The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 201 208 213
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 49 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 6.06% 4.06% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 39 16 7
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £43,750 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
808 493 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 13.13% 8.50% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 614 420 428
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South 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 System Software 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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 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
Dorset - 14 £42,500 - 4
Gloucestershire -10 13 £38,500 -3.75% 4
Wiltshire - 13 £37,500 - 1
Devon -5 7 £37,500 +33.92% 4
Bristol - 2 £55,000 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 36 (51.43%) C
1 36 (51.43%) C++
2 27 (38.57%) Software Engineering
3 24 (34.29%) Embedded C++
4 23 (32.86%) Linux
5 22 (31.43%) Embedded C
6 20 (28.57%) Degree
6 20 (28.57%) Electronics
7 17 (24.29%) UML
7 17 (24.29%) SC Cleared
7 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
8 13 (18.57%) Physics
9 11 (15.71%) IBM
10 10 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (12.86%) Mathematics
11 9 (12.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (11.43%) Finance
12 8 (11.43%) LAN
12 8 (11.43%) Embedded Software Development
12 8 (11.43%) Signal Processing
12 8 (11.43%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (10.00%) Network Management
13 7 (10.00%) WAN
13 7 (10.00%) Oracle
13 7 (10.00%) CCNP
13 7 (10.00%) CCNA
13 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (10.00%) Cisco
13 7 (10.00%) Juniper
13 7 (10.00%) Automotive

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) LAN
2 7 (10.00%) WAN
3 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.57%) Firewall
3 6 (8.57%) BIG-IP
3 6 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.86%) Wireless
4 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.43%) FTP
5 1 (1.43%) HTTP
5 1 (1.43%) SSL
5 1 (1.43%) Intranet
5 1 (1.43%) Internet
5 1 (1.43%) MPLS
5 1 (1.43%) X.21
5 1 (1.43%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.43%) ATM
5 1 (1.43%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.71%) Subversion
3 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.43%) GCC
General
1 20 (28.57%) Electronics
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Automotive
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Software Engineer
2 15 (21.43%) Firmware Engineer
3 14 (20.00%) Developer
4 13 (18.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
6 9 (12.86%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Network Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Electronics Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Development Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Firmware Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Hardware Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Junior Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Software Development Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Graduate
11 2 (2.86%) Junior
11 2 (2.86%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
1 1 (1.43%) XML
1 1 (1.43%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Physics
2 10 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (12.86%) Mathematics
3 9 (12.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (10.00%) VHDL
5 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.29%) DataPower
7 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.43%) STB
8 1 (1.43%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Linux
2 6 (8.57%) UNIX
3 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.71%) SUSE
5 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.86%) Windows
5 2 (2.86%) Solaris
6 1 (1.43%) HPUX
6 1 (1.43%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Software Engineering
2 17 (24.29%) UML
3 8 (11.43%) Signal Processing
3 8 (11.43%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (10.00%) Network Management
4 7 (10.00%) Logistics
5 6 (8.57%) Process Management
5 6 (8.57%) Change Management
5 6 (8.57%) ITIL
5 6 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.71%) OO
7 4 (5.71%) Validation
8 3 (4.29%) OOP
8 3 (4.29%) Project Management
8 3 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.86%) Kanban
9 2 (2.86%) High Availability
9 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (51.43%) C
1 36 (51.43%) C++
2 24 (34.29%) Embedded C++
3 22 (31.43%) Embedded C
4 4 (5.71%) Python
4 4 (5.71%) Java
4 4 (5.71%) C#
5 3 (4.29%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.86%) Tcl
6 2 (2.86%) SQL
7 1 (1.43%) VC++
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (28.57%) Degree
2 17 (24.29%) SC Cleared
2 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) CCNP
3 7 (10.00%) CCNA
3 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.57%) CCDP
4 6 (8.57%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.86%) SCSA
6 2 (2.86%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.43%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) IBM
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) Cisco
2 7 (10.00%) Juniper
3 6 (8.57%) CheckPoint
3 6 (8.57%) Barracuda Networks
3 6 (8.57%) Riverbed
3 6 (8.57%) SolarWinds
3 6 (8.57%) F5
4 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.71%) VMware
6 3 (4.29%) EMC
7 2 (2.86%) Sun
8 1 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) Nortel
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.43%) Lattice Semiconductor
8 1 (1.43%) Symantec
8 1 (1.43%) Genesys
Dorset
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-42,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + OT
Posted: 7 days ago
Poole
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Poole
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
South West England
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Dorset
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Gloucester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 20 days ago
Bath
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £475000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago