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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 130 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 9 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.49% 0.47% -
As % of the System Software category 5.88% 4.15% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

System Software Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 153 265 187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.37% 11.25% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 118 207 153
Median salary £41,500 £39,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.06% +2.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £67,500 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Firmware as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Birmingham

Firmware
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
3 15 (71.43%) Citrix
3 15 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 15 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 15 (71.43%) Service Delivery
3 15 (71.43%) Firewall
3 15 (71.43%) Publishing
3 15 (71.43%) VMware
3 15 (71.43%) DNS
3 15 (71.43%) SSL
3 15 (71.43%) IBM
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) IIS
3 15 (71.43%) NetBackup
3 15 (71.43%) Backup Exec
3 15 (71.43%) LPIC
3 15 (71.43%) CMDB
3 15 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (71.43%) SCCM
3 15 (71.43%) SCOM
3 15 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (71.43%) Data Centre
3 15 (71.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 15 (71.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (71.43%) Line Management
3 15 (71.43%) Presales
3 15 (71.43%) IT Strategy

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 15 (71.43%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (71.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) DNS
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
1 15 (71.43%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Mercurial
1 2 (9.52%) Qt Creator
General
1 15 (71.43%) Publishing
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Qt
1 2 (9.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) CMDB
1 15 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Arduino
2 2 (9.52%) CPLD
2 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
1 15 (71.43%) IT Strategy
1 15 (71.43%) Line Management
1 15 (71.43%) Presales
1 15 (71.43%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (9.52%) FPGA Design
2 2 (9.52%) Kanban
2 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
2 2 (9.52%) OO
2 2 (9.52%) Schematic Capture
2 2 (9.52%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) BPSS Clearance
1 15 (71.43%) LPIC
1 15 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (71.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (71.43%) Backup Exec
1 15 (71.43%) NetBackup
1 15 (71.43%) SCCM
1 15 (71.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Citrix
1 15 (71.43%) IBM
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 15 (71.43%) Red Hat
1 15 (71.43%) VMware