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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IEC 61508
Rank 948 905 908
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +3
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 3 36 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.034% 0.040%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.024% 0.31% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3 25 38
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £46,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%

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
12246 11531 11225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.07% 11.03% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9712 8990 8615
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 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 5 February 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
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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 -24 2 £41,500 -7.77% 5
Wales +4 1 £32,500 -
West Sussex -2 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Bristol -3 1 £43,000 +5.52% 1
South East -9 1 £40,000 -11.11%
South West -10 1 £43,000 +5.52% 1
South Wales - 1 £32,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £32,500 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Aerospace
3 3 (37.50%) Quality Management
3 3 (37.50%) MATLAB
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) Electronics
3 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) ISO13485
4 2 (25.00%) MISRA
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (25.00%) DO-178B
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) QMS
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Simulink

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) Simulink
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (12.50%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 4 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics
3 2 (25.00%) Automotive
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Software Validation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) Applied Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) LynxOS
2 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Quality Management
2 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) QMS
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) MATLAB
2 2 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
3 1 (12.50%) Fortran
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PhD
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO13485
2 2 (25.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (25.00%) MISRA
3 1 (12.50%) Def Stans
3 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (12.50%) ISO26262
3 1 (12.50%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) MathWorks
1 1 (12.50%) Perforce
1 1 (12.50%) QNX
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