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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IEC 61508
Rank 889 905 873
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -32
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 8 27 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.022% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.069% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 23 22
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%

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
11621 12764 10880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.75% 10.53% 9.99%
Number of salaries quoted 9154 10017 8800
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 May 2015 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 10 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 28 May 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
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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 +26 8 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Cumbria - 4 £50,000 - 2
North West - 4 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands - 3 £50,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Stafford - 2 - -
South East +15 1 £37,500 -34.78% 2
Hampshire +4 1 £37,500 -34.78% 1
Southampton - 1 £37,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £50,000 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 21 (56.76%) Degree
2 20 (54.05%) Software Engineering
3 19 (51.35%) C
4 17 (45.95%) Electronics
5 13 (35.14%) C++
6 10 (27.03%) Aerospace
6 10 (27.03%) Computer Science
7 9 (24.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (24.32%) UML
7 9 (24.32%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (21.62%) ISO 9000
8 8 (21.62%) EMC
8 8 (21.62%) Firmware
8 8 (21.62%) Requirements Management
9 7 (18.92%) Validation
9 7 (18.92%) Automotive
9 7 (18.92%) Embedded C
10 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
10 6 (16.22%) Windows
10 6 (16.22%) VxWorks
10 6 (16.22%) VHDL
10 6 (16.22%) DO-178B
11 5 (13.51%) Verilog
11 5 (13.51%) Change Management
12 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (10.81%) TickIT
12 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
12 4 (10.81%) Linux
12 4 (10.81%) C#

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (8.11%) Simulink
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.70%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (8.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 17 (45.95%) Electronics
2 10 (27.03%) Aerospace
3 7 (18.92%) Automotive
4 4 (10.81%) Marketing
5 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Software Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Electronics Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Real Time Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Principal Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) FPGA Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Development Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior FPGA Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Principle Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Computer Science
2 9 (24.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (16.22%) VHDL
4 5 (13.51%) Verilog
5 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
5 4 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (5.41%) Physics
7 1 (2.70%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
1 6 (16.22%) VxWorks
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Software Engineering
2 9 (24.32%) UML
3 8 (21.62%) Requirements Management
4 7 (18.92%) Validation
5 5 (13.51%) Change Management
6 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.81%) Coaching
7 3 (8.11%) SysML
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.41%) System Testing
8 2 (5.41%) SDLC
8 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.70%) Factor Analysis
9 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
9 1 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) C
2 13 (35.14%) C++
3 7 (18.92%) Embedded C
4 4 (10.81%) C#
4 4 (10.81%) Assembly Language
5 3 (8.11%) Ada
6 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
6 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) ISO 9000
2 6 (16.22%) DO-178B
3 4 (10.81%) TickIT
3 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
4 3 (8.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) EMC
2 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) QNX
3 2 (5.41%) Xilinx
3 2 (5.41%) Altera
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