Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1134 1160 1220
Rank change year-on-year +26 +60 +65
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 11 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.012% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.051% 0.093% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 11
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,325 £32,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £51,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,113
% change year-on-year +17.65% -9.79% +4.69%

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 21,615 21,512 24,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 12.38% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16,424 15,955 19,688
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 +8 10 £50,000 +17.65% 10
England +22 9 £50,000 +17.65% 9
South West +3 8 £50,000 +17.65% 3
East of England +17 1 £40,000 - 2
Wales +5 1 £65,000 +116.67%

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 9 (81.82%) C
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 8 (72.73%) Rational Rhapsody
2 8 (72.73%) C++
2 8 (72.73%) MISRA
3 7 (63.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (63.64%) UML
3 7 (63.64%) Ada
3 7 (63.64%) IBM
3 7 (63.64%) Embedded C
3 7 (63.64%) Electronics
3 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
3 7 (63.64%) Aerospace
3 7 (63.64%) Automotive
3 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) MISRA C
5 4 (36.36%) Rational Team Concert
5 4 (36.36%) MATLAB
5 4 (36.36%) Simulink
5 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) DO-178B
5 4 (36.36%) Memory Management
6 3 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (27.27%) Firmware
6 3 (27.27%) Embedded C++
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management

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 4 (36.36%) Simulink
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 1 (9.09%) ICMP
2 1 (9.09%) Junos
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) RTP
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
2 1 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (36.36%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) NetBeans
3 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (63.64%) Aerospace
1 7 (63.64%) Automotive
1 7 (63.64%) Electronics
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Ada Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Ada Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Design Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) UML
3 4 (36.36%) Memory Management
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C
2 8 (72.73%) C++
3 7 (63.64%) Ada
3 7 (63.64%) Embedded C
4 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) MATLAB
5 3 (27.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) MISRA
2 5 (45.45%) MISRA C
3 4 (36.36%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Iperf
1 1 (9.09%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Forcepoint
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec