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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 245 231 232
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 8 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 2.55% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 7
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £53,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
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
653 705 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.02% 9.86% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 503 582 500
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 2015.

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 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
Merseyside +7 6 £52,500 +2.43% 2
Cheshire 0 1 £36,000 +20.00%
Manchester - 1 £28,000 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (37.50%) EMC
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) NetApp
4 5 (31.25%) Electronics
4 5 (31.25%) Publishing
4 5 (31.25%) CLARiiON
4 5 (31.25%) EMC Centera
4 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
4 5 (31.25%) NAS
4 5 (31.25%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (31.25%) Change Control
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Change Management
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (25.00%) MCSE
5 4 (25.00%) MCSA
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) C
6 3 (18.75%) C++
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (12.50%) Lync
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) NAS
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) PVCS
General
1 5 (31.25%) Electronics
1 5 (31.25%) Publishing
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Storage Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Storage Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Server Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) CLARiiON
1 5 (31.25%) EMC Centera
1 5 (31.25%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 2 (12.50%) Physics
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) VHDL
3 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) Change Control
3 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (12.50%) Signal Processing
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITSM
7 1 (6.25%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C++
1 3 (18.75%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
2 2 (12.50%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCSE
1 4 (25.00%) MCSA
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
2 2 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
1 6 (37.50%) EMC
2 5 (31.25%) NetApp
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Avaya
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Xilinx
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
St. Helens, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions Limited
Posted: 4 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago