Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 924 689 1046
Rank change year-on-year -235 +357 +124
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 127 13 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.026% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.65% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 35 13 7
10th Percentile £44,250 £48,250 £41,500
25th Percentile £63,125 £63,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +8.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile " " £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year - +14.89% +17.50%

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 19,511 6,197 18,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.35% 12.49% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 11,944 4,873 14,263
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.08% +8.89% -

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 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 9 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 28 October 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 -230 125 £67,500 - 26
UK excluding London -143 112 £67,500 - 24
South West -44 56 £67,500 - 16
East of England -63 38 - - 4
South East - 18 £46,000 - 4
London - 11 £47,500 - 2
Work from Home - 4 £48,500 - 3
North of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 64 (50.39%) C
2 61 (48.03%) Electronics
3 57 (44.88%) MISRA
4 52 (40.94%) C++
4 52 (40.94%) Firmware
5 51 (40.16%) Security Cleared
6 49 (38.58%) UML
6 49 (38.58%) Ada
7 45 (35.43%) MATLAB
8 44 (34.65%) Linux
8 44 (34.65%) Systems Engineering
9 42 (33.07%) Simulink
9 42 (33.07%) IBM
9 42 (33.07%) Rational Rhapsody
9 42 (33.07%) Degree
10 41 (32.28%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (32.28%) SysML
10 41 (32.28%) Jenkins
10 41 (32.28%) Social Skills
11 36 (28.35%) Windows
11 36 (28.35%) TDD
12 30 (23.62%) Software Engineering
13 29 (22.83%) FMECA
14 28 (22.05%) Risk Management
14 28 (22.05%) Embedded C
15 27 (21.26%) Military
16 26 (20.47%) HAZOP
17 23 (18.11%) Embedded C++
18 22 (17.32%) IEC 61508
19 20 (15.75%) Computer Science

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.94%) Confluence
1 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.36%) WinCC
Applications
1 42 (33.07%) Simulink
2 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) Wireless
2 1 (0.79%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 42 (33.07%) Rational Rhapsody
2 41 (32.28%) Jenkins
3 19 (14.96%) Rational Team Concert
4 12 (9.45%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (3.94%) JIRA
6 2 (1.57%) JUnit
6 2 (1.57%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (48.03%) Electronics
2 41 (32.28%) Social Skills
3 27 (21.26%) Military
4 13 (10.24%) Influencing Skills
5 12 (9.45%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (3.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.79%) Finance
9 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.79%) Marketing
9 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (36.22%) Embedded Engineer
2 36 (28.35%) Design Engineer
2 36 (28.35%) Development Engineer
2 36 (28.35%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
2 36 (28.35%) Software Design Engineer
2 36 (28.35%) Software Development Engineer
3 28 (22.05%) Principal Engineer
4 26 (20.47%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 26 (20.47%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 25 (19.69%) Software Engineer
6 17 (13.39%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Architect
9 5 (3.94%) Middleware Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Software Architect
10 3 (2.36%) Electronics Engineer
11 2 (1.57%) Consultant
11 2 (1.57%) Java Engineer
11 2 (1.57%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.81%) Middleware
2 5 (3.94%) Web Services
3 2 (1.57%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (2.36%) SCADA
3 2 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.79%) Cybercrime
4 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.65%) Linux
2 36 (28.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.58%) UML
2 44 (34.65%) Systems Engineering
3 41 (32.28%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (32.28%) SysML
4 36 (28.35%) TDD
5 30 (23.62%) Software Engineering
6 29 (22.83%) FMECA
7 28 (22.05%) Risk Management
8 20 (15.75%) Computer Science
9 17 (13.39%) OO
10 14 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.45%) Requirements Management
12 11 (8.66%) Creative Thinking
13 8 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (6.30%) Validation
14 6 (4.72%) Programme Management
15 5 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (3.94%) Business Development
15 5 (3.94%) Software Architecture
15 5 (3.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 64 (50.39%) C
2 52 (40.94%) C++
3 49 (38.58%) Ada
4 45 (35.43%) MATLAB
5 28 (22.05%) Embedded C
6 23 (18.11%) Embedded C++
7 5 (3.94%) Ada 95
7 5 (3.94%) C#
7 5 (3.94%) Java
7 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (40.16%) Security Cleared
2 42 (33.07%) Degree
3 19 (14.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) HNC
5 3 (2.36%) HND
6 2 (1.57%) CISM
6 2 (1.57%) CISSP
6 2 (1.57%) PhD
7 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.79%) CEH
7 1 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (44.88%) MISRA
2 26 (20.47%) HAZOP
3 22 (17.32%) IEC 61508
4 10 (7.87%) DO-178B
4 10 (7.87%) MISRA C
5 7 (5.51%) DO-254
6 5 (3.94%) ISO 14001
6 5 (3.94%) QA
7 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.57%) RMADS
8 1 (0.79%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.79%) ARP4761
8 1 (0.79%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.79%) NIST
System Software
1 52 (40.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) PTC Integrity
2 3 (2.36%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 42 (33.07%) IBM
2 15 (11.81%) EMC
3 5 (3.94%) Intel
3 5 (3.94%) PTC
3 5 (3.94%) Sparx
4 3 (2.36%) Agilent
5 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.79%) SAP