The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 352 340 313
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 88 108 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.47% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 3.19% 4.14% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 69 83 116
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firmware
England

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

System Software Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2756 2609 2500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 13.00% 11.46% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2279 2119 2091
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Firmware
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Firmware Salary Trend in the South East

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Firmware Salary Histogram in the South East

Firmware
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Oxfordshire +18 17 £28,500 -50.43% 18
Hampshire -8 16 £41,250 +1.85% 1
Berkshire -1 14 £42,500 - 8
Surrey -10 14 £47,500 +72.72% 2
West Sussex 0 10 £42,500 - 1
Kent +16 8 £37,500 +25.00% 15
Middlesex +4 4 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 4 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East Sussex - 1 £47,500 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 80 (44.94%) C
2 72 (40.45%) Linux
3 67 (37.64%) C++
4 65 (36.52%) Windows
5 63 (35.39%) Degree
6 62 (34.83%) Software Engineering
7 37 (20.79%) Microsoft
8 36 (20.22%) Embedded C
9 35 (19.66%) Electronics
10 33 (18.54%) TCP/IP
11 28 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (15.17%) Mathematics
13 26 (14.61%) Subversion
13 26 (14.61%) SLA
14 25 (14.04%) ITIL
15 24 (13.48%) C#
15 24 (13.48%) VMware
15 24 (13.48%) Validation
16 23 (12.92%) Project Management
16 23 (12.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 21 (11.80%) EMC
18 20 (11.24%) Telecoms
18 20 (11.24%) VHDL
19 19 (10.67%) Cisco
19 19 (10.67%) Java
19 19 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (10.11%) Physics
20 18 (10.11%) UNIX
20 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
20 18 (10.11%) Aerospace

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 16 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.87%) SAS
3 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.37%) Moodle
3 6 (3.37%) Lync
4 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.25%) Apache
5 3 (1.69%) IIS
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.12%) CMS
6 2 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.12%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.74%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) Office 365
2 3 (1.69%) IaaS
2 3 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.54%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.55%) SNMP
3 16 (8.99%) Firewall
4 13 (7.30%) Wireless
5 12 (6.74%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (6.74%) SAN
6 11 (6.18%) LAN
6 11 (6.18%) GPRS
6 11 (6.18%) GSM
7 10 (5.62%) Ethernet
7 10 (5.62%) WAN
7 10 (5.62%) DNS
7 10 (5.62%) BGP
8 9 (5.06%) VoIP
9 8 (4.49%) Bluetooth
10 7 (3.93%) NAS
10 7 (3.93%) FWSM
11 6 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (3.37%) SHDSL
11 6 (3.37%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) Big Data
2 11 (6.18%) MySQL
3 5 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.25%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.12%) DB2
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.56%) Redis
7 1 (0.56%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 26 (14.61%) Subversion
2 16 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 16 (8.99%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.87%) Eclipse
4 10 (5.62%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (3.93%) Bugzilla
6 6 (3.37%) LabVIEW
6 6 (3.37%) JIRA
7 5 (2.81%) GDB
8 4 (2.25%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (1.69%) Trac
10 2 (1.12%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.56%) GCC
General
1 35 (19.66%) Electronics
2 20 (11.24%) Telecoms
3 18 (10.11%) Aerospace
4 15 (8.43%) Finance
5 12 (6.74%) Manufacturing
6 10 (5.62%) Military
7 7 (3.93%) Avionics
8 6 (3.37%) Legal
9 2 (1.12%) Automotive
9 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.56%) Retail
10 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (22.47%) Software Engineer
2 18 (10.11%) Developer
3 16 (8.99%) Systems Engineer
3 16 (8.99%) Senior Software Engineer
4 15 (8.43%) Software Developer
5 14 (7.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) Hardware Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) Electronics Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) Firmware Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.49%) Systems Support
9 8 (4.49%) Embedded Software Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Embedded C Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) C Software Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Consultant
10 7 (3.93%) Design Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Administrator
11 5 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.81%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.55%) XML
2 13 (7.30%) SOAP
3 12 (6.74%) Web Services
3 12 (6.74%) .NET
4 11 (6.18%) Flash
4 11 (6.18%) LAMP
5 10 (5.62%) XML-RPC
5 10 (5.62%) REST
6 4 (2.25%) WPF
6 4 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (2.25%) DirectX
7 3 (1.69%) X-Windows
8 2 (1.12%) HTML
8 2 (1.12%) Middleware
8 2 (1.12%) JMS
8 2 (1.12%) WSDL
8 2 (1.12%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.12%) J2EE
8 2 (1.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.17%) Mathematics
2 23 (12.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 20 (11.24%) VHDL
4 18 (10.11%) Physics
5 15 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (7.30%) Algorithms
7 12 (6.74%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (6.18%) CMDB
8 11 (6.18%) Computer Science
9 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
9 8 (4.49%) Smart Meter
10 6 (3.37%) VLE
10 6 (3.37%) Device Driver
11 5 (2.81%) Chip and PIN
12 4 (2.25%) Blackberry
12 4 (2.25%) Machine to Machine
12 4 (2.25%) Open Source
12 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (2.25%) Statistics
13 3 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 72 (40.45%) Linux
2 65 (36.52%) Windows
3 18 (10.11%) UNIX
4 13 (7.30%) Solaris
4 13 (7.30%) AIX
4 13 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.93%) Windows 8
6 7 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.93%) HPUX
7 6 (3.37%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (2.25%) VxWorks
8 4 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.69%) Scientific Linux
9 3 (1.69%) Fedora
9 3 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.69%) CentOS
9 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.83%) Software Engineering
2 28 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (14.04%) ITIL
4 24 (13.48%) Validation
5 23 (12.92%) Project Management
6 16 (8.99%) UML
7 13 (7.30%) Change Management
7 13 (7.30%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.30%) Signal Processing
8 11 (6.18%) CAD
9 10 (5.62%) Problem Management
9 10 (5.62%) Digital Signal Processing
9 10 (5.62%) Capacity Management
9 10 (5.62%) Embedded Software Development
10 9 (5.06%) Line Management
10 9 (5.06%) Software Architecture
11 8 (4.49%) Scrum
11 8 (4.49%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (3.93%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (3.93%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (44.94%) C
2 67 (37.64%) C++
3 36 (20.22%) Embedded C
4 24 (13.48%) C#
5 19 (10.67%) Java
6 15 (8.43%) Perl
7 14 (7.87%) Assembly Language
8 13 (7.30%) PHP
9 10 (5.62%) SQL
9 10 (5.62%) Embedded C++
10 9 (5.06%) MATLAB
11 8 (4.49%) Python
11 8 (4.49%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.69%) Korn
12 3 (1.69%) XAML
12 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.12%) Jython
13 2 (1.12%) Fortran
13 2 (1.12%) XPath
13 2 (1.12%) VC++
Qualifications
1 63 (35.39%) Degree
2 17 (9.55%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.06%) CCNA
6 7 (3.93%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (3.37%) MCP
8 5 (2.81%) PhD
8 5 (2.81%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.81%) CCNP
8 5 (2.81%) MCITP
9 4 (2.25%) HP ASE
9 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.25%) SAP Certification
9 4 (2.25%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.25%) Dell Certification
9 4 (2.25%) CCIE
10 2 (1.12%) ISEB
11 1 (0.56%) HNC
11 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.61%) SLA
2 14 (7.87%) DO-254
3 7 (3.93%) DO-178B
4 6 (3.37%) ISO 9001
5 5 (2.81%) JTAG
6 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (1.12%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.93%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.12%) iptables
5 2 (1.12%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.56%) Samba
6 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.49%) NetBackup
2 7 (3.93%) SCCM
2 7 (3.93%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (2.81%) Nagios
4 4 (2.25%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.69%) SCOM
6 2 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.12%) Control-M
6 2 (1.12%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.56%) Cacti
7 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.56%) Puppet
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 37 (20.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.48%) VMware
3 21 (11.80%) EMC
4 19 (10.67%) Cisco
5 15 (8.43%) HP
6 12 (6.74%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.62%) CheckPoint
7 10 (5.62%) F5
8 9 (5.06%) Altera
8 9 (5.06%) Xilinx
9 8 (4.49%) Cadence
9 8 (4.49%) NetApp
9 8 (4.49%) SAP
10 7 (3.93%) Citrix
10 7 (3.93%) Cognizant
11 6 (3.37%) Juniper
11 6 (3.37%) Progress
12 4 (2.25%) IBM
12 4 (2.25%) Dell
12 4 (2.25%) JD Edwards
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