The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 433 420 442
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 3 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.014% 0.037% 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.35% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 11
Average salary £45,000 £44,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.55% -18.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £42,450 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,200 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-7.60% -6.59%
IEC 61508
England

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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2573 2274 2611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.78% 10.47% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1980 1792 2176
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £69,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in the South East

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

IEC 61508 Salary Trend in the South East

IEC 61508
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the South East

IEC 61508
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
West Sussex -1 2 £35,000 -19.54%
Surrey -12 1 £57,500 +27.77%
IEC 61508
England

IEC 61508
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 3 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (33.33%) MathWorks
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) Simulink
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) TargetLink
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (33.33%) C#

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 1 (33.33%) Simulink
1 1 (33.33%) TargetLink
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Real Time Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Real Time Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Graduate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) MathWorks