Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 259 293
Rank change year-on-year -36 +34 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 42 87 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.79% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 3.05% 6.08% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 50 73 60
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -7.06%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £50,125 £54,750 £51,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1376 1431 1501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.30% 13.07% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1143 1149 1249
South West median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +4.35%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,264 £20,000
90th Percentile £55,349 £53,750 £57,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the South West

Firmware
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Firmware in the South West

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the South West

Firmware
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Devon +10 13 £42,500 -19.05%
Gloucestershire +17 10 £42,500 -2.86% 1
Cornwall - 8 £38,750 -
Bristol -38 6 £45,000 +36.36%
Wiltshire -9 5 £39,000 -8.24% 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 29 (69.05%) Degree
2 23 (54.76%) C
3 22 (52.38%) Electronics
4 21 (50.00%) C++
5 19 (45.24%) Computer Science
6 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
7 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
7 11 (26.19%) ITIL
7 11 (26.19%) Cisco
7 11 (26.19%) Embedded C
7 11 (26.19%) SAN
7 11 (26.19%) Replication
7 11 (26.19%) Service Management
8 10 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (23.81%) ZigBee
8 10 (23.81%) JSON
8 10 (23.81%) NAS
8 10 (23.81%) Smart Home
8 10 (23.81%) REST
8 10 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (21.43%) Proactive Management
9 9 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (21.43%) vCenter Server
9 9 (21.43%) ITIL V3
9 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
9 9 (21.43%) SCDPM
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Houdini
1 5 (11.90%) Maya
1 5 (11.90%) NUKE
1 5 (11.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.38%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) SAN
2 10 (23.81%) NAS
2 10 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (23.81%) ZigBee
3 9 (21.43%) DHCP
3 9 (21.43%) DNS
3 9 (21.43%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (21.43%) VLAN
4 5 (11.90%) LAN
4 5 (11.90%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (52.38%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Games
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Firmware Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Firmware Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Linux Support
7 3 (7.14%) Linux Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) FPGA Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) JSON
1 10 (23.81%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (45.24%) Computer Science
2 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (26.19%) Replication
4 10 (23.81%) Smart Home
5 8 (19.05%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (11.90%) Animation
7 2 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (2.38%) Internet of Things
8 1 (2.38%) Robotics
8 1 (2.38%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows
4 5 (11.90%) CentOS
4 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
1 11 (26.19%) Service Management
1 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
2 9 (21.43%) Data Protection
2 9 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL V3
2 9 (21.43%) ITSM
2 9 (21.43%) Proactive Management
2 9 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 9 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
3 8 (19.05%) OO
4 5 (11.90%) 3D Animation
4 5 (11.90%) 3D Rendering
4 5 (11.90%) Scrum
4 5 (11.90%) Security Monitoring
4 5 (11.90%) Visual Effects
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) C
2 21 (50.00%) C++
3 11 (26.19%) Embedded C
4 2 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Degree
2 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (21.43%) CCNA
4 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 8 (19.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 9 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
1 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
1 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) NFS
2 5 (11.90%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 9 (21.43%) SCDPM
1 9 (21.43%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco
2 9 (21.43%) Citrix
2 9 (21.43%) Dell
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Freescale
4 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (4.76%) Brocade
6 2 (4.76%) Hitachi
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Remedy
6 2 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.38%) Atmel
7 1 (2.38%) BT
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Xilinx