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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 204 197 181
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 10 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.21% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 2.12% 2.26% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 24
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £50,000
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
472 487 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.91% 9.32% 11.64%
Number of salaries quoted 394 429 505
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 +13 4 £35,000 - 2
Birmingham -10 3 £65,000 +100.00% 6
Worcestershire -6 2 £25,000 -37.50% 2
Coventry -6 1 £28,000 -37.77%
Walsall - 1 £35,000 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) Electronics
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
3 7 (41.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (23.53%) VHDL
5 3 (17.65%) MATLAB
5 3 (17.65%) Simulink
5 3 (17.65%) Military
5 3 (17.65%) C++
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 3 (17.65%) AIX
5 3 (17.65%) Solaris
5 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
5 3 (17.65%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) C
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Altera
6 2 (11.76%) Xilinx
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) IEC 61508
6 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) UML
7 1 (5.88%) MS Visio

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) Simulink
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) PVCS
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 9 (52.94%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Electronics Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) FPGA Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Firmware Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Graduate
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Android Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Graduate Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (23.53%) VHDL
3 1 (5.88%) Verilog
3 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
1 3 (17.65%) AIX
1 3 (17.65%) Solaris
1 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) UML
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Android Development
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) MATLAB
1 3 (17.65%) C++
1 3 (17.65%) C
1 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
2 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
1 3 (17.65%) Altera
2 2 (11.76%) Xilinx
3 1 (5.88%) Perforce
3 1 (5.88%) MKS
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 8 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Shrewsbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 P/A DOE + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago