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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 207 208 201
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 14 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.27% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 2.01% 2.13% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 23
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £40,300 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,000 £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
696 705 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.72% 12.60% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 507 560 492
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £63,175
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 5 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Slough - 5 £42,500 -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Degree
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) VMware
5 9 (36.00%) EMC
5 9 (36.00%) UNIX
6 8 (32.00%) HP
7 7 (28.00%) SLA
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco
7 7 (28.00%) ITIL
7 7 (28.00%) Smart Meter
8 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (24.00%) AIX
8 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (24.00%) Project Management
8 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (24.00%) Change Management
9 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 5 (20.00%) CMDB
9 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
9 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (20.00%) HPUX
9 5 (20.00%) Solaris
9 5 (20.00%) C#
9 5 (20.00%) Java
9 5 (20.00%) .NET
9 5 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (16.00%) SCCM

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (12.00%) IIS
1 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
1 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
1 4 (16.00%) NAS
2 3 (12.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) Wireless
3 2 (8.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (8.00%) snoop
3 2 (8.00%) ZigBee
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.00%) HSPA
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) FWSM
4 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) IPsec
4 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (12.00%) LabVIEW
1 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Consultant
1 4 (16.00%) Operations Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) UNIX Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Linux Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Administrator
2 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (4.00%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Smart Meter
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) CMDB
3 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (16.00%) Open Source
3 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.00%) EPoS
5 1 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) VHDL
5 1 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 9 (36.00%) UNIX
4 6 (24.00%) AIX
5 5 (20.00%) HPUX
5 5 (20.00%) Solaris
6 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.00%) SUSE
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) ERP
4 4 (16.00%) Resource Management
4 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (12.00%) Network Management
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Release Management
5 3 (12.00%) UML
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Validation
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
1 5 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) C++
2 4 (16.00%) Perl
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) VC++
5 1 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.00%) MCITP
3 3 (12.00%) PhD
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) iptables
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (16.00%) Nagios
2 4 (16.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (16.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) EMC
4 8 (32.00%) HP
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (16.00%) JD Edwards
7 4 (16.00%) NetApp
7 4 (16.00%) SAP
7 4 (16.00%) Veeam
8 2 (8.00%) Foundry
8 2 (8.00%) F5
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle
8 2 (8.00%) IBM
8 2 (8.00%) Sun
9 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.00%) Egenera
9 1 (4.00%) Citrix
9 1 (4.00%) Avaya
9 1 (4.00%) CA
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