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

Firmware
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 82 118
Rank change year-on-year -28 +36  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.14% 0.11% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 1.22% 1.06% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.52% +18.05%  
10th Percentile £31,500 £41,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £43,750 £38,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -25.00%  

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 164 94 173
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 11.29% 9.88% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 270 173 225
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94%  
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £19,450
90th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £48,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year -2.59% +3.35%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Cheshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 29 June 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 - 1 £30,000 -
Firmware
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) NCDA
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Laravel
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Android SDK

Firmware
Co-occurring 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Android Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Head of Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Head of Security
1 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) Android SDK
1 1 (25.00%) Angular 2
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (25.00%) Laravel
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) React
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (25.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) ES6
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) NCDA
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Xamarin
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