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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 210 216
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 28 25 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 4.86% 4.03% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 24
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 576 621 908
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 10.88% 11.84% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 489 520 678
Median salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -4.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,450 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

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 June 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 June 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 +11 9 £42,500 -16.66% 2
Cornwall - 9 £37,500 -
Wiltshire +5 3 £42,500 -15.00%
Gloucestershire -10 3 £36,250 -34.09% 1
Bristol -22 3 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Somerset -2 1 - -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 55 (75.34%) Electronics
2 53 (72.60%) C
3 40 (54.79%) C++
3 40 (54.79%) Degree
4 28 (38.36%) Software Engineering
5 27 (36.99%) Embedded Systems
5 27 (36.99%) C#
6 22 (30.14%) Computer Science
7 17 (23.29%) Embedded C
8 16 (21.92%) Internet
9 15 (20.55%) Physics
10 14 (19.18%) Regression Testing
10 14 (19.18%) Scrum
11 13 (17.81%) Prototyping
11 13 (17.81%) Internet of Things
11 13 (17.81%) ISO 14001
11 13 (17.81%) ISO 9001
11 13 (17.81%) Use Case
11 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (17.81%) Product Management
11 13 (17.81%) BDD
11 13 (17.81%) NoSQL
12 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (16.44%) Freescale
12 12 (16.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (16.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 12 (16.44%) OO
12 12 (16.44%) HND
12 12 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (15.07%) JTAG

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 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) Internet
2 12 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (12.33%) ZigBee
4 8 (10.96%) Wireless
5 6 (8.22%) Bluetooth
6 3 (4.11%) Firewall
6 3 (4.11%) HTTP
6 3 (4.11%) MQTT
7 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.37%) 802.15
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.37%) FCoE
8 1 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.37%) LTE
8 1 (1.37%) NFC
8 1 (1.37%) VLAN
8 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
General
1 55 (75.34%) Electronics
2 6 (8.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (54.79%) Firmware Engineer
2 17 (23.29%) Developer
3 16 (21.92%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Software Engineer
5 12 (16.44%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Cloud Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Development Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) IoT Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Internet Developer
9 5 (6.85%) Azure Developer
10 4 (5.48%) C Software Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Embedded C Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Firmware Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) Web Services
2 8 (10.96%) JSON
2 8 (10.96%) REST
3 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 4 (5.48%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (36.99%) Embedded Systems
2 22 (30.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (17.81%) Internet of Things
4 12 (16.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (13.70%) Smart Home
6 9 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (12.33%) Mobile App
7 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
8 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
8 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
9 2 (2.74%) Device Driver
9 2 (2.74%) Home Automation
9 2 (2.74%) VHDL
10 1 (1.37%) Robotics
10 1 (1.37%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
1 4 (5.48%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) Software Engineering
2 15 (20.55%) Physics
3 14 (19.18%) Regression Testing
3 14 (19.18%) Scrum
4 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.81%) BDD
4 13 (17.81%) Product Management
4 13 (17.81%) Prototyping
4 13 (17.81%) Use Case
5 12 (16.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (16.44%) OO
6 10 (13.70%) Kanban
6 10 (13.70%) TDD
7 9 (12.33%) Analytics
7 9 (12.33%) Data Analytics
7 9 (12.33%) Front End Development
7 9 (12.33%) Machine Learning
7 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.33%) Web Application Development
8 5 (6.85%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (72.60%) C
2 40 (54.79%) C++
3 27 (36.99%) C#
4 17 (23.29%) Embedded C
5 9 (12.33%) SQL
6 2 (2.74%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.74%) Java
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
6 2 (2.74%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 40 (54.79%) Degree
2 12 (16.44%) HND
3 8 (10.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.11%) CCNA
4 3 (4.11%) CCNP
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) ISO 14001
1 13 (17.81%) ISO 9001
2 11 (15.07%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Freescale
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco
2 7 (9.59%) EMC
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.74%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.37%) Actel
6 1 (1.37%) Altera
6 1 (1.37%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (1.37%) VMware
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