Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 93 117
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 7 27 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.50% 1.78% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 3.76% 13.17% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6 25 8
North East median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.55% +3.13%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £43,250 £33,750 £40,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% 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 186 205 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.41% 13.54% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 163 173 86
North East median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £21,363 £21,250 £20,625
90th Percentile £60,400 £47,900 £45,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Durham -32 4 £35,000 +11.11%
Tyne and Wear +14 3 £38,000 +2.70% 4
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 6 (85.71%) Embedded C
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) C
2 5 (71.43%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) ISO 9001
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C++
3 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) Algorithms
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (57.14%) RS-232
3 4 (57.14%) RS-485
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) VBScript
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) 802.15
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) RS-232
1 4 (57.14%) RS-485
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) 802.15
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) C Software Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Android Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Algorithms
1 4 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Arduino
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Embedded C
2 5 (71.43%) C
2 5 (71.43%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C++
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP