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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 117 119
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 20 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.03% 0.98% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 9.39% 7.52% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 6
Median salary £30,000 £42,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% -34.61%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 213 306 251
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 11.01% 13.08% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 176 245 225
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,198 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% +4.00%  

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 19 (63.33%) Presales
2 17 (56.67%) Linux
3 16 (53.33%) SQL
4 13 (43.33%) IIS
4 13 (43.33%) C
4 13 (43.33%) C++
4 13 (43.33%) DNS
4 13 (43.33%) SSL
4 13 (43.33%) IBM
4 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (43.33%) Citrix
4 13 (43.33%) Red Hat
4 13 (43.33%) Service Delivery
4 13 (43.33%) Firewall
4 13 (43.33%) Publishing
4 13 (43.33%) VMware
4 13 (43.33%) NetBackup
4 13 (43.33%) Backup Exec
4 13 (43.33%) LPIC
4 13 (43.33%) CMDB
4 13 (43.33%) SCCM
4 13 (43.33%) SCOM
4 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
4 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (43.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (43.33%) IT Strategy
4 13 (43.33%) Data Centre
4 13 (43.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (43.33%) Line Management

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 13 (43.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) DNS
1 13 (43.33%) Firewall
1 13 (43.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
1 3 (10.00%) Qt Creator
General
1 13 (43.33%) Publishing
2 9 (30.00%) Electronics
3 6 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Technical Specialist
2 9 (30.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Applications Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Junior
7 1 (3.33%) Junior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Qt
1 3 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) CMDB
1 13 (43.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (20.00%) CAN bus
3 6 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (6.67%) Arduino
4 2 (6.67%) CPLD
4 2 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Presales
2 13 (43.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (43.33%) IT Strategy
2 13 (43.33%) Line Management
2 13 (43.33%) Service Delivery
3 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Kanban
4 3 (10.00%) OO
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) FPGA Design
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Schematic Capture
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) C
2 13 (43.33%) C++
3 7 (23.33%) Embedded C
4 6 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 3 (10.00%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 13 (43.33%) LPIC
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (20.00%) GNVQ
3 6 (20.00%) HND
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) IEC 62304
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 13485
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 26262
2 1 (3.33%) MISRA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
1 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) Backup Exec
1 13 (43.33%) NetBackup
1 13 (43.33%) SCCM
1 13 (43.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Citrix
1 13 (43.33%) IBM
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
1 13 (43.33%) Red Hat
1 13 (43.33%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) QNX