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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 90 99
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 7 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.70% 0.69% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 6.36% 4.92% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 5
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 110 183 143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 11.08% 13.94% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 102 142 122
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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
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 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
North Wales +3 4 £37,500 -11.76%
South Wales +15 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Firmware
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 12 (85.71%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) Android
3 7 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) C++
3 7 (50.00%) Objective-C
4 6 (42.86%) PHP
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) C
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Unix
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) Games
6 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
6 4 (28.57%) iOS SDK
6 4 (28.57%) Marketing
6 4 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (21.43%) Angular 2
7 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
7 3 (21.43%) Xamarin
7 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
7 3 (21.43%) TypeScript
7 3 (21.43%) Android SDK
7 3 (21.43%) Android Studio
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (21.43%) React
7 3 (21.43%) ES6
7 3 (21.43%) SOLID

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:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) RFID
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Android Studio
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
1 3 (21.43%) Xcode
General
1 4 (28.57%) Games
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) C# Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Electronics Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) iOS SDK
2 3 (21.43%) Android SDK
2 3 (21.43%) Angular 2
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (21.43%) Entity Framework
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) Laravel
2 3 (21.43%) Node.js
2 3 (21.43%) React
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
2 3 (21.43%) WPF
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.14%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Android
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) SOLID
3 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
4 2 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
5 1 (7.14%) Cross-Platform Development
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) FPGA Design
5 1 (7.14%) Image Processing
5 1 (7.14%) Physics
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) C++
1 7 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 6 (42.86%) C
2 6 (42.86%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 3 (21.43%) ES6
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Xamarin
2 1 (7.14%) Atmel
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) EMC
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) VMware