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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
Rank 831 941 940
Rank change year-on-year +110 -1  
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 18 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.005% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.037% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 9
Median salary £46,250 £43,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.55% -21.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,700 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £43,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £43,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.55% -21.81%  

DO-178B is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10162 13519 13241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.13% 13.18% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8030 10696 10210
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DO-178B as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 20 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +103 14 £50,250 +16.86% 2
South West +29 7 £40,000 -6.97% 2
Bristol +7 4 £40,000 -6.97%
West Midlands - 4 £56,000 -
Malvern - 4 £56,000 -
Worcestershire - 4 £56,000 -
South East +66 3 £55,000 +27.90%
East Sussex +9 2 £55,000 +27.90%
Hastings 0 2 £55,000 +27.90%
Gloucestershire - 2 £43,750 - 2
Cheltenham - 2 £43,750 -
South Wales +12 1 £32,500 -
Cardiff +11 1 £32,500 -
Wales +4 1 £32,500 -
Salisbury - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £47,500 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £47,500 -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 20 (68.97%) Software Engineering
2 17 (58.62%) Security Cleared
3 16 (55.17%) Avionics
3 16 (55.17%) C
4 12 (41.38%) Aerospace
5 11 (37.93%) DO-254
6 10 (34.48%) Def Stans
6 10 (34.48%) Degree
7 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) SysML
8 8 (27.59%) C++
8 8 (27.59%) Ada
9 7 (24.14%) Software Architecture
9 7 (24.14%) CEH
9 7 (24.14%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (24.14%) Embedded Software Development
10 6 (20.69%) TOGAF
10 6 (20.69%) IEC 61508
10 6 (20.69%) Green Hills
10 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (20.69%) Assembly Language
11 4 (13.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (13.79%) VHDL
11 4 (13.79%) Verilog
11 4 (13.79%) Linux
11 4 (13.79%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (13.79%) ISO26262
11 4 (13.79%) Power Management
12 3 (10.34%) MISRA
12 3 (10.34%) ARP4754

DO-178B
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
General
1 16 (55.17%) Avionics
2 12 (41.38%) Aerospace
3 3 (10.34%) Military
4 2 (6.90%) Finance
5 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Software Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Principal Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Software Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) C Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) DOORS Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Ada Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Ada Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Real Time Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Ajax
1 1 (3.45%) JSF
1 1 (3.45%) JSON
1 1 (3.45%) WPF
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (13.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (13.79%) Verilog
2 4 (13.79%) VHDL
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.45%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Software Engineering
2 8 (27.59%) SysML
3 7 (24.14%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Software Architecture
4 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (20.69%) TOGAF
5 4 (13.79%) Power Management
6 3 (10.34%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.90%) UML
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Device Driver Development
8 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.45%) Multithreaded Programming
8 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (3.45%) OOD
8 1 (3.45%) SDLC
8 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C
2 8 (27.59%) Ada
2 8 (27.59%) C++
3 6 (20.69%) Assembly Language
4 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
5 2 (6.90%) ANSI C
5 2 (6.90%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.45%) Fortran
6 1 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) Degree
3 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) CEH
5 2 (6.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) DO-254
2 10 (34.48%) Def Stans
3 6 (20.69%) IEC 61508
4 4 (13.79%) ISO26262
5 3 (10.34%) ARP4754
5 3 (10.34%) MISRA
6 2 (6.90%) MISRA C
7 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Green Hills
2 1 (3.45%) Renesas