Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1099 1174 1183
Rank change year-on-year +75 +9 +72
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 8 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.039% 0.092% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 18
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.99% +10.63% -5.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £29,375 £32,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,375 £48,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £44,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.99% +10.63% -5.88%

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 20,728 21,845 22,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 12.55% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 15,249 16,843 17,665
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,800
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 5 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 19 January 2019. 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 +75 8 £50,000 +8.70% 17
UK excluding London +57 8 £50,000 +12.99% 21
South East +34 5 £50,000 +19.05% 5
South West +20 2 £50,000 +8.70% 6
East of England +31 1 £40,000 -13.98% 4

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) DoDAF
1 5 (62.50%) MODAF
1 5 (62.50%) EMC
1 5 (62.50%) Validation
1 5 (62.50%) Military
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
1 5 (62.50%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (62.50%) Systems Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) FMECA
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Degree

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 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
1 5 (62.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Military
2 4 (50.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
2 5 (62.50%) Test Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) DoDAF
1 5 (62.50%) MODAF
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Systems Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
1 5 (62.50%) Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (12.50%) FMECA
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft