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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 204 201 186
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 11 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 1.71% 1.10% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 14
Average salary £33,750 £36,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.89% -30.95%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
643 543 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.81% 10.95% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 582 453 444
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Staffordshire +4 4 £40,000 -50.00%
Coventry -9 3 £32,500 -3.70%
West Bromwich - 1 £31,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £31,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (80.00%) Electronics
2 16 (64.00%) C
3 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 13 (52.00%) Linux
4 12 (48.00%) C++
5 11 (44.00%) Python
5 11 (44.00%) C#
5 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
6 10 (40.00%) Validation
7 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (32.00%) Simulink
7 8 (32.00%) Degree
7 8 (32.00%) MATLAB
8 7 (28.00%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (24.00%) Embedded C
10 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++
10 5 (20.00%) MS Office
10 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (20.00%) UML
10 5 (20.00%) CAN bus
10 5 (20.00%) Aerospace
10 5 (20.00%) Automotive
10 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (12.00%) Altera
11 3 (12.00%) Xilinx
11 3 (12.00%) IEC 61508
12 2 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (4.00%) Android
13 1 (4.00%) VHDL

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (32.00%) Simulink
2 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (80.00%) Electronics
2 5 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 5 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Military
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 12 (48.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) FPGA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Android Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (20.00%) CAN bus
2 5 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Validation
2 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Android Development
4 1 (4.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) C
2 12 (48.00%) C++
3 11 (44.00%) Python
3 11 (44.00%) C#
4 8 (32.00%) MATLAB
5 6 (24.00%) Embedded C
6 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Xilinx
1 3 (12.00%) Altera
2 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) VMware