Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 330 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 - +338
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 7 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.070% 0.047% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.60% 0.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 0
South West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 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 1,176 1,180 1,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.72% 11.16% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 872 961 1,091
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.44% +6.49%
10th Percentile £26,750 £23,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing IEC 61508 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61508 in the South West

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for IEC 61508 in the South West

IEC 61508
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 IEC 61508 within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Bristol -5 7 £50,000 +5.26% 4
IEC 61508
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South West region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 5 (71.43%) C
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Aerospace
2 4 (57.14%) CMMI
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (42.86%) Electronics
3 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (42.86%) DO-178B
4 2 (28.57%) DO-254
4 2 (28.57%) DO-160
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) CAN bus
4 2 (28.57%) RS-232
4 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (28.57%) PLM
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 2 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

IEC 61508
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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) RS-232
General
1 4 (57.14%) Aerospace
2 3 (42.86%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (28.57%) CAN bus
3 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) CMMI
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) PLM
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C
2 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) DO-178B
2 2 (28.57%) DO-160
2 2 (28.57%) DO-254
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) EMC
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle