The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 87 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 5 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.52% 1.54% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 3.62% 16.10% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 2
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Firmware
South East

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

System Software Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
138 118 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 14.39% 9.59% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 131 99 76
Average salary £32,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 System Software 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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) C
2 7 (70.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) Embedded C
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Subversion
5 3 (30.00%) Trac
5 3 (30.00%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (20.00%) Qt
6 2 (20.00%) Atmel
6 2 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (10.00%) Physics
7 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (10.00%) Renesas
7 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) OO
7 1 (10.00%) Electronics

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
2 3 (30.00%) Trac
3 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) C Software Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Qt
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (10.00%) Physics
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C
2 7 (70.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (30.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Atmel
2 1 (10.00%) Renesas
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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