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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IEC 61508
UK
Rank 831 936 937
Rank change year-on-year
+105 +1
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 10 3 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.003% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.099% 0.022% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 22
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £42,400 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%

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
10083 13521 13272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.16% 13.25% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8027 10696 10188
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 £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,900 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 10 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 25 February 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 +108 10 £42,500 +2.40% 3
West Midlands - 7 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 5 £42,500 -
Stafford - 5 £42,500 -
Witham - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £38,750 -
East of England - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
South West +15 1 £40,000 -6.97%
Bristol -3 1 £40,000 -6.97%

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 15 (83.33%) C
2 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
3 13 (72.22%) Python
4 11 (61.11%) Electronics
5 10 (55.56%) V-Model
6 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (50.00%) TDD
6 9 (50.00%) Subversion
6 9 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (50.00%) VxWorks
7 8 (44.44%) MATLAB
7 8 (44.44%) Simulink
7 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
7 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (44.44%) Requirements Management
7 8 (44.44%) JIRA
7 8 (44.44%) Release Management
7 8 (44.44%) Atlassian
7 8 (44.44%) Unit Testing
7 8 (44.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (44.44%) Coverity
7 8 (44.44%) Confluence
7 8 (44.44%) Profibus
7 8 (44.44%) Change Control
7 8 (44.44%) SonarQube
7 8 (44.44%) Issue Tracking
8 7 (38.89%) Embedded C
9 5 (27.78%) Windows
9 5 (27.78%) Validation

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 (44.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Profibus
2 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (50.00%) Subversion
2 8 (44.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (44.44%) JIRA
2 8 (44.44%) SonarQube
3 2 (11.11%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.56%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (61.11%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Ada Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Ada Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Verification Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Verilog
3 1 (5.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 10 (55.56%) V-Model
3 9 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (44.44%) Change Control
4 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (44.44%) Issue Tracking
4 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Release Management
4 8 (44.44%) Requirements Management
4 8 (44.44%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Validation
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.11%) Physics
8 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Power Management
8 1 (5.56%) SDLC
8 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C
2 13 (72.22%) Python
3 8 (44.44%) MATLAB
4 7 (38.89%) Embedded C
5 4 (22.22%) C#
6 3 (16.67%) Assembly Language
6 3 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (16.67%) Perl
7 2 (11.11%) PHP
8 1 (5.56%) Ada
8 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) HNC
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) DO-178B
1 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 3 (16.67%) MISRA
2 2 (11.11%) ISO13485
3 1 (5.56%) Def Stans
3 1 (5.56%) DO-254
3 1 (5.56%) ISO26262
3 1 (5.56%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Atlassian
1 8 (44.44%) Coverity
2 1 (5.56%) Perforce
2 1 (5.56%) QNX
2 1 (5.56%) Renesas
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