The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IEC 61508
Rank 893 905 856
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -49
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 5 28 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.023% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.042% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 17
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%

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
11879 12721 11077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.72% 10.58% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9390 9875 8965
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% -

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
Top 5 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 30 June 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 +16 5 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Cumbria - 4 £50,000 - 1
North West - 4 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £50,000 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 11 (52.38%) C
1 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) Electronics
3 7 (33.33%) ISO 9000
3 7 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 6 (28.57%) Firmware
4 6 (28.57%) C++
5 5 (23.81%) Aerospace
5 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) Validation
6 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (19.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (19.05%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (19.05%) VxWorks
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) UML
6 4 (19.05%) TickIT
6 4 (19.05%) EMC
6 4 (19.05%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 3 (14.29%) ISO 9001
7 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
7 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Simulink
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.76%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (38.10%) Electronics
2 5 (23.81%) Aerospace
3 3 (14.29%) Marketing
4 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Real Time Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Physics
3 1 (4.76%) VHDL
3 1 (4.76%) Verilog
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) VxWorks
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
2 6 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 5 (23.81%) Validation
4 4 (19.05%) UML
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) API Development
6 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) Factor Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) SDLC
7 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) System Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C
2 6 (28.57%) C++
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 2 (9.52%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) ISO 9000
2 4 (19.05%) TickIT
3 3 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.76%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) EMC
2 1 (4.76%) QNX
2 1 (4.76%) Xilinx
2 1 (4.76%) Altera
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
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