The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 77 80
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 2 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.36% 0.55% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.50% 3.15% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Median salary £53,750 £52,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +21.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,125 £48,750 £37,525
10% offered a salary of more than £61,375 £56,250 £47,975
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 Southampton with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 80 127 147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 14.23% 17.49% 19.22%
Number of salaries quoted 110 205 328
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,850 £27,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Southampton

Firmware
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware in Southampton.

Salary trend for Firmware in Southampton

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Southampton over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 6 (85.71%) C++
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) C
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Embedded C++
4 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 3 (42.86%) Electronics
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 2 (28.57%) Qt
6 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 1 (14.29%) Security Management
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (14.29%) LTE

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) 2G
1 1 (14.29%) 3G
1 1 (14.29%) LTE
General
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Process Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Smart Energy Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Qt
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) B2B
5 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (14.29%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) C
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Embedded C++
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA