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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 872 852 843
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 31 12 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.011% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.25% 0.11% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 27
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%

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
12316 11178 12146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.67% 10.24% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9478 8781 10017
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 13 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 20 August 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
Wales - 18 - - 3
Powys - 18 - - 3
Mid Wales - 18 - - 3
England -13 13 £45,000 -10.00% 3
South West -9 7 £45,000 -
East of England +2 5 - - 2
Cambridge +1 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 5 - - 1
Dorset - 4 - -
Gloucestershire -5 2 - -
Bristol +2 1 £45,000 +28.57%
City of London -5 1 - -
London -12 1 - -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 42 (73.68%) UML
2 38 (66.67%) Aerospace
3 33 (57.89%) Software Engineering
4 31 (54.39%) C++
5 27 (47.37%) C
5 27 (47.37%) Degree
6 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
6 16 (28.07%) Electronics
7 15 (26.32%) Linux
7 15 (26.32%) Rational DOORS
8 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
8 12 (21.05%) DO-178B
9 11 (19.30%) MODAF
10 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
10 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
10 10 (17.54%) System Testing
10 10 (17.54%) V-Model
11 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
12 8 (14.04%) Embarcadero
12 8 (14.04%) Borland
12 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
12 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
12 8 (14.04%) GCC
12 8 (14.04%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (12.28%) Military
14 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
14 6 (10.53%) TickIT
14 6 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
14 6 (10.53%) Embedded C
14 6 (10.53%) Digital Media

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.77%) ATM
2 5 (8.77%) Ethernet
2 5 (8.77%) SNMP
3 1 (1.75%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.75%) 802.11
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (14.04%) GCC
2 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.51%) PVCS
4 2 (3.51%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 38 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 16 (28.07%) Electronics
3 9 (15.79%) Manufacturing
4 7 (12.28%) Military
5 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
6 5 (8.77%) Avionics
7 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Software Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Senior Software Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Software Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Electronics Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.02%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Software Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Development Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Software Development Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
1 3 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.04%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (10.53%) Digital Media
4 5 (8.77%) Device Driver
4 5 (8.77%) CAN bus
5 3 (5.26%) CCTV
5 3 (5.26%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) UML
2 33 (57.89%) Software Engineering
3 11 (19.30%) MODAF
4 10 (17.54%) System Testing
4 10 (17.54%) V-Model
4 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
5 6 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (8.77%) OO
6 5 (8.77%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.02%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.26%) SysML
8 3 (5.26%) CMMI
8 3 (5.26%) Scrum
8 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security
9 2 (3.51%) TDD
9 2 (3.51%) Requirements Engineering
10 1 (1.75%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (1.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) C++
2 27 (47.37%) C
3 6 (10.53%) Embedded C
4 5 (8.77%) Python
4 5 (8.77%) MATLAB
5 3 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Degree
2 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) DO-178B
2 6 (10.53%) TickIT
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Embarcadero
1 8 (14.04%) Borland
2 1 (1.75%) Renesas
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