The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
North West / Cheshire
Rank 80 103 122
Rank change year-on-year +23 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 9 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.85% 0.15% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 9.89% 1.06% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Median salary £37,500 £40,750 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.97% +98.78%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 91 189 188
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.61% 14.44% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 71 157 147
Median salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.53% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,200 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Cheshire

Firmware
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 - -
Warrington - 1 £37,500 -
Firmware
North West

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 18 (69.23%) Internet
1 18 (69.23%) Internet of Things
2 13 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 12 (46.15%) GPRS
3 12 (46.15%) Telematics
4 11 (42.31%) Project Management
5 10 (38.46%) C
5 10 (38.46%) C++
6 8 (30.77%) Degree
7 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) Linux
8 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 6 (23.08%) Informatics
8 6 (23.08%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (23.08%) QMS
8 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (23.08%) CAN bus
8 6 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (19.23%) Electronics
10 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (15.38%) Retail
10 4 (15.38%) CAD
10 4 (15.38%) Schematic Capture
11 3 (11.54%) VMware
11 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (7.69%) vSphere
12 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
12 2 (7.69%) NCDA
12 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) Internet
2 13 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 12 (46.15%) GPRS
4 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) BGP
5 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
General
1 5 (19.23%) Electronics
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Hardware Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Systems Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Product Development Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Product Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Internet of Things
2 6 (23.08%) CAN bus
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Telematics
2 11 (42.31%) Project Management
3 6 (23.08%) Informatics
3 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (23.08%) QMS
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) CAD
4 4 (15.38%) Schematic Capture
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C
1 10 (38.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) MCSA
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) NCDA
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) vSphere
2 2 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) VMware
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint