The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 154 159
Rank change year-on-year +36 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 31 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 12.65% 3.19% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 27 7 8
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £29,000 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 245 282 246
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.25% 9.95% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 172 168 148
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% +4.00%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Firmware
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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
Dundee - 14 £45,000 -
Fife +10 5 £55,000 +29.41%
Edinburgh -5 5 £53,500 +1.90% 3
Glasgow +17 2 £47,500 +137.50%
Aberdeen -6 1 £45,000 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Firmware
UK

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

1 30 (73.17%) C
2 28 (68.29%) C++
3 27 (65.85%) Degree
4 25 (60.98%) Linux
5 24 (58.54%) Electronics
6 22 (53.66%) Windows
7 21 (51.22%) Python
8 20 (48.78%) Software Engineering
9 19 (46.34%) OO
9 19 (46.34%) C#
10 18 (43.90%) Android
11 17 (41.46%) Banking
11 17 (41.46%) Configuration Management
11 17 (41.46%) VB
12 15 (36.59%) Java
13 10 (24.39%) Finance
14 7 (17.07%) VxWorks
14 7 (17.07%) Project Planning
14 7 (17.07%) Arduino
14 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (17.07%) Raspberry Pi
15 6 (14.63%) Unix
15 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
16 5 (12.20%) Lean Manufacturing
16 5 (12.20%) DO-254
16 5 (12.20%) Rational DOORS
16 5 (12.20%) Altera
16 5 (12.20%) Actel
16 5 (12.20%) Mentor Graphics
16 5 (12.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (9.76%) Wireless
2 3 (7.32%) RS-485
2 3 (7.32%) ZigBee
3 2 (4.88%) DECT
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 1 (2.44%) 3G
4 1 (2.44%) 4G
4 1 (2.44%) 5G
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.44%) Clang
3 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.44%) GDB
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Trac
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) Xcode
General
1 24 (58.54%) Electronics
2 17 (41.46%) Banking
3 10 (24.39%) Finance
4 5 (12.20%) Aerospace
4 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
4 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
5 4 (9.76%) Marketing
6 2 (4.88%) Back Office
7 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Software Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Firmware Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Graduate
4 7 (17.07%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Principal Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Embedded C Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Software Developer
8 3 (7.32%) C++ Developer
8 3 (7.32%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Junior
8 3 (7.32%) Junior C++ Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Junior Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Junior Software Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (17.07%) Arduino
1 7 (17.07%) Raspberry Pi
2 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (12.20%) VHDL
4 3 (7.32%) ASIC
4 3 (7.32%) Verilog
5 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Linux
2 22 (53.66%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) Android
4 7 (17.07%) VxWorks
5 6 (14.63%) Unix
6 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.88%) AIX
8 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.44%) CentOS
8 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Software Engineering
2 19 (46.34%) OO
3 17 (41.46%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.07%) Project Planning
5 5 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (12.20%) FPGA Design
5 5 (12.20%) Lean Manufacturing
5 5 (12.20%) Six Sigma
6 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity
6 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.76%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.88%) ITIL
7 2 (4.88%) OOD
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) SOA
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.88%) Time Management
7 2 (4.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) C
2 28 (68.29%) C++
3 21 (51.22%) Python
4 19 (46.34%) C#
5 17 (41.46%) VB
6 15 (36.59%) Java
7 5 (12.20%) Embedded C
7 5 (12.20%) MATLAB
7 5 (12.20%) Perl
8 3 (7.32%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.44%) Delphi
9 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) CCNA
2 2 (4.88%) CCNP
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.88%) HND
2 2 (4.88%) MCP
2 2 (4.88%) MCSE
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) DO-254
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) RHEV
3 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) NFS
4 1 (2.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Actel
1 5 (12.20%) Altera
1 5 (12.20%) Mentor Graphics
2 4 (9.76%) SAP
2 4 (9.76%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) IBM
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