Period
to 20 October 2017

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 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 330 360
Rank change year-on-year -15 +30 -26
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 21 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.17% 0.099%
As % of the System Software category 1.38% 1.60% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 13
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,250 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.81% +3.47% -20.00%
10th Percentile £37,625 £32,500 £28,800
90th Percentile £65,625 £40,125 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +4.94%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1517 1312 1389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.89% 10.78% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1261 1101 1057
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,450
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 West

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 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
Manchester +1 14 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Cheshire -22 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Cumbria - 2 £41,000 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 17 (80.95%) C
2 13 (61.90%) C++
2 13 (61.90%) Software Engineering
3 12 (57.14%) Embedded C
3 12 (57.14%) Degree
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
5 7 (33.33%) RS-232
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Subversion
6 6 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (28.57%) Electronics
6 6 (28.57%) RFID
6 6 (28.57%) Bluetooth
6 6 (28.57%) GPRS
6 6 (28.57%) UMTS
6 6 (28.57%) ANSI C
6 6 (28.57%) Telematics
6 6 (28.57%) NFC
6 6 (28.57%) CAN bus
7 4 (19.05%) Embedded C++
7 4 (19.05%) HND
7 4 (19.05%) UML
7 4 (19.05%) OO
7 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
7 4 (19.05%) HTML
7 4 (19.05%) PHP
7 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (19.05%) Validation
8 3 (14.29%) C#

Firmware
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) RS-232
2 6 (28.57%) Bluetooth
2 6 (28.57%) GPRS
2 6 (28.57%) NFC
2 6 (28.57%) RFID
2 6 (28.57%) UMTS
2 6 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Subversion
2 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) Android Studio
5 1 (4.76%) Xcode
5 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
4 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
1 10 (47.62%) Software Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Embedded Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Embedded Software Developer
3 6 (28.57%) C Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Embedded C Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Lead Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Lead Software Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Head of Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Head of Security
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.76%) Angular 2
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Laravel
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) React
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 6 (28.57%) CAN bus
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) CPLD
4 2 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (9.52%) VHDL
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Software Engineering
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Telematics
3 4 (19.05%) OO
3 4 (19.05%) UML
3 4 (19.05%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) 3D Visualisation
4 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) API Design
5 1 (4.76%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (4.76%) Use Case
5 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) C
2 13 (61.90%) C++
3 12 (57.14%) Embedded C
4 6 (28.57%) ANSI C
5 4 (19.05%) Embedded C++
5 4 (19.05%) PHP
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) Python
7 2 (9.52%) Java
7 2 (9.52%) Perl
7 2 (9.52%) SQL
8 1 (4.76%) ES6
8 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
8 1 (4.76%) Ruby
8 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) HND
3 2 (9.52%) PhD
4 1 (4.76%) HNC
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) EMC
1 2 (9.52%) Xilinx
2 1 (4.76%) Freescale
2 1 (4.76%) Xamarin