The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 899 947 988
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +41
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 10 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.017% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.085% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 20
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +12.25%
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £43,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +12.98%

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
11731 12294 13281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.77% 11.37% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9328 9646 10460
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing DO-178B as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 10 £45,000 +3.44% 6
London - 5 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 5 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 - -
South East +17 2 £48,750 +8.33% 2
Berkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £52,500 -
Redhill - 1 £45,000 -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing DO-178B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (93.75%) Aerospace
3 13 (81.25%) C++
4 12 (75.00%) C
5 11 (68.75%) UML
6 8 (50.00%) C#
7 7 (43.75%) PhD
7 7 (43.75%) Ada
7 7 (43.75%) MISRA C
7 7 (43.75%) MISRA
8 6 (37.50%) Avionics
8 6 (37.50%) Degree
8 6 (37.50%) SysML
8 6 (37.50%) JSF
8 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
9 5 (31.25%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (25.00%) Embedded C
11 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
11 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (12.50%) IEC 61508
12 2 (12.50%) OO
12 2 (12.50%) Validation
12 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 2 (12.50%) Windows
13 1 (6.25%) Linux
13 1 (6.25%) Java
13 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
13 1 (6.25%) .NET

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (6.25%) VectorCAST
General
1 15 (93.75%) Aerospace
2 6 (37.50%) Avionics
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) JSF
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) LynxOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (68.75%) UML
3 6 (37.50%) SysML
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C++
2 12 (75.00%) C
3 8 (50.00%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) Ada
5 4 (25.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.25%) Fortran
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) PhD
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) HND
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) MISRA
1 7 (43.75%) MISRA C
2 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 2 (12.50%) IEC 61508
4 1 (6.25%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) QNX
1 1 (6.25%) Wind River