Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > North West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 307 341 328
Rank change year-on-year +34 -13 +24
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 52 38 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 3.00% 2.57% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45 20 15
North West median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% +24.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £28,850 £36,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,125 £43,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 1,735 1,479 1,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.27% 11.21% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,409 1,245 965
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +4 17 £47,500 +9.20% 2
Cheshire +12 16 £45,000 -35.71%
Merseyside - 16 £60,000 -
Lancashire - 3 £34,000 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 28 (53.85%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (50.00%) Windows
3 23 (44.23%) Network Security
4 22 (42.31%) Firewall
4 22 (42.31%) VoIP
4 22 (42.31%) Cisco
5 21 (40.38%) WAN
5 21 (40.38%) LAN
5 21 (40.38%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (38.46%) CCNP
6 20 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (36.54%) Cisco CUCM
8 18 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (30.77%) Business Continuity
10 15 (28.85%) Change Management
10 15 (28.85%) Degree
10 15 (28.85%) C
10 15 (28.85%) C++
10 15 (28.85%) Patch Management
10 15 (28.85%) Proactive Monitoring
10 15 (28.85%) Task Automation
11 14 (26.92%) Linux
11 14 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (25.00%) Security Management
12 13 (25.00%) Wireless
12 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (25.00%) ITIL
12 13 (25.00%) Project Management
12 13 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
12 13 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless

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 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 11 (21.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) IaaS
1 2 (3.85%) npm
1 2 (3.85%) PaaS
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (44.23%) Network Security
2 22 (42.31%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) VoIP
3 21 (40.38%) LAN
3 21 (40.38%) WAN
4 18 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
6 13 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 13 (25.00%) Wireless
7 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 12 (23.08%) VPN
8 11 (21.15%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (21.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (21.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (21.15%) IPsec
8 11 (21.15%) MPLS
8 11 (21.15%) Multicast
8 11 (21.15%) SSL
9 10 (19.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.85%) Android Studio
2 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 2 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 9 (17.31%) Games
2 8 (15.38%) Retail
3 7 (13.46%) Electronics
4 5 (9.62%) Finance
4 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Automotive
6 1 (1.92%) Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Network Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Firmware Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) DBA
5 4 (7.69%) Electronics Technician
6 3 (5.77%) Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Firmware Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Graduate
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Junior
7 2 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.85%) Android SDK
2 2 (3.85%) Angular 2
2 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
2 2 (3.85%) Laravel
2 2 (3.85%) Node.js
2 2 (3.85%) React
2 2 (3.85%) WPF
3 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) RESTful
3 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (17.31%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.85%) Wiki
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) AS400
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Storwize
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.92%) iSeries
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Linux
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.77%) Android
4 3 (5.77%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Unix
5 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (30.77%) Business Continuity
3 15 (28.85%) Change Management
3 15 (28.85%) Patch Management
3 15 (28.85%) Proactive Monitoring
3 15 (28.85%) Task Automation
4 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (25.00%) High Availability
4 13 (25.00%) ITIL
4 13 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 13 (25.00%) Network Management
4 13 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
4 13 (25.00%) Project Management
4 13 (25.00%) Security Management
5 11 (21.15%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (21.15%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (21.15%) SIEM
5 11 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (21.15%) Web Filtering
6 9 (17.31%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) C
1 15 (28.85%) C++
2 9 (17.31%) Assembly Language
3 8 (15.38%) C#
4 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.69%) SQL
6 3 (5.77%) Java
6 3 (5.77%) PHP
6 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.85%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.85%) ES6
7 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.92%) VB
8 1 (1.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) CCNP
1 20 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.85%) Degree
3 12 (23.08%) CCDP
4 11 (21.15%) CISSP
5 8 (15.38%) CCNA
6 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) XenApp
2 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (36.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (21.15%) Cisco UCCX
2 11 (21.15%) Nessus
2 11 (21.15%) TrustSec
3 8 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (15.38%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.85%) Nagios
4 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.85%) SCOM
5 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Cisco
2 8 (15.38%) Fortinet
2 8 (15.38%) Meraki
2 8 (15.38%) SolarWinds
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) HP
4 3 (5.77%) IronPort
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) Veeam
5 2 (3.85%) Veritas
5 2 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Capita
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Mitel