Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 941 1073 1181
Rank change year-on-year +132 +108 -21
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 46 37 33
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.025% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 36 23 23
Median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,700
90th Percentile £61,875 £55,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 14,227 20,880 22,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.29% 14.00% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10,906 15,177 17,673
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%

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 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 6 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 8 April 2020. 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 +145 44 £47,500 -5.00% 16
England +149 42 £47,500 -5.00% 16
South West +70 30 £45,000 -10.00% 4
South East +67 11 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Wales -12 2 £72,500 +70.59%
East of England - 1 £45,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 33 (71.74%) C
2 26 (56.52%) Chartered Engineer
3 24 (52.17%) Risk Management
4 22 (47.83%) Aerospace
4 22 (47.83%) Degree
5 17 (36.96%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (34.78%) Management Information System
7 14 (30.43%) Finance
8 13 (28.26%) Military
9 12 (26.09%) Asset Management
9 12 (26.09%) Change Management
9 12 (26.09%) HNC
9 12 (26.09%) HND
9 12 (26.09%) People Management
9 12 (26.09%) Performance Management
10 11 (23.91%) HAZOP
10 11 (23.91%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (23.91%) FMECA
11 9 (19.57%) Systems Engineering
11 9 (19.57%) AOP
12 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
13 6 (13.04%) IEC 61508
13 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
13 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
13 6 (13.04%) Programme Management
14 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
14 5 (10.87%) EMC
14 5 (10.87%) Business Development
14 5 (10.87%) Rational DOORS

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 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.52%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.17%) CppUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) JUnit
4 1 (2.17%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.17%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.17%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (47.83%) Aerospace
2 14 (30.43%) Finance
3 13 (28.26%) Military
4 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.52%) Law
6 2 (4.35%) Avionics
7 1 (2.17%) Automotive
7 1 (2.17%) Electronics
7 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Consultant
2 9 (19.57%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (6.52%) Architect
3 3 (6.52%) Logistics Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Software Consultant
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Test Architect
4 2 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (2.17%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Information Manager
5 1 (2.17%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Management Information System
2 11 (23.91%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.17%) Acoustics
3 1 (2.17%) CESG
3 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Risk Management
2 17 (36.96%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (26.09%) Asset Management
3 12 (26.09%) Change Management
3 12 (26.09%) People Management
3 12 (26.09%) Performance Management
4 11 (23.91%) FMECA
5 9 (19.57%) AOP
5 9 (19.57%) Systems Engineering
6 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (13.04%) Programme Management
6 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.87%) Business Development
8 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 4 (8.70%) MODAF
8 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.52%) Biometrics
9 3 (6.52%) ITIL
9 3 (6.52%) UML
9 3 (6.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (71.74%) C
2 3 (6.52%) C++
3 2 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Fortran
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Chartered Engineer
2 22 (47.83%) Degree
3 12 (26.09%) HNC
3 12 (26.09%) HND
4 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) CEH
7 2 (4.35%) CCA
8 1 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (2.17%) CISA
8 1 (2.17%) CISM
8 1 (2.17%) CISSP
8 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.17%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) HAZOP
2 6 (13.04%) IEC 61508
3 3 (6.52%) ARP4754
4 2 (4.35%) COSHH
4 2 (4.35%) DO-178B
4 2 (4.35%) DO-254
4 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (4.35%) MISRA
4 2 (4.35%) MISRA C
5 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.17%) GDPR
5 1 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.17%) NIST
5 1 (2.17%) RMADS
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) EMC
2 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft