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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 875 873 860
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 16 23 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.020% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 16
Average salary £39,000 £51,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £47,400 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +2.00%

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
11634 12343 10969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.68% 10.67% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9316 9518 8602
Average salary £45,681 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.51% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DO-178B over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 within the UK.

DO-178B Salary Histogram 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 3 September 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 +12 14 £40,750 -20.09% 12
South West -14 10 £39,000 -27.44% 3
Dorset +7 8 £39,000 - 1
Weymouth - 7 £39,000 - 1
South East +7 3 £55,000 +7.84% 6
Bristol -17 2 £42,500 -
Cardiff - 2 £32,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £55,000 - 6
Buckinghamshire - 2 £55,000 - 6
South Wales - 2 £32,500 -
Wales - 2 £32,500 -
Hampshire +25 1 £45,000 -11.76%
East of England +5 1 £58,500 +14.70% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £58,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £58,500 -
Fareham - 1 £45,000 -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 32 (91.43%) Software Engineering
2 25 (71.43%) UML
3 21 (60.00%) Aerospace
4 18 (51.43%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (48.57%) C
6 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (37.14%) SysML
7 13 (37.14%) Use Case
8 12 (34.29%) C++
8 12 (34.29%) Validation
9 11 (31.43%) Electronics
9 11 (31.43%) MATLAB
9 11 (31.43%) Java
9 11 (31.43%) C#
10 9 (25.71%) .NET
10 9 (25.71%) OO
10 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
11 8 (22.86%) Rational Rhapsody
12 7 (20.00%) Signal Processing
12 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (20.00%) Algorithms
12 7 (20.00%) Concurrent Programming
12 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
12 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
12 7 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
12 7 (20.00%) Degree
12 7 (20.00%) OpenMP
12 7 (20.00%) Ada
12 7 (20.00%) Linux
12 7 (20.00%) Intel

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (22.86%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (17.14%) Subversion
3 6 (17.14%) JIRA
General
1 21 (60.00%) Aerospace
2 11 (31.43%) Electronics
3 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (14.29%) Avionics
5 3 (8.57%) Military
6 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Software Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Design Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Analogue Design Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Software Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Software Quality Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Software Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) OpenMP
3 2 (5.71%) Ajax
3 2 (5.71%) JSON
3 2 (5.71%) WPF
3 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) VxWorks
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Software Engineering
2 25 (71.43%) UML
3 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (37.14%) SysML
4 13 (37.14%) Use Case
5 12 (34.29%) Validation
6 9 (25.71%) OO
7 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 7 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
7 7 (20.00%) Signal Processing
7 7 (20.00%) Concurrent Programming
8 6 (17.14%) Requirements Engineering
9 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.57%) Stress Analysis
11 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
11 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (5.71%) SSADM
11 2 (5.71%) OOD
11 2 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) C
2 12 (34.29%) C++
3 11 (31.43%) Java
3 11 (31.43%) C#
3 11 (31.43%) MATLAB
4 7 (20.00%) Ada
5 2 (5.71%) Fortran
5 2 (5.71%) Assembly Language
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.86%) TickIT
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Intel
2 3 (8.57%) EMC
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