Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > South West
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 245 270 306
Rank change year-on-year +25 +36 -44
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 73 56 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.77% 0.56% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.91% 4.19% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 47
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £36,000 £27,050 £33,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £59,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 1,868 1,337 1,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.74% 13.28% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,524 1,109 1,147
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £23,538 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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
Wiltshire +22 25 £45,000 -50.00% 2
Bristol +30 14 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Dorset +8 13 £50,000 - 2
Devon -14 11 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Gloucestershire -28 6 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Somerset +9 2 £40,000 -36.00% 2
Cornwall +13 1 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 44 (60.27%) C
2 37 (50.68%) Software Engineering
3 35 (47.95%) Electronics
4 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (35.62%) C++
5 26 (35.62%) Degree
6 23 (31.51%) JIRA
6 23 (31.51%) Git (software)
7 21 (28.77%) Python
8 16 (21.92%) Computer Science
9 15 (20.55%) Windows
9 15 (20.55%) Games
10 13 (17.81%) Embedded C
11 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
11 10 (13.70%) Linux
12 9 (12.33%) Manufacturing
12 9 (12.33%) Azure
13 8 (10.96%) Process Improvement
13 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
13 8 (10.96%) PLM
13 8 (10.96%) VMware
13 8 (10.96%) OOP
13 8 (10.96%) OO
13 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
13 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
13 8 (10.96%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (9.59%) Office 365
14 7 (9.59%) Cisco
14 7 (9.59%) Perl
14 7 (9.59%) Scrum

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 7 (9.59%) Confluence
2 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Simulink
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.37%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Azure
2 7 (9.59%) Office 365
3 5 (6.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.74%) Firewall
2 2 (2.74%) LAN
2 2 (2.74%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) SAN
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) Wideband
3 1 (1.37%) Wireless
3 1 (1.37%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 23 (31.51%) Git (software)
1 23 (31.51%) JIRA
2 7 (9.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (47.95%) Electronics
2 15 (20.55%) Games
3 9 (12.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.37%) Avionics
5 1 (1.37%) Finance
5 1 (1.37%) Law
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (45.21%) Embedded Engineer
2 32 (43.84%) Software Engineer
3 24 (32.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (26.03%) Embedded C Engineer
4 19 (26.03%) Firmware Engineer
5 17 (23.29%) C Software Engineer
5 17 (23.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 14 (19.18%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 14 (19.18%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (19.18%) C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (19.18%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 14 (19.18%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (19.18%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 14 (19.18%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (15.07%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 8 (10.96%) Development Engineer
9 6 (8.22%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (6.85%) Administrator
10 5 (6.85%) IT Administrator
10 5 (6.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) iOS SDK
2 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (8.22%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.85%) CMDB
3 5 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.48%) Analogue Electronics
4 4 (5.48%) Robotics
5 3 (4.11%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 10 (13.70%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.74%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Unix
5 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.37%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.37%) Solaris
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) Software Engineering
2 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.92%) Computer Science
4 8 (10.96%) OO
4 8 (10.96%) OOP
4 8 (10.96%) PLM
4 8 (10.96%) Process Improvement
5 7 (9.59%) Scrum
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (8.22%) High Availability
6 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (8.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (6.85%) ITSM
7 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.48%) Benchmarking
8 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
8 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.48%) Project Delivery
8 4 (5.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (60.27%) C
2 26 (35.62%) C++
3 21 (28.77%) Python
4 13 (17.81%) Embedded C
5 7 (9.59%) Perl
6 6 (8.22%) MATLAB
7 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.85%) VB
8 4 (5.48%) C#
9 3 (4.11%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.11%) Java
9 3 (4.11%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.11%) VB6
10 2 (2.74%) Assembly Language
10 2 (2.74%) Delphi
11 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (35.62%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) CCNA
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) HNC
3 1 (1.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) JTAG
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
1 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
1 3 (4.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) VMware
3 7 (9.59%) Atlassian
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco
4 6 (8.22%) Dell
4 6 (8.22%) EMC
4 6 (8.22%) Intel
4 6 (8.22%) NVIDIA
4 6 (8.22%) Teradici
5 4 (5.48%) Lauterbach
6 3 (4.11%) Veeam
7 1 (1.37%) Sage