The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 132 128
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.11% 0.053% 0.098%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 0.52% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -27.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Bristol with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 177 194 225
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 9.58% 10.28% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 137 176 164
Median salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,064 £22,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Firmware
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 6 (75.00%) C
1 6 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (75.00%) Wireless
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) NFC
3 4 (50.00%) Electronics
3 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) Validation
3 4 (50.00%) 802.15
3 4 (50.00%) WLAN
3 4 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) C++
3 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) Tcl
3 4 (50.00%) LTE
3 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) 802.1X
3 4 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) MQTT
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (75.00%) Wireless
2 4 (50.00%) 802.15
2 4 (50.00%) LTE
2 4 (50.00%) NFC
2 4 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) MQTT
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (50.00%) Electronics
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Bluetooth Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) ISMS
3 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Tcl
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) CommVault
2 1 (12.50%) VMware