The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 174 182 196
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 4 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.025% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 0.26% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Average salary £37,750 - £47,250
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 - £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 - £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firmware
North West

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

System Software Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
344 387 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.23% 9.73% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 262 328 272
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £21,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Firmware
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Firmware Salary Trend in Manchester

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Firmware Salary Histogram in Manchester

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) UML
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
1 4 (50.00%) MCSA
1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) PVCS
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Electronics
1 4 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
1 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (50.00%) Physics
1 4 (50.00%) Signal Processing
1 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 4 (50.00%) ANSI C
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Lync
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Lync
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) PVCS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Storage Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Server Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Storage Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (50.00%) Physics
1 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) UML
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (50.00%) Signal Processing
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 4 (50.00%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
1 4 (50.00%) MCSA
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Avaya
1 2 (25.00%) VMware