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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 152 168 158
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 10 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 4.13% 2.82% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 6
Average salary £48,750 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.56% -8.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
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
242 284 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 7.64% 7.72% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 150 170 137
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Highlands - 4 £52,500 -
Aberdeenshire 0 3 £45,000 -
Edinburgh 0 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £37,500 -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 20 (90.91%) C
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
3 8 (36.36%) C++
4 7 (31.82%) Embedded C
4 7 (31.82%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (27.27%) Algorithms
5 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Signal Processing
6 5 (22.73%) OpenWrt
7 4 (18.18%) Digital Signal Processing
7 4 (18.18%) Android
7 4 (18.18%) Atmel
8 3 (13.64%) WinDbg
8 3 (13.64%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Embedded C++
8 3 (13.64%) C#
8 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.64%) SDLC
9 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (9.09%) SQL
9 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
9 2 (9.09%) EMC
9 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
9 2 (9.09%) Electronics
9 2 (9.09%) Validation
9 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (9.09%) SQLite

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (4.55%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SNMP
1 1 (4.55%) 802.11
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) WinDbg
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Firmware Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Software Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Real Time Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Development Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Firmware Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Embedded Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Qt
2 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (27.27%) Algorithms
3 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) OpenWrt
3 4 (18.18%) Android
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
2 5 (22.73%) Signal Processing
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Signal Processing
4 3 (13.64%) SDLC
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Network Management
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C
2 8 (36.36%) C++
3 7 (31.82%) Embedded C
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded C++
4 3 (13.64%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) Tcl
6 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Atmel
2 2 (9.09%) EMC