The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 219 248 240
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 11 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 1.81% 1.20% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 10
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £48,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,875
% change year-on-year
- +2.89%
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 West region.

System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
607 669 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.72% 10.15% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 498 509 544
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 System Software 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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 +14 5 £23,000 - 4
Manchester +13 5 £41,250 +10.00% 3
Cheshire +23 1 £42,500 +107.31% 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (47.83%) Electronics
2 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) Embedded C
3 8 (34.78%) C
4 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
4 5 (21.74%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (21.74%) C++
5 4 (17.39%) EMC
6 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (13.04%) PDA
6 3 (13.04%) VLAN
6 3 (13.04%) Xilinx
6 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
6 3 (13.04%) VHDL
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Embedded C++
6 3 (13.04%) CAE
6 3 (13.04%) SLA
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) Python
7 2 (8.70%) Unix
7 2 (8.70%) Java
7 2 (8.70%) C#
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
7 2 (8.70%) MS Office
7 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (8.70%) PHP
7 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) VLAN
2 2 (8.70%) Bluetooth
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) 802.11
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) LabVIEW
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (47.83%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Hardware Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Electronics Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Hardware Design Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Firmware Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Design Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Customer Service Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Control Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Design Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
1 2 (8.70%) NHibernate
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
2 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (13.04%) PDA
2 3 (13.04%) VHDL
3 2 (8.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (4.35%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.35%) OpenWrt
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) CAE
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Schematic Capture
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C
1 8 (34.78%) Embedded C
2 5 (21.74%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded C++
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CCA
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) EdgeSight
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) EMC
2 3 (13.04%) Xilinx
3 2 (8.70%) Perforce
4 1 (4.35%) Atmel
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
St. Helens, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Paramount Enterprises
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Paramount Enterprises
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harris Global
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + depending on exp + great bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Bolton
Computer Futures
Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago