Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South West
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 278 281
Rank change year-on-year +48 +3 +16
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 104 54 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.00% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 7.37% 4.22% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 78 68 57
South West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 1,411 1,279 1,353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.60% 12.67% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,144 1,097 1,106
South West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,400 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +46 53 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Bristol +16 18 £45,000 - 6
Gloucestershire +15 12 £46,000 +8.24% 1
Wiltshire -8 8 £39,500 -2.47% 3
Dorset - 6 £50,000 - 1
Cornwall -3 4 £37,500 -
Somerset +33 3 £62,500 - 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 49 (47.12%) C
3 34 (32.69%) Electronics
4 33 (31.73%) Python
5 29 (27.88%) Embedded Systems
6 28 (26.92%) Degree
7 27 (25.96%) C++
8 26 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 25 (24.04%) Embedded C
10 24 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (21.15%) Manufacturing
12 21 (20.19%) Scrum
12 21 (20.19%) TeamCity
12 21 (20.19%) BDD
13 18 (17.31%) Validation
13 18 (17.31%) System Testing
14 16 (15.38%) Embedded C++
15 14 (13.46%) Android
15 14 (13.46%) Apple iOS
16 13 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (12.50%) Assembly Language
16 13 (12.50%) Internet
17 12 (11.54%) Web Development
17 12 (11.54%) Computer Science
17 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
18 10 (9.62%) MATLAB
18 10 (9.62%) C#
18 10 (9.62%) Windows
18 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
18 10 (9.62%) iOS 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:

Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.92%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) Internet
2 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.77%) Wireless
4 5 (4.81%) Bluetooth
4 5 (4.81%) HTTP
5 3 (2.88%) Firewall
5 3 (2.88%) LAN
5 3 (2.88%) Network Security
5 3 (2.88%) WAN
5 3 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.92%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.96%) GSM
7 1 (0.96%) NFC
7 1 (0.96%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (20.19%) TeamCity
3 8 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.85%) JIRA
6 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.92%) GDB
7 2 (1.92%) IDA Disassembler
7 2 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.92%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (0.96%) MSTest
8 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (32.69%) Electronics
2 22 (21.15%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.65%) Aerospace
4 6 (5.77%) Military
5 5 (4.81%) Automotive
6 4 (3.85%) Finance
7 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Firmware Engineer
2 21 (20.19%) Test Engineer
3 16 (15.38%) Design Engineer
4 15 (14.42%) Embedded Engineer
5 13 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 11 (10.58%) Software Test Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) Research Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Mobile Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Mobile Software Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Electronics Design Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Electronics Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Firmware Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) C/C++ Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Development Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) DevOps Manager
11 4 (3.85%) Embedded Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Principal Developer
11 4 (3.85%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) Apache Cordova
1 9 (8.65%) PhoneGap
1 9 (8.65%) React Native
2 6 (5.77%) React
3 3 (2.88%) Ionic Framework
4 2 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.92%) jQuery
4 2 (1.92%) JSON
4 2 (1.92%) REST
5 1 (0.96%) .NET
5 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.96%) CSS
5 1 (0.96%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.96%) HTML
5 1 (0.96%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.88%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.62%) Smart Home
4 9 (8.65%) Algorithms
5 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (4.81%) CAN bus
6 5 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.85%) ASIC
7 4 (3.85%) VHDL
8 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.46%) Android
1 14 (13.46%) Apple iOS
2 10 (9.62%) Windows
3 8 (7.69%) Linux
4 5 (4.81%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) Unix
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 24 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.19%) BDD
3 21 (20.19%) Scrum
4 18 (17.31%) System Testing
4 18 (17.31%) Validation
5 13 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 12 (11.54%) Web Development
7 10 (9.62%) Energy Management
7 10 (9.62%) iOS Development
8 9 (8.65%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 6 (5.77%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.81%) Multithreading
11 5 (4.81%) Post-Production
11 5 (4.81%) Project Management
11 5 (4.81%) Test Strategy
12 4 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 49 (47.12%) C
2 33 (31.73%) Python
3 27 (25.96%) C++
4 25 (24.04%) Embedded C
5 16 (15.38%) Embedded C++
6 13 (12.50%) Assembly Language
7 10 (9.62%) C#
7 10 (9.62%) MATLAB
8 8 (7.69%) Java
9 5 (4.81%) Perl
9 5 (4.81%) Tcl
10 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.88%) VB
12 2 (1.92%) Ada
12 2 (1.92%) Delphi
12 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.96%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (26.92%) Degree
2 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) HND
3 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.88%) CCDA
5 3 (2.88%) CCNA
5 3 (2.88%) CCNP
5 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.96%) CEH
6 1 (0.96%) CISM
6 1 (0.96%) CISSP
6 1 (0.96%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.96%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) MISRA
2 2 (1.92%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.92%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (8.65%) Xamarin
2 4 (3.85%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.88%) Atmel
3 3 (2.88%) Cisco
3 3 (2.88%) EMC
4 2 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.96%) Telerik