Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

UK Defence Standards (Def Stans)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1165 1151 1256
Rank change year-on-year -14 +105 +51
Permanent jobs citing Def Stans 18 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.079% 0.17% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 13
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £38,625 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £52,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £42,500 £45,863
% change year-on-year +32.35% -7.33% +1.92%

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 22,892 21,612 26,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.50% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17,334 16,157 20,795
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.03% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 +5 14 £56,250 +32.35% 10
England -1 13 £50,000 +17.65% 10
South West -28 10 £50,000 +25.00%
South East -1 2 £62,500 +19.05% 2
East of England +9 1 - - 4
Wales 0 1 £65,000 +85.71%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 13 (72.22%) C
2 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 12 (66.67%) Degree
3 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 10 (55.56%) C++
3 10 (55.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 10 (55.56%) MISRA
4 9 (50.00%) Ada
4 9 (50.00%) UML
4 9 (50.00%) IBM
4 9 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 9 (50.00%) Aerospace
4 9 (50.00%) Electronics
5 8 (44.44%) Automotive
5 8 (44.44%) Computer Science
5 8 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (33.33%) DO-178B
6 6 (33.33%) Rational Team Concert
6 6 (33.33%) MATLAB
6 6 (33.33%) Simulink
7 5 (27.78%) Embedded C++
7 5 (27.78%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) Military
7 5 (27.78%) MISRA C
7 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (22.22%) Memory Management
8 4 (22.22%) Java

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 6 (33.33%) Simulink
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.56%) ICMP
2 1 (5.56%) Junos
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) RTP
2 1 (5.56%) SNMP
2 1 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (5.56%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (33.33%) Rational Team Concert
3 4 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 9 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 9 (50.00%) Electronics
3 8 (44.44%) Automotive
4 5 (27.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) C Software Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Design Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Ada Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Ada Software Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Development Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded C Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) Memory Management
4 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (11.11%) Business Development
5 2 (11.11%) DoDAF
5 2 (11.11%) MODAF
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) SysML
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Physics
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C
2 10 (55.56%) C++
3 9 (50.00%) Ada
3 9 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (33.33%) MATLAB
5 5 (27.78%) Embedded C++
6 4 (22.22%) Assembly Language
6 4 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 8 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) MISRA
2 6 (33.33%) DO-178B
3 5 (27.78%) MISRA C
4 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Iperf
1 1 (5.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec