The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 141 128 128
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 4 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.18% 0.90% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 1.38% 5.84% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Average salary £56,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -2.22%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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 Hertfordshire region.

System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
290 308 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.33% 15.48% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 242 235 206
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.06%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Firmware Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Firmware Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
Hemel Hempstead -15 3 £56,000 +27.27% 1
Firmware
East of England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 7 (43.75%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) QNX
3 6 (37.50%) Automotive
3 6 (37.50%) Device Driver
4 5 (31.25%) C
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (18.75%) Video Processing
6 3 (18.75%) VHDL
6 3 (18.75%) Verilog
6 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (18.75%) DVB
6 3 (18.75%) Digital Signal Processing
6 3 (18.75%) Signal Processing
6 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
6 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Electronics
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (6.25%) Handset
8 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.25%) TDD
8 1 (6.25%) Delphi
8 1 (6.25%) Java
8 1 (6.25%) UML
8 1 (6.25%) Python
8 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
8 1 (6.25%) VxWorks

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (18.75%) DVB
General
1 6 (37.50%) Automotive
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Design Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Device Driver
2 4 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (18.75%) Verilog
3 3 (18.75%) VHDL
4 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Digital Signal Processing
2 3 (18.75%) Signal Processing
2 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Video Processing
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Delphi
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) QNX