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

Firmware
England > North West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 344 331
Rank change year-on-year +17 -13 +15
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 33 21 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.78% 1.41% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 17
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -10.18%
10th Percentile £20,250 £37,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,625 £41,650
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -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 1,849 1,492 1,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.71% 11.73% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,498 1,243 1,080
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £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 October 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 October 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
Merseyside - 12 £60,000 - 1
Cheshire +14 10 £45,000 - 2
Manchester +4 9 £21,500 -59.05% 10
Lancashire - 2 £34,000 - 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 18 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (42.42%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) Firewall
5 11 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 11 (33.33%) Degree
5 11 (33.33%) Network Security
5 11 (33.33%) Linux
5 11 (33.33%) LAN
5 11 (33.33%) VoIP
5 11 (33.33%) WAN
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco
5 11 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 11 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
6 10 (30.30%) Programme Delivery
6 10 (30.30%) Task Automation
6 10 (30.30%) Cisco Wireless
6 10 (30.30%) Cisco ISE
6 10 (30.30%) Change Management
6 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
6 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (30.30%) Network Management
6 10 (30.30%) High Availability
6 10 (30.30%) Security Management
6 10 (30.30%) Wireless
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (27.27%) VPN
7 9 (27.27%) C++
7 9 (27.27%) ITIL
7 9 (27.27%) CCNP

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:

Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) LAN
2 11 (33.33%) Network Security
2 11 (33.33%) VoIP
2 11 (33.33%) WAN
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco ISE
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco Wireless
3 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
3 10 (30.30%) Wireless
4 9 (27.27%) VPN
5 8 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (24.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (24.24%) IPsec
5 8 (24.24%) MPLS
5 8 (24.24%) Multicast
5 8 (24.24%) SSL
6 6 (18.18%) Ethernet
6 6 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (24.24%) Electronics
2 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 5 (15.15%) Finance
4 3 (9.09%) Games
5 2 (6.06%) Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Automotive
6 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Security Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Senior Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Senior Security Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Firmware Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) DBA
5 4 (12.12%) Electronics Technician
6 3 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Graduate
7 2 (6.06%) Hardware Technician
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Junior
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) RESTful
1 2 (6.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) AS400
4 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Storwize
4 1 (3.03%) iSeries
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (6.06%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 11 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 11 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 10 (30.30%) Change Management
3 10 (30.30%) High Availability
3 10 (30.30%) Network Management
3 10 (30.30%) Programme Delivery
3 10 (30.30%) Security Management
3 10 (30.30%) Task Automation
4 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 8 (24.24%) ITIL V3
5 8 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Project Management
5 8 (24.24%) SIEM
5 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (24.24%) Web Filtering
6 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 5 (15.15%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C++
2 8 (24.24%) C
3 7 (21.21%) C#
4 5 (15.15%) Assembly Language
4 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) Embedded C++
5 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.06%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.06%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) PHP
6 2 (6.06%) VB
6 2 (6.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) CCNP
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (24.24%) CCDP
3 8 (24.24%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) XenApp
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (24.24%) Cisco UCCX
2 8 (24.24%) Nessus
2 8 (24.24%) TrustSec
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) IronPort
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.06%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Meraki