Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1020 1147 1195
Rank change year-on-year +127 +48 +15
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 37 3 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.002% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.014% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 15
UK median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £40,250 £37,500 £29,300
90th Percentile £71,250 £42,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +37.50% -5.88% -2.30%

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 16,980 21,775 22,600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 13.56% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12,945 16,266 17,022
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +143 36 £55,000 +37.50% 13
UK excluding London +119 32 £55,000 +37.50% 14
South East +65 18 £65,000 - 2
South West - 9 £45,000 - 8
North West - 5 - -
North of England - 5 - -
London - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 (89.19%) Aerospace
2 23 (62.16%) Military
3 18 (48.65%) Chartered Engineer
3 18 (48.65%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (45.95%) Systems Engineering
4 17 (45.95%) Management Information System
5 16 (43.24%) Degree
6 15 (40.54%) MODAF
6 15 (40.54%) C
7 13 (35.14%) Customer Requirements
8 12 (32.43%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
8 12 (32.43%) Ergonomics
8 12 (32.43%) Human Factors
9 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
10 9 (24.32%) C++
10 9 (24.32%) Java
10 9 (24.32%) UML
11 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
12 6 (16.22%) HND
12 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
12 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (13.51%) Rational Statemate
13 5 (13.51%) HAZOP
13 5 (13.51%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (13.51%) Actionable Insight
13 5 (13.51%) Unified Process
13 5 (13.51%) HOOD
13 5 (13.51%) FMECA
13 5 (13.51%) PTC
13 5 (13.51%) Ada

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 (10.81%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (13.51%) Simulink
2 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 18 (48.65%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
3 5 (13.51%) Rational Statemate
4 3 (8.11%) CppUnit
4 3 (8.11%) JIRA
4 3 (8.11%) JUnit
4 3 (8.11%) LabVIEW
4 3 (8.11%) NetBeans
4 3 (8.11%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.70%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 33 (89.19%) Aerospace
2 23 (62.16%) Military
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Software Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Author
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Technical Author
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Author
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Test Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Information Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Security Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) SGML
1 4 (10.81%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.51%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (8.11%) Acoustics
3 3 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Systems Engineering
2 15 (40.54%) MODAF
3 13 (35.14%) Customer Requirements
4 12 (32.43%) Ergonomics
4 12 (32.43%) Human Factors
4 12 (32.43%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
6 9 (24.32%) UML
7 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.51%) Actionable Insight
8 5 (13.51%) FMECA
8 5 (13.51%) HOOD
8 5 (13.51%) RUP
8 5 (13.51%) Unified Process
9 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
10 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
10 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) C
2 9 (24.32%) C++
2 9 (24.32%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) Ada
4 3 (8.11%) Fortran
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) MATLAB
4 3 (8.11%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Chartered Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) Degree
3 6 (16.22%) HND
4 1 (2.70%) CEH
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) HNC
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) HAZOP
2 4 (10.81%) IEC 61508
2 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.70%) ARP4754
3 1 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.70%) FedRAMP
3 1 (2.70%) GDPR
3 1 (2.70%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) MISRA
3 1 (2.70%) MISRA C
3 1 (2.70%) NIST
3 1 (2.70%) NIST 800
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.51%) PTC
2 3 (8.11%) EMC
3 1 (2.70%) IBM