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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 929 941
Rank change year-on-year +110 +12  
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 11 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.032% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 4
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £47,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year -15.78% +8.57%  

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 England with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 9655 12669 13145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.98% 13.04% 12.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7646 10144 10324
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +31 9 £40,000 -25.92% 1
South East +73 2 £47,500 - 1
IEC 61508
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 England region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 21 (87.50%) C
2 19 (79.17%) Software Engineering
3 15 (62.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 13 (54.17%) Degree
4 13 (54.17%) Electronics
4 13 (54.17%) Python
5 10 (41.67%) Aerospace
6 9 (37.50%) VxWorks
6 9 (37.50%) Requirements Management
6 9 (37.50%) TDD
6 9 (37.50%) V-Model
6 9 (37.50%) Issue Tracking
6 9 (37.50%) ISO26262
7 8 (33.33%) SonarQube
7 8 (33.33%) DO-178B
7 8 (33.33%) DO-254
7 8 (33.33%) Change Control
7 8 (33.33%) Profibus
7 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 8 (33.33%) Coverity
7 8 (33.33%) Confluence
7 8 (33.33%) Release Management
7 8 (33.33%) Atlassian
7 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (33.33%) Subversion
7 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (33.33%) JIRA

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 8 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Simulink
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (33.33%) JIRA
1 8 (33.33%) SonarQube
1 8 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) LabVIEW
2 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (54.17%) Electronics
2 10 (41.67%) Aerospace
3 7 (29.17%) Avionics
4 3 (12.50%) Automotive
5 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Ada Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) DOORS Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Head of Programmes
4 1 (4.17%) Software Verification Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) SysML Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (29.17%) Verilog
2 7 (29.17%) VHDL
3 4 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) VxWorks
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Software Engineering
2 9 (37.50%) Issue Tracking
2 9 (37.50%) Requirements Management
2 9 (37.50%) TDD
2 9 (37.50%) V-Model
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Change Control
3 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Release Management
3 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Power Management
5 6 (25.00%) Validation
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) UML
7 2 (8.33%) Mechatronics
7 2 (8.33%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) SysML
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) C
2 13 (54.17%) Python
3 8 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 7 (29.17%) Ada
4 7 (29.17%) Assembly Language
5 3 (12.50%) Embedded C
5 3 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) C++
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) HNC
4 1 (4.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) ISO26262
2 8 (33.33%) DO-178B
2 8 (33.33%) DO-254
3 7 (29.17%) Def Stans
4 5 (20.83%) MISRA
5 3 (12.50%) MISRA C
6 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
7 1 (4.17%) ISO13485
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 8 (33.33%) Coverity
2 1 (4.17%) QNX
Crawley
Thales
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago