The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 200 184 164
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 13 21 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.34% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 22
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.19% -3.75%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1228 1571 1218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.77% 28.21% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1014 1331 1062
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Firmware
England

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
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 31 July 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 +7 7 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Birmingham +9 4 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Staffordshire -10 2 £38,750 -3.12% 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (71.43%) C++
2 13 (61.90%) C
3 9 (42.86%) Electronics
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) Validation
5 6 (28.57%) C#
6 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Python
6 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
6 5 (23.81%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) Release Management
7 4 (19.05%) Android
7 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
7 4 (19.05%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
9 2 (9.52%) Product Management
9 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) Google
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (4.76%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) PVCS
2 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (42.86%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Senior Firmware Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) OpenGL
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Android
3 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (9.52%) Windows CE
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 6 (28.57%) Validation
3 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Release Management
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Product Management
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C++
2 13 (61.90%) C
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) Python
5 4 (19.05%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
7 2 (9.52%) Embedded C++
7 2 (9.52%) MATLAB
8 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) JTAG
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Google
1 2 (9.52%) Apple
2 1 (4.76%) Perforce
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Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healcare, Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Full benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago