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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 136 118 131
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 7 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 0.90% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 1.99% 5.91% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 12
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 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
352 372 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 15.49% 15.19% 19.47%
Number of salaries quoted 249 240 380
Average salary £37,500 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.47% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,341 £31,500 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £65,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) C#
4 7 (58.33%) C++
4 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (58.33%) UML
4 7 (58.33%) UNIX
4 7 (58.33%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Release Management
4 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (58.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (58.33%) PhD
4 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) Software Architecture
4 7 (58.33%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (58.33%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) ADSL
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) B2B
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) ADSL
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
1 3 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
1 7 (58.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Smart Meter
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) UNIX
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) UML
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
1 7 (58.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 7 (58.33%) Release Management
1 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Software Architecture
1 7 (58.33%) SDLC
2 3 (25.00%) B2B
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Energy Management
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) PhD
3 1 (8.33%) HNC
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
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