Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
Devon > Plymouth
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +19
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 12 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Plymouth 9.09% 10.23% 14.29%
As % of the System Software category 30.00% 52.94% 72.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 16
Plymouth median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -19.05% +40.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £33,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £51,250 £54,375
Devon median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -17.65% -19.05% +41.32%

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 40 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Plymouth 30.30% 19.32% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 22
Plymouth median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% -19.05% +81.03%
10th Percentile £31,654 £27,700 £23,300
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £53,750
Devon median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +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 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Plymouth

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (50.00%) C
2 5 (41.67%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) TeamCity
2 5 (41.67%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Electronics
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) REST
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 2 (16.67%) JSON
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++

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 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) TeamCity
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JSON
1 2 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Energy Management
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Schematic Capture
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) HND