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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 218 217 196
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 11 13 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.22% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 1.32% 1.65% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 19
Average salary £60,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
836 790 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.38% 13.39% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 602 565 508
Average salary £39,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.30% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +8 6 £60,000 +41.17%
Newbury - 3 £60,000 -
Slough -18 1 - -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (59.52%) Linux
2 24 (57.14%) VMware
3 20 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (45.24%) Windows
5 18 (42.86%) HP
6 17 (40.48%) Cisco
7 16 (38.10%) ITIL
7 16 (38.10%) Change Management
8 15 (35.71%) Degree
9 14 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 14 (33.33%) IIS
10 13 (30.95%) SQL
11 12 (28.57%) Egenera
12 11 (26.19%) Red Hat
13 9 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (21.43%) UNIX
13 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (21.43%) DNS
13 9 (21.43%) .NET
14 8 (19.05%) vSphere
14 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
14 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (19.05%) Electronics
14 8 (19.05%) Wireless
14 8 (19.05%) Wireshark
14 8 (19.05%) C
14 8 (19.05%) C++
14 8 (19.05%) Java

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (33.33%) IIS
2 7 (16.67%) Apache
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (21.43%) DNS
3 8 (19.05%) LAN
3 8 (19.05%) DHCP
3 8 (19.05%) Wireless
3 8 (19.05%) Wireshark
4 7 (16.67%) WAN
4 7 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 7 (16.67%) SAN
5 6 (14.29%) Firewall
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (14.29%) tcpdump
5 6 (14.29%) snoop
6 5 (11.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (11.90%) FWSM
6 5 (11.90%) GPRS
7 4 (9.52%) GSM
7 4 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (7.14%) NAS
8 3 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 8 (19.05%) Electronics
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Back Office
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Administrator
2 7 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (11.90%) Firmware Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Storage Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) XML
3 5 (11.90%) HTML
4 4 (9.52%) MFC
5 3 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
7 1 (2.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Clustering
3 4 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 4 (9.52%) Home Automation
3 4 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (9.52%) Replication
3 4 (9.52%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (7.14%) Open Source
4 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (7.14%) STB
4 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) EPoS
5 1 (2.38%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Linux
2 19 (45.24%) Windows
3 9 (21.43%) UNIX
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 4 (9.52%) Android
5 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.52%) Solaris
6 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.38%) SUSE
7 1 (2.38%) AIX
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
1 16 (38.10%) Change Management
2 9 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (11.90%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (11.90%) Web Development
4 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.52%) Workflow
4 4 (9.52%) Android Development
4 4 (9.52%) iOS Development
4 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.14%) Network Management
5 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.14%) ERP
5 3 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) C
2 8 (19.05%) C++
2 8 (19.05%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) Perl
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++
5 4 (9.52%) Assembly Language
6 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) SCSA
2 4 (9.52%) SCSE
3 3 (7.14%) MCITP
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) VCP4
4 1 (2.38%) VCP5
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
1 5 (11.90%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (19.05%) vSphere
3 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.52%) Data Guard
3 3 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.14%) SCCM
3 3 (7.14%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) VMware
2 18 (42.86%) HP
3 17 (40.48%) Cisco
4 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 12 (28.57%) Egenera
6 11 (26.19%) Red Hat
7 8 (19.05%) Citrix
8 7 (16.67%) Juniper
8 7 (16.67%) EMC
8 7 (16.67%) Nortel
8 7 (16.67%) Ciena
9 6 (14.29%) F5
9 6 (14.29%) Foundry
9 6 (14.29%) Sun
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle
10 4 (9.52%) Hitachi
10 4 (9.52%) Symantec
10 4 (9.52%) NEC
10 4 (9.52%) 3PAR
11 3 (7.14%) Veeam
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