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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / West Midlands
Rank 174 203 209
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 41 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 7.37% 2.68% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32 13 10
Median salary £43,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,150 £25,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
556 559 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.38% 10.66% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 420 431 590
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Herefordshire - 15 £50,000 -
Coventry +21 11 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Birmingham -7 11 £41,250 +52.77% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Shropshire -8 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 59 (69.41%) Linux
2 35 (41.18%) Electronics
3 33 (38.82%) DNS
3 33 (38.82%) SSL
4 32 (37.65%) Firewall
5 29 (34.12%) Data Centre
6 24 (28.24%) Active Directory
6 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
6 24 (28.24%) VMware
6 24 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (27.06%) SCCM
7 23 (27.06%) SCOM
7 23 (27.06%) CMDB
7 23 (27.06%) Security Cleared
7 23 (27.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (27.06%) Publishing
7 23 (27.06%) NetBackup
7 23 (27.06%) Backup Exec
7 23 (27.06%) LPIC
7 23 (27.06%) Citrix
7 23 (27.06%) MS Excel
7 23 (27.06%) SQL
7 23 (27.06%) IIS
7 23 (27.06%) IBM
7 23 (27.06%) Red Hat
7 23 (27.06%) Service Delivery
7 23 (27.06%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (27.06%) Disclosure Scotland
7 23 (27.06%) Presales
7 23 (27.06%) Line Management

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 23 (27.06%) IIS
2 10 (11.76%) nginx
3 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (27.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (38.82%) DNS
1 33 (38.82%) SSL
2 32 (37.65%) Firewall
3 18 (21.18%) Ethernet
4 12 (14.12%) RS-485
5 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
6 10 (11.76%) DHCP
6 10 (11.76%) HTTP
7 8 (9.41%) Network Security
8 6 (7.06%) Bluetooth
8 6 (7.06%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (7.06%) IOS XR
8 6 (7.06%) RS-232
9 4 (4.71%) OSPF
10 3 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.53%) MPLS
10 3 (3.53%) SNMP
11 1 (1.18%) NAS
11 1 (1.18%) VoIP
11 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.41%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (41.18%) Electronics
2 23 (27.06%) Publishing
3 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Firmware Engineer
1 23 (27.06%) Technical Specialist
2 16 (18.82%) Hardware Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Python Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Python Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Leader
11 2 (2.35%) Electrical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) Yocto
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
2 3 (3.53%) HTML5
2 3 (3.53%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.12%) Data Centre
2 23 (27.06%) CMDB
3 12 (14.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 12 (14.12%) Verilog
3 12 (14.12%) VHDL
4 10 (11.76%) Device Driver
5 9 (10.59%) Mathematics
6 8 (9.41%) Physics
7 5 (5.88%) ASIC
8 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (69.41%) Linux
2 22 (25.88%) Windows
3 10 (11.76%) Unix
4 8 (9.41%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (3.53%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) Continuous Improvement
1 23 (27.06%) Line Management
1 23 (27.06%) Presales
1 23 (27.06%) Service Delivery
2 16 (18.82%) Mentoring
3 13 (15.29%) Software Engineering
4 10 (11.76%) Device Driver Development
4 10 (11.76%) Open Source
4 10 (11.76%) SDLC
5 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.41%) Scrum
6 7 (8.24%) Network Optimisation
7 6 (7.06%) Project Management
8 4 (4.71%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (4.71%) Mobile Development
9 3 (3.53%) Coaching
9 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.53%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (2.35%) CAD
10 2 (2.35%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.06%) SQL
2 22 (25.88%) Python
3 21 (24.71%) C#
4 20 (23.53%) C
5 14 (16.47%) C++
5 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.41%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.35%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (27.06%) BPSS Clearance
1 23 (27.06%) LPIC
1 23 (27.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.12%) Degree
3 8 (9.41%) PhD
4 4 (4.71%) CCNA
4 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.18%) MCP
6 1 (1.18%) MCSA
6 1 (1.18%) MCSE
6 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (28.24%) Active Directory
1 24 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.76%) Samba
2 10 (11.76%) Squid
3 1 (1.18%) Docker
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (27.06%) Backup Exec
1 23 (27.06%) NetBackup
1 23 (27.06%) SCCM
1 23 (27.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
1 24 (28.24%) VMware
2 23 (27.06%) Citrix
2 23 (27.06%) IBM
2 23 (27.06%) Red Hat
3 12 (14.12%) EMC
4 10 (11.76%) Cisco
5 9 (10.59%) SonicWALL
6 3 (3.53%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.18%) Atmel
7 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
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