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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 945 955
Rank change year-on-year +114 +10  
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 21 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.005% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.036% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 7
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -21.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,700 £41,100
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £43,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -21.81%  

DO-178B is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10369 13745 13538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.13% 13.14% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8162 10864 10474
Median salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DO-178B as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 22 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +89 17 £45,000 +4.65% 1
South West +41 9 £40,000 -6.97% 1
Bristol +6 6 £40,000 -6.97%
Worcestershire - 4 £56,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £56,000 -
Malvern - 4 £56,000 -
South East +61 3 £55,000 +27.90%
East Sussex +8 2 £55,000 +27.90%
Hastings 0 2 £55,000 +27.90%
Cheltenham - 2 £43,750 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £43,750 - 1
South Wales +11 1 £32,500 -
Cardiff +7 1 £32,500 -
Wales +3 1 £32,500 -
Scotland - 1 £47,500 -
Dundee - 1 £47,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £45,000 -
London - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing DO-178B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 20 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (56.67%) Avionics
3 17 (56.67%) C
4 13 (43.33%) Aerospace
4 13 (43.33%) DO-254
5 12 (40.00%) Degree
5 12 (40.00%) Def Stans
6 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
7 10 (33.33%) Ada
8 8 (26.67%) Assembly Language
8 8 (26.67%) SysML
8 8 (26.67%) IEC 61508
9 7 (23.33%) Software Architecture
9 7 (23.33%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (23.33%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (23.33%) CEH
9 7 (23.33%) C++
10 6 (20.00%) VHDL
10 6 (20.00%) Verilog
10 6 (20.00%) TOGAF
10 6 (20.00%) Green Hills
10 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (20.00%) ISO26262
10 6 (20.00%) Power Management
11 3 (10.00%) MISRA
11 3 (10.00%) Linux
11 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
11 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 17 (56.67%) Avionics
2 13 (43.33%) Aerospace
3 3 (10.00%) Military
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Software Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Principal Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Software Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Ada Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Ada Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) DOORS Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Real Time Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Real Time Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) Ajax
1 1 (3.33%) JSF
1 1 (3.33%) JSON
1 1 (3.33%) WPF
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (20.00%) Verilog
2 6 (20.00%) VHDL
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (3.33%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (26.67%) SysML
3 7 (23.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Software Architecture
4 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (20.00%) Power Management
4 6 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management
6 2 (6.67%) UML
7 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.33%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Multithreaded Programming
7 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.33%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.33%) OOD
7 1 (3.33%) SDLC
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) C
2 10 (33.33%) Ada
3 8 (26.67%) Assembly Language
4 7 (23.33%) C++
5 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) ANSI C
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.33%) Fortran
7 1 (3.33%) Java
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (40.00%) Degree
3 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (23.33%) CEH
5 2 (6.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) DO-254
2 12 (40.00%) Def Stans
3 8 (26.67%) IEC 61508
4 6 (20.00%) ISO26262
5 3 (10.00%) ARP4754
5 3 (10.00%) MISRA
6 2 (6.67%) MISRA C
7 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Green Hills
2 1 (3.33%) Renesas