The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 218 204 190
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 16 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.15% 0.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.64% 1.37% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 7
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.04%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
607 583 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.91% 11.13% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 474 494 494
Average salary £36,500 £37,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.31% -10.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
IEC 61508
England

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 24 July 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
Dorset - 8 £52,500 -
Bristol +1 5 £45,000 +28.57%
Gloucestershire -6 3 £52,500 +23.52%
IEC 61508
England

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 36 (94.74%) UML
2 25 (65.79%) Aerospace
2 25 (65.79%) Software Engineering
3 14 (36.84%) C
3 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 14 (36.84%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (34.21%) C++
5 12 (31.58%) Linux
5 12 (31.58%) Digital Media
5 12 (31.58%) Telecoms
6 11 (28.95%) Degree
6 11 (28.95%) MODAF
7 10 (26.32%) Electronics
7 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
7 10 (26.32%) Embarcadero
7 10 (26.32%) Borland
7 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 10 (26.32%) V-Model
7 10 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (26.32%) GCC
8 9 (23.68%) DO-178B
8 9 (23.68%) Embedded C
8 9 (23.68%) TickIT
9 8 (21.05%) Ethernet
9 8 (21.05%) CAN bus
10 6 (15.79%) CMMI
10 6 (15.79%) Scrum
11 3 (7.89%) VxWorks
11 3 (7.89%) XML
11 3 (7.89%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 8 (21.05%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 10 (26.32%) GCC
3 2 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.26%) PVCS
General
1 25 (65.79%) Aerospace
2 12 (31.58%) Telecoms
3 10 (26.32%) Electronics
4 2 (5.26%) Military
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Software Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Development Manager
3 6 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Software Development Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Lead Software Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Technical Leader
5 4 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Principal Security Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Real Time Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) XML
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Digital Media
2 10 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (21.05%) CAN bus
4 3 (7.89%) CCTV
5 2 (5.26%) SCADA
5 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) VxWorks
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) UML
2 25 (65.79%) Software Engineering
3 11 (28.95%) MODAF
4 10 (26.32%) V-Model
5 6 (15.79%) CMMI
5 6 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) SysML
7 2 (5.26%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Cyber Security
7 2 (5.26%) TDD
8 1 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) C
2 13 (34.21%) C++
3 9 (23.68%) Embedded C
4 3 (7.89%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) DO-178B
1 9 (23.68%) TickIT
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Embarcadero
1 10 (26.32%) Borland