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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 92 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 10 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.75% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 6.76% 4.70% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 3
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
148 149 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 11.06% 11.51% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 124 136 106
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,078 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 22 May 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 +13 10 £45,000 -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) C
3 11 (61.11%) Electronics
4 10 (55.56%) Embedded C
4 10 (55.56%) C++
5 9 (50.00%) HTML
5 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (50.00%) Perl
5 9 (50.00%) .NET
5 9 (50.00%) C#
5 9 (50.00%) CSS
5 9 (50.00%) OO
5 9 (50.00%) Python
5 9 (50.00%) Embedded C++
5 9 (50.00%) RFID
5 9 (50.00%) Ruby
5 9 (50.00%) Ajax
5 9 (50.00%) Web 2.0
5 9 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 9 (50.00%) QA
5 9 (50.00%) Mac OS
5 9 (50.00%) Build Automation
5 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 9 (50.00%) People Management
6 6 (33.33%) VMware
6 6 (33.33%) Dell
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) ISO 9001

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) RFID
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) SNMP
3 2 (11.11%) ADSL
3 2 (11.11%) ISDN
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) OSPF
3 2 (11.11%) BGP
3 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 2 (11.11%) IGRP
3 2 (11.11%) PPTP
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) IPsec
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (61.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Development Manager
1 9 (50.00%) Software Development Manager
1 9 (50.00%) Software Manager
2 4 (22.22%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) HTML
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
1 9 (50.00%) CSS
1 9 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Web 2.0
1 9 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Mac OS
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) Solaris
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) OO
1 9 (50.00%) Build Automation
1 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 9 (50.00%) People Management
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Resilience Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C
2 10 (55.56%) Embedded C
2 10 (55.56%) C++
3 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (50.00%) Perl
3 9 (50.00%) C#
3 9 (50.00%) Python
3 9 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 9 (50.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SAP Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (22.22%) ISO 9001
2 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Server
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Ansible
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
1 6 (33.33%) Dell
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) NetApp
2 4 (22.22%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Veritas
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
3 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.11%) Nokia
3 2 (11.11%) EMC
3 2 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (5.56%) Motorola