Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1126 1151 1256
Rank change year-on-year +25 +105 +1
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 41 28 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.016% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.19% 0.13% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 25
UK median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +21.79% -23.53%
10th Percentile £34,800 £32,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +28.21% -23.53%

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 21,996 22,016 27,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.68% 12.61% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 17,019 17,424 21,487
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 9 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 22 January 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 +33 41 £46,000 -3.16% 22
UK excluding London +12 36 £46,000 -8.00% 24
South West +12 28 £46,000 +2.22% 12
London -5 4 £72,500 +61.11%
Midlands - 4 - - 1
South East +6 3 - - 5
East Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £46,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 33 (80.49%) Software Engineering
2 28 (68.29%) C
3 21 (51.22%) C++
4 18 (43.90%) UML
4 18 (43.90%) Degree
5 15 (36.59%) Aerospace
6 14 (34.15%) Ada
7 13 (31.71%) MATLAB
8 12 (29.27%) Electronics
8 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
9 11 (26.83%) Validation
10 10 (24.39%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (24.39%) Rational Rhapsody
11 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
12 8 (19.51%) Linux
12 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
12 8 (19.51%) SysML
13 7 (17.07%) SDLC
13 7 (17.07%) Def Stans
13 7 (17.07%) Project Management
14 6 (14.63%) Intel
14 6 (14.63%) OO
14 6 (14.63%) Java
14 6 (14.63%) OpenMP
14 6 (14.63%) MIL-STD-498
14 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (14.63%) Algorithms
14 6 (14.63%) Concurrent Programming
14 6 (14.63%) Signal Processing
14 6 (14.63%) Multithreading

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 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 3 (7.32%) ICMP
2 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.88%) 3G
3 2 (4.88%) LTE
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 3 (7.32%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.44%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.44%) VectorCAST
General
1 15 (36.59%) Aerospace
2 12 (29.27%) Electronics
3 5 (12.20%) Legal
3 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.32%) Automotive
5 2 (4.88%) Avionics
5 2 (4.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Software Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Java Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Java Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Design Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Development Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Software Design Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Software Development Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) OpenMP
2 2 (4.88%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
3 6 (14.63%) Acoustics
3 6 (14.63%) Algorithms
3 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Software Engineering
2 18 (43.90%) UML
3 11 (26.83%) Validation
4 8 (19.51%) SysML
5 7 (17.07%) Project Management
5 7 (17.07%) SDLC
6 6 (14.63%) Concurrent Programming
6 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
6 6 (14.63%) OO
6 6 (14.63%) Parallel Programming
6 6 (14.63%) Signal Processing
7 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.76%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (9.76%) Process Improvement
9 3 (7.32%) Physics
9 3 (7.32%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (7.32%) Resource Management
9 3 (7.32%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) C
2 21 (51.22%) C++
3 14 (34.15%) Ada
4 13 (31.71%) MATLAB
5 6 (14.63%) Java
6 5 (12.20%) Embedded C++
7 4 (9.76%) Embedded C
8 2 (4.88%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Degree
2 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) Def Stans
2 6 (14.63%) MIL-STD-498
3 5 (12.20%) MIL-STD-1553
3 5 (12.20%) MISRA
4 4 (9.76%) IEC 61508
4 4 (9.76%) QA
5 2 (4.88%) MISRA C
6 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Intel
2 4 (9.76%) IBM
3 3 (7.32%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Green Hills
5 1 (2.44%) Wind River