The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 229 214 205
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 11 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.70% 2.48% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 6
Average salary £39,000 £41,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
DO-178B
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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
648 604 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 11.03% 9.83% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 550 478 501
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,950
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DO-178B across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DO-178B
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DO-178B across the South West region.

DO-178B Salary Trend in the South West

DO-178B
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DO-178B across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

DO-178B Salary Histogram in the South West

DO-178B
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -12 6 £42,500 -
Dorset +11 5 £39,000 -
DO-178B
England

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing DO-178B 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 DO-178B.

1 21 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 16 (66.67%) UML
3 14 (58.33%) Aerospace
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (54.17%) Rational DOORS
5 12 (50.00%) SysML
5 12 (50.00%) Use Case
6 11 (45.83%) C#
7 9 (37.50%) C++
7 9 (37.50%) .NET
8 7 (29.17%) C
8 7 (29.17%) Subversion
8 7 (29.17%) Electronics
8 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Ada
10 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
10 5 (20.83%) MATLAB
10 5 (20.83%) Validation
10 5 (20.83%) JIRA
10 5 (20.83%) Requirements Engineering
11 4 (16.67%) Parallel Programming
11 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
11 4 (16.67%) Signal Processing
11 4 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (16.67%) Algorithms
11 4 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
11 4 (16.67%) OpenMP
11 4 (16.67%) Linux
11 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing DO-178B 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 DO-178B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (29.17%) Subversion
3 5 (20.83%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (58.33%) Aerospace
2 7 (29.17%) Electronics
3 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
4 3 (12.50%) Avionics
5 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Software Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analogue Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) OpenMP
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) XSD
3 2 (8.33%) XSLT
3 2 (8.33%) MSMQ
3 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 16 (66.67%) UML
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (50.00%) SysML
4 12 (50.00%) Use Case
5 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Requirements Engineering
6 5 (20.83%) Validation
7 4 (16.67%) OO
7 4 (16.67%) Parallel Programming
7 4 (16.67%) Signal Processing
7 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 4 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
8 2 (8.33%) Stress Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Line Management
8 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 2 (8.33%) ETL
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) C
4 6 (25.00%) Ada
5 5 (20.83%) MATLAB
6 4 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) TickIT
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Intel
2 3 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) EMC
3 2 (8.33%) Talend
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle