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

Firmware
England > South West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 257 288
Rank change year-on-year -34 +31 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 37 90 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.86% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 2.45% 6.55% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 38 80 51
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £34,625 £31,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.46% -2.35% +3.66%

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 1,513 1,375 1,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.04% 13.08% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,201 1,101 1,236
South West median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £55,436 £53,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 January 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 January 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
Gloucestershire +35 12 £42,500 -
Devon -10 7 £45,000 -14.29% 4
Bristol -28 7 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Somerset -4 3 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Wiltshire -12 3 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Dorset -13 3 £50,000 - 9
Cornwall - 2 £40,000 - 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 19 (51.35%) C
1 19 (51.35%) Degree
2 14 (37.84%) Embedded C
2 14 (37.84%) Electronics
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
4 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (29.73%) C++
6 10 (27.03%) ITIL
6 10 (27.03%) Cisco
6 10 (27.03%) Replication
6 10 (27.03%) SAN
6 10 (27.03%) Service Management
6 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
6 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
6 10 (27.03%) NAS
7 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
7 9 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (24.32%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
7 9 (24.32%) Data Protection
7 9 (24.32%) VLAN
7 9 (24.32%) VMware
7 9 (24.32%) Service Delivery
7 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (24.32%) ITSM
7 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (24.32%) DHCP
7 9 (24.32%) DNS

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 4 (10.81%) Simulink
2 3 (8.11%) Houdini
2 3 (8.11%) Maya
2 3 (8.11%) NUKE
2 3 (8.11%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) NAS
1 10 (27.03%) SAN
2 9 (24.32%) DHCP
2 9 (24.32%) DNS
2 9 (24.32%) Fibre Channel
2 9 (24.32%) VLAN
3 4 (10.81%) LAN
3 4 (10.81%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.41%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) RS-232
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (37.84%) Electronics
2 2 (5.41%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Firmware Engineer
1 10 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Design Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Development Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Design Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) PCB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) JSON
1 2 (5.41%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) MFC
2 1 (2.70%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (27.03%) Replication
3 8 (21.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (8.11%) Animation
6 2 (5.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (5.41%) Robotics
6 2 (5.41%) Smart Home
7 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (2.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) CentOS
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
5 1 (2.70%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
1 10 (27.03%) Service Management
1 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
2 9 (24.32%) Data Protection
2 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL V3
2 9 (24.32%) ITSM
2 9 (24.32%) Proactive Management
2 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
2 9 (24.32%) Service Delivery
2 9 (24.32%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (8.11%) 3D Animation
3 3 (8.11%) 3D Rendering
3 3 (8.11%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (8.11%) SysML
3 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
3 3 (8.11%) UML
3 3 (8.11%) Visual Effects
4 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) C
2 14 (37.84%) Embedded C
3 11 (29.73%) C++
4 4 (10.81%) Embedded C++
4 4 (10.81%) MATLAB
5 3 (8.11%) Ada
6 2 (5.41%) C#
6 2 (5.41%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) AWK
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Degree
2 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
3 9 (24.32%) CCNA
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.41%) HND
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Def Stans
1 3 (8.11%) DO-178B
1 3 (8.11%) MISRA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
1 9 (24.32%) Virtual Machines
1 9 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
1 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) NFS
3 3 (8.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 9 (24.32%) SCDPM
1 9 (24.32%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) Citrix
2 9 (24.32%) Dell
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.41%) EMC
4 2 (5.41%) Freescale
4 2 (5.41%) Xilinx
5 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.70%) Altera
5 1 (2.70%) Atmel
5 1 (2.70%) Brocade
5 1 (2.70%) BT
5 1 (2.70%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Remedy
5 1 (2.70%) Veritas