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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 235 230 227
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 25 14 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 3.40% 2.48% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 9
Average salary £33,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.33% -
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
736 564 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.80% 8.37% 8.41%
Number of salaries quoted 603 459 520
Average salary £34,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £54,950
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 20 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 20 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 - 2
Manchester -18 4 £32,500 -37.79% 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 (52.27%) SAN
2 22 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (43.18%) NetApp
3 19 (43.18%) Cisco
4 18 (40.91%) UNIX
5 17 (38.64%) HP
5 17 (38.64%) EMC
6 16 (36.36%) ITIL
6 16 (36.36%) CLARiiON
6 16 (36.36%) EMC Centera
6 16 (36.36%) Asset Management
6 16 (36.36%) NAS
6 16 (36.36%) Symmetrix DMX
7 15 (34.09%) Linux
8 14 (31.82%) Red Hat
8 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
9 12 (27.27%) SLA
9 12 (27.27%) Degree
10 10 (22.73%) WSUS
10 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
10 10 (22.73%) vSphere
10 10 (22.73%) Finance
10 10 (22.73%) SNMP
10 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (20.45%) Back Office
11 9 (20.45%) Replication
12 8 (18.18%) CentOS
12 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
12 8 (18.18%) Windows

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (22.73%) MS Exchange
1 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
3 7 (15.91%) Lync
3 7 (15.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 23 (52.27%) SAN
2 16 (36.36%) NAS
3 10 (22.73%) SNMP
4 6 (13.64%) LAN
4 6 (13.64%) WAN
5 3 (6.82%) DHCP
5 3 (6.82%) MPLS
5 3 (6.82%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) DNS
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Back Office
3 7 (15.91%) Publishing
4 5 (11.36%) Electronics
5 3 (6.82%) Games
5 3 (6.82%) Legal
6 2 (4.55%) Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Marketing
7 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.27%) Automotive
7 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Technical Specialist
2 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 9 (20.45%) Storage Specialist
3 8 (18.18%) Administrator
4 7 (15.91%) Team Leader
4 7 (15.91%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (15.91%) Storage Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Operations Team Leader
5 3 (6.82%) HPUX Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Embedded C Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Graduate Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) CLARiiON
1 16 (36.36%) EMC Centera
1 16 (36.36%) Symmetrix DMX
2 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 9 (20.45%) Replication
4 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.27%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) UNIX
2 15 (34.09%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) Windows
3 8 (18.18%) CentOS
3 8 (18.18%) HPUX
4 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (36.36%) ITIL
2 16 (36.36%) Asset Management
3 7 (15.91%) Strategic Planning
3 7 (15.91%) Change Control
4 4 (9.09%) Wealth Management
5 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.55%) Information Security
6 2 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (2.27%) CAD
7 1 (2.27%) Project Management
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.27%) Scrum
7 1 (2.27%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.27%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) C++
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) MCP
2 3 (6.82%) MCSE
2 3 (6.82%) CCNP
2 3 (6.82%) CCNA
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) vSphere
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) WSUS
2 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 7 (15.91%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (15.91%) HP SIM
2 7 (15.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (15.91%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Cisco
1 19 (43.18%) NetApp
2 17 (38.64%) HP
2 17 (38.64%) EMC
3 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (31.82%) Red Hat
4 7 (15.91%) Symantec
4 7 (15.91%) Sophos
4 7 (15.91%) Dell
5 6 (13.64%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) Brocade
6 1 (2.27%) Altera
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Posted: 6 days ago
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