The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 67 85
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 11 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.88% 1.10% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 22.00% 8.51% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 3
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 50 94 105
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 8.55% 12.97% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 42 82 83
Median salary £30,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,200 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware in Northamptonshire.

Salary trend for Firmware in Northamptonshire

Firmware
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Northampton +13 10 £35,000 -6.66%
Wellingborough - 1 £37,500 -
Firmware
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 10 (90.91%) Degree
1 10 (90.91%) Computer Science
2 7 (63.64%) Embedded C
2 7 (63.64%) C
3 6 (54.55%) C++
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) Electronics
4 5 (45.45%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Image Processing
4 5 (45.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (36.36%) Yocto
5 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
5 4 (36.36%) Physics
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Python
5 4 (36.36%) PhD
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) OOP
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) VHDL
6 1 (9.09%) Verilog

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (45.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Embedded Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Embedded Software Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Software Developer
2 5 (45.45%) C Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Embedded C Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Yocto
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (9.09%) Verilog
2 1 (9.09%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Embedded Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Image Processing
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
2 4 (36.36%) Physics
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) FPGA Design
3 1 (9.09%) OOD
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C
1 7 (63.64%) Embedded C
2 6 (54.55%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 4 (36.36%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (36.36%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Altera
1 1 (9.09%) Atmel