The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 71 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 1 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.15% 2.81% -
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 32.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 0
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.94%
Firmware
England

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

System Software Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
81 50 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 12.04% 8.77% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 59 44 53
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Firmware
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Firmware Salary Trend in the North East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (25.00%) GPRS
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) EMC
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) LANDesk