The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 96 99 108
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 11 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.90% 0.65% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 4.85% 4.79% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 6
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,100 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,937 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -2.65%
Firmware
South East

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 Sussex region.

System Software Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
227 188 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 18.64% 13.65% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 211 166 92
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Firmware
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the West Sussex region.

Firmware Salary Trend in West Sussex

Firmware
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Firmware Salary Histogram in West Sussex

Firmware
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Crawley +5 9 £42,500 +71.71%
Gatwick - 1 £40,000 -
Horsham - 1 £42,500 -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 (83.33%) Degree
2 14 (77.78%) Aerospace
3 10 (55.56%) Mathematics
4 9 (50.00%) Validation
4 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (50.00%) Progress
4 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (44.44%) Electronics
6 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
6 7 (38.89%) Finance
6 7 (38.89%) CAD
6 7 (38.89%) Military
6 7 (38.89%) VHDL
6 7 (38.89%) Cadence
6 7 (38.89%) C++
6 7 (38.89%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (38.89%) Xilinx
6 7 (38.89%) Avionics
6 7 (38.89%) Altera
6 7 (38.89%) DO-254
6 7 (38.89%) Line Management
7 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 6 (33.33%) DirectX
7 6 (33.33%) VxWorks
7 6 (33.33%) Assembly Language
8 5 (27.78%) Chip and PIN
8 5 (27.78%) PLM

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 2 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) GCC
General
1 14 (77.78%) Aerospace
2 8 (44.44%) Electronics
3 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Military
3 7 (38.89%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Hardware Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Junior
3 4 (22.22%) Graduate
4 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Junior Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Engineering Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Mathematics
2 7 (38.89%) VHDL
2 7 (38.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (27.78%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (16.67%) Device Driver
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Validation
1 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (38.89%) CAD
2 7 (38.89%) Line Management
3 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 5 (27.78%) PLM
4 5 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Computer Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Communications Security
6 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Information Management
7 1 (5.56%) OOP
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.56%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C++
2 6 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 3 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) DO-254
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Progress
2 7 (38.89%) Cadence
2 7 (38.89%) Xilinx
2 7 (38.89%) Altera