Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1070 1179 1148
Rank change year-on-year +109 -31 +134
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 28 27 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 24
UK median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% -0.54% +2.78%
10th Percentile £32,000 £41,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £49,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -17.39% -3.16% +10.47%

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 20,015 22,013 20,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 12.82% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 14,521 16,973 15,882
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,625 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 8 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 21 May 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 +91 23 £40,000 -12.09% 7
UK excluding London +68 21 £38,000 -17.39% 7
South West +24 12 £72,500 +57.61% 6
South East - 8 £38,000 - 1
London - 3 £42,500 -
Midlands +22 1 - -
West Midlands +22 1 - -
Wales +16 1 £32,500 -51.85%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (85.71%) C
3 23 (82.14%) C++
4 17 (60.71%) Ada
4 17 (60.71%) IEC 61508
5 16 (57.14%) DO-254
6 11 (39.29%) CEH
6 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) UML
8 8 (28.57%) SysML
9 7 (25.00%) Degree
9 7 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
10 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
11 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (17.86%) Software Architecture
11 5 (17.86%) Requirements Management
11 5 (17.86%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (17.86%) PTC Integrity
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 5 (17.86%) Military
11 5 (17.86%) PTC
12 4 (14.29%) CGI
12 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (14.29%) C#
12 4 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
12 4 (14.29%) Def Stans
12 4 (14.29%) MISRA C
12 4 (14.29%) MISRA

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 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (17.86%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (17.86%) Military
2 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
3 1 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) CGI
2 3 (10.71%) JSF
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Ajax
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) WPF
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Internet of Things
1 1 (3.57%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (35.71%) UML
3 8 (28.57%) SysML
4 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Requirements Management
5 5 (17.86%) Software Architecture
6 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Validation
8 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
8 1 (3.57%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (3.57%) OOD
8 1 (3.57%) Project Management
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) C
2 23 (82.14%) C++
3 17 (60.71%) Ada
4 4 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.57%) Fortran
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) CEH
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) Degree
3 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (60.71%) IEC 61508
2 16 (57.14%) DO-254
3 4 (14.29%) Def Stans
3 4 (14.29%) MISRA
3 4 (14.29%) MISRA C
4 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (3.57%) IEC 62304
5 1 (3.57%) ISO 26262
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.86%) PTC
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle