Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1059 1174 1169
Rank change year-on-year +115 -5 +97
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 31 12 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.054% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 19
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -7.33%
10th Percentile £42,000 £37,500 £33,950
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -10.53%

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 18,661 22,038 21,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 13.16% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13,774 16,749 16,157
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,261
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 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 +120 30 £52,500 +5.00% 15
UK excluding London +68 27 £52,500 +5.00% 16
South East - 19 £58,750 - 4
North West - 5 - -
North of England - 5 - -
South West +7 3 £45,000 -10.00% 8
London - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 25 (80.65%) Aerospace
2 21 (67.74%) Military
3 17 (54.84%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (51.61%) C
5 15 (48.39%) Systems Engineering
6 14 (45.16%) MODAF
7 12 (38.71%) Management Information System
8 11 (35.48%) Degree
9 9 (29.03%) Ergonomics
9 9 (29.03%) Human Factors
9 9 (29.03%) Chartered Engineer
9 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
9 9 (29.03%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (29.03%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
10 8 (25.81%) C++
10 8 (25.81%) Java
10 8 (25.81%) UML
11 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
11 7 (22.58%) IEC 61508
12 5 (16.13%) DO-254
12 5 (16.13%) Hazard Analysis
12 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
12 5 (16.13%) Actionable Insight
12 5 (16.13%) Rational Statemate
12 5 (16.13%) RUP
12 5 (16.13%) Ada
12 5 (16.13%) HND
12 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (16.13%) Simulink
12 5 (16.13%) Microsoft

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 3 (9.68%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (16.13%) Simulink
2 3 (9.68%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
3 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 5 (16.13%) Rational Statemate
4 2 (6.45%) CppUnit
4 2 (6.45%) JUnit
4 2 (6.45%) LabVIEW
4 2 (6.45%) NetBeans
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (3.23%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 25 (80.65%) Aerospace
2 21 (67.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Software Engineer
1 9 (29.03%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Lead Software Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Test Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Author
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Technical Author
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Author
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Compliance Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Information Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Security Compliance Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) SGML
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Acoustics
2 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Systems Engineering
2 14 (45.16%) MODAF
3 9 (29.03%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (29.03%) Ergonomics
3 9 (29.03%) Human Factors
3 9 (29.03%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
4 8 (25.81%) UML
5 5 (16.13%) Actionable Insight
5 5 (16.13%) DoDAF
5 5 (16.13%) Hazard Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) HOOD
5 5 (16.13%) Programme Management
5 5 (16.13%) RUP
5 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.13%) Unified Process
5 5 (16.13%) Validation
6 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
6 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) C
2 8 (25.81%) C++
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) Ada
4 2 (6.45%) Fortran
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) MATLAB
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Degree
2 9 (29.03%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) HND
3 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) IEC 61508
2 5 (16.13%) DO-254
3 3 (9.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.23%) FedRAMP
4 1 (3.23%) GDPR
4 1 (3.23%) HIPAA
4 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.23%) MISRA
4 1 (3.23%) MISRA C
4 1 (3.23%) NIST
4 1 (3.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) EMC
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
1 5 (16.13%) PTC
2 1 (3.23%) IBM