Period
to 21 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1131 1181 1265
Rank change year-on-year +50 +84 +34
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 40 34 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.019% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.16% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 22 31 15
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £41,300
90th Percentile £68,000 £56,000 £52,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%

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 23,443 21,772 26,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.40% 12.19% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17,830 16,472 21,137
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +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 July 2018.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 10 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 July 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 +25 40 £50,000 +5.26% 15
England +35 38 £50,000 +11.11% 13
South West +12 27 £50,000 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +28 7 - - 2
Midlands 0 7 - - 3
Wales +16 2 £66,250 +103.85%
East of England - 2 £68,000 -
South East -1 1 £74,550 +42.00% 2
North West - 1 £42,500 -
North of England - 1 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing DO-178B 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 DO-178B.

1 28 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (65.00%) C
3 24 (60.00%) Aerospace
4 15 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (35.00%) Validation
6 13 (32.50%) Military
6 13 (32.50%) Automotive
7 12 (30.00%) Embedded C
7 12 (30.00%) Ada
7 12 (30.00%) MISRA
8 11 (27.50%) ISO 9001
8 11 (27.50%) Electronics
8 11 (27.50%) Degree
9 10 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (25.00%) Def Stans
10 9 (22.50%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (22.50%) Process Improvement
10 9 (22.50%) Change Control
10 9 (22.50%) QA
10 9 (22.50%) QMS
10 9 (22.50%) C++
10 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
10 9 (22.50%) Quality Management
11 8 (20.00%) Linux
11 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 8 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
12 7 (17.50%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (17.50%) MISRA C
12 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth

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 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Simulink
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (15.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (10.00%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (2.50%) GCC
5 1 (2.50%) Polyspace
General
1 24 (60.00%) Aerospace
2 13 (32.50%) Automotive
2 13 (32.50%) Military
3 11 (27.50%) Electronics
4 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Software Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Development Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Software Development Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Software Quality Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Quality Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Software Design Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Embedded Java Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Java Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Graduate
8 2 (5.00%) Software Architect
8 2 (5.00%) UML Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (17.50%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) LynxOS
2 1 (2.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (35.00%) Validation
4 9 (22.50%) Change Control
4 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
4 9 (22.50%) Process Improvement
4 9 (22.50%) QMS
4 9 (22.50%) Quality Management
4 9 (22.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (15.00%) UML
7 4 (10.00%) SysML
8 2 (5.00%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (5.00%) Decision-Making
8 2 (5.00%) Line Management
8 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
9 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.50%) Physics
9 1 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) C
2 12 (30.00%) Ada
2 12 (30.00%) Embedded C
3 9 (22.50%) C++
4 7 (17.50%) C#
5 5 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 4 (10.00%) MATLAB
7 3 (7.50%) Java
7 3 (7.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CCA
5 1 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) MISRA
2 11 (27.50%) ISO 9001
3 10 (25.00%) Def Stans
4 9 (22.50%) QA
5 7 (17.50%) MISRA C
6 4 (10.00%) IEC 61508
7 2 (5.00%) DO-254
7 2 (5.00%) TickIT
8 1 (2.50%) COSHH
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (2.50%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (2.50%) Freescale
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) QNX
2 1 (2.50%) Wind River