Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DO-178B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DO-178B over the 6 months to 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1140 1180 1265
Rank change year-on-year +40 +85 +32
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 38 42 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.022% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 20 31 26
UK median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% +10.43% -9.44%
10th Percentile £31,125 £32,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £59,375 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £49,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year -6.57% +21.47% -9.44%

DO-178B 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 21844 25025 27993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.55% 13.10% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16219 19780 22112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DO-178B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DO-178B.

Salary trend for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 +55 38 £46,250 +2.78% 3
UK excluding London +47 34 £46,250 -6.57% 2
South West +9 23 £41,750 -7.22% 1
South East +56 7 £52,500 -4.55%
Midlands +38 4 - -
London +24 4 £58,750 +30.56% 1
East Midlands +39 3 - -
West Midlands +14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing DO-178B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 30 (78.95%) Software Engineering
2 26 (68.42%) C
3 20 (52.63%) Degree
4 18 (47.37%) Security Cleared
5 15 (39.47%) Aerospace
6 14 (36.84%) C++
6 14 (36.84%) UML
6 14 (36.84%) Ada
7 9 (23.68%) MATLAB
7 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
7 9 (23.68%) IEC 61508
7 9 (23.68%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (21.05%) Assembly Language
8 8 (21.05%) Validation
9 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
9 7 (18.42%) Electronics
9 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
9 7 (18.42%) Linux
10 6 (15.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (15.79%) SysML
10 6 (15.79%) VHDL
10 6 (15.79%) Verilog
10 6 (15.79%) ISO 26262
10 6 (15.79%) Def Stans
10 6 (15.79%) Avionics
10 6 (15.79%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (13.16%) MIL-STD-498
11 5 (13.16%) Multithreading
11 5 (13.16%) Parallel Programming
11 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills

DO-178B
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 (2.63%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) ICMP
4 1 (2.63%) 3G
4 1 (2.63%) LTE
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.89%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.63%) VectorCAST
General
1 15 (39.47%) Aerospace
2 7 (18.42%) Electronics
3 6 (15.79%) Avionics
4 3 (7.89%) Legal
5 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Software Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Java Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Java Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Software Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
7 2 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) OpenMP
2 2 (5.26%) JSF
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (15.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (15.79%) Verilog
3 6 (15.79%) VHDL
4 5 (13.16%) Algorithms
4 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Software Engineering
2 14 (36.84%) UML
3 8 (21.05%) Validation
4 6 (15.79%) SysML
5 5 (13.16%) Concurrent Programming
5 5 (13.16%) Multithreading
5 5 (13.16%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) Parallel Programming
5 5 (13.16%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) SDLC
5 5 (13.16%) Signal Processing
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
7 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.89%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.26%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) C
2 14 (36.84%) Ada
2 14 (36.84%) C++
3 9 (23.68%) MATLAB
4 8 (21.05%) Assembly Language
5 5 (13.16%) Java
6 2 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) Degree
2 18 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) IEC 61508
2 6 (15.79%) Def Stans
2 6 (15.79%) ISO 26262
3 5 (13.16%) MIL-STD-498
4 3 (7.89%) MIL-STD-1553
5 2 (5.26%) DO-254
5 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 2 (5.26%) MISRA
5 2 (5.26%) MISRA C
5 2 (5.26%) QA
6 1 (2.63%) ARP4754
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Intel
2 2 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Green Hills
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Wind River