Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 963 1106 1187
Rank change year-on-year +143 +81 -12
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 44 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.086% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 18
UK median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +12.99% +10.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,000 £29,525
90th Percentile £63,625 £55,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year -5.00% +12.99% +10.63%

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 15,333 20,950 22,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.52% 13.91% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11,802 15,306 17,390
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,555
% change year-on-year - +5.75% +0.13%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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
England +138 40 £47,500 -5.00% 22
UK excluding London +107 38 £47,500 -5.00% 21
South West +45 19 £40,000 -20.00% 13
South East +79 17 £47,500 -5.00% 5
London - 4 - - 1
Wales - 2 £72,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 26 (59.09%) Aerospace
2 25 (56.82%) Chartered Engineer
3 23 (52.27%) C
4 21 (47.73%) Management Information System
5 20 (45.45%) Degree
6 19 (43.18%) Military
7 16 (36.36%) Risk Management
7 16 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (34.09%) Systems Engineering
9 12 (27.27%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (22.73%) Finance
10 10 (22.73%) MODAF
11 8 (18.18%) HNC
11 8 (18.18%) HND
11 8 (18.18%) FMECA
11 8 (18.18%) Asset Management
11 8 (18.18%) Change Management
11 8 (18.18%) People Management
11 8 (18.18%) HAZOP
11 8 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (18.18%) Performance Management
12 7 (15.91%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
12 7 (15.91%) Ergonomics
12 7 (15.91%) Human Factors
13 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
13 6 (13.64%) AOP
14 5 (11.36%) EMC
14 5 (11.36%) Business Development
14 5 (11.36%) IEC 61508

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 4 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.82%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
3 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.27%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (59.09%) Aerospace
2 19 (43.18%) Military
3 10 (22.73%) Finance
4 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.55%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Consultant
2 9 (20.45%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Author
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Technical Author
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Author
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Logistics Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Test Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Configuration Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) SGML
1 4 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) Management Information System
2 8 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.27%) Acoustics
3 1 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
1 16 (36.36%) Risk Management
2 15 (34.09%) Systems Engineering
3 12 (27.27%) Customer Requirements
4 10 (22.73%) MODAF
5 8 (18.18%) Asset Management
5 8 (18.18%) Change Management
5 8 (18.18%) FMECA
5 8 (18.18%) People Management
5 8 (18.18%) Performance Management
6 7 (15.91%) Ergonomics
6 7 (15.91%) Human Factors
6 7 (15.91%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 6 (13.64%) AOP
7 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
8 5 (11.36%) Business Development
9 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.09%) Mathematics
9 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.82%) Biometrics
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) C++
2 1 (2.27%) Fortran
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
2 1 (2.27%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) Chartered Engineer
2 20 (45.45%) Degree
3 8 (18.18%) HNC
3 8 (18.18%) HND
4 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) CCA
5 2 (4.55%) CEH
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) HAZOP
2 5 (11.36%) IEC 61508
3 2 (4.55%) ARP4754
3 2 (4.55%) COSHH
3 2 (4.55%) DO-178B
3 2 (4.55%) DO-254
4 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) EMC
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft