Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 82 131
Rank change year-on-year -21 +49 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 5 47 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.38% 2.75% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 3.16% 16.38% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4 37 16
Kent median annual salary £30,750 £38,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.08% +5.56% -24.21%
10th Percentile £21,250 £28,550 £26,375
90th Percentile £48,600 £40,000 £42,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +5.56%

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 Kent with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 158 287 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.92% 16.80% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 129 246 268
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £37,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.16% +2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £21,200 £21,250 £22,350
90th Percentile £53,000 £58,750 £57,875
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Kent over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Canterbury - 2 £36,250 -
West Malling - 2 £22,500 -
Firmware
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Amdocs
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) BMC
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) BladeLogic
2 2 (40.00%) WSUS
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Communications Security
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (20.00%) DO-254
3 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Graduate
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Graduate
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Communications Security
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Server Patching
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) DO-254
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) BladeLogic
1 2 (40.00%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Amdocs
1 2 (40.00%) BMC
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy