Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North West
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 291 313
Rank change year-on-year -31 +22 +59
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 48 75 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.61% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 3.07% 5.40% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 21
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £45,200 £47,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,566 1,389 1,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.09% 11.27% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,264 1,135 1,040
North West median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% +5.80% -1.43%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 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
Manchester -24 28 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Cheshire -42 12 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Merseyside +23 7 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Lancashire - 1 £28,500 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 26 (54.17%) Cisco
1 26 (54.17%) CCNP
1 26 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
1 26 (54.17%) Firewall
2 24 (50.00%) Network Security
3 19 (39.58%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (39.58%) CCDP
3 19 (39.58%) VPN
4 17 (35.42%) C++
5 16 (33.33%) VoIP
6 15 (31.25%) WAN
6 15 (31.25%) LAN
6 15 (31.25%) Windows
7 14 (29.17%) Release Management
8 13 (27.08%) C
9 12 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (22.92%) 802.1X
10 11 (22.92%) Electronics
10 11 (22.92%) Ethernet
10 11 (22.92%) PKI
10 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (20.83%) Change Management
12 9 (18.75%) Project Management
12 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
12 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
12 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (16.67%) High Availability

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 2 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
1 2 (4.17%) npm
1 2 (4.17%) PaaS
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) Firewall
2 24 (50.00%) Network Security
3 19 (39.58%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (39.58%) VPN
4 16 (33.33%) VoIP
5 15 (31.25%) LAN
5 15 (31.25%) WAN
6 12 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (22.92%) Ethernet
8 8 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (16.67%) IPsec
8 8 (16.67%) MPLS
8 8 (16.67%) Wireless
9 7 (14.58%) IPv4
9 7 (14.58%) IPv6
10 5 (10.42%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (10.42%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (10.42%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (10.42%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Android Studio
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 11 (22.92%) Electronics
2 7 (14.58%) Games
2 7 (14.58%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Automotive
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Network Specialist
2 12 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Firmware Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Network Security Specialist
3 11 (22.92%) Security Specialist
4 9 (18.75%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Android SDK
3 2 (4.17%) Angular 2
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Laravel
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
3 2 (4.17%) React
3 2 (4.17%) WPF
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) PKI
2 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.17%) Clustering
6 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (4.17%) Wiki
7 1 (2.08%) iPad
7 1 (2.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.58%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Android
4 2 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Release Management
2 12 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.83%) Change Management
5 9 (18.75%) Project Management
5 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.67%) High Availability
7 7 (14.58%) Business Continuity
7 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
7 7 (14.58%) ITIL
7 7 (14.58%) ITIL V3
7 7 (14.58%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (14.58%) Proactive Monitoring
7 7 (14.58%) Task Automation
8 6 (12.50%) Patch Management
9 5 (10.42%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (10.42%) Network Management
9 5 (10.42%) Programme Delivery
9 5 (10.42%) SIEM
9 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C++
2 13 (27.08%) C
3 8 (16.67%) Embedded C++
4 4 (8.33%) Assembly Language
4 4 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.17%) ES6
6 2 (4.17%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (54.17%) CCNP
1 26 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (39.58%) CCDP
3 8 (16.67%) Degree
4 7 (14.58%) CCNA
5 5 (10.42%) CISSP
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (14.58%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (14.58%) FortiGate
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (10.42%) Nessus
3 5 (10.42%) TrustSec
4 2 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Nagios
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Cisco
2 7 (14.58%) Fortinet
2 7 (14.58%) Meraki
2 7 (14.58%) SolarWinds
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
4 2 (4.17%) Capita
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Veritas
4 2 (4.17%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) Atmel
5 1 (2.08%) IronPort
5 1 (2.08%) Mitel