The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 163 150 156
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 8 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.53% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 3
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £11,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +263.63%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Firmware
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1040 952 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.15% 30.17% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 653 619 576
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 Miscellaneous 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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 -14 3 £40,000 - 3
Aberdeen +7 1 £34,000 -18.56%
Glasgow - 1 £28,500 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £42,500 -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) C
3 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) WinDbg
7 2 (16.67%) Android
7 2 (16.67%) Atmel
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Electronics
7 2 (16.67%) Validation
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
8 1 (8.33%) Veritas
8 1 (8.33%) NHS
8 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) Service Management
8 1 (8.33%) HTML
8 1 (8.33%) Java
8 1 (8.33%) JavaScript

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) WinDbg
2 1 (8.33%) VectorCAST
2 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) HND
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Atmel
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
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