Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 180 168
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12 +29
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 17 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.44% 0.74% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 3.70% 5.85% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 21
Birmingham median annual salary £30,000 £46,250 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.14% +59.48% -35.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,350 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £54,875 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 460 598 480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.88% 12.56% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 379 411 394
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +3.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,000 £22,300
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.71% -1.40%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Birmingham

Firmware
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Birmingham

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 14 (82.35%) C
2 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
3 11 (64.71%) C++
4 10 (58.82%) Embedded C
4 10 (58.82%) Electronics
4 10 (58.82%) Degree
4 10 (58.82%) Computer Science
4 10 (58.82%) Presales
5 9 (52.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (47.06%) CAN bus
6 8 (47.06%) GNVQ
6 8 (47.06%) Automotive
6 8 (47.06%) Embedded C++
6 8 (47.06%) HND
7 5 (29.41%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
9 3 (17.65%) Firewall
10 2 (11.76%) LPIC
10 2 (11.76%) VMware
10 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
10 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
10 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (11.76%) CMDB
10 2 (11.76%) SCCM
10 2 (11.76%) SCOM
10 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Modbus
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) RS-485
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
General
1 10 (58.82%) Electronics
2 8 (47.06%) Automotive
3 2 (11.76%) Publishing
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Firmware Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (47.06%) Applications Engineer
3 8 (47.06%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Computer Science
2 8 (47.06%) CAN bus
3 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (11.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 10 (58.82%) Presales
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C
2 11 (64.71%) C++
3 10 (58.82%) Embedded C
4 8 (47.06%) Embedded C++
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Ada
6 1 (5.88%) Go
6 1 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (47.06%) GNVQ
3 8 (47.06%) HND
4 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (11.76%) LPIC
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (11.76%) IEC 62304
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 13485
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 26262
1 2 (11.76%) MISRA
2 1 (5.88%) MISRA C
2 1 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
1 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Citrix
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) QNX
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.88%) HP