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 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 237 229 226
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 26 13 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 3.49% 2.31% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 9
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
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 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
744 563 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.89% 8.30% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 610 462 517
Average salary £34,500 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 24 October 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 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
Merseyside +22 10 £50,000 +25.00%
Cheshire - 9 £32,500 - 1
Manchester -4 4 £32,500 -37.79% 3
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (53.49%) SAN
2 21 (48.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (44.19%) NetApp
3 19 (44.19%) Cisco
4 17 (39.53%) HP
4 17 (39.53%) EMC
4 17 (39.53%) UNIX
5 16 (37.21%) ITIL
5 16 (37.21%) CLARiiON
5 16 (37.21%) EMC Centera
5 16 (37.21%) Asset Management
5 16 (37.21%) NAS
5 16 (37.21%) Symmetrix DMX
6 15 (34.88%) Linux
7 14 (32.56%) Red Hat
8 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
9 12 (27.91%) Degree
10 11 (25.58%) SLA
11 10 (23.26%) SNMP
11 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
11 10 (23.26%) WSUS
11 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
11 10 (23.26%) vSphere
11 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (20.93%) Finance
12 9 (20.93%) Replication
13 8 (18.60%) Back Office
13 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
13 8 (18.60%) Windows
13 8 (18.60%) Tomcat

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
1 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
3 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
3 7 (16.28%) Lync
3 7 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 23 (53.49%) SAN
2 16 (37.21%) NAS
3 10 (23.26%) SNMP
4 5 (11.63%) LAN
4 5 (11.63%) WAN
5 3 (6.98%) DHCP
5 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.98%) DNS
5 3 (6.98%) MPLS
5 3 (6.98%) Firewall
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Back Office
3 7 (16.28%) Publishing
4 6 (13.95%) Electronics
5 4 (9.30%) Games
6 3 (6.98%) Legal
7 2 (4.65%) Banking
8 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Technical Specialist
2 9 (20.93%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 9 (20.93%) Storage Specialist
3 7 (16.28%) Storage Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Operations Team Leader
3 7 (16.28%) Team Leader
3 7 (16.28%) Administrator
4 6 (13.95%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) HPUX Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Graduate Programmer
8 1 (2.33%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) CLARiiON
1 16 (37.21%) EMC Centera
1 16 (37.21%) Symmetrix DMX
2 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
3 9 (20.93%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.33%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) UNIX
2 15 (34.88%) Linux
3 8 (18.60%) Windows
3 8 (18.60%) CentOS
3 8 (18.60%) HPUX
4 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 16 (37.21%) Asset Management
3 7 (16.28%) Change Control
3 7 (16.28%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (9.30%) Wealth Management
4 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.98%) Migration
5 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.65%) Information Security
6 2 (4.65%) Validation
7 1 (2.33%) CAD
7 1 (2.33%) Project Management
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.33%) Scrum
7 1 (2.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) MCP
2 2 (4.65%) MCSE
2 2 (4.65%) CCNP
2 2 (4.65%) CCNA
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) vSphere
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) WSUS
2 7 (16.28%) SCCM
2 7 (16.28%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (16.28%) HP SIM
2 7 (16.28%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (16.28%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Cisco
1 19 (44.19%) NetApp
2 17 (39.53%) HP
2 17 (39.53%) EMC
3 14 (32.56%) Red Hat
4 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
5 7 (16.28%) Dell
5 7 (16.28%) Symantec
5 7 (16.28%) Sophos
6 5 (11.63%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) Brocade
7 1 (2.33%) Altera
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Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, bupa etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago