The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 224 230 236
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 17 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.47% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 12
Average salary £50,000 £43,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,900 £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.19% -3.75%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1907 1906 2015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.50% 26.41% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1585 1738
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Firmware
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 - 15 £51,250 -
Cumbria +7 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Cheshire -17 1 £27,500 -47.61%
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (60.00%) EMC
3 23 (57.50%) SAN
3 23 (57.50%) NetApp
4 22 (55.00%) Cisco
4 22 (55.00%) ITIL
4 22 (55.00%) CLARiiON
4 22 (55.00%) EMC Centera
4 22 (55.00%) Symmetrix DMX
4 22 (55.00%) NAS
5 21 (52.50%) Asset Management
6 18 (45.00%) Degree
7 17 (42.50%) Computer Science
7 17 (42.50%) SLA
8 14 (35.00%) Replication
9 8 (20.00%) MCP
9 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (20.00%) Change Control
10 7 (17.50%) Publishing
10 7 (17.50%) UNIX
11 6 (15.00%) Windows
11 6 (15.00%) Finance
12 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (10.00%) XenApp
13 4 (10.00%) XenServer
13 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
13 4 (10.00%) SCCM

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (57.50%) SAN
2 22 (55.00%) NAS
3 4 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.50%) SNMP
5 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (17.50%) Publishing
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 4 (10.00%) Back Office
4 3 (7.50%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.50%) Automotive
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Storage Specialist
1 15 (37.50%) Technical Specialist
2 13 (32.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Storage Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Administrator
5 6 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Embedded C Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Embedded C Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior C Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Design Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Software Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) WDF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (55.00%) CLARiiON
1 22 (55.00%) EMC Centera
1 22 (55.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 17 (42.50%) Computer Science
3 14 (35.00%) Replication
4 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (5.00%) Device Driver
5 2 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) UNIX
2 6 (15.00%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.00%) HPUX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (55.00%) ITIL
3 21 (52.50%) Asset Management
4 8 (20.00%) Change Control
5 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.00%) Process Management
6 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) Validation
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) B2B
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.50%) Data Management
7 1 (2.50%) Scrum
7 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) C
2 3 (7.50%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Degree
2 8 (20.00%) MCP
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.00%) MCDST
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.00%) CCNP
3 4 (10.00%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (42.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (10.00%) XenApp
1 4 (10.00%) XenServer
1 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) EMC
2 23 (57.50%) NetApp
3 22 (55.00%) Cisco
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.00%) LANDesk
5 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Sybase
7 1 (2.50%) IBM