The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 841 852 850
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 29 26 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.025% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 19
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £46,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,700 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
IEC 61508
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11060 10323 11058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.50% 10.08% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8747 7971 9128
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in England

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the England region.

IEC 61508 Salary Trend in England

IEC 61508
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in England

IEC 61508
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -14 9 £45,000 -15.88%
West Midlands - 6 £45,000 - 1
South East -9 5 £45,000 -10.00%
East Midlands - 4 - -
South West -8 3 £41,500 -24.54%
North West -18 1 £42,000 -
North East - 1 - -
IEC 61508
UK

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited IEC 61508.

1 22 (61.11%) Software Engineering
2 21 (58.33%) Degree
3 16 (44.44%) DO-178B
4 15 (41.67%) Aerospace
5 13 (36.11%) C++
6 12 (33.33%) C
6 12 (33.33%) Electronics
7 10 (27.78%) Military
7 10 (27.78%) MATLAB
7 10 (27.78%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (27.78%) Avionics
8 9 (25.00%) Firmware
9 8 (22.22%) Embedded C
9 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 8 (22.22%) Automotive
10 7 (19.44%) OO
10 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (16.67%) Python
11 6 (16.67%) ATM
11 6 (16.67%) SNMP
11 6 (16.67%) IBM
11 6 (16.67%) Linux
11 6 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (16.67%) Simulink
11 6 (16.67%) EMC
11 6 (16.67%) VxWorks
11 6 (16.67%) Device Driver
11 6 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited IEC 61508. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Simulink
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) ATM
1 6 (16.67%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (41.67%) Aerospace
2 12 (33.33%) Electronics
3 10 (27.78%) Military
3 10 (27.78%) Avionics
4 8 (22.22%) Automotive
5 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Principal Software Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.56%) Real Time Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Real Time Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Development Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Graduate
8 1 (2.78%) FPGA Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Development Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Firmware Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.67%) Device Driver
2 6 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
4 4 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (11.11%) VHDL
5 3 (8.33%) Verilog
6 1 (2.78%) SCADA
6 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
1 6 (16.67%) VxWorks
2 4 (11.11%) Android
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Software Engineering
2 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 7 (19.44%) OO
4 6 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.11%) UML
5 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.33%) Validation
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.56%) SysML
8 1 (2.78%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.78%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (2.78%) Cyber Security
8 1 (2.78%) Coaching
8 1 (2.78%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) C++
2 12 (33.33%) C
3 10 (27.78%) MATLAB
4 8 (22.22%) Embedded C
5 6 (16.67%) Python
6 4 (11.11%) Ada
6 4 (11.11%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) DO-178B
2 4 (11.11%) DO-254
2 4 (11.11%) ISO 9000
3 3 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 3 (8.33%) JTAG
4 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) IBM
1 6 (16.67%) EMC
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Xilinx
3 3 (8.33%) Altera
4 2 (5.56%) Green Hills
5 1 (2.78%) MathWorks