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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1166 872 822
Rank change year-on-year -294 -50 +251
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 97 81 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.076% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.55% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 47 44 26
10th Percentile £55,700 £41,625 -
25th Percentile - £51,815 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +50.00% -10.00%
75th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £55,000
90th Percentile - £79,125 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +50.00% -10.00%

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 31,184 14,642 10,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.51% 13.81% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13,808 9,194 7,917
10th Percentile £31,231 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,180 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.42% +1.30% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,250 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.74% - +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 29 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 10 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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London -122 91 £60,000 -11.11% 13
England -235 86 £60,000 -11.11% 15
South West +9 76 £60,000 -11.11% 9
Work from Home -218 49 £60,000 +23.71% 7
Wales - 8 - -
North West -78 3 £59,000 - 1
North of England -84 3 £59,000 - 1
London -239 3 £43,500 - 2
South East -88 2 £58,250 +15.35%
East of England -100 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 (50.52%) Software Engineering
2 48 (49.48%) C++
3 47 (48.45%) Security Cleared
4 42 (43.30%) MISRA
5 38 (39.18%) Linux
6 36 (37.11%) Middleware
7 34 (35.05%) Social Skills
8 30 (30.93%) C
9 28 (28.87%) Ada
10 27 (27.84%) Electronics
11 26 (26.80%) Risk Management
11 26 (26.80%) IEC 61508
12 25 (25.77%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
14 22 (22.68%) Systems Engineering
15 21 (21.65%) Degree
15 21 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (21.65%) Jenkins
16 19 (19.59%) Memory Management
16 19 (19.59%) HAZOP
16 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
16 19 (19.59%) FMECA
16 19 (19.59%) Web Services
16 19 (19.59%) Embedded C
16 19 (19.59%) Intel
17 18 (18.56%) Military
18 17 (17.53%) TCP/IP
18 17 (17.53%) UML
18 17 (17.53%) MISRA C
19 10 (10.31%) Cybersecurity

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 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.19%) Simulink
3 3 (3.09%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.53%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 21 (21.65%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.31%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (7.22%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (4.12%) CppUnit
4 4 (4.12%) JUnit
4 4 (4.12%) LabVIEW
4 4 (4.12%) NetBeans
4 4 (4.12%) Subversion
4 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.09%) JIRA
6 2 (2.06%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 34 (35.05%) Social Skills
2 27 (27.84%) Electronics
3 18 (18.56%) Military
4 9 (9.28%) Aerospace
5 8 (8.25%) Manufacturing
6 7 (7.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.09%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (3.09%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 43 (44.33%) Software Engineer
2 30 (30.93%) Principal Engineer
3 25 (25.77%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 19 (19.59%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 17 (17.53%) Middleware Engineer
6 10 (10.31%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Design Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Embedded Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Principal Software Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Security Advisor
10 4 (4.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Project Leader
10 4 (4.12%) Software Project Leader
11 3 (3.09%) Architect
11 3 (3.09%) Configuration Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Senior Configuration Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Software Architect
12 2 (2.06%) Developer
12 2 (2.06%) Security Specialist
12 2 (2.06%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.11%) Middleware
2 19 (19.59%) Web Services
3 4 (4.12%) HTML
3 4 (4.12%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.12%) Acoustics
3 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.18%) Linux
2 2 (2.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.52%) Software Engineering
2 26 (26.80%) Risk Management
3 25 (25.77%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (22.68%) Systems Engineering
5 21 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (19.59%) FMECA
6 19 (19.59%) Memory Management
7 17 (17.53%) UML
8 10 (10.31%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (9.28%) SDLC
10 8 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.22%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.22%) Information Assurance
11 7 (7.22%) Performance Improvement
11 7 (7.22%) Requirements Management
11 7 (7.22%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (6.19%) Project Delivery
13 5 (5.15%) Information Security
13 5 (5.15%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Identification
Programming Languages
1 48 (49.48%) C++
2 30 (30.93%) C
3 28 (28.87%) Ada
4 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
5 19 (19.59%) Embedded C
6 10 (10.31%) MATLAB
7 5 (5.15%) Java
8 4 (4.12%) C#
8 4 (4.12%) Fortran
8 4 (4.12%) Python
8 4 (4.12%) SQL
9 3 (3.09%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 47 (48.45%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.65%) Degree
3 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.31%) HND
5 7 (7.22%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (7.22%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.15%) CISMP
6 5 (5.15%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.06%) CISM
7 2 (2.06%) CISSP
8 1 (1.03%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (43.30%) MISRA
2 26 (26.80%) IEC 61508
3 19 (19.59%) HAZOP
4 17 (17.53%) MISRA C
5 7 (7.22%) ISO 9001
5 7 (7.22%) RMADS
6 5 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (5.15%) JSP 440
6 5 (5.15%) NCSC
7 4 (4.12%) DO-178B
8 3 (3.09%) QA
9 2 (2.06%) NIST
10 1 (1.03%) ARP4754
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 19 (19.59%) Intel
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.19%) EMC
3 6 (6.19%) IBM
4 3 (3.09%) PTC
4 3 (3.09%) Sparx
5 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint