Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North East
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 118 81
Rank change year-on-year +18 -37 +31
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 6 2 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.45% 0.13% 1.64%
As % of the System Software category 3.00% 1.05% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 21
North East median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £24,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £32,500 £33,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +18.75% -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 200 191 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.12% 12.18% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 155 172 178
North East median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% +3.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,000 £43,750
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
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the North East over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram 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 20 January 2019. 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 +3 4 £41,250 +37.50% 2
Durham - 2 £25,500 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 4 (66.67%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) FreeRTOS
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Broadband
4 1 (16.67%) PBX
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) HND
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) PQQ
4 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Presales
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Broadband
1 1 (16.67%) PBX
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) EMC Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Graduate
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Verification Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (33.33%) FreeRTOS
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PQQ
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) EMC
1 1 (16.67%) Mitel