Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 148 144
Rank change year-on-year +32 -4 -9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 21 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.01% 0.34% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 6.48% 2.52% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 12
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £33,000 £26,750 £36,300
90th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £44,650
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% -

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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 324 357 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.60% 13.50% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 293 281 269
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,300 £18,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £46,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.53%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Wales

Firmware
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Wales

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Wales

Firmware
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
South Wales +40 15 £45,000 -
North Wales - 4 £37,077 -
West Wales -17 1 - -
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 15 (71.43%) C
1 15 (71.43%) Embedded C
2 13 (61.90%) C++
3 8 (38.10%) Embedded C++
3 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 6 (28.57%) Internet
5 6 (28.57%) Modbus
6 5 (23.81%) Android Development
6 5 (23.81%) iOS Development
6 5 (23.81%) SSH
6 5 (23.81%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
6 5 (23.81%) Android
6 5 (23.81%) Degree
6 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) SMTP
7 4 (19.05%) Electronics
7 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (19.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (19.05%) VHDL
7 4 (19.05%) Schematic Capture
8 3 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) JSON
8 3 (14.29%) Games

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 6 (28.57%) Internet
1 6 (28.57%) Modbus
2 5 (23.81%) SMTP
2 5 (23.81%) SSH
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 3 (14.29%) FTP
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless
5 1 (4.76%) LDAP
5 1 (4.76%) SNMP
5 1 (4.76%) X.509
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (19.05%) Electronics
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 3 (14.29%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Firmware Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Principal Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Principal Software Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Electronics Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Electronics Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) C++ Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Design Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Embedded C Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) JSON
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (19.05%) VHDL
2 3 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Android
3 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Android Development
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) iOS Development
3 4 (19.05%) Schematic Capture
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Coaching
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) OOD
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (4.76%) FPGA Design
6 1 (4.76%) Image Processing
6 1 (4.76%) Signal Processing
6 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C
1 15 (71.43%) Embedded C
2 13 (61.90%) C++
3 8 (38.10%) Embedded C++
4 6 (28.57%) C#
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software