Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DO-178B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DO-178B over the 6 months to 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1109 1122 1234
Rank change year-on-year +13 +112 +2
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 26 22 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.014% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.11% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 12
England median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £40,875 £35,000 £40,700
90th Percentile £49,000 £56,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% -

DO-178B is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 21,346 19,320 24,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 12.11% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 16,477 15,241 19,958
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,665
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.35% +5.92%
10th Percentile £28,375 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DO-178B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DO-178B in England

DO-178B
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DO-178B in England.

Salary trend for DO-178B in England

DO-178B
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -2 20 £46,000 +15.00% 6
West Midlands +8 4 - - 2
Midlands +5 4 - - 4
North West - 1 £42,500 -
North of England - 1 £42,500 - 2
DO-178B
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT jobs citing DO-178B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (73.08%) C
3 12 (46.15%) Validation
3 12 (46.15%) Def Stans
4 11 (42.31%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (38.46%) ISO 9001
5 10 (38.46%) Electronics
6 9 (34.62%) Quality Management
6 9 (34.62%) Aerospace
6 9 (34.62%) C++
6 9 (34.62%) Embedded C
6 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
6 9 (34.62%) QA
6 9 (34.62%) QMS
6 9 (34.62%) Process Improvement
6 9 (34.62%) Change Control
6 9 (34.62%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (34.62%) MISRA
7 7 (26.92%) Military
7 7 (26.92%) Ada
8 6 (23.08%) Embedded C++
9 5 (19.23%) Linux
9 5 (19.23%) UML
9 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (15.38%) MISRA C
10 4 (15.38%) Rational Team Concert
10 4 (15.38%) Bluetooth
10 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
10 4 (15.38%) C#
10 4 (15.38%) Firmware

DO-178B
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
1 4 (15.38%) Rational Team Concert
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (38.46%) Electronics
2 9 (34.62%) Aerospace
3 7 (26.92%) Military
4 3 (11.54%) Automotive
5 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Software Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Software Quality Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Quality Engineer
4 7 (26.92%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (26.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Development Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Design Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Validation Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Verification Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Verification Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (46.15%) Validation
3 11 (42.31%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (34.62%) Change Control
4 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
4 9 (34.62%) Process Improvement
4 9 (34.62%) QMS
4 9 (34.62%) Quality Management
4 9 (34.62%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) UML
6 4 (15.38%) SysML
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Project Management
8 1 (3.85%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C
2 9 (34.62%) C++
2 9 (34.62%) Embedded C
3 7 (26.92%) Ada
4 6 (23.08%) Embedded C++
5 4 (15.38%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Postgraduate
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) Def Stans
2 10 (38.46%) ISO 9001
3 9 (34.62%) MISRA
3 9 (34.62%) QA
4 4 (15.38%) MISRA C
5 2 (7.69%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.85%) Freescale
2 1 (3.85%) Green Hills
2 1 (3.85%) Wind River