The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
South West / Dorset
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 75 80
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 6 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.59% 1.28% 1.64%
As % of the System Software category 15.00% 10.34% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 13
Median salary £43,750 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £48,500
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 Dorset with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 40 87 118
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 10.58% 12.36% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 30 74 101
Median salary £37,500 £30,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.96% -19.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £49,750
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Firmware
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Dorset

Firmware
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bournemouth - 5 £45,000 -
Firmware
South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 7 (100.00%) C
1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) GitHub
3 2 (28.57%) Device Driver Development
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Bluetooth
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 1 (14.29%) RS-232

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Bluetooth
2 1 (14.29%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analogue Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) RF Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) EMC