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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IEC 61508
Rank 843 847 874
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 37 42 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.040% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.40% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 26 39 9
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
11065 10558 11257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.49% 10.16% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8644 8137 9198
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 29 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 26 January 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
(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
England -6 35 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East of England +4 15 £45,000 -15.88%
Essex - 11 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 7 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 5 £45,000 -
Stafford - 5 £45,000 -
Lincoln - 4 - -
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
Hertfordshire -11 3 £47,500 -
South West -20 3 £41,500 -12.63%
South East -51 3 £45,000 -10.00%
North East - 3 - - 1
Durham - 3 - - 1
Billingham - 3 - -
Bristol -4 2 £40,750 -9.44%
West Sussex -6 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Worthing -13 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Birmingham - 2 £38,750 -
Stevenage - 2 £48,750 -
Wales - 2 - -
Powys - 2 - -
Mid Wales - 2 - -
Gloucestershire -16 1 £42,500 -19.04%
Cheltenham -24 1 £42,500 -15.00%
Berkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £40,000 -
Slough - 1 £55,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £40,000 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 37 (56.06%) Software Engineering
1 37 (56.06%) Degree
2 34 (51.52%) Aerospace
3 30 (45.45%) C++
4 29 (43.94%) C
5 22 (33.33%) Electronics
6 18 (27.27%) UML
6 18 (27.27%) DO-178B
7 17 (25.76%) Computer Science
8 15 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
9 14 (21.21%) Unit Testing
10 13 (19.70%) Firmware
11 11 (16.67%) EMC
11 11 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 11 (16.67%) MATLAB
12 10 (15.15%) Manufacturing
12 10 (15.15%) Military
12 10 (15.15%) Integration Testing
12 10 (15.15%) System Testing
12 10 (15.15%) Avionics
13 9 (13.64%) Requirements Management
13 9 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 9 (13.64%) VxWorks
13 9 (13.64%) Embedded C
14 8 (12.12%) Windows
14 8 (12.12%) Linux
14 8 (12.12%) Automotive
15 7 (10.61%) Change Management
15 7 (10.61%) OO
15 7 (10.61%) ISO 9000

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 7 (10.61%) Simulink
2 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) ATM
1 6 (9.09%) SNMP
2 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.06%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 34 (51.52%) Aerospace
2 22 (33.33%) Electronics
3 10 (15.15%) Manufacturing
3 10 (15.15%) Military
3 10 (15.15%) Avionics
4 8 (12.12%) Automotive
5 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 18 (27.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 16 (24.24%) Senior Software Engineer
4 15 (22.73%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Electronics Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.55%) Real Time Software Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Real Time Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Principal Software Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Software Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Development Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.09%) Device Driver
4 6 (9.09%) VHDL
5 5 (7.58%) Verilog
6 4 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (6.06%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.03%) Physics
8 1 (1.52%) SCADA
8 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) VxWorks
2 8 (12.12%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Linux
3 6 (9.09%) Android
4 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) Software Engineering
2 18 (27.27%) UML
3 14 (21.21%) Unit Testing
4 11 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 10 (15.15%) Integration Testing
5 10 (15.15%) System Testing
6 9 (13.64%) Requirements Management
7 7 (10.61%) Change Management
7 7 (10.61%) OO
8 6 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.09%) Validation
9 4 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.55%) Coaching
11 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.03%) SysML
11 2 (3.03%) Project Planning
11 2 (3.03%) Regression Testing
12 1 (1.52%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) C++
2 29 (43.94%) C
3 11 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 9 (13.64%) Embedded C
5 6 (9.09%) Assembly Language
5 6 (9.09%) Python
6 5 (7.58%) C#
7 4 (6.06%) Ada
8 2 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (56.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.27%) DO-178B
2 7 (10.61%) ISO 9000
3 6 (9.09%) ISO 9001
4 4 (6.06%) DO-254
5 3 (4.55%) JTAG
6 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) EMC
2 6 (9.09%) IBM
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) Xilinx
3 4 (6.06%) Altera
4 2 (3.03%) QNX
4 2 (3.03%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.52%) MathWorks