Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 838 1091 1162
Rank change year-on-year +253 +71 +17
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 8 24 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.085% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 20
Median annual salary £47,500 £38,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -24.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £43,125 £30,700 £42,375
90th Percentile £63,750 £44,900 £68,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £38,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -24.00% +2.56%

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 9,421 20,094 23,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.21% 13.65% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7,183 14,765 17,598
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DO-178B as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DO-178B.

Salary trend for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DO-178B over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 6 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 12 July 2020. 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
UK excluding London +226 8 £47,500 +25.00% 6
England +271 7 £47,500 +25.00% 6
South West +100 6 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Wales +20 1 £72,500 +123.08%
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Midlands - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 8 (100.00%) C
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) IEC 61508
3 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (25.00%) Physics
5 2 (25.00%) DO-254
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (12.50%) Automotive
6 1 (12.50%) Military
6 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
6 1 (12.50%) Simulink
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) HND
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) CCA
6 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (12.50%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (12.50%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Avionics
6 1 (12.50%) 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 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Avionics
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) FreeRTOS
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C
2 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCA
1 1 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) IEC 61508
2 2 (25.00%) DO-254
3 1 (12.50%) COSHH
3 1 (12.50%) Def Stans
3 1 (12.50%) ISO 26262
3 1 (12.50%) MISRA
3 1 (12.50%) MISRA C