The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 - 124 90
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 0 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.094% 1.19%
As % of the System Software category - 0.71% 9.66%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 20
Average salary - £31,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -40.47%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firmware
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

System Software Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
243 281 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.22% 13.24% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 195 258 161
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Firmware
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the Birmingham region.

Firmware Salary Trend in Birmingham

Firmware
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) JTAG
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Services Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) JTAG