Period
to 21 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1177 1145 1290
Rank change year-on-year -32 +145 -27
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 26 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.017% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.14% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 12 26 12
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +8.43% -10.27%
10th Percentile £38,325 £35,000 £34,500
90th Percentile £50,575 £56,000 £47,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +18.75% -13.51%

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 23,055 20,796 26,879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.99% 12.14% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17,881 16,447 21,293
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 21 April 2018.

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 April 2018. 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 -13 25 £46,000 +2.22% 17
UK excluding London -32 24 £46,000 -3.16% 16
South West -1 21 £45,500 +13.75% 5
Wales +6 1 £67,500 +107.69%
Midlands -3 1 - - 4
West Midlands -5 1 - - 1
London -20 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £46,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 24 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 20 (76.92%) C
3 13 (50.00%) Def Stans
4 12 (46.15%) Aerospace
5 11 (42.31%) Validation
5 11 (42.31%) C++
5 11 (42.31%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (34.62%) Ada
7 8 (30.77%) ISO 9001
7 8 (30.77%) Electronics
7 8 (30.77%) QA
7 8 (30.77%) Process Improvement
8 7 (26.92%) Change Control
8 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (26.92%) QMS
8 7 (26.92%) Degree
8 7 (26.92%) Military
8 7 (26.92%) Quality Management
8 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
9 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
9 6 (23.08%) Embedded C++
9 6 (23.08%) UML
9 6 (23.08%) MISRA
10 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (19.23%) MATLAB
11 4 (15.38%) Simulink
11 4 (15.38%) Firmware
11 4 (15.38%) IBM
11 4 (15.38%) SysML
11 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems

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 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) 3G
2 1 (3.85%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) ICMP
2 1 (3.85%) LTE
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (15.38%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (46.15%) Aerospace
2 8 (30.77%) Electronics
3 7 (26.92%) Military
4 3 (11.54%) Automotive
4 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
5 2 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (3.85%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Quality Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Software Quality Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Development Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Software Design Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Validation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Verification Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Acoustics
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 11 (42.31%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (42.31%) Validation
3 8 (30.77%) Process Improvement
4 7 (26.92%) Change Control
4 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
4 7 (26.92%) QMS
4 7 (26.92%) Quality Management
4 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (23.08%) UML
6 4 (15.38%) SysML
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) SDLC
7 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.85%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C
2 11 (42.31%) C++
3 9 (34.62%) Ada
4 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 6 (23.08%) Embedded C++
5 5 (19.23%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCA
3 1 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) Def Stans
2 8 (30.77%) ISO 9001
2 8 (30.77%) QA
3 6 (23.08%) MISRA
4 2 (7.69%) IEC 61508
4 2 (7.69%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (7.69%) MISRA C
4 2 (7.69%) TickIT
5 1 (3.85%) COSHH
5 1 (3.85%) DO-254
5 1 (3.85%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.85%) Freescale
2 1 (3.85%) Green Hills
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Intel
2 1 (3.85%) Wind River