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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 198 169 188
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 30 41 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.80% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.78% 2.62% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 28 37 24
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £63,500 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -6.25%
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
1682 1563 1546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.11% 30.67% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1293 1320
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 August 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 21 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
Dorset - 9 £47,500 - 3
Devon -16 8 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Gloucestershire -9 7 £26,500 -29.33% 1
Wiltshire -11 4 £24,500 -18.33% 1
Bristol -22 2 - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 25 (52.08%) Electronics
2 21 (43.75%) C
3 20 (41.67%) C++
4 19 (39.58%) Degree
5 16 (33.33%) VMware
6 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (29.17%) Windows
7 14 (29.17%) UML
8 13 (27.08%) Linux
8 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
8 13 (27.08%) Embedded Systems
9 11 (22.92%) OO
10 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
10 10 (20.83%) Embedded Software Development
11 9 (18.75%) TDD
11 9 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 8 (16.67%) Wireless
12 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (14.58%) C#
13 7 (14.58%) MCSE
13 7 (14.58%) VPN
13 7 (14.58%) HP
13 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (14.58%) Finance
13 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Wireless
2 7 (14.58%) VPN
3 5 (10.42%) Internet
3 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.42%) Firewall
4 4 (8.33%) DNS
4 4 (8.33%) LAN
4 4 (8.33%) DHCP
5 3 (6.25%) 802.15
6 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.08%) SAN
7 1 (2.08%) NFC
7 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) LabVIEW
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (52.08%) Electronics
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 6 (12.50%) Back Office
3 6 (12.50%) French Language
4 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Junior
1 7 (14.58%) Firmware Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Senior Firmware Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Engineering Manager
2 6 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (10.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Support
4 4 (8.33%) Graduate
4 4 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Junior Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Graduate C++ Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Junior C++ Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) MFC
1 1 (2.08%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.33%) Physics
3 4 (8.33%) Clustering
4 3 (6.25%) Smartcard
4 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) VHDL
5 1 (2.08%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Linux
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) VxWorks
6 3 (6.25%) UNIX
6 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) UML
2 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
3 11 (22.92%) OO
4 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
4 10 (20.83%) Embedded Software Development
5 9 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (18.75%) TDD
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (12.50%) Software Architecture
8 5 (10.42%) Time Management
8 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (8.33%) Validation
9 4 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (8.33%) Regression Analysis
10 3 (6.25%) Data Management
10 3 (6.25%) Computer Forensics
10 3 (6.25%) ITIL
10 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) C
2 20 (41.67%) C++
3 7 (14.58%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) MCSE
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.33%) CCA
3 4 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (8.33%) MCP
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.25%) MCTS
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 4 (8.33%) XenApp
4 3 (6.25%) XenServer
4 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (8.33%) SCOM
2 3 (6.25%) WSUS
2 3 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) VMware
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) Dell
4 4 (8.33%) Citrix
4 4 (8.33%) Symantec
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.08%) Brocade
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23,000-30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago