Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1068 1149 1190
Rank change year-on-year +81 +41 +47
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 7 37 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.022% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.037% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3 22 22
UK median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £33,100 £42,500 £31,625
90th Percentile £43,700 £67,700 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% -13.27%

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 18,779 22,119 21,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.21% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,857 16,793 16,191
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,533 £27,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
Top 4 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 19 September 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 +76 7 £40,000 -20.00% 19
UK excluding London +27 7 £40,000 -20.00% 22
South East +41 5 £38,000 -49.03% 3
South West -11 2 £40,000 -20.00% 13

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (100.00%) C
2 5 (71.43%) Aerospace
2 5 (71.43%) Military
2 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 5 (71.43%) Requirements Management
2 5 (71.43%) DO-254
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (57.14%) ARP4754
3 4 (57.14%) ARP4761
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Avionics
3 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) C++
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) UML
5 2 (28.57%) Ada
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
6 1 (14.29%) Simulink
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (14.29%) Electronics
6 1 (14.29%) PTC
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer

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 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (14.29%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (71.43%) Aerospace
1 5 (71.43%) Military
2 4 (57.14%) Avionics
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) QA Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Quality Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Software QA Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Software Quality Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Internet of Things
2 1 (14.29%) Renewable Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
1 5 (71.43%) Requirements Management
1 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) UML
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Architectural Design
5 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) SysML
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Ada
4 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) DO-254
2 4 (57.14%) ARP4754
2 4 (57.14%) ARP4761
2 4 (57.14%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) IEC 61508
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 26262
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) PTC