The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IEC 61508
England / South West
Rank 234 256 245
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.020% 0.017% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.15% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +5.52%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%

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
559 678 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.90% 11.78% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 455 542 500
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,461
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in the South West

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

IEC 61508 Salary Trend in the South West

IEC 61508
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Bristol +1 1 £40,000 -6.97%
IEC 61508
England

IEC 61508
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing IEC 61508 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 South West region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Ada
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) VHDL
3 1 (33.33%) Verilog
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Avionics
3 1 (33.33%) Power Management
3 1 (33.33%) Renesas
3 1 (33.33%) ISO26262
3 1 (33.33%) Def Stans
3 1 (33.33%) DO-254

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Avionics
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Ada Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Ada Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Verilog
2 1 (33.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (33.33%) Def Stans
2 1 (33.33%) DO-254
2 1 (33.33%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Renesas