The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 153 151 180
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 10 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 4.17% 5.43% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 5
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,100 £29,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £47,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Firmware
UK

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

System Software Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
240 221 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 8.34% 7.04% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 164 130 211
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Firmware
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Firmware Salary Trend in Scotland

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Firmware Salary Histogram in Scotland

Firmware
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
Edinburgh - 9 £39,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £20,000 -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (63.16%) C
2 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
3 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 7 (36.84%) C++
3 7 (36.84%) Electronics
4 6 (31.58%) Embedded C
5 5 (26.32%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) .NET
6 4 (21.05%) Python
6 4 (21.05%) Verilog
6 4 (21.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (15.79%) Xilinx
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
7 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
7 3 (15.79%) HTTP
7 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.79%) RS-232
7 3 (15.79%) RS-485
8 2 (10.53%) Windows
8 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
8 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
9 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.26%) DO-254

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) RS-232
1 3 (15.79%) RS-485
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
General
1 7 (36.84%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) DSP Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (21.05%) Verilog
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.26%) ASIC
4 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.26%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) OpenWrt
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
2 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) C
2 7 (36.84%) C++
3 6 (31.58%) Embedded C
4 5 (26.32%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) DO-254
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Xilinx
2 1 (5.26%) Actel
2 1 (5.26%) Altera
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft