Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 302 261
Rank change year-on-year +29 -41 +34
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 47 39 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.38% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 3.59% 2.68% 6.08%
Number of salaries quoted 30 43 74
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £25,250 £33,750 £31,325
90th Percentile £59,250 £51,000 £54,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% 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 1,309 1,455 1,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.13% 14.33% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,081 1,178 1,152
South West median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,000 £21,264
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +12 16 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Gloucestershire +21 12 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Bristol +14 7 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Wiltshire -9 2 £90,000 +130.77% 5
Cornwall +8 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Dorset +4 1 £50,000 - 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 25 (53.19%) C
2 19 (40.43%) Degree
3 17 (36.17%) Embedded C
4 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (27.66%) C++
5 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
5 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
6 12 (25.53%) Electronics
7 9 (19.15%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (19.15%) Embedded C++
7 9 (19.15%) Cisco
7 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
7 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
7 9 (19.15%) VMware
8 8 (17.02%) VLAN
8 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
8 8 (17.02%) Fault Management
8 8 (17.02%) Data Protection
8 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
8 8 (17.02%) NAS
8 8 (17.02%) XenApp
8 8 (17.02%) XenDesktop
8 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.02%) CCNA
8 8 (17.02%) Citrix
8 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (17.02%) SAN
8 8 (17.02%) C#
8 8 (17.02%) ITIL

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 (10.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) G Suite
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) DHCP
1 8 (17.02%) DNS
1 8 (17.02%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (17.02%) NAS
1 8 (17.02%) NetScaler
1 8 (17.02%) SAN
1 8 (17.02%) VLAN
2 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.77%) Wireless
4 5 (10.64%) HTTP
5 3 (6.38%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.26%) Firewall
6 2 (4.26%) Internet
6 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.26%) ZigBee
7 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.13%) GSM
7 1 (2.13%) LAN
7 1 (2.13%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) GDB
1 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.38%) IDA Disassembler
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (25.53%) Electronics
2 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.64%) Aerospace
3 5 (10.64%) Military
4 2 (4.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Firmware Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Research Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Development Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Firmware Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Graduate
7 2 (4.26%) GUI Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Software Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) JSON
1 2 (4.26%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.15%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (14.89%) Algorithms
4 5 (10.64%) CAN bus
4 5 (10.64%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.13%) ASIC
6 1 (2.13%) CMDB
6 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.13%) Smart Home
6 1 (2.13%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
2 7 (14.89%) Linux
3 6 (12.77%) Windows
4 5 (10.64%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
2 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
3 8 (17.02%) Converged Infrastructure
3 8 (17.02%) Data Protection
3 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (17.02%) Fault Management
3 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) ITIL V3
3 8 (17.02%) ITSM
3 8 (17.02%) Proactive Management
3 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
3 8 (17.02%) Server Management
3 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
3 8 (17.02%) Service Management
3 8 (17.02%) Storage Management
3 8 (17.02%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (14.89%) Data Analysis
4 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (14.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) C
2 17 (36.17%) Embedded C
3 13 (27.66%) C++
4 9 (19.15%) Embedded C++
5 8 (17.02%) C#
6 7 (14.89%) Python
7 6 (12.77%) MATLAB
8 5 (10.64%) Java
8 5 (10.64%) Perl
8 5 (10.64%) Tcl
9 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Degree
2 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) CCNA
3 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
1 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.02%) XenApp
2 8 (17.02%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 8 (17.02%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Cisco
1 9 (19.15%) VMware
2 8 (17.02%) Citrix
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Atmel
4 1 (2.13%) Aruba
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.13%) Intel
4 1 (2.13%) Juniper
4 1 (2.13%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (2.13%) Xilinx