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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 207 186 184
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 13 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 2.15% 2.91% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 21
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 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
605 585 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.87% 10.89% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 505 529 409
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,330 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £54,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -6 12 £37,500 +15.38%
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (68.00%) C
2 16 (64.00%) Electronics
3 15 (60.00%) C++
4 13 (52.00%) Windows
4 13 (52.00%) Linux
5 12 (48.00%) C#
6 11 (44.00%) Python
6 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
7 10 (40.00%) Validation
8 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (24.00%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (20.00%) QA
10 5 (20.00%) Release Management
10 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 5 (20.00%) Embedded C
10 5 (20.00%) ITIL
11 4 (16.00%) Embedded C++
11 4 (16.00%) Degree
12 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (12.00%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (12.00%) Scrum
12 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
12 3 (12.00%) MATLAB
13 2 (8.00%) Simulink
13 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
13 2 (8.00%) Automotive
13 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
13 2 (8.00%) UML
13 2 (8.00%) MS Office
13 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (8.00%) Simulink
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (64.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (8.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 13 (52.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) MFC
1 1 (4.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.00%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Validation
2 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) Release Management
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) UML
5 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Product Management
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) C
2 15 (60.00%) C++
3 12 (48.00%) C#
4 11 (44.00%) Python
5 5 (20.00%) Embedded C
6 4 (16.00%) Embedded C++
7 3 (12.00%) MATLAB
8 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) JTAG
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Google
1 1 (4.00%) Apple