Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DO-254 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DO-254 over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1176 1147 1255
Rank change year-on-year -29 +108 +64
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 7 40 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.023% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.031% 0.19% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 6 24 15
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +18.75%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £63,425 £57,500 £51,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +18.75%

DO-254 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 22,892 21,612 26,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.50% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17,334 16,157 20,795
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.03% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,750
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-254
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DO-254 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DO-254.

Salary trend for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DO-254 over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
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-254 within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 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
South East +7 7 £47,500 -5.00% 7
England -1 7 £47,500 +18.75% 10
UK excluding London -7 7 £47,500 -2.56% 11

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing DO-254 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-254.

1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) Aerospace
2 6 (85.71%) Schematic Capture
3 5 (71.43%) DO-160
3 5 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (71.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (71.43%) VHDL
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (71.43%) Electronics
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Military
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Avionics
5 1 (14.29%) DO-178B
5 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 1 (14.29%) Physics
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) HND
5 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
5 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design
5 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring

DO-254
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 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
General
1 6 (85.71%) Aerospace
2 5 (71.43%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Military
4 1 (14.29%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Electronics Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Design Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) FPGA/VHDL Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) VHDL Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (71.43%) VHDL
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Schematic Capture
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Physics
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) DO-160
2 1 (14.29%) DO-178B