Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1071 1198 1142
Rank change year-on-year +127 -56 +133
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 27 8 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.005% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.036% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 21
UK median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £45,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £64,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.50% +5.26% -

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 20,015 22,013 20,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 12.82% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 14,521 16,973 15,882
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,625 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 8 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 21 May 2019. 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 +113 26 £40,000 -20.00% 10
UK excluding London +91 26 £50,250 +0.50% 10
South East +44 13 £38,000 -24.00%
South West +36 8 £72,500 +34.88% 9
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
Midlands - 4 - - 1
London - 1 £40,000 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 23 (85.19%) C
2 17 (62.96%) C++
2 17 (62.96%) Software Engineering
2 17 (62.96%) IEC 61508
3 16 (59.26%) DO-178B
4 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
4 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
5 12 (44.44%) Ada
6 11 (40.74%) CEH
7 10 (37.04%) Degree
7 10 (37.04%) Firmware
8 6 (22.22%) Hazard Analysis
8 6 (22.22%) Def Stans
9 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
9 5 (18.52%) Software Architecture
9 5 (18.52%) PTC Integrity
9 5 (18.52%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (18.52%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (18.52%) PTC
9 5 (18.52%) SysML
9 5 (18.52%) Requirements Management
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) Electronics
9 5 (18.52%) Military
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (18.52%) UML
10 3 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
11 2 (7.41%) Mathematics

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 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (18.52%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (18.52%) Electronics
1 5 (18.52%) Military
2 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Lead Software Engineer
1 6 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Developer in Test
4 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Software QA Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 3 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (3.70%) Verilog
2 1 (3.70%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Software Engineering
2 6 (22.22%) Hazard Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (18.52%) Requirements Management
3 5 (18.52%) Software Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) SysML
3 5 (18.52%) UML
4 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) CMMI
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) C
2 17 (62.96%) C++
3 12 (44.44%) Ada
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) CEH
3 10 (37.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (62.96%) IEC 61508
2 16 (59.26%) DO-178B
3 6 (22.22%) Def Stans
4 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
1 5 (18.52%) PTC
2 1 (3.70%) Keysight