Period
to 23 August 2017

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

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1165 1236 1249
Rank change year-on-year +71 +13 +40
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 29 28 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 15
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +6.33%
10th Percentile £33,125 £39,500 £31,050
90th Percentile £54,750 £54,125 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £49,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -18.37% +16.67% +5.00%

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 21525 25969 27996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.23% 13.20% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16060 20616 22019
UK median annual salary £49,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.03% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 9 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 August 2017. 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 +80 27 £42,500 -5.56% 6
UK excluding London +68 27 £40,000 -18.37% 6
South West +9 19 £40,000 -15.79% 5
South East +64 5 £52,500 +3.45%
London +36 2 £45,000 -
Midlands +35 1 £53,000 +120.83%
West Midlands +18 1 £53,000 -
Scotland - 1 £57,500 -
Wales - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 24 (82.76%) C
2 23 (79.31%) Software Engineering
3 17 (58.62%) Aerospace
4 16 (55.17%) Ada
4 16 (55.17%) Degree
4 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
5 15 (51.72%) IEC 61508
6 13 (44.83%) Avionics
6 13 (44.83%) Assembly Language
6 13 (44.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 13 (44.83%) VHDL
7 12 (41.38%) Verilog
7 12 (41.38%) ISO 26262
7 12 (41.38%) Def Stans
8 10 (34.48%) DO-254
8 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
9 8 (27.59%) Power Management
9 8 (27.59%) C++
10 7 (24.14%) Validation
11 6 (20.69%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (13.79%) Chartered Engineer
12 4 (13.79%) UML
13 3 (10.34%) C#
13 3 (10.34%) Java
13 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
13 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
13 3 (10.34%) SysML
13 3 (10.34%) MATLAB
13 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
13 3 (10.34%) MISRA C

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 (3.45%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (58.62%) Aerospace
2 13 (44.83%) Avionics
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Software Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) C++ Software Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Software Manager
3 3 (10.34%) C Software Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Ada Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Ada Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Java Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) DOORS Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) JSF
1 2 (6.90%) OpenMP
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Ajax
2 1 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (3.45%) WPF
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 13 (44.83%) VHDL
2 12 (41.38%) Verilog
3 6 (20.69%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Software Engineering
2 8 (27.59%) Power Management
3 7 (24.14%) Validation
4 4 (13.79%) UML
5 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) SysML
6 2 (6.90%) Concurrent Programming
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Parallel Programming
6 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
6 2 (6.90%) Signal Processing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) C
2 16 (55.17%) Ada
3 13 (44.83%) Assembly Language
4 8 (27.59%) C++
5 3 (10.34%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.45%) Fortran
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Degree
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) PhD
5 1 (3.45%) CEH
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) IEC 61508
2 12 (41.38%) Def Stans
2 12 (41.38%) ISO 26262
3 10 (34.48%) DO-254
4 3 (10.34%) MISRA
4 3 (10.34%) MISRA C
5 2 (6.90%) ARP4754
5 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 2 (6.90%) MIL-STD-498
6 1 (3.45%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Intel
2 1 (3.45%) Green Hills
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Xilinx