The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
Rank - 100 98
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 0 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.093% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category - 0.64% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Median salary - - £45,000
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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 107 157 215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 10.63% 14.56% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73 117 158
Median salary £45,000 £28,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.71% -37.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Firmware
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Essex

Firmware
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) DB2
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Change Management
1 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (60.00%) iSeries
2 2 (20.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) HNC
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (20.00%) Intel
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Device Driver

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DB2 Support
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Change Management
1 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) IEC 61508
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Intel