Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 134 136
Rank change year-on-year +43 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 14 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.01% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 5.81% 2.17% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 7
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +34.80%
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £32,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £45,750
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +2.56%

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 South Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 241 276 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 17.35% 12.80% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 226 251 243
South Wales median annual salary £34,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.71% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,750 £19,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £51,875 £55,000 £45,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in South Wales

Firmware
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Firmware in South Wales

Firmware
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in South Wales

Firmware
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +4 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Torfaen - 4 £50,000 -
Cardiff - 3 £42,500 -
Bridgend - 1 £45,000 -
Firmware
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 11 (78.57%) C++
2 10 (71.43%) C
2 10 (71.43%) Embedded C
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (42.86%) Modbus
4 6 (42.86%) Embedded C++
4 6 (42.86%) Internet
4 6 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) Android Development
5 5 (35.71%) iOS Development
5 5 (35.71%) Android
5 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) SMTP
7 3 (21.43%) Games
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) SSH
8 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 2 (14.29%) Coaching
8 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 2 (14.29%) OOD
8 2 (14.29%) OO
8 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
8 2 (14.29%) Wireless
9 1 (7.14%) Electronics

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 6 (42.86%) Internet
1 6 (42.86%) Modbus
2 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) SMTP
3 3 (21.43%) SSH
4 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (21.43%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Principal Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Principal Software Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Tester
6 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Software Integration Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Software QA Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Android
2 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Android Development
2 5 (35.71%) iOS Development
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) OOD
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C++
2 10 (71.43%) C
2 10 (71.43%) Embedded C
3 6 (42.86%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) Embedded C++
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) TOWER Software