Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North West
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 217 306 320
Rank change year-on-year +89 +14 -25
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 40 36 54
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 2.15% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 40 28 42
Median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,225 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,122 1,678 1,564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.66% 16.61% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1,348 1,281
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,550 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firmware in the North West.

Salary trend for Firmware in the North West

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware in the North West over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +72 36 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Cheshire +41 4 £50,000 +33.33%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 27 (67.50%) Wi-Fi
2 24 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 23 (57.50%) Wireless
3 23 (57.50%) C
4 22 (55.00%) Embedded C
5 21 (52.50%) TCP/IP
5 21 (52.50%) Bluetooth
5 21 (52.50%) Degree
5 21 (52.50%) Computer Science
5 21 (52.50%) MQTT
6 19 (47.50%) Validation
7 18 (45.00%) C++
8 17 (42.50%) Windows
8 17 (42.50%) GitHub
9 16 (40.00%) GCC
9 16 (40.00%) Use Case
9 16 (40.00%) LTE
9 16 (40.00%) Internet of Things
9 16 (40.00%) Regression Testing
9 16 (40.00%) Software Testing
9 16 (40.00%) .NET
9 16 (40.00%) C#
9 16 (40.00%) Eclipse
9 16 (40.00%) Internet
9 16 (40.00%) Project Management
10 12 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.00%) SCCM
12 5 (12.50%) NFC

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 17 (42.50%) GitHub
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) Wi-Fi
2 23 (57.50%) Wireless
3 21 (52.50%) Bluetooth
3 21 (52.50%) MQTT
3 21 (52.50%) TCP/IP
4 16 (40.00%) Internet
4 16 (40.00%) LTE
5 5 (12.50%) GSM
5 5 (12.50%) LAN
5 5 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 5 (12.50%) NFC
5 5 (12.50%) RFID
5 5 (12.50%) RS-232
5 5 (12.50%) SAN
5 5 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 16 (40.00%) GCC
2 5 (12.50%) Subversion
3 2 (5.00%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (2.50%) Android Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Firmware Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Software Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) C Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Embedded C Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Embedded Software Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) IoT Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Open Source Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) IT Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Junior Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) LLVM
3 1 (2.50%) Flutter
3 1 (2.50%) React Native
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Internet of Things
2 5 (12.50%) CAN bus
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.50%) Arduino
4 1 (2.50%) Handset
4 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (52.50%) Computer Science
3 19 (47.50%) Validation
4 16 (40.00%) Project Management
4 16 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 16 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 16 (40.00%) Use Case
5 12 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (12.50%) Telematics
7 3 (7.50%) Prototyping
7 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.00%) Creative Thinking
8 2 (5.00%) Open Source
8 2 (5.00%) Power Management
9 1 (2.50%) Change Management
9 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) C
2 22 (55.00%) Embedded C
3 18 (45.00%) C++
4 16 (40.00%) C#
5 5 (12.50%) ANSI C
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (12.50%) XenApp
2 5 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Citrix
2 5 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (7.50%) EMC
4 1 (2.50%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) Becrypt
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee
4 1 (2.50%) Mitel
4 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
4 1 (2.50%) Remedy