Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South West
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 256 245
Rank change year-on-year +51 -11 +25
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 44 68 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.69% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category 3.89% 4.37% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 36 47 80
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £32,250 £33,500 £25,125
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,750 £52,625
England median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +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 1,132 1,556 1,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.05% 15.82% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1,314 1,216
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,575 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firmware in the South West.

Salary trend for Firmware in the South West

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware in the South West over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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
Bristol +71 22 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Gloucestershire +5 8 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Dorset +43 6 £55,000 -
Somerset +21 4 £33,750 -32.50%
Devon +9 1 - - 1
Cornwall +2 1 £40,000 +6.67%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 South West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 22 (50.00%) C
2 20 (45.45%) C++
3 19 (43.18%) Software Engineering
4 17 (38.64%) Python
5 14 (31.82%) Java
6 13 (29.55%) Electronics
7 11 (25.00%) Linux
7 11 (25.00%) Embedded C
7 11 (25.00%) Embedded C++
8 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
8 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 10 (22.73%) Kotlin
9 9 (20.45%) Android
9 9 (20.45%) Degree
10 8 (18.18%) Apple Swift
10 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
10 8 (18.18%) Android Development
10 8 (18.18%) iOS Development
10 8 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
11 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
11 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco
11 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
12 6 (13.64%) VMware
12 6 (13.64%) Firewall
12 6 (13.64%) OOP
12 6 (13.64%) Windows
12 6 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.55%) Pachyderm
3 1 (2.27%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Azure
2 5 (11.36%) Office 365
3 3 (6.82%) SaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) Bluetooth
2 5 (11.36%) Internet
3 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.82%) RS-232
3 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.55%) Software-Defined Radio
4 2 (4.55%) Wireless
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) Network Security
5 1 (2.27%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) Skype
5 1 (2.27%) VoIP
5 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (29.55%) Electronics
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.27%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Software Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Embedded Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Hardware Specialist
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior C Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) React Native
2 2 (4.55%) Flash
2 2 (4.55%) Tapestry
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) Matplotlib
3 1 (2.27%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (6.82%) CMDB
4 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.27%) Analogue Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (20.45%) Android
3 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.55%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (2.27%) AIX
8 1 (2.27%) CentOS
8 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.27%) FreeBSD
8 1 (2.27%) Solaris
8 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.27%) Unix
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.18%) Android Development
2 8 (18.18%) iOS Development
2 8 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
4 6 (13.64%) OOP
5 4 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.82%) ITSM
6 3 (6.82%) Prototyping
6 3 (6.82%) Requirements Gathering
6 3 (6.82%) Signal Processing
7 2 (4.55%) Actionable Insight
7 2 (4.55%) Data Science
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) Machine Learning
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) C
2 20 (45.45%) C++
3 17 (38.64%) Python
4 14 (31.82%) Java
5 11 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 11 (25.00%) Embedded C++
6 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 10 (22.73%) Kotlin
7 8 (18.18%) Apple Swift
8 4 (9.09%) C#
9 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
10 2 (4.55%) SQL
11 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
11 1 (2.27%) Perl
11 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) CCNA
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.09%) HND
3 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) CCENT
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Cisco
2 6 (13.64%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.55%) Intel
4 2 (4.55%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (4.55%) Meraki
4 2 (4.55%) Xilinx
5 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.27%) QNX
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat