The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IEC 61508
UK
Rank 846 928 909
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -19
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 13 2 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.002% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.017% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 25
Median salary £42,500 £36,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.24% -19.44%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £36,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -19.44%

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
9478 12059 11688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.27% 12.18% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 7567 9576 9171
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £73,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +79 13 £42,500 +6.25% 4
West Midlands - 11 £42,500 - 1
Stafford - 8 £43,750 -
Staffordshire - 8 £43,750 -
Coventry - 3 £42,500 -
East of England - 2 - -
Witham - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing IEC 61508 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 IEC 61508.

1 20 (83.33%) C
2 18 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (54.17%) Python
3 13 (54.17%) Electronics
4 11 (45.83%) Embedded C
5 10 (41.67%) V-Model
6 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 9 (37.50%) Validation
6 9 (37.50%) TDD
6 9 (37.50%) Subversion
6 9 (37.50%) VxWorks
7 8 (33.33%) MATLAB
7 8 (33.33%) Simulink
7 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Linux
7 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (33.33%) Coverity
7 8 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (33.33%) Requirements Management
7 8 (33.33%) JIRA
7 8 (33.33%) Release Management
7 8 (33.33%) Atlassian
7 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Confluence
7 8 (33.33%) Change Control
7 8 (33.33%) Profibus
7 8 (33.33%) SonarQube
7 8 (33.33%) Issue Tracking

IEC 61508
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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Simulink
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Profibus
2 5 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.33%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 9 (37.50%) Subversion
2 8 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (33.33%) JIRA
2 8 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 4 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (8.33%) LabVIEW
4 2 (8.33%) VectorCAST
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (54.17%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Software Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Verification Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (8.33%) Device Driver
3 2 (8.33%) Physics
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) VxWorks
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (41.67%) V-Model
3 9 (37.50%) TDD
3 9 (37.50%) Validation
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Change Control
4 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
4 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Release Management
4 8 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
8 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) C
2 13 (54.17%) Python
3 11 (45.83%) Embedded C
4 8 (33.33%) MATLAB
5 7 (29.17%) C++
6 5 (20.83%) Assembly Language
6 5 (20.83%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) Perl
8 2 (8.33%) PHP
9 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
9 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) DO-178B
1 5 (20.83%) ISO13485
2 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
3 3 (12.50%) MISRA
4 1 (4.17%) ISO26262
4 1 (4.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 8 (33.33%) Coverity
2 4 (16.67%) Perforce
3 1 (4.17%) QNX
3 1 (4.17%) Renesas
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago