The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 202 - 195
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 6 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% - 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.18% - 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £45,000 - £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
IEC 61508
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
508 477 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.28% 9.58% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 443 365 342
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the West Midlands region.

IEC 61508 Salary Trend in the West Midlands

IEC 61508
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

IEC 61508 Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

IEC 61508
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
(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
Birmingham - 2 £38,750 -
Staffordshire - 2 £45,000 -
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England

IEC 61508
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 3 (50.00%) Simulink
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
1 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (50.00%) Xilinx
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Altera
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (33.33%) SysML
2 2 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) SCADA
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (50.00%) Simulink
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (16.67%) SCADA
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) SysML
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
2 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Xilinx
1 3 (50.00%) Altera