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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 188 216
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 50 51 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.83% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 8.77% 7.47% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 39 12
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -25.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £65,000
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 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 570 683 561
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.05% 11.10% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 469 564 489
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
Birmingham +11 21 £30,000 -29.41%
Coventry +3 13 £40,000 +18.51%
Herefordshire -2 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Warwickshire +6 4 £39,500 -12.22% 1
Worcestershire -5 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Shropshire -2 1 £26,500 -31.16%
Halesowen - 1 £34,000 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 41 (53.25%) Linux
2 34 (44.16%) Electronics
3 33 (42.86%) C
4 29 (37.66%) C++
4 29 (37.66%) Degree
5 26 (33.77%) Windows
6 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 21 (27.27%) Firewall
7 20 (25.97%) C#
7 20 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (25.97%) VMware
7 20 (25.97%) Data Centre
8 19 (24.68%) Presales
8 19 (24.68%) Software Engineering
9 18 (23.38%) Embedded C
9 18 (23.38%) Mentoring
10 17 (22.08%) Ethernet
10 17 (22.08%) Computer Science
11 16 (20.78%) SQL
12 14 (18.18%) VHDL
13 12 (15.58%) IT Strategy
13 12 (15.58%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (15.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (15.58%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (15.58%) Disclosure Scotland
13 12 (15.58%) Line Management
13 12 (15.58%) NetBackup
13 12 (15.58%) Backup Exec
13 12 (15.58%) CMDB
13 12 (15.58%) LPIC

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 12 (15.58%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) Firewall
2 17 (22.08%) Ethernet
3 12 (15.58%) DNS
3 12 (15.58%) SSL
4 11 (14.29%) RS-485
5 9 (11.69%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.39%) iSCSI
6 8 (10.39%) NAS
6 8 (10.39%) Network Security
6 8 (10.39%) SAN
6 8 (10.39%) VLAN
6 8 (10.39%) VPN
6 8 (10.39%) WLAN
7 7 (9.09%) Bluetooth
7 7 (9.09%) RS-232
8 3 (3.90%) SNMP
9 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.30%) 3G
10 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.90%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.90%) Qt Creator
4 1 (1.30%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (44.16%) Electronics
2 12 (15.58%) Publishing
3 8 (10.39%) Automotive
3 8 (10.39%) Back Office
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (37.66%) Firmware Engineer
2 16 (20.78%) Embedded Engineer
3 13 (16.88%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) Developer
4 12 (15.58%) Technical Specialist
5 10 (12.99%) Electronics Engineer
5 10 (12.99%) Hardware Engineer
5 10 (12.99%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 9 (11.69%) Embedded Developer
6 9 (11.69%) Embedded Software Developer
6 9 (11.69%) Network Engineer
6 9 (11.69%) Software Developer
7 8 (10.39%) Administrator
7 8 (10.39%) Applications Engineer
7 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (10.39%) Network Administrator
7 8 (10.39%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (10.39%) Software Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Senior Hardware Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Firmware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Yocto
2 3 (3.90%) Qt
2 3 (3.90%) RESTful
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Data Centre
2 17 (22.08%) Computer Science
3 14 (18.18%) VHDL
4 12 (15.58%) CMDB
5 11 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (9.09%) CAN bus
6 7 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (9.09%) Verilog
7 5 (6.49%) CPLD
8 4 (5.19%) ASIC
9 2 (2.60%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 41 (53.25%) Linux
2 26 (33.77%) Windows
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.49%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (3.90%) Unix
6 1 (1.30%) Android
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Presales
1 19 (24.68%) Software Engineering
2 18 (23.38%) Mentoring
3 12 (15.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (15.58%) IT Strategy
3 12 (15.58%) Line Management
3 12 (15.58%) Service Delivery
4 9 (11.69%) Embedded Software Development
4 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
5 8 (10.39%) Benchmarking
5 8 (10.39%) Change Control
5 8 (10.39%) High Availability
5 8 (10.39%) Network Management
5 8 (10.39%) Network Security Management
5 8 (10.39%) Security Management
5 8 (10.39%) Security Testing
6 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.09%) Scrum
7 5 (6.49%) Image Processing
7 5 (6.49%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.86%) C
2 29 (37.66%) C++
3 20 (25.97%) C#
4 18 (23.38%) Embedded C
5 16 (20.78%) SQL
6 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 8 (10.39%) Embedded C++
8 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.19%) Python
9 3 (3.90%) Java
10 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 29 (37.66%) Degree
2 12 (15.58%) BPSS Clearance
2 12 (15.58%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (15.58%) LPIC
2 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) CCNA
3 8 (10.39%) CCNP
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.09%) GNVQ
4 7 (9.09%) HND
5 4 (5.19%) PhD
6 1 (1.30%) MCP
6 1 (1.30%) MCSE
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.30%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.30%) MISRA
System Software
1 20 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
3 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) Backup Exec
1 12 (15.58%) NetBackup
1 12 (15.58%) SCCM
1 12 (15.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.97%) VMware
3 12 (15.58%) Citrix
3 12 (15.58%) IBM
3 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
4 9 (11.69%) Cisco
5 8 (10.39%) HP
5 8 (10.39%) Juniper
5 8 (10.39%) Palo Alto
5 8 (10.39%) ProCurve
5 8 (10.39%) Riverbed
6 4 (5.19%) EMC
7 1 (1.30%) Assembla
7 1 (1.30%) Atmel
7 1 (1.30%) QNX
7 1 (1.30%) SonicWALL
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