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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / North West
Rank 212 221 240
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +19
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 40 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 5.59% 1.82% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 7
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £35,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,850 £47,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
715 661 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.97% 11.97% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 583 534 660
Median salary £36,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,974 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +28 23 £37,500 -1.31% 2
Manchester -8 17 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 26 (54.17%) C++
2 25 (52.08%) C
3 23 (47.92%) Software Engineering
4 22 (45.83%) Degree
5 19 (39.58%) Internet
6 18 (37.50%) Internet of Things
7 17 (35.42%) Electronics
8 16 (33.33%) Ethernet
9 15 (31.25%) Embedded C
10 14 (29.17%) Linux
10 14 (29.17%) PHP
10 14 (29.17%) MySQL
11 13 (27.08%) Validation
12 12 (25.00%) HTML
12 12 (25.00%) GPRS
12 12 (25.00%) Telematics
13 11 (22.92%) .NET
13 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
13 11 (22.92%) Project Management
14 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
14 10 (20.83%) VB
14 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (18.75%) Feasibility Study
16 6 (12.50%) Informatics
16 6 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
16 6 (12.50%) QMS
16 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
16 6 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
16 6 (12.50%) CAN bus

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (39.58%) Internet
2 16 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 12 (25.00%) GPRS
4 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.42%) Firewall
6 4 (8.33%) BGP
6 4 (8.33%) EIGRP
6 4 (8.33%) Network Security
6 4 (8.33%) VoIP
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.08%) DHCP
7 1 (2.08%) DNS
7 1 (2.08%) LAN
7 1 (2.08%) MPLS
7 1 (2.08%) WAN
7 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 17 (35.42%) Electronics
2 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.33%) Back Office
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Finance
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Embedded Engineer
2 14 (29.17%) Software Engineer
3 12 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Hardware Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Graduate
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Electronics Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Design Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Firmware Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) HTML
2 11 (22.92%) .NET
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (8.33%) jQuery
4 2 (4.17%) CSS
4 2 (4.17%) Django
4 2 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Internet of Things
2 12 (25.00%) Telematics
3 6 (12.50%) CAN bus
3 6 (12.50%) Informatics
4 4 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.17%) Arduino
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.17%) Raspberry Pi
5 2 (4.17%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Software Engineering
2 13 (27.08%) Validation
3 11 (22.92%) Project Management
4 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.75%) Feasibility Study
6 6 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (12.50%) QMS
7 5 (10.42%) Schematic Capture
8 4 (8.33%) CAD
8 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.33%) MVC
8 4 (8.33%) TDD
8 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Prototyping
10 1 (2.08%) Change Management
10 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (2.08%) Security Patching
10 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) C++
2 25 (52.08%) C
3 15 (31.25%) Embedded C
4 14 (29.17%) PHP
5 10 (20.83%) VB
6 6 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.42%) VB6
8 4 (8.33%) SQL
9 2 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) CCNA
3 4 (8.33%) CCNP
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.33%) HNC
3 4 (8.33%) HND
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) NCDA
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) VMware
2 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (2.08%) Nimble Storage
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