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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 16 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 315 209 230
Rank change year-on-year -106 +21 -57
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 37 62 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.34% 0.78% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 2.28% 4.63% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 11 51 22
10th Percentile £42,000 - £28,150
25th Percentile £47,500 £33,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.89% +2.27% -2.22%
75th Percentile £55,500 £54,375 £47,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £70,000 £48,675
England median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.73% +10.00% +11.11%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,623 1,339 1,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.84% 16.86% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,290 1,169 1,115
10th Percentile £24,988 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £30,500 £32,500 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £78,875 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the Midlands

Firmware
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firmware in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Firmware in the Midlands

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the Midlands

Firmware
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -73 30 £53,500 +25.88% 12
East Midlands -52 7 - - 5
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 23 (62.16%) Electronics
2 17 (45.95%) Algorithms
3 13 (35.14%) Automotive
3 13 (35.14%) Degree
4 12 (32.43%) Validation
5 9 (24.32%) Aerospace
5 9 (24.32%) C
6 8 (21.62%) EMC
6 8 (21.62%) CAD
6 8 (21.62%) AutoCAD
6 8 (21.62%) Project Management
6 8 (21.62%) Manufacturing
6 8 (21.62%) Requirements Management
6 8 (21.62%) Prototyping
7 7 (18.92%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
7 7 (18.92%) C++
8 6 (16.22%) SLA
8 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (16.22%) Technology Roadmap
9 5 (13.51%) QinetiQ
9 5 (13.51%) FPGA
9 5 (13.51%) VHDL
9 5 (13.51%) Verilog
9 5 (13.51%) ASIC
10 4 (10.81%) MATLAB
10 4 (10.81%) Simulink
10 4 (10.81%) IEC 61508
10 4 (10.81%) DO-254

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Applications
1 8 (21.62%) AutoCAD
2 4 (10.81%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
1 3 (8.11%) Wireless
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.41%) HSRP
2 2 (5.41%) IPsec
2 2 (5.41%) IPv4
2 2 (5.41%) IPv6
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) MPLS
2 2 (5.41%) PPP
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) VRRP
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
2 2 (5.41%) ZigBee
2 2 (5.41%) Z-Wave
3 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 23 (62.16%) Electronics
2 13 (35.14%) Automotive
3 9 (24.32%) Aerospace
4 8 (21.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (10.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2 (5.41%) Social Skills
7 1 (2.70%) Advertising
7 1 (2.70%) Aeronautics
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Hardware Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Software Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Firmware Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Team Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) FPGA Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Firmware Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Firmware Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Hardware Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Algorithms
2 7 (18.92%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (13.51%) ASIC
3 5 (13.51%) FPGA
3 5 (13.51%) Verilog
3 5 (13.51%) VHDL
4 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Validation
2 8 (21.62%) CAD
2 8 (21.62%) Project Management
2 8 (21.62%) Prototyping
2 8 (21.62%) Requirements Management
3 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
4 6 (16.22%) Technology Roadmap
5 4 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (10.81%) Hardware-in-the-Loop
5 4 (10.81%) Product Strategy
6 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma
8 1 (2.70%) Change Control
8 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) C
2 7 (18.92%) C++
3 4 (10.81%) MATLAB
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
2 4 (10.81%) DO-254
2 4 (10.81%) IEC 61508
2 4 (10.81%) ISO 26262
2 4 (10.81%) MISRA
3 2 (5.41%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) EMC
2 5 (13.51%) QinetiQ
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) Juniper
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto