The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 225 215
Rank change year-on-year +46 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 31 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 6.71% 2.45% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 27 8 3
Median salary £40,000 £33,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.51% -20.58%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 462 654 543
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.64% 10.58% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 386 515 460
Median salary £36,000 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Firmware
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Firmware in the West Midlands

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the West Midlands

Firmware
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Birmingham +20 9 £37,500 +25.00%
Worcestershire - 7 £30,000 -
Warwickshire +32 5 £40,000 -11.11%
Coventry +22 5 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Herefordshire - 4 £50,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £34,000 - 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 48 (64.86%) Linux
2 36 (48.65%) Electronics
3 32 (43.24%) Windows
4 25 (33.78%) C#
5 24 (32.43%) C
6 23 (31.08%) Ethernet
6 23 (31.08%) Mentoring
7 21 (28.38%) DNS
7 21 (28.38%) SSL
8 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
8 20 (27.03%) Firewall
8 20 (27.03%) Data Centre
9 19 (25.68%) VMware
9 19 (25.68%) VHDL
9 19 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (24.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 17 (22.97%) SQL
11 17 (22.97%) C++
12 16 (21.62%) JavaScript
13 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
13 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
13 15 (20.27%) RS-485
14 14 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (18.92%) Presales
14 14 (18.92%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (18.92%) Disclosure Scotland
14 14 (18.92%) Line Management
14 14 (18.92%) IT Strategy
14 14 (18.92%) EMC
14 14 (18.92%) Citrix

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (18.92%) IIS
2 7 (9.46%) nginx
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.08%) Ethernet
2 21 (28.38%) DNS
2 21 (28.38%) SSL
3 20 (27.03%) Firewall
4 15 (20.27%) RS-485
5 9 (12.16%) RS-232
6 8 (10.81%) Bluetooth
7 7 (9.46%) DHCP
7 7 (9.46%) HTTP
7 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (8.11%) Network Security
9 5 (6.76%) iSCSI
9 5 (6.76%) NAS
9 5 (6.76%) SAN
9 5 (6.76%) VLAN
9 5 (6.76%) VPN
9 5 (6.76%) WLAN
10 3 (4.05%) SNMP
11 1 (1.35%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.70%) Qt Creator
4 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (48.65%) Electronics
2 14 (18.92%) Publishing
3 5 (6.76%) Back Office
4 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.70%) Music Industry
6 1 (1.35%) Automotive
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (40.54%) Firmware Engineer
2 19 (25.68%) Hardware Engineer
3 15 (20.27%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 14 (18.92%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 14 (18.92%) Technical Specialist
5 11 (14.86%) Electronics Engineer
6 10 (13.51%) Developer
7 9 (12.16%) Embedded Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) Python Developer
8 7 (9.46%) Senior Developer
8 7 (9.46%) Senior Python Developer
8 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Network Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Administrator
10 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Network Administrator
10 5 (6.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (5.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 4 (5.41%) Junior
11 4 (5.41%) Junior Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) HTML
1 3 (4.05%) HTML5
1 3 (4.05%) HTML5 Canvas
1 3 (4.05%) Yocto
2 2 (2.70%) Qt
2 2 (2.70%) RESTful
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 19 (25.68%) VHDL
3 18 (24.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 14 (18.92%) CMDB
4 14 (18.92%) Verilog
5 7 (9.46%) ASIC
5 7 (9.46%) Device Driver
6 5 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.70%) Arduino
7 2 (2.70%) CPLD
8 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (64.86%) Linux
2 32 (43.24%) Windows
3 9 (12.16%) Unix
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.41%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (4.05%) ThreadX
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Mentoring
2 14 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
2 14 (18.92%) IT Strategy
2 14 (18.92%) Line Management
2 14 (18.92%) Presales
2 14 (18.92%) Service Delivery
3 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
4 7 (9.46%) Device Driver Development
4 7 (9.46%) Open Source
4 7 (9.46%) SDLC
5 6 (8.11%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (8.11%) Mobile Development
5 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.11%) Project Management
6 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.76%) Benchmarking
6 5 (6.76%) Network Security Management
6 5 (6.76%) Scrum
6 5 (6.76%) Security Management
6 5 (6.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) C#
2 24 (32.43%) C
3 17 (22.97%) C++
3 17 (22.97%) SQL
4 16 (21.62%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.51%) Python
6 3 (4.05%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.70%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.70%) Java
8 1 (1.35%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) BPSS Clearance
1 14 (18.92%) LPIC
1 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.57%) Degree
3 5 (6.76%) CCNA
3 5 (6.76%) CCNP
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.05%) PhD
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.46%) Samba
3 7 (9.46%) Squid
4 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Backup Exec
1 14 (18.92%) NetBackup
1 14 (18.92%) SCCM
1 14 (18.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.68%) VMware
3 14 (18.92%) Citrix
3 14 (18.92%) EMC
3 14 (18.92%) IBM
3 14 (18.92%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.11%) Cisco
5 5 (6.76%) HP
5 5 (6.76%) Juniper
5 5 (6.76%) Palo Alto
5 5 (6.76%) ProCurve
5 5 (6.76%) Riverbed
6 2 (2.70%) Atmel
7 1 (1.35%) Assembla
7 1 (1.35%) SonicWALL
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago