Period
to 18 August 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North East
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 88 107
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 20 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.27% 1.57% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 11.76% 11.46% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 14
North East median annual salary £38,250 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.29% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £48,625 £37,500 £37,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 170 157 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.79% 13.70% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 145 133 156
North East median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.43% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £20,988 £19,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £51,203 £48,000
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 August 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 -16 19 £39,000 -15.22%
Durham -3 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (60.00%) C
3 9 (45.00%) C++
3 9 (45.00%) Electronics
3 9 (45.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Qt
5 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) QML
6 4 (20.00%) Bitbucket
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) ISO 13485
6 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (20.00%) Microfluidics
6 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
6 4 (20.00%) Confluence
6 4 (20.00%) Arduino
6 4 (20.00%) Qt Creator
6 4 (20.00%) Atmel
6 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (20.00%) Life Science
7 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (15.00%) Mitel

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Broadband
1 3 (15.00%) PBX
1 3 (15.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) RS-232
2 1 (5.00%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Qt Creator
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (45.00%) Electronics
1 9 (45.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Development Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Product Development Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Product Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Qt
2 4 (20.00%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Arduino
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (20.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) Microfluidics
3 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Break/Fix
4 3 (15.00%) Coaching
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) PQQ
4 3 (15.00%) Presales
4 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.00%) Product Management
5 2 (10.00%) FMEA
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Atmel
2 3 (15.00%) Mitel
3 2 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft