Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 693 1084 1132
Rank change year-on-year +391 +48 +54
Permanent jobs citing DO-178B 5 8 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.006% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.085% 0.043% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 22
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £43,750 £33,650 £42,500
90th Percentile £53,875 £43,550 £67,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +17.65%

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 5,875 18,774 22,059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.97% 13.29% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4,539 13,859 16,760
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,684
90th Percentile £86,250 £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 20 September 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 +383 5 £47,500 +18.75% 1
UK excluding London +320 5 £47,500 +18.75% 1
South West +143 5 £47,500 +18.75%

For the 6 months to 20 September 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