The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 90 89 77
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 3 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.30% 0.66% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 1.92% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 4
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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 Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
332 365 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 33.60% 34.30% 33.42%
Number of salaries quoted 266 312 223
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Firmware
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Firmware Salary Trend in Kent

Firmware
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Dover - 1 - -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 20 (83.33%) Change Control
2 19 (79.17%) Network Management
2 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
2 19 (79.17%) CCSA
2 19 (79.17%) LAN
2 19 (79.17%) WAN
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 19 (79.17%) CCNA
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (79.17%) CheckPoint
2 19 (79.17%) Firewall
3 14 (58.33%) Project Management
3 14 (58.33%) BT
4 10 (41.67%) PRINCE2
4 10 (41.67%) ITIL
5 9 (37.50%) C
6 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) Network Design
6 7 (29.17%) Coaching
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) Electronics
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.50%) CAD
8 3 (12.50%) C++
9 2 (8.33%) Windows
9 2 (8.33%) Linux
9 2 (8.33%) OO
9 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
9 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
10 1 (4.17%) Finite Element Analysis

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) CorelDRAW
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) LAN
1 19 (79.17%) WAN
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
2 1 (4.17%) CTI
General
1 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Consultant
2 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Network Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Designer
7 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Graduate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Change Control
2 19 (79.17%) Network Management
3 14 (58.33%) Project Management
4 10 (41.67%) ITIL
4 10 (41.67%) PRINCE2
5 7 (29.17%) Network Design
5 7 (29.17%) Coaching
6 3 (12.50%) CAD
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.17%) Stress Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (4.17%) ERP
8 1 (4.17%) Finite Element Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C
2 3 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) CCNA
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (79.17%) CCSA
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) HNC
3 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) CheckPoint
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) BT
3 1 (4.17%) SolidWorks
3 1 (4.17%) Cadence
3 1 (4.17%) Atmel
3 1 (4.17%) EMC
3 1 (4.17%) SAP