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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 181 188 195
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 4 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.10% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 1.08% 0.99% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
370 404 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.24% 10.15% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 273 329 241
Average salary £33,000 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) Embedded C
1 5 (83.33%) Electronics
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (66.67%) Physics
2 4 (66.67%) Device Driver
2 4 (66.67%) Embedded C++
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) PVCS
2 4 (66.67%) UML
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (66.67%) Signal Processing
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) PVCS
General
1 5 (83.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Storage Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Device Driver
1 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (66.67%) Physics
1 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) UML
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (66.67%) Signal Processing
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) Embedded C
2 4 (66.67%) Embedded C++
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware