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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 140 116 125
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 7 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 0.91% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 2.20% 6.67% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 13
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
318 315 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.98% 13.61% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 231 220 315
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,341 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 22 May 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 12 (85.71%) Degree
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) UNIX
4 8 (57.14%) C#
4 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
5 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (50.00%) Release Management
5 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) C++
5 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 7 (50.00%) UML
5 7 (50.00%) PhD
5 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
5 7 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) F5
7 2 (14.29%) Foundry
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
7 2 (14.29%) snoop
7 2 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
2 2 (14.29%) snoop
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless
2 2 (14.29%) VLAN
2 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 2 (14.29%) ADSL
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.14%) FWSM
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 7 (50.00%) Release Management
1 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 7 (50.00%) UML
1 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 2 (14.29%) B2B
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Degree
2 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) PhD
3 1 (7.14%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
2 1 (7.14%) iptables
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) F5
2 2 (14.29%) Foundry
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Sun
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Egenera
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