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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 227 232 231
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 27 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 2.41% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 10
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £37,500 £35,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,850 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
688 582 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.39% 8.69% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 551 476 506
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

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 1 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 1 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 +24 13 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Cheshire - 9 £32,500 - 2
Manchester -18 3 £32,500 -33.67% 3
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 26 (54.17%) SAN
2 25 (52.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (45.83%) NetApp
4 21 (43.75%) EMC
4 21 (43.75%) Cisco
5 20 (41.67%) UNIX
6 19 (39.58%) ITIL
6 19 (39.58%) CLARiiON
6 19 (39.58%) EMC Centera
6 19 (39.58%) NAS
6 19 (39.58%) Symmetrix DMX
7 18 (37.50%) Asset Management
8 16 (33.33%) Linux
8 16 (33.33%) HP
9 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
9 15 (31.25%) SLA
10 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
10 14 (29.17%) Degree
11 12 (25.00%) Computer Science
11 12 (25.00%) Replication
11 12 (25.00%) Finance
12 10 (20.83%) Back Office
12 10 (20.83%) SNMP
13 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 9 (18.75%) Windows
13 9 (18.75%) Tomcat
13 9 (18.75%) WSUS
13 9 (18.75%) vSphere
13 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (16.67%) CentOS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 9 (18.75%) Tomcat
1 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.58%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (14.58%) Lync
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) SAN
2 19 (39.58%) NAS
3 10 (20.83%) SNMP
4 6 (12.50%) LAN
4 6 (12.50%) WAN
5 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.17%) DHCP
6 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.17%) DNS
6 2 (4.17%) MPLS
6 2 (4.17%) Firewall
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Back Office
3 7 (14.58%) Publishing
4 4 (8.33%) Electronics
5 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Games
6 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
1 12 (25.00%) Storage Specialist
2 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 10 (20.83%) Administrator
3 10 (20.83%) Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (14.58%) Storage Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Team Leader
5 7 (14.58%) Operations Team Leader
6 3 (6.25%) HPUX Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Embedded C Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Middleware
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) CLARiiON
1 19 (39.58%) EMC Centera
1 19 (39.58%) Symmetrix DMX
2 12 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (25.00%) Replication
3 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.08%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) UNIX
2 16 (33.33%) Linux
3 9 (18.75%) Windows
4 8 (16.67%) CentOS
4 8 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (16.67%) HPUX
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (39.58%) ITIL
3 18 (37.50%) Asset Management
4 7 (14.58%) Strategic Planning
4 7 (14.58%) Change Control
5 4 (8.33%) Wealth Management
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security
7 2 (4.17%) Validation
7 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.08%) Coaching
8 1 (2.08%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (2.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 7 (14.58%) SQL
3 3 (6.25%) C
3 3 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 2 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) CCNP
2 4 (8.33%) CCNA
2 4 (8.33%) MCP
2 4 (8.33%) MCSE
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) vSphere
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) WSUS
2 7 (14.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (14.58%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 7 (14.58%) Backup Exec
2 7 (14.58%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) NetApp
2 21 (43.75%) EMC
2 21 (43.75%) Cisco
3 16 (33.33%) HP
4 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.58%) Dell
6 7 (14.58%) Sophos
6 7 (14.58%) Symantec
7 6 (12.50%) VMware
8 1 (2.08%) Altera
8 1 (2.08%) Brocade
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle
8 1 (2.08%) Sybase
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
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