The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 865 859 833
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 28 21 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.019% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.19% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 25
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £36,250 £36,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12178 11020 11373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.57% 10.13% 9.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9426 8806 9350
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 11 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 22 July 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 -33 17 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West -10 16 £45,000 +12.50%
Wales - 11 £40,000 - 1
Powys - 11 £40,000 - 1
Mid Wales - 11 £40,000 - 1
Dorset - 8 £52,500 -
Bristol -8 5 £45,000 +28.57%
Gloucestershire -10 3 £52,500 +23.52%
City of London -9 1 - -
Cheltenham -10 1 £52,500 +40.00%
London -32 1 - -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 47 (81.03%) UML
2 39 (67.24%) Software Engineering
3 38 (65.52%) Aerospace
4 28 (48.28%) C
5 24 (41.38%) C++
6 22 (37.93%) Degree
7 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
8 15 (25.86%) Rational DOORS
9 14 (24.14%) Digital Media
9 14 (24.14%) Electronics
9 14 (24.14%) Telecoms
10 13 (22.41%) Linux
11 11 (18.97%) Embedded C
11 11 (18.97%) TickIT
11 11 (18.97%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (18.97%) DO-178B
11 11 (18.97%) MODAF
12 10 (17.24%) GCC
12 10 (17.24%) V-Model
12 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
12 10 (17.24%) Embarcadero
12 10 (17.24%) Borland
12 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
12 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
13 9 (15.52%) Ethernet
13 9 (15.52%) CAN bus
14 8 (13.79%) CMMI
15 7 (12.07%) Scrum
15 7 (12.07%) Unit Testing
15 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1 (1.72%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 9 (15.52%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.72%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.72%) Wireless
3 1 (1.72%) 802.11
3 1 (1.72%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (17.24%) GCC
2 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) PVCS
3 2 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 38 (65.52%) Aerospace
2 14 (24.14%) Electronics
2 14 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Military
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Software Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Software Manager
4 9 (15.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Development Manager
5 7 (12.07%) Software Development Manager
5 7 (12.07%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Lead Software Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Leader
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Real Time Software Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Real Time Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Software Project Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Electronics Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Digital Media
2 11 (18.97%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
4 9 (15.52%) CAN bus
5 4 (6.90%) SCADA
6 3 (5.17%) CCTV
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (81.03%) UML
2 39 (67.24%) Software Engineering
3 11 (18.97%) MODAF
4 10 (17.24%) V-Model
5 8 (13.79%) CMMI
6 7 (12.07%) Scrum
6 7 (12.07%) Unit Testing
6 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
6 7 (12.07%) System Testing
7 3 (5.17%) SysML
7 3 (5.17%) Cyber Security
8 2 (3.45%) OOD
8 2 (3.45%) TDD
8 2 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.45%) Requirements Engineering
9 1 (1.72%) Memory Management
9 1 (1.72%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (1.72%) Change Management
9 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) C
2 24 (41.38%) C++
3 11 (18.97%) Embedded C
4 4 (6.90%) C#
5 3 (5.17%) Java
6 2 (3.45%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Degree
2 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) TickIT
1 11 (18.97%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Embarcadero
1 10 (17.24%) Borland
2 1 (1.72%) Wonderware
2 1 (1.72%) Renesas
2 1 (1.72%) Freescale
2 1 (1.72%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (1.72%) Siemens
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