The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 200 165 205
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +40
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 23 45 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.86% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.34% 2.79% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 23 43 16
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £60,000 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -5.00%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1717 1615 1542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.01% 30.83% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1374 1346 1312
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,700 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Firmware
England

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Firmware
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Firmware Salary Trend in the South West

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Firmware Salary Histogram in the South West

Firmware
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 within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Devon -9 10 £42,500 +30.76%
Gloucestershire -6 8 £33,500 -10.66% 2
Dorset - 3 £47,500 - 2
Wiltshire -10 2 £38,750 +29.16% 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 (48.78%) C
2 18 (43.90%) C++
2 18 (43.90%) Electronics
3 15 (36.59%) VMware
3 15 (36.59%) Windows
4 14 (34.15%) UML
4 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
4 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (31.71%) Degree
5 13 (31.71%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (29.27%) Linux
7 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
7 11 (26.83%) OO
7 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
8 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
8 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (21.95%) TDD
9 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
10 8 (19.51%) VPN
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (19.51%) Wireless
10 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (19.51%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (17.07%) Firewall
11 7 (17.07%) MCSE
12 6 (14.63%) HP
12 6 (14.63%) Internet
12 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.20%) MS Office
3 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) VPN
1 8 (19.51%) Wireless
2 7 (17.07%) Firewall
3 6 (14.63%) Internet
4 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.20%) DNS
4 5 (12.20%) DHCP
5 4 (9.76%) LAN
6 3 (7.32%) 802.15
6 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.44%) NFC
7 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) LabVIEW
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (43.90%) Electronics
2 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.76%) Finance
4 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.88%) Back Office
4 2 (4.88%) French Language
5 1 (2.44%) Local Government
5 1 (2.44%) Advertising
5 1 (2.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
1 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (14.63%) Firmware Engineer
1 6 (14.63%) Senior Firmware Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Junior
3 4 (9.76%) Graduate
3 4 (9.76%) Systems Support
3 4 (9.76%) Electronics Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Junior C++ Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Graduate C++ Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Junior Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) C++ Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.20%) Clustering
3 4 (9.76%) Physics
4 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.44%) VHDL
6 1 (2.44%) Verilog
6 1 (2.44%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Linux
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.76%) VxWorks
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.32%) UNIX
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) UML
1 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
2 11 (26.83%) OO
3 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
4 9 (21.95%) TDD
5 8 (19.51%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (14.63%) Software Architecture
7 5 (12.20%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (9.76%) ITIL
8 4 (9.76%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (9.76%) Validation
8 4 (9.76%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (9.76%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (9.76%) Regression Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.88%) OOD
10 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
11 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) C
2 18 (43.90%) C++
3 5 (12.20%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Degree
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (17.07%) MCSE
4 4 (9.76%) MCP
4 4 (9.76%) CCA
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (9.76%) MCTS
5 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) ISA Server
3 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.76%) XenApp
4 3 (7.32%) XenServer
4 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCCM
1 4 (9.76%) SCOM
2 3 (7.32%) WSUS
3 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) VMware
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.63%) HP
4 5 (12.20%) Citrix
5 4 (9.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) EMC
7 1 (2.44%) Brocade
7 1 (2.44%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.44%) Juniper
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23,000-30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago