The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 133 151 140
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 10 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.45% 0.19% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 4.31% 1.45% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 8
Median salary £50,000 £30,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.66% -31.81%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 232 344 430
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 10.55% 13.37% 18.59%
Number of salaries quoted 181 276 323
Median salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £56,800 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bishop's Stortford - 4 £50,000 -
Hertford - 4 £47,500 -
Tring - 2 - -
Firmware
East of England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 14 (70.00%) C
2 10 (50.00%) Electronics
3 9 (45.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) OrCAD
4 6 (30.00%) Assembly Language
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) C++
7 3 (15.00%) CDMA
7 3 (15.00%) CAD
7 3 (15.00%) MATLAB
7 3 (15.00%) Simulink
7 3 (15.00%) EMC
7 3 (15.00%) Time Management
7 3 (15.00%) Digital Signal Processing
7 3 (15.00%) Signal Processing
7 3 (15.00%) Schematic Capture
7 3 (15.00%) Software-Defined Radio
7 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
7 3 (15.00%) GNU Octave
7 3 (15.00%) Power Management
7 3 (15.00%) FPGA Design
7 3 (15.00%) Verilog
7 3 (15.00%) Cadence
7 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (15.00%) Validation
7 3 (15.00%) Device Driver
7 3 (15.00%) TDMA
7 3 (15.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (15.00%) Xilinx
8 2 (10.00%) WebSphere

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) OrCAD
2 3 (15.00%) GNU Octave
2 3 (15.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) CDMA
1 3 (15.00%) Software-Defined Radio
1 3 (15.00%) TDMA
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) 3G
3 1 (5.00%) ADSL
3 1 (5.00%) Broadband
3 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 10 (50.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Design Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Development Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Middleware Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) UDDI
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (10.00%) XML
1 2 (10.00%) XML Schema
1 2 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
1 3 (15.00%) Device Driver
1 3 (15.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (15.00%) Verilog
2 2 (10.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) CAD
1 3 (15.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 3 (15.00%) FPGA Design
1 3 (15.00%) Power Management
1 3 (15.00%) Schematic Capture
1 3 (15.00%) Signal Processing
1 3 (15.00%) Time Management
1 3 (15.00%) Validation
2 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) SOA
2 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C
2 6 (30.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (20.00%) C++
4 3 (15.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (10.00%) XPath
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cadence
1 3 (15.00%) EMC
1 3 (15.00%) Xilinx
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Draytek