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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IEC 61508
Rank 886 890 873
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 17 38 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.033% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.32% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 36 13
Average salary £41,250 £48,750 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £48,750 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +11.42%

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
11796 12063 11338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.66% 10.40% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9218 9452 9044
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 April 2015 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 20 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 1 April 2015. 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 +13 16 £41,250 -13.15% 6
East of England +22 7 £37,500 -50.00% 1
Essex +4 6 £36,250 -51.66%
Stafford - 4 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 1
South East -17 3 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Hampshire +2 2 £37,500 -25.74%
Southampton - 2 £37,500 -
West Sussex +5 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Hertfordshire +1 1 £37,500 -
Worthing -2 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Cumbria - 1 £50,000 -
Durham - 1 - -
Billingham - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £50,000 -
Wales - 1 - -
Powys - 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 27 (54.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (52.00%) Degree
3 22 (44.00%) C
4 20 (40.00%) Electronics
4 20 (40.00%) Aerospace
5 18 (36.00%) C++
6 15 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (26.00%) Firmware
7 13 (26.00%) DO-178B
8 12 (24.00%) Computer Science
9 11 (22.00%) UML
9 11 (22.00%) EMC
9 11 (22.00%) VxWorks
9 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
9 11 (22.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 11 (22.00%) Requirements Management
10 10 (20.00%) Windows
10 10 (20.00%) Embedded C
11 8 (16.00%) ISO 9000
12 7 (14.00%) Change Management
12 7 (14.00%) Automotive
12 7 (14.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
13 6 (12.00%) IBM
13 6 (12.00%) Simulink
13 6 (12.00%) Validation
13 6 (12.00%) VHDL
13 6 (12.00%) Android
14 5 (10.00%) C#
14 5 (10.00%) Linux

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 6 (12.00%) Simulink
2 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (8.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.00%) SNMP
3 1 (2.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (8.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (40.00%) Electronics
1 20 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 7 (14.00%) Automotive
3 5 (10.00%) Military
3 5 (10.00%) Marketing
3 5 (10.00%) Avionics
4 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Software Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.00%) Real Time Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Real Time Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Hardware Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Principal Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Principle Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (22.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (12.00%) VHDL
4 5 (10.00%) Verilog
5 4 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.00%) Physics
7 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.00%) SCADA
7 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) VxWorks
2 10 (20.00%) Windows
3 6 (12.00%) Android
4 5 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (22.00%) Requirements Management
2 11 (22.00%) UML
2 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.00%) Change Management
3 7 (14.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (12.00%) Validation
5 5 (10.00%) Coaching
6 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.00%) System Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (4.00%) SysML
8 2 (4.00%) OO
9 1 (2.00%) Six Sigma
9 1 (2.00%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (2.00%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) C
2 18 (36.00%) C++
3 10 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 5 (10.00%) MATLAB
4 5 (10.00%) C#
5 4 (8.00%) Ada
5 4 (8.00%) Assembly Language
6 2 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.00%) DO-178B
2 8 (16.00%) ISO 9000
3 5 (10.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (8.00%) DO-254
5 3 (6.00%) JTAG
6 1 (2.00%) TickIT
6 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) EMC
2 6 (12.00%) IBM
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Xilinx
3 4 (8.00%) Altera
4 2 (4.00%) QNX
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 5 days ago