Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 90 91
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +22
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 14 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.99% 0.96% 1.83%
As % of the System Software category 7.82% 6.59% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 25
North East median annual salary £36,250 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £38,650 £38,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%

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 North East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 179 167 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.70% 14.60% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 159 144 163
North East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +21.74%
10th Percentile £22,950 £20,769 £23,420
90th Percentile £66,250 £51,754 £47,900
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the North East

Firmware
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Firmware in the North East

Firmware
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Tyne and Wear -13 13 £35,000 -7.89% 3
Durham +5 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 North East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) C
3 5 (35.71%) C++
4 4 (28.57%) PQQ
4 4 (28.57%) Break/Fix
4 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 4 (28.57%) Broadband
4 4 (28.57%) PBX
4 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Mitel
4 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 4 (28.57%) Product Management
4 4 (28.57%) Coaching
4 4 (28.57%) Presales
5 3 (21.43%) Electronics
5 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
5 3 (21.43%) Embedded C++
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) HND
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (14.29%) FMEA
6 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (7.14%) Subversion
7 1 (7.14%) Qt
7 1 (7.14%) Android
7 1 (7.14%) Git (software)

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Broadband
1 4 (28.57%) PBX
1 4 (28.57%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) Bluetooth
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) RS-232
2 1 (7.14%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 3 (21.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Embedded Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Development Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Product Development Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Product Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Qt
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Break/Fix
2 4 (28.57%) Coaching
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) PQQ
2 4 (28.57%) Presales
2 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 4 (28.57%) Product Management
3 2 (14.29%) FMEA
3 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C
2 5 (35.71%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) HND
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Mitel
2 1 (7.14%) EMC
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft