Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 270 269
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 22 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.27% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 2.34% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 6
Manchester median annual salary £41,250 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.86% -17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,900 £36,625
90th Percentile £56,250 £47,250 £45,969
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +14.29%

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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 912 854 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.29% 11.64% 10.16%
Number of salaries quoted 788 766 521
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.59% +10.61%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £54,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -1.45%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Manchester

Firmware
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Manchester

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Manchester

Firmware
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Stockport - 1 £42,500 - 3
Firmware
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 12 (54.55%) CCNP
1 12 (54.55%) CCDP
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (54.55%) VPN
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (54.55%) Release Management
2 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 9 (40.91%) PKI
3 9 (40.91%) Network Security
3 9 (40.91%) 802.1X
4 6 (27.27%) Ethernet
4 6 (27.27%) Embedded C++
4 6 (27.27%) C++
5 5 (22.73%) C
5 5 (22.73%) Embedded C
5 5 (22.73%) Electronics
6 4 (18.18%) Subversion
6 4 (18.18%) NFC
6 4 (18.18%) Telematics
6 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 4 (18.18%) UMTS
6 4 (18.18%) RFID
6 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (18.18%) Bluetooth
6 4 (18.18%) GPRS
6 4 (18.18%) RS-232
6 4 (18.18%) ANSI C

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
1 12 (54.55%) VPN
2 9 (40.91%) Network Security
3 6 (27.27%) Ethernet
4 4 (18.18%) Bluetooth
4 4 (18.18%) GPRS
4 4 (18.18%) NFC
4 4 (18.18%) RFID
4 4 (18.18%) RS-232
4 4 (18.18%) UMTS
4 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (13.64%) BGP
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.64%) HSRP
5 3 (13.64%) MPLS
5 3 (13.64%) OSPF
5 3 (13.64%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (13.64%) VLAN
5 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 5 (22.73%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Specialist
2 9 (40.91%) Network Security Specialist
2 9 (40.91%) Security Specialist
3 6 (27.27%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) C Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Embedded C Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Embedded Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Embedded Software Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Lead Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Lead Software Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) PKI
2 4 (18.18%) CAN bus
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Release Management
2 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Telematics
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) High Availability
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (9.09%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C++
1 6 (27.27%) Embedded C++
2 5 (22.73%) C
2 5 (22.73%) Embedded C
3 4 (18.18%) ANSI C
4 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) CCDP
1 12 (54.55%) CCNP
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) Capita