The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England / South West
Rank 233 255 243
Rank change year-on-year +22 -12  
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 7 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.017% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.23% 0.15% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 5
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% -25.21%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £43,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.55% -21.81%  

DO-178B 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 South West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 567 655 658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.15% 11.20% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 464 536 517
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,650 £26,650 £27,055
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing DO-178B as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for DO-178B in the South West

DO-178B
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for DO-178B in the South West

DO-178B
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Bristol +7 4 £40,000 -6.97%
Gloucestershire - 2 £43,750 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
DO-178B
England

DO-178B
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing DO-178B 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 South West region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 7 (70.00%) Aerospace
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (70.00%) Avionics
1 7 (70.00%) DO-254
2 6 (60.00%) C
3 5 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 5 (50.00%) IEC 61508
3 5 (50.00%) Def Stans
4 4 (40.00%) Power Management
4 4 (40.00%) ISO26262
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Ada
4 4 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (40.00%) VHDL
4 4 (40.00%) Verilog
5 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (30.00%) ARP4754
6 1 (10.00%) CEH
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) Military
6 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (10.00%) Renesas

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (70.00%) Aerospace
1 7 (70.00%) Avionics
2 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) DOORS Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Ada Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Ada Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (40.00%) Verilog
1 4 (40.00%) VHDL
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Power Management
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (40.00%) Ada
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) DO-254
2 5 (50.00%) Def Stans
2 5 (50.00%) IEC 61508
3 4 (40.00%) ISO26262
4 3 (30.00%) ARP4754
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Renesas