The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IEC 61508
Rank 936 959 974
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +15
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 4 8 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.033% 0.064% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 24
Median salary £47,500 £49,125 £52,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.30% -5.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,350 £37,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £49,125 £52,250
% change year-on-year
-3.30% -5.98%

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
12068 12580 13379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.77% 11.39% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9583 9823 10505
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 May 2016 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 4 £47,500 -3.30% 5
South West - 2 £54,000 -
Bristol - 2 £54,000 -
South East +26 1 £47,500 +26.66% 1
West Midlands -17 1 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Surrey - 1 £47,500 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT jobs citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) Aerospace
3 3 (50.00%) Automotive
3 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (50.00%) ISO26262
3 3 (50.00%) MISRA
4 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (33.33%) Def Stans
4 2 (33.33%) MISRA C
4 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) UML
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) PhD
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) Fortran
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 3 (50.00%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) WPF
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Applied Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) LynxOS
2 1 (16.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) CMMI
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) SysML
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Fortran
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO26262
1 3 (50.00%) MISRA
2 2 (33.33%) Def Stans
2 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
2 2 (33.33%) MISRA C
3 1 (16.67%) DO-254
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) MathWorks
1 1 (16.67%) QNX
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago