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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 874 862 863
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 28 14 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.013% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.13% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 27
Average salary £32,250 £50,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.50% +20.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,850 £55,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £45,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-29.12% +9.63%

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
12134 10806 12210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.60% 10.13% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9351 8472 10058
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 9 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 19 September 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
(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
Wales - 21 - - 1
Powys - 21 - - 1
Mid Wales - 21 - - 1
East of England -18 7 £32,250 -35.50%
England -25 7 £32,250 -35.50% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 5 - -
Cambridge -5 5 - -
Essex - 2 £32,250 -
Maldon - 1 £26,500 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (69.64%) UML
2 37 (66.07%) Aerospace
3 34 (60.71%) C++
4 32 (57.14%) Degree
5 31 (55.36%) Software Engineering
6 30 (53.57%) C
7 17 (30.36%) Electronics
7 17 (30.36%) Rational DOORS
8 16 (28.57%) Computer Science
8 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 14 (25.00%) Linux
9 14 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 14 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 14 (25.00%) System Testing
10 11 (19.64%) MODAF
11 10 (17.86%) Manufacturing
11 10 (17.86%) V-Model
12 9 (16.07%) DO-178B
13 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (12.50%) GCC
14 7 (12.50%) Military
14 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 7 (12.50%) Embarcadero
14 7 (12.50%) Borland
14 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
15 6 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
15 6 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
16 5 (8.93%) Device Driver
16 5 (8.93%) OO

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.93%) ATM
2 5 (8.93%) SNMP
3 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.79%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.79%) 802.11
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
4 1 (1.79%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (12.50%) GCC
2 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.57%) PVCS
4 2 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 37 (66.07%) Aerospace
2 17 (30.36%) Electronics
3 10 (17.86%) Manufacturing
4 7 (12.50%) Military
5 5 (8.93%) Avionics
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Software Engineer
2 15 (26.79%) Senior Software Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 11 (19.64%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (19.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Electronics Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Lead Software Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Leader
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Software Project Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Software Manager
8 3 (5.36%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) Principal Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) Principal Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
1 3 (5.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (8.93%) Device Driver
5 3 (5.36%) CCTV
5 3 (5.36%) SCADA
6 2 (3.57%) CAN bus
6 2 (3.57%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) UML
2 31 (55.36%) Software Engineering
3 14 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 14 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 14 (25.00%) System Testing
4 11 (19.64%) MODAF
5 10 (17.86%) V-Model
6 6 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (8.93%) OO
7 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.14%) Project Planning
9 3 (5.36%) SysML
9 3 (5.36%) Cyber Security
10 2 (3.57%) TDD
10 2 (3.57%) Validation
10 2 (3.57%) Requirements Engineering
11 1 (1.79%) Embedded Software Development
11 1 (1.79%) Migration
11 1 (1.79%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 34 (60.71%) C++
2 30 (53.57%) C
3 5 (8.93%) Python
3 5 (8.93%) MATLAB
4 3 (5.36%) Assembly Language
4 3 (5.36%) Embedded C
4 3 (5.36%) C#
4 3 (5.36%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) Degree
2 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) DO-178B
2 3 (5.36%) TickIT
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Embarcadero
1 7 (12.50%) Borland
2 2 (3.57%) Green Hills
3 1 (1.79%) Renesas
Powys
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago