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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 241 217 261
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +44
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 7 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 3.48% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 10
Average salary £39,000 £27,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.81% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £27,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,400 £32,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.42%
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
743 603 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.68% 9.30% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 637 511 494
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -14 3 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Cumbria - 2 £39,000 -
Lancashire -14 1 £60,000 +118.18% 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (48.39%) HP
2 13 (41.94%) UNIX
2 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
2 13 (41.94%) Electronics
3 10 (32.26%) Windows
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
3 10 (32.26%) Degree
3 10 (32.26%) WSUS
3 10 (32.26%) vSphere
3 10 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (29.03%) SNMP
4 9 (29.03%) C++
5 8 (25.81%) SAN
5 8 (25.81%) CentOS
6 7 (22.58%) SCCM
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (22.58%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (22.58%) Lync
6 7 (22.58%) HP SIM
6 7 (22.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
6 7 (22.58%) Strategic Planning
6 7 (22.58%) Backup Exec
6 7 (22.58%) Dell
6 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
6 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) Symantec

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
1 10 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (22.58%) Lync
2 7 (22.58%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
3 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) SNMP
2 8 (25.81%) SAN
3 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) MPLS
4 3 (9.68%) DNS
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) WAN
4 3 (9.68%) DHCP
5 2 (6.45%) NAS
6 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) PVCS
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (41.94%) Electronics
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Back Office
3 5 (16.13%) Games
4 3 (9.68%) Legal
5 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Operations Team Leader
1 7 (22.58%) Team Leader
1 7 (22.58%) Software Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Administrator
2 4 (12.90%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Electronics Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Design Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) HPUX Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) HPUX Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) MFC
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (9.68%) Physics
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) VHDL
3 2 (6.45%) CLARiiON
3 2 (6.45%) EMC Centera
3 2 (6.45%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.45%) CPLD
4 1 (3.23%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) UNIX
1 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 10 (32.26%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) CentOS
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) HPUX
5 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
1 7 (22.58%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.68%) Wealth Management
3 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
3 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) UML
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum
4 2 (6.45%) Signal Processing
4 2 (6.45%) 3D Visualisation
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C++
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
4 5 (16.13%) C
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.45%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) PhD
3 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) vSphere
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) WSUS
2 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 7 (22.58%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (22.58%) HP SIM
2 7 (22.58%) Backup Exec
2 7 (22.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) HP
2 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) Dell
4 7 (22.58%) Symantec
4 7 (22.58%) Sophos
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) EMC
5 5 (16.13%) NetApp
6 3 (9.68%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) Xilinx
8 1 (3.23%) Brocade
8 1 (3.23%) Altera
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