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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 208 192 183
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 14 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 1.07% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 19
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -38.09%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1678 1775 1455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.96% 32.62% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1521 1272
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -8 13 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (69.23%) C
2 17 (65.38%) Electronics
3 16 (61.54%) C++
4 14 (53.85%) Windows
5 13 (50.00%) Linux
6 12 (46.15%) C#
7 11 (42.31%) Python
7 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
8 10 (38.46%) Validation
9 9 (34.62%) Software Engineering
10 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
10 6 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (19.23%) QA
11 5 (19.23%) Release Management
11 5 (19.23%) ITIL
11 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
12 4 (15.38%) Embedded C++
12 4 (15.38%) Degree
13 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (11.54%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (11.54%) Scrum
13 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
13 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
14 2 (7.69%) Simulink
14 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
14 2 (7.69%) Automotive
14 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
14 2 (7.69%) UML
14 2 (7.69%) .NET
14 2 (7.69%) MFC

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) PVCS
2 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (65.38%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 13 (50.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) MFC
2 1 (3.85%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (7.69%) CAN bus
2 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Validation
2 9 (34.62%) Software Engineering
3 5 (19.23%) Release Management
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) UML
5 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Product Management
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) System Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C
2 16 (61.54%) C++
3 12 (46.15%) C#
4 11 (42.31%) Python
5 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
6 4 (15.38%) Embedded C++
7 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.85%) Java
8 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) JTAG
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Apple
1 1 (3.85%) Perforce
1 1 (3.85%) Google
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