The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 127 144 127
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 10 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.53% 0.12% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 3.10% 0.84% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 7
Average salary £38,250 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.50% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Firmware
Berkshire

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

System Software Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
323 356 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 16.99% 14.39% 13.76%
Number of salaries quoted 290 248 266
Average salary £50,000 £38,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% -16.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £23,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%

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 System Software 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 28 April 2016.

Firmware Salary Histogram in Reading

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 12 (75.00%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) IBM
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Perl
4 5 (31.25%) Dell
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (25.00%) Business Development
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Clustering
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Sun
5 4 (25.00%) Solaris
6 3 (18.75%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) Nortel
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (18.75%) C
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Electronics
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
6 3 (18.75%) Military
6 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (18.75%) High Availability

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 3 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) FWSM
3 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) snoop
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) tcpdump
3 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
1 3 (18.75%) Military
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Field Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Field Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Server Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Field Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) CAN bus
3 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Business Development
3 3 (18.75%) High Availability
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) SAS 70
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) iptables
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) IBM
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Dell
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Sun
6 3 (18.75%) Nortel
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) EMC
7 2 (12.50%) Juniper
8 1 (6.25%) Ciena
8 1 (6.25%) Citrix
8 1 (6.25%) Egenera
8 1 (6.25%) F5
8 1 (6.25%) Foundry
8 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.25%) NetApp