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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank - 208 203
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 0 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.059% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.51% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 7
Average salary - £55,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.40%
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £45,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-29.12% +9.63%
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
571 585 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.18% 11.50% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 464 476 573
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (91.30%) UML
2 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 14 (60.87%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (56.52%) Aerospace
4 11 (47.83%) MODAF
4 11 (47.83%) Degree
5 10 (43.48%) V-Model
5 10 (43.48%) Electronics
5 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
5 10 (43.48%) C++
6 9 (39.13%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) C
8 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
8 7 (30.43%) Embarcadero
8 7 (30.43%) Borland
8 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
8 7 (30.43%) GCC
8 7 (30.43%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (13.04%) TickIT
9 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
9 3 (13.04%) VxWorks
9 3 (13.04%) XML
9 3 (13.04%) Windows
9 3 (13.04%) C#
9 3 (13.04%) Java
9 3 (13.04%) .NET
9 3 (13.04%) SysML
9 3 (13.04%) CCTV
9 3 (13.04%) DO-178B
10 2 (8.70%) Rational Rhapsody

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (30.43%) GCC
2 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) PVCS
3 2 (8.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (56.52%) Aerospace
2 10 (43.48%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) Military
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Systems Engineer
1 11 (47.83%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Lead Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Leader
5 3 (13.04%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Real Time Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Principal Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (13.04%) CCTV
3 2 (8.70%) SCADA
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) CAN bus
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) VxWorks
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) UML
2 11 (47.83%) MODAF
3 10 (43.48%) V-Model
3 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) SysML
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) C
3 3 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) TickIT
1 3 (13.04%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Embarcadero
1 7 (30.43%) Borland