The 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 205 174 185
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 31 41 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.81% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.45% 2.16% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 29 36 28
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £71,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Firmware
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2141 1895 2065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.75% 37.52% 35.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1740 1593 1760
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Dorset - 15 £47,500 - 4
Wiltshire -7 6 £24,000 -20.00%
Gloucestershire -3 5 £26,500 -29.33% 1
Devon -31 3 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Bristol -16 2 - - 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 32 (61.54%) Electronics
2 26 (50.00%) Degree
3 22 (42.31%) C
4 21 (40.38%) C++
5 16 (30.77%) Embedded Software Development
6 14 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (26.92%) VMware
6 14 (26.92%) UML
7 13 (25.00%) Linux
7 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (21.15%) Time Management
8 11 (21.15%) OO
9 10 (19.23%) Finance
9 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
10 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (17.31%) TDD
10 9 (17.31%) Back Office
10 9 (17.31%) French Language
10 9 (17.31%) Windows
10 9 (17.31%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (17.31%) Line Management
11 8 (15.38%) C#
11 8 (15.38%) Wireless
12 7 (13.46%) HP
12 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
12 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
12 7 (13.46%) SLA
12 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (11.54%) Microsoft

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.54%) MS Office
3 3 (5.77%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) Wireless
2 5 (9.62%) VPN
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) 802.15
3 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) DNS
4 2 (3.85%) LAN
4 2 (3.85%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.92%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.85%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 32 (61.54%) Electronics
2 10 (19.23%) Finance
3 9 (17.31%) Back Office
3 9 (17.31%) French Language
4 6 (11.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.92%) Military
6 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Engineering Manager
2 8 (15.38%) Junior
3 7 (13.46%) Firmware Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Electronics Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Design Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Graduate
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Graduate Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Junior Developer
7 3 (5.77%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Junior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
1 1 (1.92%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (11.54%) Smartcard
2 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.69%) Physics
5 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.85%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.92%) VHDL
6 1 (1.92%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.69%) VxWorks
5 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.85%) UNIX
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Embedded Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
2 14 (26.92%) UML
3 11 (21.15%) Time Management
3 11 (21.15%) OO
4 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (17.31%) TDD
5 9 (17.31%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (17.31%) Line Management
6 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
6 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
7 6 (11.54%) Software Architecture
7 6 (11.54%) Data Management
8 5 (9.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.69%) Regression Analysis
9 4 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) C
2 21 (40.38%) C++
3 8 (15.38%) C#
4 5 (9.62%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) VBA
6 2 (3.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.92%) Java
7 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) MCSE
3 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.85%) MCP
3 2 (3.85%) CCA
3 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MCTS
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) XenApp
3 2 (3.85%) XenServer
3 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.85%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) SCOM
2 2 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) VMware
2 7 (13.46%) HP
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.54%) Symantec
4 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) Dell
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago