The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 208 191 175
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -16
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 6 8 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.16% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 1.24% 1.69% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 29
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
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 System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
483 472 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.19% 9.63% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 390 416 563
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 System Software 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 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
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Worcestershire +1 2 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Coventry -16 1 £28,000 -37.77% 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) Electronics
2 9 (52.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (52.94%) Degree
3 7 (41.18%) MATLAB
3 7 (41.18%) Simulink
4 5 (29.41%) Altera
5 4 (23.53%) IEC 61508
5 4 (23.53%) Xilinx
5 4 (23.53%) C
5 4 (23.53%) VHDL
6 3 (17.65%) Military
6 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
6 3 (17.65%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (11.76%) CAN bus
7 2 (11.76%) MS Office
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
7 2 (11.76%) Automotive
8 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
8 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
8 1 (5.88%) VMware
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) MKS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) Simulink
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (58.82%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Military
3 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
3 2 (11.76%) Automotive
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Electronics Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Technical Leader
1 4 (23.53%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Android Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (23.53%) VHDL
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (11.76%) CAN bus
4 1 (5.88%) Verilog
4 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) UML
1 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
2 1 (5.88%) Change Control
2 1 (5.88%) Android Development
2 1 (5.88%) Coaching
2 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) MATLAB
2 4 (23.53%) C
3 3 (17.65%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Altera
2 4 (23.53%) Xilinx
3 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) MKS
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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