Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North East
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 89 111
Rank change year-on-year -19 +22 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 19 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.13% 1.49% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 11.73% 10.59% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 4
North East median annual salary £38,250 £35,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.29% -0.71% +0.71%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £40,950 £38,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 162 170 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.61% 14.10% 10.73%
Number of salaries quoted 135 161 137
North East median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.09% +5.60%
10th Percentile £19,200 £18,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,200 £41,250 £47,700
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%

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 19 June 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 -7 18 £39,000 -15.22% 8
Durham -20 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 11 (57.89%) Electronics
1 11 (57.89%) Manufacturing
2 9 (47.37%) C
2 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 7 (36.84%) C++
4 6 (31.58%) Degree
4 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
5 5 (26.32%) Qt
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
6 4 (21.05%) HND
6 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
6 4 (21.05%) Atmel
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) Confluence
6 4 (21.05%) Arduino
6 4 (21.05%) Qt Creator
6 4 (21.05%) QML
6 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) JIRA
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (21.05%) Life Science
6 4 (21.05%) Bitbucket
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 4 (21.05%) ISO 13485
6 4 (21.05%) Microfluidics
7 3 (15.79%) Break/Fix

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 (21.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) OrCAD
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Broadband
1 3 (15.79%) PBX
1 3 (15.79%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.26%) RS-232
2 1 (5.26%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) Bitbucket
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Qt Creator
2 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 11 (57.89%) Electronics
1 11 (57.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Development Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Product Development Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Product Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) EMC Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Qt
2 4 (21.05%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Arduino
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (21.05%) Life Science
2 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Microfluidics
4 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Break/Fix
5 3 (15.79%) Coaching
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Presales
5 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.79%) Product Management
5 3 (15.79%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) FMEA
6 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C
2 7 (36.84%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
4 3 (15.79%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Atmel
2 3 (15.79%) EMC
2 3 (15.79%) Mitel
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft