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 25 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
3 months to
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 922 947
Rank change year-on-year +70 +25  
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 17 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.010% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.078% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 3
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.44%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £48,750 £43,500
% change year-on-year -17.94% +12.06%  

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 10137 12833 13499
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.78% 13.01% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7818 10216 10587
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88%  

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 25 May 2017.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 22 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 25 May 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 +70 15 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South West - 12 £40,000 - 1
Bristol - 7 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £47,500 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £47,500 - 1
South East +59 1 £55,000 +12.82% 1
London +58 1 £45,000 -
West Midlands +16 1 £53,000 -
Uxbridge +4 1 £45,000 -
Scotland - 1 £57,500 -
Wales - 1 £32,500 -
South Wales - 1 £32,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £53,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £67,500 -
Swindon - 1 £67,500 -
Malvern - 1 £53,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £55,000 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Wimborne - 1 - -
Hastings - 1 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £57,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 21 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (71.43%) C
3 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 14 (50.00%) Degree
4 14 (50.00%) Aerospace
4 14 (50.00%) Def Stans
5 13 (46.43%) Avionics
5 13 (46.43%) DO-254
6 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 12 (42.86%) Ada
7 10 (35.71%) IEC 61508
8 9 (32.14%) Assembly Language
8 9 (32.14%) VHDL
8 9 (32.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (28.57%) Verilog
9 8 (28.57%) Power Management
9 8 (28.57%) ISO26262
10 7 (25.00%) CEH
10 7 (25.00%) C++
11 4 (14.29%) SysML
11 4 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
12 3 (10.71%) MISRA
12 3 (10.71%) Validation
12 3 (10.71%) Military
12 3 (10.71%) Green Hills
12 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
12 3 (10.71%) Software Architecture
13 2 (7.14%) Test Automation

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 (3.57%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Software-Defined Radio
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) LabVIEW
1 1 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 13 (46.43%) Avionics
3 3 (10.71%) Military
4 2 (7.14%) Automotive
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) C Software Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Ada Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Ada Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Principal Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Software Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) DOORS Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Principal Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Ajax
1 1 (3.57%) JSF
1 1 (3.57%) JSON
1 1 (3.57%) WPF
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 9 (32.14%) VHDL
2 8 (28.57%) Verilog
3 4 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.57%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (28.57%) Power Management
3 4 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) SysML
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Software Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Requirements Management
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (3.57%) OOD
6 1 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) C
2 12 (42.86%) Ada
3 9 (32.14%) Assembly Language
4 7 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 2 (7.14%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.57%) Fortran
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 14 (50.00%) Degree
3 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) CEH
5 2 (7.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) Def Stans
2 13 (46.43%) DO-254
3 10 (35.71%) IEC 61508
4 8 (28.57%) ISO26262
5 3 (10.71%) MISRA
6 2 (7.14%) MISRA C
7 1 (3.57%) ARP4754
7 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Green Hills
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Xilinx
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