The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 869 900 837
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -63
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 21 19 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.057%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.15% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 44
Average salary £43,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.98% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.98% +2.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11742 12445 11028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.73% 10.58% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 9278 9621 8925
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DO-178B
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DO-178B within the UK.

DO-178B Salary Trend in the UK

DO-178B
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the UK over the 3 months to 7 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
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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
England +28 21 £43,500 +12.98% 3
South West -8 13 £39,000 -5.45% 2
Bristol -9 12 - -
South East +22 6 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £45,000 -
Fareham - 2 £45,000 -
Weymouth - 1 £39,000 - 2
Derbyshire - 1 £43,500 -
Dorset - 1 £39,000 - 2
Northumberland - 1 £42,000 -
Derby - 1 £43,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £43,500 -
North East - 1 £42,000 -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 29 (85.29%) Software Engineering
2 23 (67.65%) Aerospace
3 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (47.06%) UML
5 15 (44.12%) C
5 15 (44.12%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (35.29%) Avionics
6 12 (35.29%) Electronics
7 11 (32.35%) SysML
7 11 (32.35%) C#
7 11 (32.35%) Use Case
8 10 (29.41%) Degree
9 9 (26.47%) C++
9 9 (26.47%) .NET
10 7 (20.59%) Integration Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Subversion
12 5 (14.71%) Military
12 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
12 5 (14.71%) Validation
12 5 (14.71%) Ada
13 4 (11.76%) Requirements Engineering
13 4 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (11.76%) JIRA
14 3 (8.82%) Windows
14 3 (8.82%) IBM
14 3 (8.82%) MATLAB
14 3 (8.82%) EMC
14 3 (8.82%) Java
14 3 (8.82%) OO
14 3 (8.82%) Embedded Software Development

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (17.65%) Subversion
3 4 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.94%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 23 (67.65%) Aerospace
2 12 (35.29%) Electronics
2 12 (35.29%) Avionics
3 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.71%) Military
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Software Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Software Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Electronics Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Design Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Analogue Design Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Engineering Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) XSD
2 2 (5.88%) XSLT
2 2 (5.88%) MSMQ
2 2 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.94%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.88%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.94%) Physics
4 1 (2.94%) VHDL
4 1 (2.94%) Verilog
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Software Engineering
2 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) UML
4 11 (32.35%) Use Case
4 11 (32.35%) SysML
5 7 (20.59%) Integration Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Validation
7 4 (11.76%) Requirements Engineering
8 3 (8.82%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (8.82%) Stress Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) SDLC
8 3 (8.82%) OO
9 2 (5.88%) SSADM
9 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.88%) ETL
9 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.88%) Service Management
9 2 (5.88%) Yourdon
9 2 (5.88%) ITIL
9 2 (5.88%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) C
2 11 (32.35%) C#
3 9 (26.47%) C++
4 5 (14.71%) Ada
5 3 (8.82%) MATLAB
5 3 (8.82%) Java
6 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.88%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) DO-254
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.94%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) IBM
1 3 (8.82%) EMC
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Talend
3 1 (2.94%) Intel
3 1 (2.94%) QNX
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