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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IEC 61508
Rank 895 963 938
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -25
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 15 7 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.007% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.055% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 0
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 -
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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
11906 12755 13160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.19% 11.85% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9448 10105 10153
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +42 15 £47,500 +18.75% 5
West Midlands -4 6 £47,500 -
South East +29 5 £40,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -2 3 £31,500 - 1
South West - 3 £50,000 - 2
Bristol - 3 £50,000 - 2
Coventry - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £47,500 -
Abingdon - 2 £31,500 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £49,000 -
Surrey - 2 £49,000 -
Cumbria - 1 £53,000 -
Oxford - 1 £40,000 -
North West - 1 £53,000 - 1

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 14 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) Validation
3 10 (50.00%) C
3 10 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 8 (40.00%) Degree
5 7 (35.00%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (30.00%) C#
7 5 (25.00%) C++
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) Electronics
7 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (25.00%) ISO26262
7 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (25.00%) DO-178B
7 5 (25.00%) Automotive
8 4 (20.00%) Subversion
8 4 (20.00%) Physics
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) V-Model
8 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (15.00%) Project Management
9 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
9 3 (15.00%) Perforce
9 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (15.00%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) ISO13485

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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (20.00%) Subversion
2 3 (15.00%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (10.00%) VectorCAST
4 1 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (25.00%) Automotive
1 5 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) French Language
2 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Software Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (20.00%) Physics
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) Validation
3 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (20.00%) V-Model
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
7 1 (5.00%) CMMI
7 1 (5.00%) Information Security
7 1 (5.00%) SysML
7 1 (5.00%) UML
7 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C
1 10 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
5 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) DO-178B
1 5 (25.00%) ISO26262
2 3 (15.00%) Def Stans
2 3 (15.00%) ISO13485
3 1 (5.00%) DO-254
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 9000
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) MISRA
3 1 (5.00%) MISRA C
3 1 (5.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Perforce
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
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