Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
South West > Devon
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 63 74
Rank change year-on-year +45 +11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 55 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 10.83% 2.86% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 47.83% 20.00% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 34 16 5
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -19.05% +40.00%
10th Percentile £25,925 £33,750 £36,100
90th Percentile £54,500 £51,250 £68,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Devon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 115 90 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 22.64% 14.29% 11.20%
Number of salaries quoted 85 81 68
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.69% -4.13%
10th Percentile £23,900 £20,500 £17,925
90th Percentile £51,750 £51,250 £38,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.91% -4.14%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Devon

Firmware
Salary Trend in Devon

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Devon

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Devon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Devon over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Devon

Firmware
Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Devon region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +14 41 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Exeter - 6 £31,750 - 1
Newton Abbot - 3 £32,500 - 3
Firmware
South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 26 (47.27%) Embedded Systems
2 25 (45.45%) C
3 24 (43.64%) Electronics
4 23 (41.82%) Software Engineering
5 22 (40.00%) Python
6 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (38.18%) TeamCity
6 21 (38.18%) BDD
7 19 (34.55%) Degree
8 18 (32.73%) Scrum
8 18 (32.73%) System Testing
8 18 (32.73%) Jenkins
9 17 (30.91%) Validation
10 13 (23.64%) Manufacturing
10 13 (23.64%) HND
10 13 (23.64%) Internet
11 11 (20.00%) Assembly Language
11 11 (20.00%) C++
12 10 (18.18%) Smart Home
12 10 (18.18%) Energy Management
12 10 (18.18%) Embedded C
13 8 (14.55%) Embedded C++
13 8 (14.55%) Data Analysis
13 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
13 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Algorithms
13 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (9.09%) MATLAB
16 4 (7.27%) Bluetooth

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 13 (23.64%) Internet
2 4 (7.27%) Bluetooth
2 4 (7.27%) Wireless
3 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.64%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.82%) GSM
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) TeamCity
2 18 (32.73%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (43.64%) Electronics
2 13 (23.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Test Engineer
2 14 (25.45%) Design Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 10 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Research Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Software Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Analogue Design Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Digital Design Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Graduate
8 1 (1.82%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.64%) JSON
1 2 (3.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (47.27%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (18.18%) Smart Home
3 8 (14.55%) Algorithms
4 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Software Engineering
2 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) BDD
3 18 (32.73%) Scrum
3 18 (32.73%) System Testing
4 17 (30.91%) Validation
5 10 (18.18%) Energy Management
6 8 (14.55%) Data Analysis
6 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.27%) Chemistry
8 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (3.64%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.64%) Schematic Capture
9 2 (3.64%) Software Architecture
10 1 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.82%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) C
2 22 (40.00%) Python
3 11 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 11 (20.00%) C++
4 10 (18.18%) Embedded C
5 8 (14.55%) Embedded C++
6 5 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Degree
2 13 (23.64%) HND
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) MISRA
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) EMC
2 1 (1.82%) Atmel