Period
to 23 September 2018

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 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England > South West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 310 343
Rank change year-on-year -3 +33 -11
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 22 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.21% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.73% 2.05% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 8
South West median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +15.38%
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,875 £56,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 the South West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,271 1,073 1,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.34% 10.55% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 943 831 1,061
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B in the South West over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 23 September 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
Gloucestershire +26 13 £50,000 +37.93% 1
Dorset -33 4 - -
Bristol +1 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Wiltshire -15 2 - -
DO-178B
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 South West region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 17 (77.27%) Aerospace
2 13 (59.09%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (50.00%) Automotive
3 11 (50.00%) Ada
4 10 (45.45%) Military
4 10 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (40.91%) Validation
5 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
5 9 (40.91%) C
6 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) Degree
7 7 (31.82%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
9 4 (18.18%) QA
9 4 (18.18%) SysML
9 4 (18.18%) QMS
9 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
9 4 (18.18%) Change Control
9 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (18.18%) Def Stans
9 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
9 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
9 4 (18.18%) C++
9 4 (18.18%) Python
9 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
10 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
10 3 (13.64%) Embedded C++
10 3 (13.64%) UML
10 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
10 3 (13.64%) Simulink

DO-178B
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Simulink
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (9.09%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (4.55%) GCC
3 1 (4.55%) Polyspace
General
1 17 (77.27%) Aerospace
2 11 (50.00%) Automotive
3 10 (45.45%) Military
4 3 (13.64%) Electronics
5 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Development Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Software Development Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Software Quality Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded Java Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) LynxOS
1 1 (4.55%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) Validation
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Change Control
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) QMS
4 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) SysML
5 3 (13.64%) UML
6 2 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Line Management
7 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Ada
2 9 (40.91%) C
3 4 (18.18%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded C++
4 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
5 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Def Stans
1 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) MISRA
3 2 (9.09%) IEC 61508
4 1 (4.55%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) QNX