Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1175 1133 1249
Rank change year-on-year -42 +116 +44
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 8 33 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.035% 0.16% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 17
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £64,250 £57,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 22,564 20,364 26,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 12.04% 13.18%
Number of salaries quoted 17,351 15,943 20,991
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 5 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 23 May 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
UK excluding London -60 8 £50,000 +5.26% 12
England -14 7 £50,000 +25.00% 9
South West -27 4 £53,750 +34.38% 2
South East -17 3 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Wales - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 5 (62.50%) Electronics
1 5 (62.50%) IEC 61508
1 5 (62.50%) DO-160
2 4 (50.00%) CAN bus
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) PLM
2 4 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (50.00%) EMC
2 4 (50.00%) CMMI
2 4 (50.00%) RS-232
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (25.00%) Law
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) FPGA Design
4 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
5 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
5 1 (12.50%) Def Stans
5 1 (12.50%) Military
5 1 (12.50%) VHDL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (50.00%) RS-232
General
1 5 (62.50%) Electronics
2 4 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Avionics
4 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Electronics Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Electronics Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) CAN bus
2 3 (37.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (12.50%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) CMMI
1 4 (50.00%) PLM
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Coaching
2 2 (25.00%) FPGA Design
2 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
3 1 (12.50%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCA
3 1 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) DO-160
1 5 (62.50%) IEC 61508
2 1 (12.50%) COSHH
2 1 (12.50%) Def Stans
2 1 (12.50%) DO-178B
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) EMC
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle