Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 792 1088 1189
Rank change year-on-year +296 +101 -15
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 24 36 26
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.024% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 17
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £38,280
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.50% - +17.65%

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 9,292 20,094 23,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.21% 13.65% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7,068 14,762 17,720
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Def Stans in the UK

Def Stans
Top 5 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 13 July 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 +277 23 £46,250 -7.50% 11
UK excluding London +240 23 £46,250 -7.50% 10
South West +121 18 £45,000 - 4
South East +134 4 £47,500 -5.00% 2
East of England - 1 £45,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 13 July 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 20 (83.33%) C
2 13 (54.17%) Risk Management
2 13 (54.17%) Degree
3 12 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 11 (45.83%) Aerospace
4 11 (45.83%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
6 8 (33.33%) Change Management
6 8 (33.33%) HNC
6 8 (33.33%) HND
6 8 (33.33%) Performance Management
6 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 8 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 8 (33.33%) People Management
7 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Systems Engineering
8 4 (16.67%) HAZOP
8 4 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (16.67%) AOP
8 4 (16.67%) FMECA
8 4 (16.67%) Law
8 4 (16.67%) Military
9 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
9 3 (12.50%) Service Management
9 3 (12.50%) ITIL
9 3 (12.50%) C++
9 3 (12.50%) Biometrics
9 3 (12.50%) UML

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.17%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 11 (45.83%) Aerospace
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (16.67%) Law
3 4 (16.67%) Military
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Logistics Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Principal Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Associate Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Principal Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Reliability Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Risk Management
2 11 (45.83%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 8 (33.33%) Change Management
3 8 (33.33%) People Management
3 8 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
4 5 (20.83%) Systems Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) AOP
5 4 (16.67%) FMECA
6 3 (12.50%) Biometrics
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) Logistic Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Logistics
6 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) UML
7 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (8.33%) Creative Thinking
8 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) C
2 3 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Degree
2 12 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) HNC
3 8 (33.33%) HND
4 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) CEH
5 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (4.17%) CISA
6 1 (4.17%) CISM
6 1 (4.17%) CISSP
6 1 (4.17%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) HAZOP
2 3 (12.50%) MISRA
2 3 (12.50%) MISRA C
3 2 (8.33%) ARP4754
3 2 (8.33%) IEC 61508
4 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (4.17%) GDPR
4 1 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (4.17%) JSP 440
4 1 (4.17%) NIST
4 1 (4.17%) RMADS
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) EMC