Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1091 1153 1173
Rank change year-on-year +62 +20 +72
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 23 41 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 26
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% -3.16% +21.79%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,800 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.85% -8.00% +28.21%

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 20,930 21,864 22,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 12.52% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15,373 16,917 17,502
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 7 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 23 January 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 +63 23 £45,000 -2.17% 28
UK excluding London +44 14 £53,750 +16.85% 31
South West -4 10 £53,750 +16.85% 10
London +55 9 £45,000 -37.93%
South East +19 3 - - 8
West Midlands +47 2 - - 1
Midlands +39 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 21 (91.30%) C
2 20 (86.96%) Ada
3 19 (82.61%) Software Engineering
4 18 (78.26%) C++
5 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
6 11 (47.83%) UML
7 10 (43.48%) SysML
7 10 (43.48%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (43.48%) MISRA
7 10 (43.48%) Systems Engineering
8 9 (39.13%) MISRA C
8 9 (39.13%) JSF
8 9 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 9 (39.13%) C#
9 8 (34.78%) IEC 61508
10 7 (30.43%) DO-254
10 7 (30.43%) CEH
10 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
11 4 (17.39%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (13.04%) Aerospace
12 3 (13.04%) Automotive
12 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (8.70%) Military
13 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (8.70%) ISO 26262
14 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
14 1 (4.35%) ANSI C
14 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
14 1 (4.35%) Change Control
14 1 (4.35%) QML

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Aerospace
1 3 (13.04%) Automotive
2 2 (8.70%) Military
3 1 (4.35%) Avionics
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Software Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) C# Software Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Development Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) JSF
2 1 (4.35%) QML
2 1 (4.35%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Software Engineering
2 11 (47.83%) UML
3 10 (43.48%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (43.48%) SysML
3 10 (43.48%) Systems Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) C
2 20 (86.96%) Ada
3 18 (78.26%) C++
4 9 (39.13%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) ANSI C
5 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) CEH
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) MISRA
2 9 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 9 (39.13%) MISRA C
3 8 (34.78%) IEC 61508
4 7 (30.43%) DO-254
5 2 (8.70%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle