The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 53 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 10 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.78% 0.16% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 17.24% 1.20% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 1
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
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 Merseyside region.

System Software Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
58 83 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.30% 13.05% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 50 69 57
Average salary £38,000 £43,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,880 £47,500 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Firmware
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Firmware Salary Trend in Merseyside

Firmware
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +19 10 £50,000 +25.00%
Firmware
North West

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 23 (95.83%) SAN
2 16 (66.67%) NetApp
2 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) EMC
2 16 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (66.67%) CLARiiON
2 16 (66.67%) EMC Centera
2 16 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 16 (66.67%) NAS
2 16 (66.67%) Symmetrix DMX
3 9 (37.50%) SLA
3 9 (37.50%) Replication
3 9 (37.50%) Degree
3 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 8 (33.33%) UNIX
4 8 (33.33%) HPUX
4 8 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
5 7 (29.17%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Publishing
5 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (29.17%) Change Control
6 4 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 3 (12.50%) SNMP
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (8.33%) Management Information System

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (33.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) SAN
2 16 (66.67%) NAS
3 3 (12.50%) SNMP
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
1 7 (29.17%) Publishing
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Technical Specialist
2 9 (37.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 9 (37.50%) Storage Specialist
3 7 (29.17%) Storage Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Administrator
5 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (12.50%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 3 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (12.50%) HPUX Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) UNIX Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) CLARiiON
1 16 (66.67%) EMC Centera
1 16 (66.67%) Symmetrix DMX
2 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 9 (37.50%) Replication
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) UNIX
1 8 (33.33%) HPUX
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
1 16 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 16 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 7 (29.17%) Change Control
3 4 (16.67%) Wealth Management
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) EMC
1 16 (66.67%) NetApp
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) HP
2 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) Brocade