Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 193 196
Rank change year-on-year -70 +3 +60
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 60 17 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.57% 0.43% 1.27%
As % of the System Software category 3.32% 2.54% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 51 17 125
10th Percentile £32,250 £37,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £33,750 £42,500 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £50,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% -21.05%
75th Percentile £47,500 £66,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £70,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,805 668 1,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.19% 17.02% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 569 1,662
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £56,628 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.96% +10.00% -

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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
West Midlands -76 46 £37,500 -21.05% 9
East Midlands -64 16 £47,500 -7.32% 23
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 35 (58.33%) Linux
2 34 (56.67%) Social Skills
3 32 (53.33%) C
4 31 (51.67%) C++
5 30 (50.00%) Degree
6 28 (46.67%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (46.67%) Telecoms
7 27 (45.00%) Software Engineering
8 25 (41.67%) Validation
8 25 (41.67%) EMC
9 24 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (38.33%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (38.33%) Software Architecture
10 23 (38.33%) Subversion
10 23 (38.33%) Embedded Linux
10 23 (38.33%) TCP/IP
10 23 (38.33%) Embedded C
10 23 (38.33%) Embedded C++
10 23 (38.33%) Broadband
10 23 (38.33%) Configuration Management
11 13 (21.67%) Firewall
12 12 (20.00%) BGP
12 12 (20.00%) Juniper
12 12 (20.00%) OSPF
12 12 (20.00%) VPN
12 12 (20.00%) Cisco
12 12 (20.00%) Fortinet
12 12 (20.00%) Palo Alto
13 10 (16.67%) Meraki
13 10 (16.67%) Network Design

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) GitHub
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (1.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.33%) Broadband
1 23 (38.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (21.67%) Firewall
3 12 (20.00%) BGP
3 12 (20.00%) OSPF
3 12 (20.00%) VPN
4 10 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 10 (16.67%) Internet
4 10 (16.67%) IPsec
4 10 (16.67%) MPLS
4 10 (16.67%) RIP
4 10 (16.67%) VoIP
5 5 (8.33%) Wireless
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.33%) HSRP
6 2 (3.33%) Junos
6 2 (3.33%) VRRP
6 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.67%) 4G
Development Applications
1 23 (38.33%) Subversion
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 34 (56.67%) Social Skills
2 28 (46.67%) Telecoms
3 23 (38.33%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (15.00%) Electronics
5 3 (5.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 3 (5.00%) Law
5 3 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Finance
6 2 (3.33%) Marketing
7 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.67%) Automotive
7 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 27 (45.00%) Software Engineer
3 26 (43.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 24 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) C Software Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) Embedded C Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 23 (38.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 10 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (16.67%) IP Engineer
6 10 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (46.67%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.67%) SCADA
2 1 (1.67%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) Linux
2 23 (38.33%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows
4 4 (6.67%) Android
5 3 (5.00%) Unix
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (41.67%) Validation
3 24 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (38.33%) Configuration Management
4 23 (38.33%) Software Architecture
5 10 (16.67%) Network Design
6 6 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) ITIL
9 3 (5.00%) Product Requirements
9 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.33%) High Availability
10 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 2 (3.33%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) C
2 31 (51.67%) C++
3 23 (38.33%) Embedded C
3 23 (38.33%) Embedded C++
4 6 (10.00%) Python
5 5 (8.33%) C#
6 4 (6.67%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) Perl
8 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (50.00%) Degree
2 10 (16.67%) CCNA
2 10 (16.67%) CCNP
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.67%) JNCIA
3 7 (11.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (3.33%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) EMC
2 12 (20.00%) Cisco
2 12 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 12 (20.00%) Juniper
2 12 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 10 (16.67%) Meraki
4 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) Becrypt
6 2 (3.33%) McAfee
6 2 (3.33%) MobileIron
6 2 (3.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat