Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1103 1161 1201
Rank change year-on-year +58 +40 +94
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 39 38 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.022% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 31
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £42,500 £31,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £66,200 £59,375 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £49,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -6.57% +16.47%

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 21,614 21,724 25,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 12.43% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16,398 16,104 19,755
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 11 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 19 October 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 +43 38 £50,000 +8.11% 9
UK excluding London +27 34 £50,000 +8.11% 9
South West -4 21 £50,000 +19.76% 3
West Midlands +39 7 - -
Midlands +18 7 - -
London +33 5 £45,000 -23.40% 1
South East -6 2 £74,550 +42.00% 1
East of England - 2 £68,000 -
North of England - 1 £42,500 - 4
Wales - 1 £65,000 -
North West - 1 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 28 (71.79%) C
2 24 (61.54%) Software Engineering
3 21 (53.85%) Aerospace
4 19 (48.72%) Ada
5 17 (43.59%) MISRA
6 16 (41.03%) Automotive
7 13 (33.33%) C++
7 13 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
8 12 (30.77%) C#
8 12 (30.77%) Embedded C
8 12 (30.77%) MISRA C
9 11 (28.21%) UML
9 11 (28.21%) Electronics
10 10 (25.64%) Degree
10 10 (25.64%) Military
11 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (23.08%) SysML
11 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
11 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (20.51%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (20.51%) Embedded Software Development
12 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (20.51%) Linux
12 8 (20.51%) Validation
13 7 (17.95%) Bluetooth
13 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
14 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
15 5 (12.82%) JSF
15 5 (12.82%) Embedded C++
15 5 (12.82%) Telecoms

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 4 (10.26%) Simulink
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.82%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (7.69%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (2.56%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.56%) GCC
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Polyspace
5 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 21 (53.85%) Aerospace
2 16 (41.03%) Automotive
3 11 (28.21%) Electronics
4 10 (25.64%) Military
5 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (5.13%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Software Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Development Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Software Development Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) Electronics Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) C# Software Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Embedded Java Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Java Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Software Design Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Software Quality Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Graduate
9 2 (5.13%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Software Architect
9 2 (5.13%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) JSF
2 1 (2.56%) QML
2 1 (2.56%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 8 (20.51%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) LynxOS
2 1 (2.56%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.21%) UML
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (23.08%) SysML
4 8 (20.51%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) Validation
5 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Change Control
6 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) QMS
7 3 (7.69%) Quality Management
7 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) Line Management
8 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
9 1 (2.56%) Analytical Thinking
9 1 (2.56%) Decision-Making
9 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.56%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 28 (71.79%) C
2 19 (48.72%) Ada
3 13 (33.33%) C++
4 12 (30.77%) C#
4 12 (30.77%) Embedded C
5 5 (12.82%) Embedded C++
6 4 (10.26%) MATLAB
6 4 (10.26%) Python
7 3 (7.69%) Java
8 1 (2.56%) ANSI C
8 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) MISRA
2 12 (30.77%) MISRA C
3 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 4 (10.26%) Def Stans
4 4 (10.26%) IEC 61508
4 4 (10.26%) ISO 9001
5 3 (7.69%) QA
6 2 (5.13%) ISO 26262
7 1 (2.56%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) QNX