The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 232 226 232
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 24 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.19% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 0.61% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 11
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £37,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firmware
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2412 2133 2311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.63% 31.50% 31.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1763 1957
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Firmware
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Firmware Salary Trend in the North West

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Firmware Salary Histogram in the North West

Firmware
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Merseyside +20 13 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Cheshire - 8 £31,000 - 1
Manchester -15 2 £31,000 -32.97% 5
Cumbria +5 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 27 (56.25%) SAN
2 25 (52.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (45.83%) NetApp
3 22 (45.83%) EMC
4 21 (43.75%) Cisco
5 20 (41.67%) ITIL
5 20 (41.67%) UNIX
5 20 (41.67%) CLARiiON
5 20 (41.67%) EMC Centera
5 20 (41.67%) NAS
5 20 (41.67%) Symmetrix DMX
6 19 (39.58%) Asset Management
7 16 (33.33%) Degree
7 16 (33.33%) Linux
7 16 (33.33%) SLA
8 15 (31.25%) HP
8 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
8 15 (31.25%) Computer Science
9 13 (27.08%) Replication
9 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
10 12 (25.00%) Finance
11 10 (20.83%) Back Office
11 10 (20.83%) SNMP
11 10 (20.83%) Windows
12 9 (18.75%) Tomcat
13 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 8 (16.67%) HPUX
13 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 8 (16.67%) CentOS
13 8 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 9 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (14.58%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (14.58%) Lync
3 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 27 (56.25%) SAN
2 20 (41.67%) NAS
3 10 (20.83%) SNMP
4 5 (10.42%) LAN
4 5 (10.42%) WAN
5 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.08%) MPLS
7 1 (2.08%) Firewall
7 1 (2.08%) DHCP
7 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.08%) DNS
7 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Back Office
3 7 (14.58%) Publishing
4 3 (6.25%) Electronics
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (4.17%) Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.08%) Automotive
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Technical Specialist
1 13 (27.08%) Storage Specialist
2 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 10 (20.83%) Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Administrator
4 9 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (14.58%) Operations Team Leader
5 7 (14.58%) Storage Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) HPUX Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Embedded C Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior C Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Embedded C Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Middleware
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) WDF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (41.67%) CLARiiON
1 20 (41.67%) EMC Centera
1 20 (41.67%) Symmetrix DMX
2 15 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 13 (27.08%) Replication
4 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (4.17%) Device Driver
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) CPLD
6 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) UNIX
2 16 (33.33%) Linux
3 10 (20.83%) Windows
4 8 (16.67%) HPUX
4 8 (16.67%) CentOS
4 8 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) AIX
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (41.67%) ITIL
3 19 (39.58%) Asset Management
4 7 (14.58%) Change Control
4 7 (14.58%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (8.33%) Wealth Management
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.17%) Information Security
7 1 (2.08%) Project Management
7 1 (2.08%) Change Management
7 1 (2.08%) Scrum
7 1 (2.08%) Validation
7 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.08%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 7 (14.58%) SQL
3 4 (8.33%) C
4 3 (6.25%) Embedded C
5 2 (4.17%) C++
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (8.33%) CCNP
2 4 (8.33%) CCNA
2 4 (8.33%) MCP
2 4 (8.33%) MCSE
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) vSphere
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) RHEV
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) WSUS
2 7 (14.58%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (14.58%) HP SIM
2 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 7 (14.58%) Backup Exec
2 7 (14.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) NetApp
1 22 (45.83%) EMC
2 21 (43.75%) Cisco
3 15 (31.25%) HP
3 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.58%) Symantec
5 7 (14.58%) Sophos
5 7 (14.58%) Dell
6 5 (10.42%) VMware
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle
7 1 (2.08%) Sybase
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Brocade
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