Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Plymouth 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
Devon > Plymouth
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 15 22
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 38 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Plymouth 23.60% 13.46% 9.68%
As % of the System Software category 63.33% 60.87% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 9
Plymouth median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -19.05% +40.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £55,000
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% -19.05% +41.89%

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 Plymouth with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Plymouth
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 60 23 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Plymouth 37.27% 22.12% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 31 22 11
Plymouth median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -19.05% +59.09%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,025 £23,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £55,000
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% +7.14%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Plymouth

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Plymouth.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Plymouth

Firmware
Salary Trend in Plymouth

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Plymouth

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Plymouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Plymouth over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Plymouth

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Plymouth region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 21 (55.26%) Python
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (55.26%) TeamCity
1 21 (55.26%) BDD
2 19 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 18 (47.37%) System Testing
3 18 (47.37%) Scrum
3 18 (47.37%) Embedded Systems
3 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 17 (44.74%) Electronics
5 14 (36.84%) C
5 14 (36.84%) Degree
6 13 (34.21%) Manufacturing
6 13 (34.21%) Internet
7 10 (26.32%) Energy Management
7 10 (26.32%) Smart Home
8 9 (23.68%) Assembly Language
8 9 (23.68%) HND
9 8 (21.05%) Validation
9 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
9 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (10.53%) C++
11 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
11 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
12 2 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
12 2 (5.26%) Schematic Capture
12 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (5.26%) Multithreading

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Plymouth 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 13 (34.21%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) Bluetooth
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.26%) Wireless
2 2 (5.26%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) TeamCity
2 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (44.74%) Electronics
2 13 (34.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Test Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Design Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Software Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) JSON
1 2 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (26.32%) Smart Home
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (55.26%) BDD
2 19 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 18 (47.37%) Scrum
3 18 (47.37%) System Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Energy Management
5 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.05%) Validation
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.26%) Chemistry
7 2 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.26%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.26%) Schematic Capture
7 2 (5.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) Python
2 14 (36.84%) C
3 9 (23.68%) Assembly Language
4 4 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) Embedded C
5 2 (5.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) HND
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree