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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 92 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 3 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.31% 0.20% 1.68%
As % of the System Software category 2.07% 1.74% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 20
Median salary £37,000 £37,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.24%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
145 115 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 14.83% 11.49% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 132 112 117
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,500 £65,750
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 14 (77.78%) ITIL
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
1 14 (77.78%) IP Telephony
1 14 (77.78%) Change Control
1 14 (77.78%) Coaching
2 8 (44.44%) ExtremeXOS
2 8 (44.44%) Extreme Networks
2 8 (44.44%) F5
2 8 (44.44%) CCSE
2 8 (44.44%) VPN
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) CCNP
2 8 (44.44%) CCNA
2 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) Check Point Certification
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) Avaya
3 6 (33.33%) Change Management
3 6 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) ISDN
3 6 (33.33%) NGN
3 6 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 6 (33.33%) CMS
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) Electronics
5 3 (16.67%) EMC
6 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
6 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) IP Telephony
2 8 (44.44%) ExtremeXOS
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) VPN
3 6 (33.33%) ISDN
3 6 (33.33%) NGN
4 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.11%) RS-232
4 2 (11.11%) RS-485
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Avionics
3 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Voice Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Graduate
4 1 (5.56%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) CPLD
1 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (11.11%) Verilog
1 2 (11.11%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Change Control
1 14 (77.78%) Coaching
1 14 (77.78%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CCNA
1 8 (44.44%) CCNP
1 8 (44.44%) CCSE
1 8 (44.44%) Check Point Certification
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
1 8 (44.44%) Extreme Networks
1 8 (44.44%) F5
2 6 (33.33%) Avaya
2 6 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (11.11%) Atmel
5 1 (5.56%) Renesas