The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 124 126 119
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 17 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.31% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 1.02% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 7
Average salary £51,250 £36,250 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.37% +6.61%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firmware
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
803 683 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 32.20% 30.63% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 495 542 580
Average salary £46,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Firmware
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the Reading region.

Firmware Salary Trend in Reading

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Firmware Salary Histogram in Reading

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 28 (70.00%) Linux
2 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
3 15 (37.50%) UNIX
4 14 (35.00%) VMware
4 14 (35.00%) Degree
5 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
5 13 (32.50%) HP
5 13 (32.50%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) QA
7 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Management
7 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (27.50%) Clustering
7 11 (27.50%) Oracle
8 10 (25.00%) C
8 10 (25.00%) C++
8 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (22.50%) Data Guard
9 9 (22.50%) STB
9 9 (22.50%) Ethernet
9 9 (22.50%) Sun
10 8 (20.00%) Back Office
10 8 (20.00%) Change Management
10 8 (20.00%) Cisco
10 8 (20.00%) Solaris
10 8 (20.00%) Perl
10 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (20.00%) F5

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 6 (15.00%) IIS
2 4 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (22.50%) Ethernet
3 6 (15.00%) tcpdump
3 6 (15.00%) snoop
3 6 (15.00%) Wireshark
3 6 (15.00%) Firewall
4 4 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (10.00%) FWSM
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 3 (7.50%) 3G
5 3 (7.50%) Broadband
5 3 (7.50%) 4G
6 2 (5.00%) DNS
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Junior
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Manager
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Storage Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
2 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (27.50%) Clustering
3 9 (22.50%) STB
4 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (10.00%) Replication
6 3 (7.50%) Handset
7 1 (2.50%) Internet of Things
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Linux
2 15 (37.50%) UNIX
3 13 (32.50%) Windows
4 8 (20.00%) Solaris
4 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Android
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Phone
6 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 10 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (20.00%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (10.00%) Web Development
5 4 (10.00%) Logistics
5 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.00%) Workflow
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (5.00%) Line Management
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Management
7 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) C
1 10 (25.00%) C++
2 8 (20.00%) Perl
2 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) OCA
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (10.00%) SCSA
3 4 (10.00%) SCSE
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.50%) VCP5
5 1 (2.50%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) QA
2 6 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Data Guard
2 6 (15.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) HP
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle
4 9 (22.50%) Sun
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco
5 8 (20.00%) F5
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.00%) Egenera
7 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
7 4 (10.00%) Foundry
7 4 (10.00%) Hitachi
7 4 (10.00%) NetApp
7 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.00%) Symantec
8 2 (5.00%) Citrix
9 1 (2.50%) IBM