Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1160 1211 1274
Rank change year-on-year +51 +63 +47
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 18 11 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.006% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.082% 0.044% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 27
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,225 £32,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,113 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.79% +4.69% +12.50%

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 21844 25025 27993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.55% 13.10% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16219 19780 22112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +55 17 £42,500 -9.79% 2
England +64 16 £42,500 -5.56% 1
South East +59 8 £52,500 +14.47%
South West +7 7 £42,500 -10.53%
Wales - 1 £30,000 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Def Stans also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Def Stans.

1 17 (94.44%) Degree
2 15 (83.33%) C
3 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
3 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
4 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
5 10 (55.56%) Aerospace
6 8 (44.44%) Ada
6 8 (44.44%) IEC 61508
7 6 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (33.33%) ISO 26262
7 6 (33.33%) Assembly Language
7 6 (33.33%) VHDL
7 6 (33.33%) Verilog
7 6 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (33.33%) DO-178B
8 5 (27.78%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (22.22%) 4G
9 4 (22.22%) Network Management
9 4 (22.22%) SDLC
9 4 (22.22%) LTE
9 4 (22.22%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (22.22%) SSH
9 4 (22.22%) ICMP
9 4 (22.22%) IPsec
9 4 (22.22%) CCNP
9 4 (22.22%) CCNA
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (22.22%) VoIP
9 4 (22.22%) SNMP

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 2 (11.11%) Simulink
2 1 (5.56%) CATIA
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) 4G
1 4 (22.22%) ICMP
1 4 (22.22%) IPsec
1 4 (22.22%) LTE
1 4 (22.22%) SNMP
1 4 (22.22%) SSH
1 4 (22.22%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (55.56%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.11%) Avionics
2 2 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) IP Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Software Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Human Factors Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering Expert
3 1 (5.56%) Subject Matter Expert
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 6 (33.33%) Verilog
1 6 (33.33%) VHDL
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 5 (27.78%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (22.22%) Network Management
4 4 (22.22%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) UML
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) Ergonomics
6 2 (11.11%) Human Factors
6 2 (11.11%) Information Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Power Management
6 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) SysML
6 2 (11.11%) Usability Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Business Development
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C
2 8 (44.44%) Ada
3 6 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 3 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) Degree
2 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 4 (22.22%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) HND
4 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) IEC 61508
2 6 (33.33%) DO-178B
2 6 (33.33%) ISO 26262
3 3 (16.67%) DO-254
4 2 (11.11%) MISRA
5 1 (5.56%) ARP4754
5 1 (5.56%) ARP4761
5 1 (5.56%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) PTC