Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 219 276
Rank change year-on-year -12 +57 +16
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 24 86 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 0.99% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.96% 6.68% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23 57 32
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £32,750 £36,250 £31,375
90th Percentile £69,000 £60,000 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% -7.37% +7.95%

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 811 1287 1482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.83% 14.76% 13.42%
Number of salaries quoted 714 1084 1162
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.73% +19.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,150 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Berkshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Firmware in Berkshire

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Berkshire

Firmware
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead +34 17 £45,000 -14.29%
Reading +10 6 £70,000 +16.67%
Slough -11 1 £20,000 -61.90%
Firmware
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 17 (70.83%) C
1 17 (70.83%) Electronics
2 16 (66.67%) C++
3 15 (62.50%) Degree
3 15 (62.50%) JSON
4 14 (58.33%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (58.33%) Computer Science
4 14 (58.33%) ZigBee
4 14 (58.33%) REST
4 14 (58.33%) Smart Home
4 14 (58.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) ITIL
6 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) Embedded C++
6 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Change Management
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) SAS 70
7 4 (16.67%) F5
7 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (16.67%) tcpdump
7 4 (16.67%) snoop
7 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) Wireshark
7 4 (16.67%) Juniper

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Wi-Fi
1 14 (58.33%) ZigBee
2 4 (16.67%) snoop
2 4 (16.67%) tcpdump
2 4 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) FTP
3 1 (4.17%) MPLS
3 1 (4.17%) SMTP
3 1 (4.17%) SSH
General
1 17 (70.83%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
1 9 (37.50%) Firmware Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Firmware Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Unix Support
4 4 (16.67%) Unix Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Junior
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Electronics Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) JSON
2 14 (58.33%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Computer Science
1 14 (58.33%) Smart Home
2 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.17%) Verilog
3 1 (4.17%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Solaris
3 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Change Management
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
1 5 (20.83%) Scrum
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) OO
2 4 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (4.17%) Image Processing
5 1 (4.17%) Mechatronics
5 1 (4.17%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C
2 16 (66.67%) C++
3 5 (20.83%) Embedded C++
4 4 (16.67%) Perl
4 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Degree
2 14 (58.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (16.67%) Postgraduate
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SAS 70
2 1 (4.17%) MISRA
2 1 (4.17%) MISRA C
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) F5
2 4 (16.67%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) Juniper
2 4 (16.67%) NetApp
2 4 (16.67%) Nortel
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (4.17%) Altera
3 1 (4.17%) Avaya
3 1 (4.17%) Cadence
3 1 (4.17%) EMC
3 1 (4.17%) Lattice Semiconductor
3 1 (4.17%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (4.17%) Xilinx