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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 183 211 210
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 51 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 3.17% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 38 17 14
Median salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
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
663 536 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.35% 9.36% 10.73%
Number of salaries quoted 520 456 506
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 19 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Shropshire - 12 £38,500 - 1
Coventry +10 10 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Worcestershire +18 6 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Warwickshire +9 2 £30,000 -14.28%
Solihull +18 1 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 32 (38.10%) Linux
2 29 (34.52%) Data Centre
3 25 (29.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (27.38%) Mentoring
5 22 (26.19%) Coaching
5 22 (26.19%) Line Management
5 22 (26.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (26.19%) CMDB
5 22 (26.19%) Presales
5 22 (26.19%) IBM
5 22 (26.19%) SQL
5 22 (26.19%) Service Delivery
5 22 (26.19%) Firewall
5 22 (26.19%) Publishing
5 22 (26.19%) NetBackup
6 20 (23.81%) Degree
6 20 (23.81%) SCCM
7 19 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (22.62%) VMware
8 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 18 (21.43%) DNS
9 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
10 14 (16.67%) Cisco
11 13 (15.48%) SSL
11 13 (15.48%) MySQL
11 13 (15.48%) Network Optimisation
12 12 (14.29%) SCOM
12 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.29%) LPIC
12 12 (14.29%) IIS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (14.29%) IIS
2 10 (11.90%) Apache
3 1 (1.19%) nginx
3 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.19%) Firewall
2 18 (21.43%) DNS
3 13 (15.48%) SSL
4 11 (13.10%) SAN
5 8 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (9.52%) IOS XR
5 8 (9.52%) VoIP
6 6 (7.14%) DHCP
6 6 (7.14%) Network Security
7 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.57%) RTP
8 3 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.38%) Skype
9 2 (2.38%) Wireless
10 1 (1.19%) 3GPP
10 1 (1.19%) HTTP
10 1 (1.19%) MIMO
10 1 (1.19%) NAS
10 1 (1.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) MySQL
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
3 10 (11.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.14%) JIRA
3 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket
3 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (26.19%) Publishing
2 12 (14.29%) Electronics
2 12 (14.29%) Finance
3 11 (13.10%) Retail
4 8 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 9 (10.71%) Technical Leader
3 6 (7.14%) Developer
3 6 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
3 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (5.95%) Consultant
4 5 (5.95%) Firmware Developer
4 5 (5.95%) Network Consultant
4 5 (5.95%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (5.95%) Senior Network Consultant
4 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) C Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Embedded C Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Embedded Software Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) LAMP
2 5 (5.95%) Yocto
3 3 (3.57%) FreeSWITCH
4 2 (2.38%) Ajax
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) JSON
5 1 (1.19%) Node.js
5 1 (1.19%) OpenEmbedded
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.52%) Data Centre
2 22 (26.19%) CMDB
3 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
4 10 (11.90%) Clustering
5 7 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (4.76%) Physics
7 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.38%) Verilog
8 1 (1.19%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.10%) Linux
2 12 (14.29%) Unix
3 10 (11.90%) AIX
3 10 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (11.90%) Solaris
3 10 (11.90%) SUSE
4 5 (5.95%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Debian
5 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Mentoring
2 22 (26.19%) Coaching
2 22 (26.19%) Continuous Improvement
2 22 (26.19%) Line Management
2 22 (26.19%) Presales
2 22 (26.19%) Service Delivery
3 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 13 (15.48%) Network Optimisation
5 10 (11.90%) ITIL
5 10 (11.90%) Migration
5 10 (11.90%) Performance Analysis
5 10 (11.90%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (11.90%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (11.90%) TOGAF
5 10 (11.90%) Zachman Framework
6 8 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.95%) Document Management
8 5 (5.95%) Information Security
8 5 (5.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) C
3 10 (11.90%) Embedded C
3 10 (11.90%) Perl
3 10 (11.90%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.71%) Python
5 6 (7.14%) C++
6 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.57%) C#
7 3 (3.57%) PHP
8 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) Degree
2 12 (14.29%) LPIC
2 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (11.90%) ISEB
5 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (9.52%) MCSE
7 4 (4.76%) PhD
8 3 (3.57%) CCNA
8 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.19%) MCSA
10 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.57%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (1.19%) Docker
4 1 (1.19%) Samba
4 1 (1.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 22 (26.19%) NetBackup
2 20 (23.81%) SCCM
3 12 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 12 (14.29%) SCOM
4 10 (11.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (11.90%) Oracle ZFS
4 10 (11.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (11.90%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 25 (29.76%) Microsoft
2 22 (26.19%) IBM
3 19 (22.62%) VMware
4 14 (16.67%) Cisco
5 12 (14.29%) Citrix
5 12 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 10 (11.90%) CA
6 10 (11.90%) Oracle
6 10 (11.90%) Sun
6 10 (11.90%) Veritas
7 8 (9.52%) SonicWALL
8 5 (5.95%) F5
8 5 (5.95%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.95%) Juniper
9 4 (4.76%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.19%) NetApp
10 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
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