Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1149 1152 1278
Rank change year-on-year +3 +126 +16
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 28 35 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.021% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.17% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 12
UK median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -2.44% +6.49%
10th Percentile £38,800 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £54,500 £51,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -2.44% +6.49%

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 22,787 20,324 26,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 12.02% 13.18%
Number of salaries quoted 17,503 15,904 20,957
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

Def Stans
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Def Stans over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 6 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 25 May 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
UK excluding London -6 25 £46,000 +15.00% 26
England -14 22 £46,000 +15.00% 25
South West -22 13 £46,000 +15.00% 13
South East -18 7 £62,500 +56.25% 1
Wales +9 3 £41,200 +17.71% 1
East of England - 2 - - 7

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 with a requirement for Def Stans.

1 18 (64.29%) C
2 15 (53.57%) Military
3 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 13 (46.43%) DO-178B
5 11 (39.29%) Degree
5 11 (39.29%) Aerospace
5 11 (39.29%) Validation
6 9 (32.14%) Electronics
6 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
7 8 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
7 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (28.57%) C++
7 8 (28.57%) UML
8 7 (25.00%) Ada
8 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (25.00%) SysML
8 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) MISRA
9 6 (21.43%) Rational Team Concert
9 6 (21.43%) EMC
9 6 (21.43%) MATLAB
9 6 (21.43%) Simulink
10 5 (17.86%) ISO 9001
10 5 (17.86%) IBM
10 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
10 5 (17.86%) Embedded C++
10 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
10 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
10 5 (17.86%) QA

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 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Simulink
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Junos
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (21.43%) Rational Team Concert
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) NetBeans
General
1 15 (53.57%) Military
2 11 (39.29%) Aerospace
3 9 (32.14%) Electronics
4 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (10.71%) Automotive
6 2 (7.14%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Design Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Quality Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Software Validation Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Software Verification Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Junior
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (39.29%) Validation
3 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (28.57%) UML
4 7 (25.00%) SysML
5 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) Business Development
6 4 (14.29%) Change Control
6 4 (14.29%) DoDAF
6 4 (14.29%) MODAF
6 4 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 4 (14.29%) QMS
6 4 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.57%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) C
2 8 (28.57%) C++
3 7 (25.00%) Ada
4 6 (21.43%) MATLAB
5 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
5 5 (17.86%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (7.14%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) CCA
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (46.43%) DO-178B
2 6 (21.43%) MISRA
3 5 (17.86%) ISO 9001
3 5 (17.86%) QA
4 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 2 (7.14%) TickIT
5 1 (3.57%) COSHH
5 1 (3.57%) DO-254
5 1 (3.57%) IEC 61508
5 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (3.57%) MISRA C
5 1 (3.57%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) EMC
2 5 (17.86%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper