The table below looks at the statistics for the Firmware Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware Engineer
Rank 238 240 226
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 9 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.12% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 1
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -5.00%
Firmware Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5515 5870 5210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.04% 97.49% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 4993 4429
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Firmware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Firmware Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Firmware Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
Wiltshire - 5 £52,500 -
Dorset +5 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Bristol - 1 £45,000 -
Firmware Engineer
England

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Firmware Engineer in their job title 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 with Firmware Engineer in their job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Firmware
2 23 (88.46%) C
3 22 (84.62%) Electronics
4 19 (73.08%) C++
5 9 (34.62%) OO
5 9 (34.62%) Python
5 9 (34.62%) Bluetooth
6 8 (30.77%) Windows
6 8 (30.77%) OOD
7 7 (26.92%) Perl
7 7 (26.92%) Embedded C
7 7 (26.92%) ASIC
7 7 (26.92%) Degree
7 7 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
7 7 (26.92%) User Experience
8 6 (23.08%) Wideband
8 6 (23.08%) Speech Recognition
8 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 6 (23.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 6 (23.08%) C#
8 6 (23.08%) Data Mining
9 5 (19.23%) UML
10 4 (15.38%) Altera
10 4 (15.38%) A+ Certification
10 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
10 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
10 4 (15.38%) Automotive
10 4 (15.38%) VHDL

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Firmware Engineer in their job title 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 with Firmware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Bluetooth
2 6 (23.08%) Wideband
3 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) 2G
4 1 (3.85%) 3G
4 1 (3.85%) 4G
4 1 (3.85%) 802.15
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) TETRA
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.85%) WiMAX
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Data Mining
General
1 22 (84.62%) Electronics
2 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 4 (15.38%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) ASIC
1 7 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
1 7 (26.92%) User Experience
2 6 (23.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (15.38%) VHDL
4 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.85%) Handset
5 1 (3.85%) Internet of Things
5 1 (3.85%) Mechatronics
5 1 (3.85%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) OO
2 8 (30.77%) OOD
3 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
4 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 6 (23.08%) Speech Recognition
5 5 (19.23%) UML
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (3.85%) Android Development
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.85%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.85%) SDLC
7 1 (3.85%) Signal Processing
7 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) C
2 19 (73.08%) C++
3 9 (34.62%) Python
4 7 (26.92%) Embedded C
4 7 (26.92%) Perl
5 6 (23.08%) C#
6 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
7 3 (11.54%) Embedded C++
8 2 (7.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) JTAG
System Software
1 26 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Altera
2 1 (3.85%) BT