Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South West
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 268 298
Rank change year-on-year +40 +30 -23
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 118 74 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.10% 0.72% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 7.58% 6.41% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 87 82 30
South West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,450 £33,750 £36,375
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 1,557 1,155 1,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.48% 11.20% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,190 964 1,251
South West median annual salary £41,000 £37,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.81% +8.82% -5.08%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +18 45 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Dorset -28 19 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Bristol +12 16 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Wiltshire +7 14 £39,500 -5.95%
Somerset +39 13 £23,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +15 7 £46,000 +8.24% 4
Cornwall -23 3 £37,500 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 56 (47.46%) C
2 49 (41.53%) Software Engineering
3 48 (40.68%) Electronics
4 34 (28.81%) Python
5 33 (27.97%) Degree
6 28 (23.73%) Embedded C
7 24 (20.34%) Embedded Systems
7 24 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (19.49%) C++
8 23 (19.49%) Jenkins
9 20 (16.95%) Scrum
10 18 (15.25%) BDD
10 18 (15.25%) TeamCity
11 16 (13.56%) System Testing
11 16 (13.56%) Assembly Language
12 14 (11.86%) Manufacturing
12 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
13 13 (11.02%) Android
13 13 (11.02%) Apple iOS
13 13 (11.02%) Validation
13 13 (11.02%) Computer Science
13 13 (11.02%) HND
14 12 (10.17%) Web Development
14 12 (10.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 11 (9.32%) Embedded C++
15 11 (9.32%) Internet
15 11 (9.32%) MATLAB
16 10 (8.47%) UML
16 10 (8.47%) SC Cleared
16 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared

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 9 (7.63%) Simulink
2 4 (3.39%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.32%) Internet
2 6 (5.08%) Ethernet
3 5 (4.24%) LAN
4 4 (3.39%) Firewall
4 4 (3.39%) RS-232
4 4 (3.39%) WAN
4 4 (3.39%) Wideband
4 4 (3.39%) Wireless
5 3 (2.54%) Network Security
6 2 (1.69%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.69%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.85%) DHCP
7 1 (0.85%) DNS
7 1 (0.85%) FCoE
7 1 (0.85%) NFC
7 1 (0.85%) RFID
7 1 (0.85%) SAN
7 1 (0.85%) SNMP
7 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (19.49%) Jenkins
2 18 (15.25%) TeamCity
3 7 (5.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (4.24%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.24%) JIRA
5 4 (3.39%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (3.39%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.85%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.85%) MSTest
7 1 (0.85%) Subversion
7 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (40.68%) Electronics
2 14 (11.86%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.78%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.39%) Avionics
4 4 (3.39%) Finance
5 3 (2.54%) Automotive
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (22.03%) Firmware Engineer
2 21 (17.80%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (16.95%) Design Engineer
4 19 (16.10%) Test Engineer
5 14 (11.86%) Software Engineer
6 12 (10.17%) Electronics Engineer
7 10 (8.47%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 9 (7.63%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Computer Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Electronics Design Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Hardware Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Mobile Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Mobile Software Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Development Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Principal Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) FPGA Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Security Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) Apache Cordova
1 9 (7.63%) PhoneGap
1 9 (7.63%) React Native
2 6 (5.08%) React
3 3 (2.54%) Ionic Framework
3 3 (2.54%) jQuery
4 1 (0.85%) .NET
4 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.85%) CSS
4 1 (0.85%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.85%) HTML
4 1 (0.85%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.34%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (11.02%) Computer Science
3 12 (10.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (7.63%) Smart Home
5 5 (4.24%) VHDL
6 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.54%) ASIC
6 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.02%) Android
1 13 (11.02%) Apple iOS
2 7 (5.93%) Windows
3 4 (3.39%) Linux
4 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Unix
5 1 (0.85%) VMS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (41.53%) Software Engineering
2 24 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.95%) Scrum
4 18 (15.25%) BDD
5 16 (13.56%) System Testing
6 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
7 13 (11.02%) Validation
8 12 (10.17%) Web Development
9 10 (8.47%) UML
10 9 (7.63%) Energy Management
10 9 (7.63%) iOS Development
10 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (6.78%) Integration Testing
12 7 (5.93%) Break/Fix
12 7 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.93%) Mathematics
13 5 (4.24%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.24%) FPGA Design
13 5 (4.24%) OO
Programming Languages
1 56 (47.46%) C
2 34 (28.81%) Python
3 28 (23.73%) Embedded C
4 23 (19.49%) C++
5 16 (13.56%) Assembly Language
6 11 (9.32%) Embedded C++
6 11 (9.32%) MATLAB
7 5 (4.24%) C#
7 5 (4.24%) Java
7 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.39%) Ada
9 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.54%) VB
10 2 (1.69%) Delphi
11 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.85%) AWK
11 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.85%) Perl
11 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (27.97%) Degree
2 13 (11.02%) HND
3 10 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.54%) CCDA
4 3 (2.54%) CCNA
4 3 (2.54%) CCNP
4 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) CEH
6 1 (0.85%) CISM
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
6 1 (0.85%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.85%) GIAC
6 1 (0.85%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.85%) VCP4
6 1 (0.85%) VCP5
6 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) SLA
2 5 (4.24%) MISRA
3 4 (3.39%) Def Stans
3 4 (3.39%) DO-160
3 4 (3.39%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) KVM
2 1 (0.85%) NFS
2 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) PowerCLI
1 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
1 1 (0.85%) vMotion
1 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (7.63%) Xamarin
2 8 (6.78%) Dell
2 8 (6.78%) HP
3 7 (5.93%) EMC
3 7 (5.93%) Equitrac
4 4 (3.39%) Cisco
4 4 (3.39%) IBM
5 3 (2.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.85%) Altera
6 1 (0.85%) Atmel
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.85%) Telerik
6 1 (0.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Xilinx