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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 889 864 880
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +16
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 26 12 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.11% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 29
Average salary £38,000 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,600 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £43,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-12.64% +3.57%

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
12050 10819 12388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.58% 10.11% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9323 8455 10165
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 £40,000

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 30 September 2014 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 12 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 30 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
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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 - - 1
Powys - 18 - - 1
Mid Wales - 18 - - 1
England -48 8 £38,000 -24.00% 3
East of England -11 7 £32,250 -35.50% 1
Cambridge +1 5 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 5 - -
Essex - 2 £32,250 -
Surrey -4 1 £57,500 +43.75% 1
South East -16 1 £57,500 +32.18% 1
Farnham - 1 £57,500 -
Maldon - 1 £26,500 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 36 (67.92%) UML
1 36 (67.92%) Aerospace
2 32 (60.38%) Degree
3 30 (56.60%) C++
4 28 (52.83%) C
5 27 (50.94%) Software Engineering
6 16 (30.19%) Electronics
7 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
8 14 (26.42%) System Testing
8 14 (26.42%) Computer Science
8 14 (26.42%) Unit Testing
8 14 (26.42%) Integration Testing
8 14 (26.42%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (20.75%) MODAF
9 11 (20.75%) Linux
10 10 (18.87%) Manufacturing
10 10 (18.87%) V-Model
11 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (11.32%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (11.32%) GCC
12 6 (11.32%) DO-178B
12 6 (11.32%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
12 6 (11.32%) MATLAB
12 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
12 6 (11.32%) Embarcadero
12 6 (11.32%) Borland
13 5 (9.43%) SNMP
13 5 (9.43%) OOA/OOD
13 5 (9.43%) OO

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Simulink
1 1 (1.89%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.43%) ATM
2 5 (9.43%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (11.32%) GCC
2 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
3 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (67.92%) Aerospace
2 16 (30.19%) Electronics
3 10 (18.87%) Manufacturing
4 5 (9.43%) Military
4 5 (9.43%) Avionics
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Software Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Senior Software Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Electronics Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Software Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Software Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Principal Security Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Computer Science
2 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.32%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (9.43%) Device Driver
5 3 (5.66%) CCTV
5 3 (5.66%) SCADA
6 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) VxWorks
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) UML
2 27 (50.94%) Software Engineering
3 14 (26.42%) Unit Testing
3 14 (26.42%) Integration Testing
3 14 (26.42%) System Testing
4 11 (20.75%) MODAF
5 10 (18.87%) V-Model
6 6 (11.32%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (9.43%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (9.43%) OO
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
9 3 (5.66%) Cyber Security
10 2 (3.77%) Validation
11 1 (1.89%) Migration
11 1 (1.89%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) C++
2 28 (52.83%) C
3 6 (11.32%) MATLAB
4 5 (9.43%) Python
5 3 (5.66%) Java
6 2 (3.77%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.77%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.89%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) Degree
2 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.89%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Embarcadero
1 6 (11.32%) Borland
2 2 (3.77%) Green Hills
3 1 (1.89%) MathWorks
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