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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 240 236 249
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 8 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 2.89% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 8
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,750 £35,750
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
648 693 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.83% 9.67% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 483 535 433
Average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,980
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Manchester +5 4 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Cheshire +3 1 £20,500 -41.42% 1
Merseyside 0 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £39,000 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (85.71%) Electronics
2 9 (64.29%) C++
3 8 (57.14%) C
3 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 8 (57.14%) Degree
4 6 (42.86%) Mathematics
5 5 (35.71%) Physics
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Embedded C
6 4 (28.57%) Embedded C++
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) PVCS
6 4 (28.57%) UML
6 4 (28.57%) C#
6 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 4 (28.57%) Device Driver
6 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
6 4 (28.57%) Signal Processing
6 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
7 3 (21.43%) Games
8 2 (14.29%) VHDL
8 2 (14.29%) CPLD
8 2 (14.29%) Xilinx
8 2 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (14.29%) EMC
8 2 (14.29%) MFC
8 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (14.29%) PhD
8 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
8 2 (14.29%) 3D Visualisation

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) PVCS
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (85.71%) Electronics
2 3 (21.43%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (7.14%) Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Engineering Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Storage Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 5 (35.71%) Physics
3 4 (28.57%) Device Driver
3 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 2 (14.29%) CPLD
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) VHDL
4 2 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) UML
2 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 4 (28.57%) Signal Processing
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) 3D Visualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C++
2 8 (57.14%) C
3 5 (35.71%) Embedded C
4 4 (28.57%) Embedded C++
4 4 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PhD
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) EMC
1 2 (14.29%) Xilinx
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
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