The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 127 126 97
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 2 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.094% 0.046% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.18% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 10
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Firmware
West Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
572 549 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.77% 25.48% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 461 511 350
Average salary £42,375 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.29% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £61,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 Miscellaneous 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 22 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Release Management
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
2 2 (33.33%) Windows CE
2 2 (33.33%) OpenGL
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (16.67%) JTAG
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Services Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows CE
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) JTAG
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Apple
1 2 (33.33%) Google