The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 103 100 84
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 5 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.36% 0.30% 1.36%
As % of the System Software category 3.60% 2.61% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 16
Average salary £38,500 £43,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.19%
Firmware
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

System Software Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
139 153 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 9.98% 11.43% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 124 140 126
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £56,000 £49,600
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Firmware
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Firmware Salary Trend in Wales

Firmware
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
South Wales -3 2 £39,000 +55.63%
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) Mac OS
3 7 (53.85%) UNIX
4 6 (46.15%) C
5 5 (38.46%) C++
5 5 (38.46%) Embedded C
5 5 (38.46%) Electronics
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Ruby
6 4 (30.77%) Ajax
6 4 (30.77%) Web 2.0
6 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Clustering
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
6 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (30.77%) Puppet
6 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
6 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
6 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
6 4 (30.77%) QA
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Server
6 4 (30.77%) Build Automation
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) RFID
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Electronics
2 3 (23.08%) Games
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Development Manager
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Development Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) Ajax
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) iOS SDK
4 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Web 2.0
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Mac OS
3 7 (53.85%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Android
5 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
2 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Build Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Resilience Testing
2 4 (30.77%) People Management
2 4 (30.77%) Server Building
2 4 (30.77%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) C
3 5 (38.46%) C++
3 5 (38.46%) Embedded C
4 4 (30.77%) Ruby
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded C++
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) Perl
4 4 (30.77%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) Objective-C
6 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SAP Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (30.77%) QA
1 4 (30.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
1 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
1 4 (30.77%) NetApp
1 4 (30.77%) Veritas
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
1 4 (30.77%) HP
1 4 (30.77%) Dell
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Motorola