The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IEC 61508
England / East of England
Rank - - 265
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England - - 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Median salary - - £38,750
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 the East of England with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 639 1017 966
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.59% 13.82% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 507 741 741
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £67,500 £67,500
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for IEC 61508 in the East of England

IEC 61508
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 2 (100.00%) HNC
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) LabVIEW
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) LabVIEW
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware