Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IEC 62304 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IEC 62304 over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 62304
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1138 1137 1245
Rank change year-on-year -1 +108 +27
Permanent jobs citing IEC 62304 20 27 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.016% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.094% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 25
England median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £59,200 £52,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -8.57%

IEC 62304 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 21,323 20,685 25,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.01% 12.48% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16,750 16,473 20,561
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £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 62304
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IEC 62304 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 62304 in England

IEC 62304
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IEC 62304 in England.

Salary trend for IEC 62304 in England

IEC 62304
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IEC 62304 in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for IEC 62304 in England

IEC 62304
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 62304 within the England region over the 6 months to 24 February 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 +21 17 £52,500 +23.53% 1
West Midlands +14 17 £52,500 +23.53% 1
North West +7 1 £60,000 +50.00%
South East +5 1 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North of England +1 1 £60,000 +50.00% 1
East of England -6 1 - - 5
IEC 62304
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT jobs citing IEC 62304 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 IEC 62304.

1 17 (85.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 15 (75.00%) QA
3 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (60.00%) Electronics
5 11 (55.00%) Scrum
5 11 (55.00%) Unit Testing
5 11 (55.00%) Software Architecture
6 9 (45.00%) Firmware
7 8 (40.00%) Middleware
7 8 (40.00%) UML
7 8 (40.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (40.00%) MATLAB
7 8 (40.00%) Simulink
7 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (40.00%) SysML
7 8 (40.00%) TDD
7 8 (40.00%) IEC 61508
7 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (40.00%) Algorithms
7 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (35.00%) Windows
8 7 (35.00%) C
8 7 (35.00%) C#
9 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
9 6 (30.00%) ISO 13485
9 6 (30.00%) QMS
10 5 (25.00%) MISRA
10 5 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (25.00%) Multithreading

IEC 62304
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 8 (40.00%) Simulink
2 3 (15.00%) Doxygen
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
1 3 (15.00%) VectorCAST
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (60.00%) Electronics
2 5 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) MATLAB Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Real Time Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Real Time Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Algorithms
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Life Science
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) FreeRTOS
2 3 (15.00%) SafeRTOS
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Scrum
3 11 (55.00%) Software Architecture
3 11 (55.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (40.00%) SysML
4 8 (40.00%) TDD
4 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (40.00%) UML
5 6 (30.00%) QMS
5 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
6 5 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 4 (20.00%) Workflow
8 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
8 3 (15.00%) SDLC
8 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) MATLAB
2 7 (35.00%) C
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (75.00%) QA
2 8 (40.00%) IEC 61508
3 6 (30.00%) ISO 13485
4 5 (25.00%) MISRA
5 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
5 4 (20.00%) MISRA C
6 3 (15.00%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft