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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 192 205 220
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +15
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 40 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 5.94% 3.50% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 14
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £25,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,250 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
673 457 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.61% 8.60% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 511 379 529
Median salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -18 16 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Coventry +3 12 £36,000 +2.85%
Shropshire - 6 £42,500 - 1
Warwickshire -1 2 £30,000 -14.28%
Solihull +13 1 £60,000 +140.00%
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 36 (39.56%) Linux
2 31 (34.07%) Firewall
2 31 (34.07%) Data Centre
3 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
4 26 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 25 (27.47%) SCCM
6 24 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (26.37%) DNS
6 24 (26.37%) VMware
7 23 (25.27%) NetBackup
7 23 (25.27%) Publishing
7 23 (25.27%) Service Delivery
7 23 (25.27%) IBM
7 23 (25.27%) SQL
7 23 (25.27%) CMDB
7 23 (25.27%) Coaching
7 23 (25.27%) Line Management
7 23 (25.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (25.27%) Presales
8 20 (21.98%) SSL
9 18 (19.78%) Degree
10 17 (18.68%) SCOM
10 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
10 17 (18.68%) Network Optimisation
10 17 (18.68%) Cisco
10 17 (18.68%) Active Directory
10 17 (18.68%) Citrix
10 17 (18.68%) Red Hat
10 17 (18.68%) IIS
10 17 (18.68%) LPIC

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 17 (18.68%) IIS
2 6 (6.59%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) nginx
4 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.07%) Firewall
2 24 (26.37%) DNS
3 20 (21.98%) SSL
4 10 (10.99%) Network Security
5 9 (9.89%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (9.89%) IOS XR
5 9 (9.89%) VoIP
6 7 (7.69%) DHCP
6 7 (7.69%) SAN
7 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.40%) OSPF
9 3 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.30%) HTTP
9 3 (3.30%) MPLS
9 3 (3.30%) RTP
10 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.20%) Skype
10 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.10%) SNMP
11 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) MySQL
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.59%) JIRA
3 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.40%) Bitbucket
General
1 23 (25.27%) Publishing
2 14 (15.38%) Electronics
2 14 (15.38%) Finance
3 13 (14.29%) Retail
4 8 (8.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Technical Specialist
2 10 (10.99%) Technical Leader
3 8 (8.79%) Developer
4 6 (6.59%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Firmware Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.49%) Firmware Developer
5 5 (5.49%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Consultant
6 4 (4.40%) Embedded Software Developer
6 4 (4.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Network Consultant
6 4 (4.40%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (4.40%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) LAMP
1 6 (6.59%) Yocto
2 3 (3.30%) FreeSWITCH
3 2 (2.20%) Ajax
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) HTML
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) Node.js
4 1 (1.10%) OpenEmbedded
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.07%) Data Centre
2 23 (25.27%) CMDB
3 12 (13.19%) Computer Science
4 9 (9.89%) Mathematics
5 6 (6.59%) Clustering
6 5 (5.49%) Physics
7 4 (4.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (3.30%) Device Driver
8 3 (3.30%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.20%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 36 (39.56%) Linux
2 10 (10.99%) Unix
3 6 (6.59%) AIX
3 6 (6.59%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (6.59%) Solaris
3 6 (6.59%) SUSE
4 1 (1.10%) Debian
4 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 23 (25.27%) Coaching
2 23 (25.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 23 (25.27%) Line Management
2 23 (25.27%) Presales
2 23 (25.27%) Service Delivery
3 17 (18.68%) Network Optimisation
4 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
5 9 (9.89%) ITIL
6 8 (8.79%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.69%) Project Management
8 6 (6.59%) Migration
8 6 (6.59%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (6.59%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (6.59%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (6.59%) TOGAF
8 6 (6.59%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.49%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.27%) SQL
2 12 (13.19%) C
2 12 (13.19%) Python
3 10 (10.99%) Embedded C
4 7 (7.69%) C++
5 6 (6.59%) Perl
5 6 (6.59%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.30%) C#
7 3 (3.30%) PHP
8 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) Degree
2 17 (18.68%) LPIC
2 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
3 16 (17.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (8.79%) MCSE
6 6 (6.59%) CCNA
6 6 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.59%) ISEB
7 5 (5.49%) PhD
8 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.10%) MCSA
9 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (18.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.30%) OpenSIPS
3 3 (3.30%) Samba
3 3 (3.30%) Squid
4 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (27.47%) SCCM
2 23 (25.27%) NetBackup
3 17 (18.68%) Backup Exec
3 17 (18.68%) SCOM
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (6.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (6.59%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.37%) VMware
3 23 (25.27%) IBM
4 17 (18.68%) Cisco
4 17 (18.68%) Citrix
4 17 (18.68%) Red Hat
5 12 (13.19%) SonicWALL
6 6 (6.59%) CA
6 6 (6.59%) Oracle
6 6 (6.59%) Sun
6 6 (6.59%) Veritas
7 4 (4.40%) Atlassian
7 4 (4.40%) F5
7 4 (4.40%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.40%) Juniper
8 3 (3.30%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.10%) NetApp
9 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
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