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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 235 235 248
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 9 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 2.87% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 11
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £26,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,300 £50,750 £45,000
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
664 628 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.05% 9.08% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 513 496 424
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +7 4 £37,500 -
Cumbria - 2 £39,000 -
Merseyside +3 1 - -
Cheshire +2 1 £20,500 -36.92%
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (82.35%) Electronics
2 10 (58.82%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) Degree
3 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 8 (47.06%) C
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
5 5 (29.41%) Physics
5 5 (29.41%) Embedded C
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded C++
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) PVCS
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) UML
6 4 (23.53%) Device Driver
6 4 (23.53%) Games
6 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
6 4 (23.53%) Signal Processing
6 4 (23.53%) Algorithms
7 3 (17.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) EMC
8 2 (11.76%) NetApp
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (11.76%) Firewall
8 2 (11.76%) MFC
8 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) MPLS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) PVCS
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (82.35%) Electronics
2 4 (23.53%) Games
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Electronics Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Design Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.88%) Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
2 5 (29.41%) Physics
3 4 (23.53%) Device Driver
3 4 (23.53%) Algorithms
4 3 (17.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (11.76%) VHDL
5 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
5 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
5 2 (11.76%) CPLD
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (5.88%) Mechatronics
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
2 4 (23.53%) Signal Processing
2 4 (23.53%) UML
2 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (11.76%) 3D Visualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C++
2 8 (47.06%) C
3 5 (29.41%) Embedded C
4 4 (23.53%) Embedded C++
4 4 (23.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
1 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) HP
1 3 (17.65%) EMC
2 2 (11.76%) NetApp
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Xilinx
3 1 (5.88%) Altera
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy