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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 227 201
Rank change year-on-year +43 -26  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 45 31 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.89% 0.53% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 7.58% 3.65% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 42 15 36
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £38,200 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 594 850 754
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.75% 14.49% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 489 733 606
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Devon +27 29 £40,000 - 1
Dorset +32 6 £43,750 +9.37%
Wiltshire +21 3 £42,000 -20.00% 1
Cornwall +4 3 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Gloucestershire -8 3 £47,500 -15.55%
Bristol - 1 £57,500 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 47 (56.63%) Electronics
2 46 (55.42%) C
3 40 (48.19%) C#
4 31 (37.35%) Degree
5 30 (36.14%) C++
6 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (26.51%) ISO 9001
7 22 (26.51%) Product Management
7 22 (26.51%) BDD
7 22 (26.51%) NoSQL
7 22 (26.51%) Use Case
8 21 (25.30%) Internet of Things
8 21 (25.30%) Internet
8 21 (25.30%) TDD
8 21 (25.30%) ISO 14001
9 20 (24.10%) SQL
9 20 (24.10%) Embedded Systems
10 19 (22.89%) Kanban
10 19 (22.89%) Scrum
11 18 (21.69%) Software Engineering
11 18 (21.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 18 (21.69%) MongoDB
11 18 (21.69%) Prototyping
12 17 (20.48%) Physics
12 17 (20.48%) Web Application Development
12 17 (20.48%) Machine Learning
12 17 (20.48%) Mobile App
12 17 (20.48%) Data Analytics
12 17 (20.48%) Analytics
12 17 (20.48%) Front End Development

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 (3.61%) IIS
1 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.02%) IaaS
2 5 (6.02%) PaaS
3 2 (2.41%) GitHub
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.30%) Internet
2 12 (14.46%) Wireless
3 9 (10.84%) SAN
4 7 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (7.23%) Bluetooth
5 6 (7.23%) NAS
5 6 (7.23%) VPN
6 4 (4.82%) 802.15
6 4 (4.82%) DHCP
6 4 (4.82%) DNS
6 4 (4.82%) Firewall
6 4 (4.82%) LTE
6 4 (4.82%) NFC
6 4 (4.82%) WLAN
7 3 (3.61%) 3GPP
7 3 (3.61%) FCAPS
7 3 (3.61%) GGSN
7 3 (3.61%) MGW
7 3 (3.61%) Network Security
7 3 (3.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.51%) NoSQL
2 18 (21.69%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 47 (56.63%) Electronics
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Firmware Engineer
2 24 (28.92%) Developer
3 16 (19.28%) Senior Developer
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Cloud Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Development Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) IoT Developer
6 8 (9.64%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Azure Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Internet Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Server Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco Presales Consultant
8 5 (6.02%) Consultant
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Presales Consultant
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Development Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) Web Services
2 12 (14.46%) .NET
3 5 (6.02%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.82%) 802.1X
5 3 (3.61%) JSON
5 3 (3.61%) XML
6 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.41%) HTML
6 2 (2.41%) HTML5
7 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.20%) CSS
7 1 (1.20%) RESTful
7 1 (1.20%) SOAP
7 1 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.30%) Internet of Things
2 20 (24.10%) Embedded Systems
3 18 (21.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 17 (20.48%) Mobile App
5 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
6 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
7 6 (7.23%) Clustering
8 5 (6.02%) Driving Licence
8 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
9 4 (4.82%) VHDL
10 3 (3.61%) Cybercrime
11 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
11 2 (2.41%) Device Driver
11 2 (2.41%) Home Automation
11 2 (2.41%) Smart Home
12 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 1 (1.20%) Smartcard
12 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.43%) Linux
5 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.41%) Solaris
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.51%) BDD
2 22 (26.51%) Product Management
2 22 (26.51%) Use Case
3 21 (25.30%) TDD
4 19 (22.89%) Kanban
4 19 (22.89%) Scrum
5 18 (21.69%) Prototyping
5 18 (21.69%) Software Engineering
6 17 (20.48%) Analytics
6 17 (20.48%) Data Analytics
6 17 (20.48%) Front End Development
6 17 (20.48%) Machine Learning
6 17 (20.48%) Physics
6 17 (20.48%) Web Application Development
7 15 (18.07%) Regression Testing
8 13 (15.66%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (13.25%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.64%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 46 (55.42%) C
2 40 (48.19%) C#
3 30 (36.14%) C++
4 20 (24.10%) SQL
5 8 (9.64%) Perl
5 8 (9.64%) Tcl
6 7 (8.43%) Java
7 6 (7.23%) Python
8 5 (6.02%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.20%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (37.35%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) CCNA
2 5 (6.02%) CCNP
2 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) HND
5 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.41%) MCP
5 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.51%) ISO 9001
2 21 (25.30%) ISO 14001
3 12 (14.46%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.23%) Terminal Services
3 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.61%) XenApp
4 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) WSUS
2 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) Citrix
3 8 (9.64%) Cisco
4 6 (7.23%) HP
4 6 (7.23%) VMware
5 5 (6.02%) CommVault
5 5 (6.02%) Xilinx
6 4 (4.82%) Altera
7 3 (3.61%) EMC
7 3 (3.61%) Freescale
7 3 (3.61%) Intel
8 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.20%) Actel
9 1 (1.20%) Mentor Graphics
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