Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 787 910 1090
Rank change year-on-year +123 +180 +105
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 65 45 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.041% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.63% 0.33% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 45 37 23
10th Percentile £42,500 " £32,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £32,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -10.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,250 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £78,000 £61,000 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +42.11% -5.00% +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 10,349 13,621 20,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.38% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,225 10,584 15,400
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +165 62 £67,500 +45.95% 14
UK excluding London +108 60 £67,500 +42.11% 14
South West +30 45 £67,500 +50.00% 11
South East +70 11 £80,000 +68.42% 2
East of England +65 4 - - 1
London - 2 - -
Work from Home - 2 £66,250 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 48 (73.85%) Security Cleared
2 36 (55.38%) Systems Engineering
3 28 (43.08%) Risk Management
3 28 (43.08%) FMECA
4 27 (41.54%) HAZOP
5 20 (30.77%) C
6 15 (23.08%) Aerospace
6 15 (23.08%) Degree
7 14 (21.54%) Linux
8 13 (20.00%) Military
8 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.85%) Legal
9 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
9 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (13.85%) Firmware
10 8 (12.31%) Electronics
10 8 (12.31%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (10.77%) Prototyping
11 7 (10.77%) Line Management
11 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
12 6 (9.23%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (9.23%) Validation
12 6 (9.23%) MATLAB
12 6 (9.23%) IBM
12 6 (9.23%) C++
13 5 (7.69%) Windows

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 4 (6.15%) Simulink
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) Wireless
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) Skype
3 1 (1.54%) Software-Defined Networking
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (7.69%) JIRA
3 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.15%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (6.15%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 15 (23.08%) Aerospace
2 13 (20.00%) Military
3 9 (13.85%) Legal
4 8 (12.31%) Electronics
5 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.54%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Principal Engineer
1 27 (41.54%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 26 (40.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Architect
4 5 (7.69%) Systems Architect
4 5 (7.69%) Test Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Design Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Development Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Embedded Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Software Design Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Software Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Security Manager
8 1 (1.54%) IT Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (3.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.08%) SWIFT
2 2 (3.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (55.38%) Systems Engineering
2 28 (43.08%) FMECA
2 28 (43.08%) Risk Management
3 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
4 8 (12.31%) Software Testing
5 7 (10.77%) Line Management
5 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.77%) Prototyping
6 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
6 6 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (9.23%) Validation
7 5 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.69%) Workflow
8 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.15%) SysML
8 4 (6.15%) TDD
8 4 (6.15%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) C
2 6 (9.23%) C++
2 6 (9.23%) MATLAB
3 4 (6.15%) Ada
4 3 (4.62%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.08%) Java
6 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (73.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.08%) Degree
3 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) CEH
5 4 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.62%) HNC
6 3 (4.62%) HND
7 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.08%) PhD
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.54%) MCTS
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (41.54%) HAZOP
2 4 (6.15%) ARP4754
2 4 (6.15%) IEC 61508
2 4 (6.15%) MISRA
3 3 (4.62%) JSP 440
4 2 (3.08%) DO-254
4 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 2 (3.08%) NIST
5 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Firmware
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) IBM
2 5 (7.69%) EMC
3 4 (6.15%) Instagram
4 2 (3.08%) Agilent
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) VMware