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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 863 881 870
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 23 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 24
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £43,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £51,900 £53,950 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

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
11681 11116 11853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.40% 10.04% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9194 8587 9663
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 26 November 2014 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 28 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 26 November 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
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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 +1 19 £45,000 -10.00% 7
East of England -31 7 £45,000 -15.88%
Essex - 5 £45,000 -
Lincolnshire - 4 - - 4
Lincoln - 4 - - 4
Powys - 4 - -
Mid Wales - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - - 4
South East -21 3 £45,000 -6.25%
West Midlands - 3 £49,000 - 1
West Sussex +7 2 £35,000 -19.54%
Worthing +5 2 £35,000 -19.54%
Cheltenham -6 1 £42,500 -22.72%
Surrey -10 1 £57,500 +15.00%
North West -11 1 £42,000 - 1
South West -12 1 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Gloucestershire -16 1 £42,500 -22.72%
Hertfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Farnham - 1 £57,500 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 £42,000 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Maldon - 1 £26,500 -
Stafford - 1 £45,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £47,500 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 39 (70.91%) Aerospace
2 33 (60.00%) Degree
3 30 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 27 (49.09%) C
4 27 (49.09%) C++
5 23 (41.82%) UML
6 18 (32.73%) Unit Testing
7 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
8 14 (25.45%) Integration Testing
8 14 (25.45%) System Testing
8 14 (25.45%) Electronics
9 13 (23.64%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (21.82%) DO-178B
10 12 (21.82%) Manufacturing
11 10 (18.18%) Military
11 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (18.18%) Avionics
12 9 (16.36%) MATLAB
13 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
14 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
14 7 (12.73%) Firmware
14 7 (12.73%) OO
15 6 (10.91%) Python
15 6 (10.91%) SNMP
15 6 (10.91%) OOA/OOD
15 6 (10.91%) Linux
15 6 (10.91%) ATM
15 6 (10.91%) Device Driver
15 6 (10.91%) Requirements Analysis
15 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.27%) Simulink
2 1 (1.82%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) ATM
1 6 (10.91%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 39 (70.91%) Aerospace
2 14 (25.45%) Electronics
3 12 (21.82%) Manufacturing
4 10 (18.18%) Military
4 10 (18.18%) Avionics
5 2 (3.64%) Automotive
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Software Engineer
2 16 (29.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 16 (29.09%) Senior Software Engineer
3 15 (27.27%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Software Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Software Project Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Principal Security Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
9 1 (1.82%) Real Time Software Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.91%) Device Driver
4 4 (7.27%) SCADA
5 2 (3.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) VxWorks
3 4 (7.27%) Android
3 4 (7.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 23 (41.82%) UML
3 18 (32.73%) Unit Testing
4 14 (25.45%) Integration Testing
4 14 (25.45%) System Testing
5 7 (12.73%) OO
5 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.91%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (10.91%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.27%) Cyber Security
7 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
7 4 (7.27%) MODAF
7 4 (7.27%) V-Model
8 3 (5.45%) Requirements Management
8 3 (5.45%) Change Management
9 2 (3.64%) Validation
10 1 (1.82%) Migration
10 1 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.82%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) C
1 27 (49.09%) C++
2 9 (16.36%) MATLAB
3 6 (10.91%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.64%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.82%) Ada
6 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (60.00%) Degree
2 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) DO-178B
2 4 (7.27%) DO-254
3 3 (5.45%) ISO 9000
4 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) IBM
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) EMC
3 2 (3.64%) Green Hills
3 2 (3.64%) Xilinx
3 2 (3.64%) Altera
4 1 (1.82%) MathWorks
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