The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 88 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 14 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.10% 1.26% 1.61%
As % of the System Software category 7.00% 7.95% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 13
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.94%
Firmware
East of England

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

System Software Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
200 151 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 15.75% 15.86% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 150 124 150
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £20,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Firmware
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Firmware Salary Trend in Essex

Firmware
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Chelmsford -4 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Colchester - 1 £47,500 -
Firmware
East of England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 13 (61.90%) Software Engineering
2 12 (57.14%) C
3 11 (52.38%) C++
4 9 (42.86%) Intel
4 9 (42.86%) IEC 61508
4 9 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (38.10%) Aerospace
6 7 (33.33%) EMC
6 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 7 (33.33%) Requirements Management
6 7 (33.33%) Change Management
6 7 (33.33%) ISO 9000
7 5 (23.81%) Degree
7 5 (23.81%) Validation
8 3 (14.29%) Electronics
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.52%) Python
9 2 (9.52%) Assembly Language
9 2 (9.52%) C#
9 2 (9.52%) Java
9 2 (9.52%) .NET
9 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
9 2 (9.52%) WinForms
9 2 (9.52%) Automotive
9 2 (9.52%) Green Hills
9 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
9 2 (9.52%) Telematics
10 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
10 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (38.10%) Aerospace
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Software Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Development Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Telematics
1 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Software Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) C
2 11 (52.38%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) Assembly Language
3 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
3 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) HNC
2 1 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) IEC 61508
2 7 (33.33%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Intel
2 7 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) Green Hills