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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 237 231 224
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 3 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.047% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.58% 0.78% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 5
Average salary £41,500 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.54% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £53,500 £37,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,300 £55,000 £49,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
520 641 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 8.22% 10.82% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 411 486 591
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 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
(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 - 2 £40,750 -
Gloucestershire -18 1 £42,500 -22.72%
IEC 61508
England

IEC 61508
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) DO-178B
1 3 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (66.67%) VHDL
2 2 (66.67%) Verilog
2 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Ada
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) JTAG

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Principal Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Principal Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) VHDL
1 2 (66.67%) Verilog
1 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Ada
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (66.67%) JTAG
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM