Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 53 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16 -
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 8 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 1.57% 1.47% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 11.94% 12.73% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 3
Worcestershire median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £39,750 £50,000 £37,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 67 55 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 13.14% 11.58% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57 54 33
Worcestershire median annual salary £32,500 £27,750 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.12% +0.91% -14.06%
10th Percentile £22,050 £19,300 £20,000
90th Percentile £49,500 £48,000 £37,500
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.41%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Worcestershire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Worcestershire

Firmware
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 17 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
Worcester 0 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Malvern -5 3 £30,000 +20.00%
Droitwich - 1 £35,000 -
Firmware
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 8 (100.00%) Electronics
2 7 (87.50%) C++
2 7 (87.50%) Degree
3 6 (75.00%) VHDL
4 5 (62.50%) C
4 5 (62.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (62.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (62.50%) CPLD
5 3 (37.50%) FPGA Design
5 3 (37.50%) Xilinx
5 3 (37.50%) Mentor Graphics
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
5 3 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (37.50%) Signal Processing
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) Military
5 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
5 3 (37.50%) EMC
5 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
5 3 (37.50%) ASIC
5 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) MATLAB
6 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) Automotive
7 1 (12.50%) Java

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (100.00%) Electronics
2 3 (37.50%) Military
3 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Process Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) VHDL
2 5 (62.50%) CPLD
2 5 (62.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
3 3 (37.50%) ASIC
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) FPGA Design
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) Signal Processing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
3 3 (37.50%) MATLAB
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 26262
1 1 (12.50%) MISRA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) EMC
1 3 (37.50%) Mentor Graphics
1 3 (37.50%) Xilinx