The first table below looks at the demand for IEC 61508 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 18 April 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 888 862 900
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +38
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 29 21 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 28 15 11
Average salary £47,500 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12470 11168 11342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.28% 10.06% 9.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9740 8873 9339
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IEC 61508
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Trend in the UK

IEC 61508
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -39 28 £45,000 +9.09% 6
South West +11 23 £45,000 +2.85% 4
Gloucestershire +20 16 £52,500 +20.00%
Cheltenham - 16 £52,500 -
Bristol - 5 £37,500 - 3
South East -21 4 £47,500 +18.75% 1
West Sussex +2 2 £42,500 -
Worthing -1 2 £42,500 +6.25%
Dorset - 2 £52,500 - 1
Surrey -7 1 £50,000 +25.00%
East of England -13 1 £75,000 +36.36%
Scotland - 1 £52,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £52,000 -
Essex - 1 £75,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £57,500 -
Chelmsford - 1 £75,000 -
Lymington - 1 £57,500 -
Woking - 1 £50,000 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 61 (88.41%) Software Engineering
2 41 (59.42%) C
3 35 (50.72%) Embedded C
4 32 (46.38%) UML
5 30 (43.48%) Aerospace
6 27 (39.13%) Embedded Systems
7 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
7 21 (30.43%) Assembly Language
7 21 (30.43%) DO-178B
7 21 (30.43%) Digital Media
8 20 (28.99%) Simulink
8 20 (28.99%) C++
8 20 (28.99%) Automotive
9 19 (27.54%) MATLAB
9 19 (27.54%) Freescale
10 17 (24.64%) TickIT
11 16 (23.19%) Degree
12 15 (21.74%) Electronics
13 14 (20.29%) Linux
14 13 (18.84%) Ethernet
15 12 (17.39%) CMMI
15 12 (17.39%) CAN bus
16 11 (15.94%) Memory Management
16 11 (15.94%) Mercurial
16 11 (15.94%) Scrum
16 11 (15.94%) VxWorks
17 9 (13.04%) Python
18 8 (11.59%) ActiveX
18 8 (11.59%) Windows
18 8 (11.59%) C#

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Simulink
2 1 (1.45%) Stateflow
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.84%) Ethernet
2 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.45%) 802.11
3 1 (1.45%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Mercurial
2 7 (10.14%) GCC
2 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.25%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.90%) PVCS
4 2 (2.90%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 30 (43.48%) Aerospace
2 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
3 20 (28.99%) Automotive
4 15 (21.74%) Electronics
5 7 (10.14%) Military
6 4 (5.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (72.46%) Software Engineer
2 22 (31.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 21 (30.43%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 21 (30.43%) Embedded C Engineer
3 21 (30.43%) C Software Engineer
4 11 (15.94%) Software Manager
4 11 (15.94%) Development Manager
4 11 (15.94%) Software Development Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Lead Software Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Real Time Software Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Real Time Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) Electrical Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) Development Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) Architect
9 1 (1.45%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) ActiveX
2 7 (10.14%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) JSP
3 2 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (39.13%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (30.43%) Digital Media
3 12 (17.39%) CAN bus
4 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) CCTV
5 1 (1.45%) SCADA
5 1 (1.45%) PMI
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Linux
2 11 (15.94%) VxWorks
3 8 (11.59%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (88.41%) Software Engineering
2 32 (46.38%) UML
3 12 (17.39%) CMMI
4 11 (15.94%) Memory Management
4 11 (15.94%) Scrum
5 5 (7.25%) OOD
6 4 (5.80%) OO
7 2 (2.90%) Validation
7 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.90%) TDD
7 2 (2.90%) FMECA
7 2 (2.90%) CAE
7 2 (2.90%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (2.90%) MODAF
7 2 (2.90%) SysML
8 1 (1.45%) V-Model
8 1 (1.45%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (1.45%) Project Management
8 1 (1.45%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (1.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (59.42%) C
2 35 (50.72%) Embedded C
3 21 (30.43%) Assembly Language
4 20 (28.99%) C++
5 19 (27.54%) MATLAB
6 9 (13.04%) Python
7 8 (11.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.43%) DO-178B
2 17 (24.64%) TickIT
3 1 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Freescale
2 7 (10.14%) Borland
2 7 (10.14%) Embarcadero
3 1 (1.45%) Wonderware
3 1 (1.45%) Renesas
3 1 (1.45%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (1.45%) MathWorks
3 1 (1.45%) Siemens
3 1 (1.45%) EMC
Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: Yesterday
Powys
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago