Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Def Stans skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Def Stans over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 885 888 968
Rank change year-on-year +3 +80 +42
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 11 29 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.012% 0.029% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.086% 0.26% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 7
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +10.47%
10th Percentile £46,250 £35,000 £44,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £51,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,863
% change year-on-year +17.65% -7.33% +6.66%

Def Stans 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,825 11,365 14,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.58% 11.55% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9,638 8,791 11,457
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,663 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Def Stans
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Def Stans as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Def Stans in the UK excluding London

Def Stans
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Def Stans in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Def Stans in the UK excluding London

Def Stans
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Def Stans in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK excluding London

Def Stans
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Def Stans within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 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
South West -4 9 £50,000 +21.21% 1
East of England +12 1 £40,000 - 3
Wales +10 1 £65,000 +85.71% 1
Def Stans
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing Def Stans 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Def Stans.

1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 9 (81.82%) C
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
3 8 (72.73%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (72.73%) MISRA
3 8 (72.73%) C++
4 7 (63.64%) UML
4 7 (63.64%) Ada
4 7 (63.64%) IBM
4 7 (63.64%) Embedded C
4 7 (63.64%) Electronics
4 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
4 7 (63.64%) Aerospace
4 7 (63.64%) Automotive
4 7 (63.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
5 5 (45.45%) MISRA C
5 5 (45.45%) DO-178B
5 5 (45.45%) Linux
6 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
6 4 (36.36%) MATLAB
6 4 (36.36%) Simulink
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (36.36%) Memory Management
7 3 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (27.27%) Firmware
7 3 (27.27%) Embedded C++
8 2 (18.18%) Military
8 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management

Def Stans
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 4 (36.36%) Simulink
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Junos
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (36.36%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) NetBeans
3 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (63.64%) Aerospace
1 7 (63.64%) Automotive
1 7 (63.64%) Electronics
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Ada Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Ada Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Development Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Java Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) UML
3 4 (36.36%) Memory Management
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C
2 8 (72.73%) C++
3 7 (63.64%) Ada
3 7 (63.64%) Embedded C
4 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) MATLAB
5 3 (27.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) Postgraduate
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) MISRA
2 5 (45.45%) DO-178B
2 5 (45.45%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft