Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1155 1148 1275
Rank change year-on-year -7 +127 +8
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 26 26 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.015% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.12% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 24
UK median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.63% -4.76% -6.67%
10th Percentile £29,525 £35,250 £34,388
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,275 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +10.63% -4.76% -6.67%

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 22,457 21,613 27,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 12.39% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 17,527 17,120 21,543
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,651 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 7 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 25 February 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 +9 24 £44,250 +10.63% 19
England +15 22 £46,000 +15.00% 19
South West +12 10 £46,000 -0.54% 3
South East +9 9 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Wales - 3 £41,200 -
East of England -5 2 £46,500 +6.90% 12
London -12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 18 (69.23%) C
2 13 (50.00%) Aerospace
3 12 (46.15%) Degree
4 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
4 11 (42.31%) Military
4 11 (42.31%) DO-178B
5 10 (38.46%) Validation
6 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) Electronics
8 7 (26.92%) C++
8 7 (26.92%) Ada
8 7 (26.92%) ISO 9001
9 6 (23.08%) UML
10 5 (19.23%) Automotive
10 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
10 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
10 5 (19.23%) EMC
10 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
10 5 (19.23%) QA
10 5 (19.23%) QMS
10 5 (19.23%) SysML
10 5 (19.23%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
10 5 (19.23%) Change Control
10 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (15.38%) SDLC

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 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Simulink
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 13 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 11 (42.31%) Military
3 8 (30.77%) Electronics
4 5 (19.23%) Automotive
4 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (7.69%) Avionics
6 1 (3.85%) Legal
6 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Design Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Software Quality Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Development Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Human Factors Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Design Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Development Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Verification Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Software Validation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
2 10 (38.46%) Validation
3 6 (23.08%) UML
4 5 (19.23%) Change Control
4 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
4 5 (19.23%) QMS
4 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
4 5 (19.23%) SysML
5 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Business Development
6 3 (11.54%) DoDAF
6 3 (11.54%) Information Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) MODAF
6 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C
2 7 (26.92%) Ada
2 7 (26.92%) C++
3 4 (15.38%) Embedded C
3 4 (15.38%) Embedded C++
4 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Degree
2 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CCA
5 1 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) DO-178B
2 7 (26.92%) ISO 9001
3 5 (19.23%) QA
4 4 (15.38%) MISRA
5 2 (7.69%) IEC 61508
5 2 (7.69%) TickIT
6 1 (3.85%) COSHH
6 1 (3.85%) DO-254
6 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (3.85%) MISRA C
6 1 (3.85%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) EMC
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft