8 6 (17.14%) Sun
8 6 (17.14%) F5
8 6 (17.14%) Foundry
8 6 (17.14%) Ciena
9 4 (11.43%) SAP
9 4 (11.43%) JD Edwards
9 4 (11.43%) NetApp
9 4 (11.43%) Veeam
10 2 (5.71%) Oracle
10 2 (5.71%) IBM
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
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