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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 218 240
Rank change year-on-year -42 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 11 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 2.72% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 11
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £30,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,800 £39,300 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 744 588 647
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.01% 10.61% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 639 486 513
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% +4.00%  

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 June 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 June 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 -18 7 £37,500 - 2
Cheshire -30 2 £52,500 +23.52%
Cumbria - 2 £41,000 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 53 (86.89%) C++
2 52 (85.25%) C
3 45 (73.77%) Software Engineering
4 40 (65.57%) Degree
5 38 (62.30%) Linux
6 37 (60.66%) Embedded C
7 34 (55.74%) PHP
8 31 (50.82%) Validation
9 30 (49.18%) HTML
9 30 (49.18%) .NET
10 29 (47.54%) MySQL
10 29 (47.54%) Visual Studio
10 29 (47.54%) Electronics
11 22 (36.07%) VB
11 22 (36.07%) Feasibility Study
12 20 (32.79%) Embedded Linux
13 17 (27.87%) Algorithms
14 14 (22.95%) Embedded C++
15 13 (21.31%) Manufacturing
15 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (19.67%) QA
17 11 (18.03%) HND
18 10 (16.39%) VB6
19 9 (14.75%) JIRA
19 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
19 9 (14.75%) HNC
19 9 (14.75%) SQL
20 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
20 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
20 8 (13.11%) Internet

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 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Internet
1 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.56%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.56%) GPRS
2 4 (6.56%) RS-232
3 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (47.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) GIS
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (47.54%) Visual Studio
2 9 (14.75%) JIRA
3 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 29 (47.54%) Electronics
2 13 (21.31%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Games
3 4 (6.56%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) Avionics
5 1 (1.64%) Military
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (55.74%) Embedded Engineer
2 24 (39.34%) Software Engineer
3 22 (36.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Software Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Embedded Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Embedded Software Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Electronics Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Graduate
6 6 (9.84%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) C Software Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (49.18%) .NET
1 30 (49.18%) HTML
2 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (11.48%) jQuery
3 4 (6.56%) Web Services
4 2 (3.28%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.64%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.64%) Laravel
5 1 (1.64%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) Node.js
5 1 (1.64%) React
5 1 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Algorithms
2 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
3 8 (13.11%) Internet of Things
4 6 (9.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.56%) VHDL
7 3 (4.92%) Device Driver
7 3 (4.92%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (3.28%) CAN bus
8 2 (3.28%) CPLD
8 2 (3.28%) iPad
9 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 20 (32.79%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Software Engineering
2 31 (50.82%) Validation
3 22 (36.07%) Feasibility Study
4 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.11%) MVC
6 7 (11.48%) TDD
6 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.56%) API Design
8 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.56%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (6.56%) Project Management
8 4 (6.56%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (6.56%) Telematics
8 4 (6.56%) Web Application Development
9 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (4.92%) OO
9 3 (4.92%) Schematic Capture
9 3 (4.92%) UML
9 3 (4.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 53 (86.89%) C++
2 52 (85.25%) C
3 37 (60.66%) Embedded C
4 34 (55.74%) PHP
5 22 (36.07%) VB
6 14 (22.95%) Embedded C++
7 10 (16.39%) VB6
8 9 (14.75%) SQL
9 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
10 7 (11.48%) C#
11 6 (9.84%) Python
12 5 (8.20%) Java
13 4 (6.56%) Ruby
14 2 (3.28%) Perl
15 1 (1.64%) ES6
15 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 40 (65.57%) Degree
2 11 (18.03%) HND
3 9 (14.75%) HNC
4 7 (11.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.28%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) PhD
6 1 (1.64%) MCSA
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.64%) NCDA
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.64%) vSphere
1 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Xilinx
2 4 (6.56%) Freescale
3 3 (4.92%) EMC
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) NetApp
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) Xamarin
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago