Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 903 795 1079
Rank change year-on-year -108 +284 +93
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 88 22 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.031% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 43 21 22
10th Percentile £41,500 " £31,750
25th Percentile £54,625 £32,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +42.11% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £80,250 " £63,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +42.11% -5.00% -

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 16,103 9,119 20,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.31% 12.90% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 9,965 7,041 15,183
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,185 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -107 88 £67,500 +42.11% 8
UK excluding London -73 80 £67,500 +42.11% 7
South West -40 40 £67,500 +42.11% 5
East of England -2 24 - -
South East -60 15 £50,500 +6.32% 1
London - 7 £47,500 - 1
Work from Home - 2 £48,000 - 2
North of England - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 49 (55.68%) Security Cleared
2 42 (47.73%) Systems Engineering
3 40 (45.45%) C
4 34 (38.64%) Electronics
5 33 (37.50%) Linux
5 33 (37.50%) Firmware
6 32 (36.36%) MATLAB
7 30 (34.09%) UML
8 29 (32.95%) Social Skills
9 28 (31.82%) Degree
10 27 (30.68%) FMECA
10 27 (30.68%) Rational Rhapsody
10 27 (30.68%) Simulink
10 27 (30.68%) IBM
10 27 (30.68%) Risk Management
10 27 (30.68%) Instagram
10 27 (30.68%) MISRA
11 26 (29.55%) HAZOP
12 25 (28.41%) Windows
13 24 (27.27%) SysML
13 24 (27.27%) TDD
13 24 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (27.27%) Jenkins
14 23 (26.14%) C++
15 20 (22.73%) Military
16 17 (19.32%) Ada
17 16 (18.18%) Influencing Skills
18 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
19 14 (15.91%) Rational DOORS
19 14 (15.91%) Embedded C

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 (1.14%) WinCC
Applications
1 27 (30.68%) Simulink
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.27%) Windchill
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Wireless
2 2 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) DHCP
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) Skype
3 1 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
Development Applications
1 27 (30.68%) Rational Rhapsody
2 24 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 14 (15.91%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (15.91%) Rational Team Concert
4 5 (5.68%) JIRA
5 3 (3.41%) JUnit
5 3 (3.41%) NetBeans
5 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (38.64%) Electronics
2 29 (32.95%) Social Skills
3 20 (22.73%) Military
4 16 (18.18%) Influencing Skills
5 12 (13.64%) Aerospace
6 4 (4.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 4 (4.55%) Legal
6 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.14%) Finance
8 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.14%) Marketing
8 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 28 (31.82%) Principal Engineer
2 27 (30.68%) Embedded Engineer
3 26 (29.55%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 26 (29.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 24 (27.27%) Design Engineer
4 24 (27.27%) Development Engineer
4 24 (27.27%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
4 24 (27.27%) Software Design Engineer
4 24 (27.27%) Software Development Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Electronics Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Systems Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Test Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.14%) SCADA
5 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.50%) Linux
2 25 (28.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (47.73%) Systems Engineering
2 30 (34.09%) UML
3 27 (30.68%) FMECA
3 27 (30.68%) Risk Management
4 24 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (27.27%) SysML
4 24 (27.27%) TDD
5 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
6 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 10 (11.36%) OO
8 9 (10.23%) Creative Thinking
8 9 (10.23%) Requirements Management
9 8 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (6.82%) Physics
10 6 (6.82%) Validation
11 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.68%) CAD
11 5 (5.68%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.68%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.45%) C
2 32 (36.36%) MATLAB
3 23 (26.14%) C++
4 17 (19.32%) Ada
5 14 (15.91%) Embedded C
6 13 (14.77%) Embedded C++
7 8 (9.09%) Java
8 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (55.68%) Security Cleared
2 28 (31.82%) Degree
3 14 (15.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.68%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) PhD
7 3 (3.41%) CEH
8 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.14%) CISM
9 1 (1.14%) HNC
9 1 (1.14%) HND
9 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.68%) MISRA
2 26 (29.55%) HAZOP
3 8 (9.09%) IEC 61508
4 3 (3.41%) ARP4754
4 3 (3.41%) DO-178B
4 3 (3.41%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.14%) ARP4761
5 1 (1.14%) DO-254
5 1 (1.14%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 33 (37.50%) Firmware
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 27 (30.68%) IBM
1 27 (30.68%) Instagram
2 11 (12.50%) EMC
3 5 (5.68%) Agilent
4 3 (3.41%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) SAP