Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 252 292
Rank change year-on-year -29 +40 +15
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 45 91 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.79% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 3.91% 6.89% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 41 84 37
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1150 1321 1033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.41% 11.45% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 917 1011 864
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.41%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Birmingham -8 17 £30,000 -35.14%
Staffordshire - 9 £52,500 - 1
Worcestershire -4 8 £30,000 -25.00%
Herefordshire +1 6 £45,000 -
Warwickshire 0 2 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Coventry -15 2 £35,000 -2.78%
Shropshire -14 1 £26,500 -34.57% 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 33 (73.33%) Electronics
2 29 (64.44%) Degree
3 27 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 27 (60.00%) C
4 19 (42.22%) C++
5 16 (35.56%) Embedded C
6 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
7 12 (26.67%) MATLAB
8 11 (24.44%) Linux
8 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
8 11 (24.44%) Algorithms
9 10 (22.22%) Presales
9 10 (22.22%) IEC 62304
9 10 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (22.22%) Ethernet
10 9 (20.00%) Simulink
10 9 (20.00%) Automotive
10 9 (20.00%) Scrum
10 9 (20.00%) CAN bus
10 9 (20.00%) QA
10 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (17.78%) TDD
11 8 (17.78%) SysML
11 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (17.78%) IEC 61508
11 8 (17.78%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (17.78%) GNVQ
11 8 (17.78%) Software Architecture

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 2 (4.44%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Ethernet
2 7 (15.56%) RS-485
3 5 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 2 (4.44%) IOS XR
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) Modbus
5 2 (4.44%) SNMP
5 2 (4.44%) SSL
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 1 (2.22%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 33 (73.33%) Electronics
2 9 (20.00%) Automotive
3 3 (6.67%) Military
4 2 (4.44%) Publishing
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Firmware Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) MATLAB Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) FPGA Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Process Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Electronics Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Embedded Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Specialist
9 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) Qt
2 1 (2.22%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
2 11 (24.44%) Algorithms
3 9 (20.00%) CAN bus
4 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (17.78%) VHDL
5 7 (15.56%) CPLD
5 7 (15.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (6.67%) ASIC
7 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
8 2 (4.44%) CMDB
8 2 (4.44%) Verilog
9 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
3 10 (22.22%) Presales
4 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) Scrum
5 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.78%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (17.78%) Regression Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Software Architecture
5 8 (17.78%) SysML
5 8 (17.78%) TDD
5 8 (17.78%) UML
5 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) FPGA Design
7 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.67%) Signal Processing
8 2 (4.44%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) C
2 19 (42.22%) C++
3 16 (35.56%) Embedded C
4 12 (26.67%) MATLAB
5 8 (17.78%) Embedded C++
6 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (6.67%) Assembly Language
8 3 (6.67%) Python
9 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.44%) Go
9 2 (4.44%) SQL
10 1 (2.22%) Ada
10 1 (2.22%) Java
10 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) Degree
2 10 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (17.78%) GNVQ
3 8 (17.78%) HND
4 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.44%) LPIC
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) IEC 62304
2 9 (20.00%) QA
3 8 (17.78%) IEC 61508
4 4 (8.89%) MISRA
5 3 (6.67%) ISO 26262
6 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (4.44%) ISO 13485
6 2 (4.44%) MISRA C
7 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco
1 3 (6.67%) EMC
1 3 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
1 3 (6.67%) VMware
1 3 (6.67%) Xilinx
2 2 (4.44%) Citrix
2 2 (4.44%) IBM
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) QNX
2 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.44%) SonicWALL
3 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.22%) HP