Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1120 1129 1237
Rank change year-on-year +9 +108 -2
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 24 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.014% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.11% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 23 20 7
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £42,300 £32,175 £37,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,275 £52,100
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -11.11%

IEC 61508 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 20,860 21,201 25,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.84% 12.72% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 16,153 16,875 20,271
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,365 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IEC 61508 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61508 in England

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for IEC 61508 in England

IEC 61508
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IEC 61508 in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in England

IEC 61508
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Midlands +14 12 £52,500 +23.53% 11
West Midlands +1 12 £52,500 +23.53% 10
South West +20 7 £50,000 +5.26% 6
South East +18 2 £40,000 +26.98% 2
East of England -2 2 £45,750 -
North of England - 1 £27,500 - 4
North West - 1 £27,500 - 1
IEC 61508
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 16 (66.67%) Electronics
2 15 (62.50%) Degree
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (58.33%) Software Engineering
4 12 (50.00%) C
4 12 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 12 (50.00%) Simulink
4 12 (50.00%) IEC 62304
5 11 (45.83%) Firmware
6 10 (41.67%) Middleware
6 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
7 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (33.33%) Software Architecture
7 8 (33.33%) TDD
7 8 (33.33%) QA
7 8 (33.33%) SysML
7 8 (33.33%) UML
7 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Validation
7 8 (33.33%) Scrum
7 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (33.33%) Algorithms
8 6 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (20.83%) Aerospace
10 4 (16.67%) CMMI
10 4 (16.67%) VxWorks
10 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
10 4 (16.67%) EMC
10 4 (16.67%) Subversion

IEC 61508
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Simulink
2 1 (4.17%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (16.67%) Profibus
2 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.33%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) SonarQube
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 16 (66.67%) Electronics
2 5 (20.83%) Aerospace
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) MATLAB Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (8.33%) CAN bus
6 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) VxWorks
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 8 (33.33%) SysML
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
3 8 (33.33%) UML
3 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Validation
4 4 (16.67%) Change Control
4 4 (16.67%) CMMI
4 4 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (16.67%) Release Management
4 4 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 4 (16.67%) V-Model
5 2 (8.33%) PLM
5 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C
1 12 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 3 (12.50%) C++
2 3 (12.50%) Embedded C
3 2 (8.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.17%) Ada
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) IEC 62304
2 8 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (16.67%) DO-178B
4 2 (8.33%) DO-160
4 2 (8.33%) DO-254
4 2 (8.33%) MISRA
4 2 (8.33%) MISRA C
5 1 (4.17%) Def Stans
5 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
1 4 (16.67%) Coverity
1 4 (16.67%) EMC
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle