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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IEC 61508
Rank 884 899 863
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -36
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 8 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.026% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.068% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 13
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £43,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,100 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
11833 12468 11112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.81% 10.66% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9376 9672 8820
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 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 14 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 8 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East of England +7 3 £40,000 - 5
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £50,000 -
Stafford - 2 - - 1
Cumbria - 2 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +14 1 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge +10 1 £40,000 - 1
Stevenage - 1 £58,500 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £32,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £58,500 - 2

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (53.33%) C
2 8 (53.33%) Electronics
3 6 (40.00%) Validation
4 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (26.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Automotive
5 4 (26.67%) Requirements Management
5 4 (26.67%) TickIT
5 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (26.67%) UML
5 4 (26.67%) ISO 9000
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (20.00%) Embedded C
6 3 (20.00%) Firmware
6 3 (20.00%) C++
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (13.33%) Release Management
7 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (13.33%) Software Testing

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) Simulink
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (53.33%) Electronics
2 4 (26.67%) Automotive
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (13.33%) Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (6.67%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) Validation
3 4 (26.67%) UML
3 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Requirements Management
3 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) SysML
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) API Development
6 1 (6.67%) Factor Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) People Management
6 1 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.67%) Ada
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) HNC
3 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) TickIT
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 9000
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) DO-178B
2 1 (6.67%) ARP4754
2 1 (6.67%) ARP4761
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) IBM
1 1 (6.67%) MathWorks
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago