The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for IEC 61508 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IEC 61508
South West / Bristol
Rank 127 134 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.22% 0.054% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.85% 0.49% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% -  
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £37,750 £38,750
% change year-on-year +9.27% -2.58%  

IEC 61508 is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 216 206 281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 11.75% 11.12% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 169 185 226
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £73,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61508 in Bristol

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for IEC 61508 in Bristol

IEC 61508
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 across the Bristol region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) DO-178B
2 4 (80.00%) DO-254
2 4 (80.00%) ISO26262
2 4 (80.00%) Def Stans
2 4 (80.00%) Avionics
2 4 (80.00%) Power Management
2 4 (80.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Ada
2 4 (80.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (80.00%) VHDL
2 4 (80.00%) Verilog
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (20.00%) Renesas
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (20.00%) Linux

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (80.00%) Aerospace
1 4 (80.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Ada Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Ada Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (80.00%) Verilog
1 4 (80.00%) VHDL
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 5 (100.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) Ada
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) DO-178B
2 4 (80.00%) Def Stans
2 4 (80.00%) DO-254
2 4 (80.00%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Renesas