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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 72 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 10 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.27% 1.37% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 15.38% 11.11% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 1
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,875 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -2.81%
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
65 90 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 8.25% 12.30% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 60 87 52
Average salary £27,500 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,200 £47,242
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.36% -0.93%

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
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
Durham -1 10 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 11 (100.00%) C
2 10 (90.91%) C++
2 10 (90.91%) Qt
2 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 10 (90.91%) ISO 9000
3 7 (63.64%) Assembly Language
4 6 (54.55%) Embedded Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
4 6 (54.55%) Subversion
4 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
4 6 (54.55%) Embedded C
4 6 (54.55%) Embedded C++
4 6 (54.55%) UML
4 6 (54.55%) Bluetooth
5 5 (45.45%) Degree
5 5 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (36.36%) Electronics
6 4 (36.36%) LabVIEW
6 4 (36.36%) EMC
7 1 (9.09%) GPRS
7 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
7 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Bluetooth
1 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
2 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
2 1 (9.09%) GPRS
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Subversion
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (36.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Design Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Qt
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) UML
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
1 6 (54.55%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C
2 10 (90.91%) C++
3 7 (63.64%) Assembly Language
4 6 (54.55%) Embedded C
4 6 (54.55%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (90.91%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) EMC
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