The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 6 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.75% 1.40% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 5.45% 8.70% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 7
Median salary £27,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.67% -1.33%  
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 Kent with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 110 184 154
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 13.68% 16.15% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 96 153 139
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Firmware
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Kent

Firmware
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 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
Dartford -1 1 £27,500 -31.25%
Tonbridge - 1 £35,000 -
Firmware
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Kent region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 7 (50.00%) C
1 7 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) Law
2 6 (42.86%) Legal
2 6 (42.86%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) UML
2 6 (42.86%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) OOD
2 6 (42.86%) Subversion
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (42.86%) Embedded Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (42.86%) Qt
2 6 (42.86%) Network Architecture
2 6 (42.86%) Signal Processing
2 6 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
2 6 (42.86%) Validation
2 6 (42.86%) CMS
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Atmel
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 6 (42.86%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 6 (42.86%) Subversion
General
1 6 (42.86%) Law
1 6 (42.86%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) IT Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Network Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
1 6 (42.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Embedded Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 6 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (42.86%) Mathematics
1 6 (42.86%) Network Architecture
1 6 (42.86%) OO
1 6 (42.86%) OOD
1 6 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
1 6 (42.86%) Signal Processing
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 6 (42.86%) UML
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C
1 7 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 6 (42.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Atmel
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