Period
to 20 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1141 1249 1276
Rank change year-on-year +108 +27 +36
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 36 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.069% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 13
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,750 £35,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,863 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.33% +14.66% -

Def Stans is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21432 26017 28025
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.20% 13.20% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16031 20654 22020
UK median annual salary £48,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 8 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 August 2017. 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 +78 35 £42,500 -7.33%
England +92 32 £42,500 -5.56%
South West +25 20 £40,000 -5.88%
South East +75 10 £52,500 +12.36%
Wales - 3 £35,000 -
West Midlands +25 1 £56,000 +17.89%
Midlands +21 1 £56,000 +17.89%
East of England +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT jobs citing Def Stans also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Def Stans.

1 30 (83.33%) Degree
2 27 (75.00%) C
3 25 (69.44%) Software Engineering
4 22 (61.11%) SC Cleared
4 22 (61.11%) Security Cleared
5 17 (47.22%) Aerospace
6 16 (44.44%) Ada
7 15 (41.67%) IEC 61508
7 15 (41.67%) DO-178B
8 13 (36.11%) ISO 26262
8 13 (36.11%) Assembly Language
8 13 (36.11%) VHDL
8 13 (36.11%) Verilog
8 13 (36.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 11 (30.56%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (30.56%) DO-254
10 10 (27.78%) Avionics
11 9 (25.00%) Power Management
11 9 (25.00%) C++
12 8 (22.22%) UML
12 8 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
13 7 (19.44%) SDLC
13 7 (19.44%) MISRA
13 7 (19.44%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (19.44%) Java
13 7 (19.44%) IBM
14 6 (16.67%) MISRA C
14 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
15 5 (13.89%) Customer Requirements

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 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.56%) Simulink
3 1 (2.78%) CATIA
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) 4G
1 4 (11.11%) ICMP
1 4 (11.11%) IPsec
1 4 (11.11%) LTE
1 4 (11.11%) SNMP
1 4 (11.11%) SSH
1 4 (11.11%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.56%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
General
1 17 (47.22%) Aerospace
2 10 (27.78%) Avionics
3 4 (11.11%) Military
4 2 (5.56%) Electronics
4 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Automotive
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) IP Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Software Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Ada Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Ada Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering Expert
5 1 (2.78%) Subject Matter Expert
5 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 13 (36.11%) Verilog
1 13 (36.11%) VHDL
2 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Software Engineering
2 9 (25.00%) Power Management
3 8 (22.22%) UML
4 7 (19.44%) SDLC
5 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 5 (13.89%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Network Management
8 3 (8.33%) Human Factors
8 3 (8.33%) Logistics
8 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.56%) SysML
10 1 (2.78%) Business Development
10 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
10 1 (2.78%) Requirements Management
10 1 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) C
2 16 (44.44%) Ada
3 13 (36.11%) Assembly Language
4 9 (25.00%) C++
5 7 (19.44%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) Degree
2 22 (61.11%) SC Cleared
2 22 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (11.11%) CCNA
4 4 (11.11%) CCNP
4 4 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.11%) HND
5 2 (5.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) DO-178B
1 15 (41.67%) IEC 61508
2 13 (36.11%) ISO 26262
3 11 (30.56%) DO-254
4 7 (19.44%) MISRA
5 6 (16.67%) MISRA C
6 1 (2.78%) ARP4754
6 1 (2.78%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) IBM
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) EMC
3 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) PTC