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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 189 172 165
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 8 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 2.55% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8 29 19
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £55,900 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1232 1177 1131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.91% 23.50% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 1006 935
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -17 4 £23,750 -40.62%
Worcestershire - 3 £40,000 -
Coventry - 1 £45,000 - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (66.67%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) C
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Android
4 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) Electronics
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) MFC
6 2 (16.67%) Apple
6 2 (16.67%) Windows CE
6 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (16.67%) OpenGL
6 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Google
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 1 (8.33%) VHDL
7 1 (8.33%) Maximo
7 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (8.33%) SAN
7 1 (8.33%) Banking

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (8.33%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) PVCS
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Sales Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Software Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) MFC
1 2 (16.67%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) VHDL
2 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Android
2 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows CE
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) C
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 1 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Apple
1 2 (16.67%) Google
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Perforce
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford
Jam Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension & Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago