The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 198 189 175
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 13 21 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.38% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.33% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 19
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -20.58%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1246 1574 1202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.19% 28.51% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1354 1036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Firmware
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Firmware Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Firmware Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Firmware
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Coventry -1 8 £37,500 +15.38%
Birmingham -1 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Staffordshire -4 2 £38,750 -3.12% 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 15 (65.22%) C
1 15 (65.22%) C++
2 13 (56.52%) Electronics
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) Linux
5 9 (39.13%) Validation
5 9 (39.13%) C#
6 8 (34.78%) Python
6 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
6 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) ITIL
7 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
7 5 (21.74%) QA
7 5 (21.74%) Release Management
8 4 (17.39%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (17.39%) Embedded C
9 3 (13.04%) Scrum
9 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
10 2 (8.70%) Product Management
10 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (8.70%) Android
10 2 (8.70%) Google
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) PVCS
2 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (56.52%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Firmware Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) MFC
1 2 (8.70%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows CE
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Validation
2 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) Release Management
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Product Management
6 1 (4.35%) System Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C
1 15 (65.22%) C++
2 9 (39.13%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
5 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) JTAG
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Apple
1 2 (8.70%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Perforce
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