The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 51 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 36 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.91% 1.01% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 23.84% 7.53% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 30 10 4
Median salary £38,000 £36,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £29,800 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,400 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
151 146 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 16.41% 13.47% 12.12%
Number of salaries quoted 131 133 110
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,550 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Firmware Salary Histogram in Kent

Firmware
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover +3 6 - -
Folkestone - 3 £37,500 -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 28 (71.79%) ITIL
2 27 (69.23%) Change Control
3 26 (66.67%) VPN
3 26 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 26 (66.67%) Firewall
3 26 (66.67%) Extreme Networks
4 23 (58.97%) CCNA
4 23 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (58.97%) Cisco
5 21 (53.85%) CCNP
5 21 (53.85%) CCSE
6 18 (46.15%) Coaching
7 16 (41.03%) Finance
7 16 (41.03%) Check Point Certification
8 12 (30.77%) IP Telephony
9 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
10 9 (23.08%) C
10 9 (23.08%) Linux
11 8 (20.51%) C++
12 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
12 7 (17.95%) F5
12 7 (17.95%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (17.95%) Subversion
12 7 (17.95%) Embedded C
12 7 (17.95%) ExtremeXOS
13 6 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (15.38%) OOD
13 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
13 6 (15.38%) UML
13 6 (15.38%) OO

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (66.67%) Firewall
1 26 (66.67%) VPN
2 12 (30.77%) IP Telephony
3 7 (17.95%) ExtremeXOS
4 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.56%) RS-232
5 1 (2.56%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
1 7 (17.95%) Subversion
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Dutch Language
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) German Language
2 1 (2.56%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Network Support
2 16 (41.03%) Cisco Support
3 15 (38.46%) Network Engineer
4 12 (30.77%) Support Engineer
5 11 (28.21%) Check Point Support
6 9 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
6 9 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (23.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (23.08%) Software Engineer
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (20.51%) Data Network Engineer
8 6 (15.38%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 6 (15.38%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (5.13%) Data Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Firmware Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Junior Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Algorithms
1 6 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.13%) Wiki
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) ITIL
2 27 (69.23%) Change Control
3 18 (46.15%) Coaching
4 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
5 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 6 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (15.38%) OO
5 6 (15.38%) OOD
5 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (15.38%) Signal Processing
5 6 (15.38%) UML
5 6 (15.38%) Validation
6 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (2.56%) SDLC
7 1 (2.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C
2 8 (20.51%) C++
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) CCNA
1 23 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (53.85%) CCNP
2 21 (53.85%) CCSE
3 16 (41.03%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 26 (66.67%) Extreme Networks
2 23 (58.97%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) F5
4 2 (5.13%) Google
4 2 (5.13%) Renesas
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