Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 704 1049 1122
Rank change year-on-year +345 +73 +67
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 5 10 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.007% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.078% 0.058% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 29
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £53,875 £57,500 £65,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

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 6,439 17,315 21,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.78% 12.92% 13.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5,026 13,139 16,276
Median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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
Top 3 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 24 November 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
England +342 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
UK excluding London +273 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West +104 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) IEC 61508
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (20.00%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (20.00%) SafeRTOS
4 1 (20.00%) Linux

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:

General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) FreeRTOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 5 (100.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) IEC 61508