The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / North West
Rank 199 230 253
Rank change year-on-year +31 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 50 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 7.78% 1.25% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 7
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £23,000 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £46,413 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 643 639 683
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.47% 11.24% 10.35%
Number of salaries quoted 503 533 534
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,450 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Firmware as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the North West

Firmware
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Firmware in the North West

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the North West

Firmware
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +19 39 £42,500 -8.35% 5
Cheshire +16 9 £37,500 -7.97%
Merseyside -2 1 £37,500 +63.04% 1
Cumbria - 1 £42,500 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 52 (71.23%) C++
1 52 (71.23%) C
2 48 (65.75%) Software Engineering
3 45 (61.64%) Degree
4 38 (52.05%) Linux
4 38 (52.05%) Embedded C
5 34 (46.58%) PHP
6 32 (43.84%) Validation
7 31 (42.47%) MySQL
8 30 (41.10%) .NET
9 28 (38.36%) HTML
10 27 (36.99%) Electronics
11 25 (34.25%) Visual Studio
12 23 (31.51%) VB
12 23 (31.51%) Feasibility Study
13 21 (28.77%) Internet
13 21 (28.77%) Embedded Linux
14 20 (27.40%) Internet of Things
15 18 (24.66%) Algorithms
16 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (19.18%) Embedded C++
18 13 (17.81%) Ethernet
19 12 (16.44%) GPRS
19 12 (16.44%) Telematics
20 11 (15.07%) VB6
20 11 (15.07%) Project Management
21 10 (13.70%) HNC
21 10 (13.70%) HND
21 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
22 9 (12.33%) SQL

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) Internet
2 13 (17.81%) Ethernet
3 12 (16.44%) GPRS
4 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.37%) BGP
5 1 (1.37%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
5 1 (1.37%) Network Security
5 1 (1.37%) VoIP
5 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (42.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (34.25%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.33%) JIRA
3 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (36.99%) Electronics
2 9 (12.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.37%) Automotive
4 1 (1.37%) Avionics
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Finance
4 1 (1.37%) Military
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Embedded Engineer
2 25 (34.25%) Software Engineer
3 21 (28.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Graduate
4 8 (10.96%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Hardware Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Architect
6 6 (8.22%) Electronics Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Systems Architect
7 4 (5.48%) C Software Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Design Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Lead Software Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (41.10%) .NET
2 28 (38.36%) HTML
3 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (10.96%) jQuery
4 4 (5.48%) REST
5 2 (2.74%) CSS
5 2 (2.74%) Django
5 2 (2.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Internet of Things
2 18 (24.66%) Algorithms
3 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.22%) CAN bus
5 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (4.11%) Device Driver
7 3 (4.11%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.74%) Arduino
8 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.74%) iPad
8 2 (2.74%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
8 2 (2.74%) VHDL
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 38 (52.05%) Linux
2 21 (28.77%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Unix
3 1 (1.37%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (65.75%) Software Engineering
2 32 (43.84%) Validation
3 23 (31.51%) Feasibility Study
4 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.44%) Telematics
6 11 (15.07%) Project Management
7 8 (10.96%) MVC
7 8 (10.96%) TDD
7 8 (10.96%) Unit Testing
8 7 (9.59%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (8.22%) Informatics
9 6 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (8.22%) QMS
10 5 (6.85%) Schematic Capture
11 4 (5.48%) CAD
11 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.48%) Rapid Prototyping
12 3 (4.11%) Video Processing
12 3 (4.11%) Workflow
13 2 (2.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (71.23%) C
1 52 (71.23%) C++
2 38 (52.05%) Embedded C
3 34 (46.58%) PHP
4 23 (31.51%) VB
5 14 (19.18%) Embedded C++
6 11 (15.07%) VB6
7 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
8 9 (12.33%) SQL
9 5 (6.85%) C#
10 3 (4.11%) Python
11 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (61.64%) Degree
2 10 (13.70%) HNC
2 10 (13.70%) HND
3 6 (8.22%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (2.74%) MCSA
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.74%) NCDA
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.37%) CCNA
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) MISRA
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) vSphere
2 2 (2.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.11%) VMware
1 3 (4.11%) Xilinx
2 2 (2.74%) Citrix
2 2 (2.74%) IBM
2 2 (2.74%) NetApp
3 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.37%) EMC
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