Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 163 201
Rank change year-on-year +14 +38 -12
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 6 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.25% 0.95% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.86% 5.98% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 18
Reading median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year -14.29% +2.44% -6.82%

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 Reading with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 322 552 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.49% 15.83% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 285 453 554
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% +11.11%
10th Percentile £22,250 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.73% +19.33%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Reading

Firmware
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) SAS
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Nortel
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Change Management
2 4 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 4 (66.67%) snoop
2 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (66.67%) F5
2 4 (66.67%) SAS 70
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (66.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) snoop
1 4 (66.67%) tcpdump
1 4 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) SSH
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Unix Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Unix Support
1 4 (66.67%) Unix Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (16.67%) Verilog
2 1 (16.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SAS 70
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) F5
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) NetApp
1 4 (66.67%) Nortel
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 1 (16.67%) Altera
2 1 (16.67%) Cadence
2 1 (16.67%) Lattice Semiconductor
2 1 (16.67%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (16.67%) Xilinx