Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1135 1184 1283
Rank change year-on-year +49 +99 -19
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 42 38 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.020% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.19% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 27
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +21.79% -22.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% +25.64% -22.00%

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 22612 24627 28139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.64% 12.97% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16929 19480 22253
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +30 42 £45,000 -5.26%
UK excluding London +66 37 £45,000 -8.16%
South West -2 25 £40,500 -10.00%
South East +33 7 £52,500 -4.55%
London 0 5 £58,750 +30.56%
Midlands +27 4 - -
East Midlands +42 3 - -
West Midlands +16 1 - -
East of England - 1 £46,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 33 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 29 (69.05%) C
3 22 (52.38%) Degree
4 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
5 17 (40.48%) C++
5 17 (40.48%) Aerospace
6 16 (38.10%) Ada
7 15 (35.71%) UML
8 10 (23.81%) MATLAB
8 10 (23.81%) IEC 61508
9 9 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 9 (21.43%) Validation
10 8 (19.05%) Electronics
10 8 (19.05%) Linux
10 8 (19.05%) Assembly Language
11 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 7 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (16.67%) Def Stans
12 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (14.29%) Algorithms
12 6 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
12 6 (14.29%) SDLC
12 6 (14.29%) ISO 26262
12 6 (14.29%) MIL-STD-498
12 6 (14.29%) Acoustics
12 6 (14.29%) Signal Processing
12 6 (14.29%) Parallel Programming
12 6 (14.29%) Multithreading

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 (2.38%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) DHCP
2 3 (7.14%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) ICMP
2 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.76%) 3G
3 2 (4.76%) LTE
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 3 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.38%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (40.48%) Aerospace
2 8 (19.05%) Electronics
3 6 (14.29%) Avionics
4 4 (9.52%) Legal
5 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) C++ Software Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Software Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Java Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Software Manager
7 4 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Telecoms Test Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Architect
9 2 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) OpenMP
2 2 (4.76%) JSF
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (14.29%) Acoustics
3 6 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (14.29%) Verilog
3 6 (14.29%) VHDL
4 1 (2.38%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 15 (35.71%) UML
3 9 (21.43%) Validation
4 6 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
4 6 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 6 (14.29%) OO
4 6 (14.29%) Parallel Programming
4 6 (14.29%) Project Management
4 6 (14.29%) SDLC
4 6 (14.29%) Signal Processing
4 6 (14.29%) SysML
5 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
7 3 (7.14%) Physics
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) C
2 17 (40.48%) C++
3 16 (38.10%) Ada
4 10 (23.81%) MATLAB
5 8 (19.05%) Assembly Language
6 6 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (4.76%) C#
8 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) Degree
2 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) IEC 61508
2 7 (16.67%) Def Stans
3 6 (14.29%) ISO 26262
3 6 (14.29%) MIL-STD-498
4 4 (9.52%) MIL-STD-1553
5 3 (7.14%) MISRA
5 3 (7.14%) MISRA C
5 3 (7.14%) QA
6 2 (4.76%) DO-254
6 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (2.38%) ARP4754
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Intel
2 3 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Green Hills
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Wind River