Period
to 15 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 705 983 1119
Rank change year-on-year +278 +136 +56
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 40 46 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.036% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 0.29% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 33 19 6
Median annual salary £67,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.73% +10.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £51,815 £32,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.73% +10.00% +8.70%

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 7,484 15,888 20,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.98% 12.57% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,578 12,337 15,577
Median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,740 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

Def Stans
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Def Stans as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Def Stans.

Salary trend for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Def Stans over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 7 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 15 January 2021. 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
England +275 37 £67,500 +35.00% 12
UK excluding London +205 35 £67,500 +22.73% 12
South West +94 31 £67,500 +50.00% 8
South East +151 3 £42,500 -32.00% 3
London +185 2 - -
Work from Home - 2 £66,250 - 1
East of England - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 with a requirement for Def Stans.

1 30 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (67.50%) Systems Engineering
3 23 (57.50%) Risk Management
3 23 (57.50%) FMECA
4 22 (55.00%) HAZOP
5 9 (22.50%) Degree
6 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (20.00%) Aerospace
6 8 (20.00%) C
7 7 (17.50%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (12.50%) Military
9 4 (10.00%) Legal
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (7.50%) JSP 440
10 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (7.50%) Firmware
10 3 (7.50%) HNC
10 3 (7.50%) HND
10 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
11 2 (5.00%) Electronics
11 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
11 2 (5.00%) CEH
11 2 (5.00%) Logistics
11 2 (5.00%) Linux
11 2 (5.00%) IBM
11 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (5.00%) Line Management

Def Stans
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 5 (12.50%) Military
3 4 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Principal Engineer
1 21 (52.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 20 (50.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Consultant
4 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) IT Manager
5 1 (2.50%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Reliability Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Systems Engineering
2 23 (57.50%) FMECA
2 23 (57.50%) Risk Management
3 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) Analytics
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) Data Analytics
5 2 (5.00%) Line Management
5 2 (5.00%) Logistics
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (5.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 1 (2.50%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.50%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) OO
6 1 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) C
2 1 (2.50%) C++
2 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 30 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) Degree
3 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (17.50%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) HNC
5 3 (7.50%) HND
6 2 (5.00%) CEH
7 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) MCTS
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (55.00%) HAZOP
2 3 (7.50%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.00%) ARP4754
3 2 (5.00%) DO-254
3 2 (5.00%) IEC 61508
3 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 2 (5.00%) NIST
4 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) IBM