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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 212 211 191
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 17 14 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.24% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 2.10% 1.82% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 22
Average salary £53,750 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £33,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £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
811 769 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.59% 12.95% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 553 579 522
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 0 6 £51,250 +36.66% 1
Slough -10 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £35,000 - 1
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (57.69%) Linux
2 25 (48.08%) TCP/IP
3 20 (38.46%) Degree
4 19 (36.54%) VMware
4 19 (36.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (34.62%) C
5 18 (34.62%) C++
5 18 (34.62%) HP
6 17 (32.69%) Ethernet
6 17 (32.69%) Windows
7 13 (25.00%) IIS
7 13 (25.00%) ITIL
7 13 (25.00%) UNIX
7 13 (25.00%) Cisco
7 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (23.08%) Red Hat
8 12 (23.08%) SQL
8 12 (23.08%) .NET
8 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
9 11 (21.15%) Wireless
9 11 (21.15%) Change Management
9 11 (21.15%) QA
9 11 (21.15%) EMC
9 11 (21.15%) Egenera
10 10 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (19.23%) C#
10 10 (19.23%) DNS
10 10 (19.23%) GPRS
11 9 (17.31%) Citrix

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (25.00%) IIS
2 4 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) TCP/IP
2 17 (32.69%) Ethernet
3 11 (21.15%) Wireless
4 10 (19.23%) DNS
4 10 (19.23%) GPRS
5 8 (15.38%) GSM
6 7 (13.46%) LAN
6 7 (13.46%) WAN
6 7 (13.46%) DHCP
7 6 (11.54%) Firewall
7 6 (11.54%) SAN
8 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
9 4 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (7.69%) tcpdump
9 4 (7.69%) snoop
9 4 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (7.69%) FWSM
9 4 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (3.85%) NAS
11 1 (1.92%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.31%) Electronics
3 7 (13.46%) Back Office
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Firmware Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) Storage Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) MFC
3 5 (9.62%) XML
4 4 (7.69%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.92%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (17.31%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (17.31%) STB
2 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
3 8 (15.38%) Clustering
3 8 (15.38%) Home Automation
4 4 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (7.69%) Replication
5 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.85%) Open Source
6 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.92%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.92%) CMDB
7 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (57.69%) Linux
2 17 (32.69%) Windows
3 13 (25.00%) UNIX
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.46%) Apple iOS
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Vista
5 7 (13.46%) Android
6 5 (9.62%) Solaris
6 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.92%) AIX
8 1 (1.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Change Management
3 10 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (17.31%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 7 (13.46%) Android Development
6 7 (13.46%) iOS Development
7 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) Web Development
7 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.69%) Workflow
8 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.85%) Operations Management
9 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
9 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.85%) Migration
9 2 (3.85%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) C
1 18 (34.62%) C++
2 12 (23.08%) SQL
3 10 (19.23%) C#
4 8 (15.38%) Embedded C
4 8 (15.38%) Embedded C++
4 8 (15.38%) Assembly Language
5 6 (11.54%) Java
6 4 (7.69%) Perl
6 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) SCSE
2 4 (7.69%) SCSA
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.85%) OCA
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (1.92%) VCP4
4 1 (1.92%) VCP5
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
2 7 (13.46%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.46%) vSphere
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.85%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.54%) Data Guard
3 4 (7.69%) SCCM
4 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.85%) Nagios
5 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) VMware
2 18 (34.62%) HP
3 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.00%) Cisco
4 12 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 11 (21.15%) EMC
5 11 (21.15%) Egenera
6 9 (17.31%) Citrix
7 8 (15.38%) NEC
7 8 (15.38%) Oracle
8 7 (13.46%) Nortel
8 7 (13.46%) Juniper
8 7 (13.46%) Ciena
9 5 (9.62%) Sun
10 4 (7.69%) Hitachi
10 4 (7.69%) Symantec
10 4 (7.69%) Foundry
10 4 (7.69%) 3PAR
10 4 (7.69%) F5
11 2 (3.85%) Veeam
Berkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago