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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 942 981
Rank change year-on-year +98 +39  
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 23 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.003%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.12% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 1
Median salary £43,750 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  

DO-254 is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10472 13484 14111
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.99% 13.03% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8215 10714 10953
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DO-254 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 12 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +82 15 £40,000 -15.78% 3
South West +25 11 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Bristol - 10 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +20 8 £55,000 - 3
Edinburgh +10 7 - - 2
West Midlands +24 4 £56,000 +17.89%
Worcestershire - 4 £56,000 -
Malvern - 4 £56,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Glenrothes - 1 £55,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £40,000 -
Fife - 1 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing DO-254 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-254.

1 19 (70.37%) Degree
2 17 (62.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 16 (59.26%) Avionics
4 13 (48.15%) DO-178B
4 13 (48.15%) C
5 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
6 11 (40.74%) Aerospace
7 10 (37.04%) Ada
7 10 (37.04%) Def Stans
8 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 8 (29.63%) VHDL
9 8 (29.63%) Manufacturing
9 8 (29.63%) IEC 61508
9 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
10 7 (25.93%) Power Management
10 7 (25.93%) ISO26262
10 7 (25.93%) Assembly Language
10 7 (25.93%) Validation
10 7 (25.93%) Verilog
11 4 (14.81%) CEH
11 4 (14.81%) Requirements Management
11 4 (14.81%) C++
12 3 (11.11%) Mentor Graphics
12 3 (11.11%) Actel
13 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
13 2 (7.41%) Earned Value Management
13 2 (7.41%) ARP4754
13 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
13 2 (7.41%) Electronics
14 1 (3.70%) Quality Management

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 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (59.26%) Avionics
2 11 (40.74%) Aerospace
3 8 (29.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Software Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Ada Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Ada Software Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) DOORS Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Head of Programmes
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Electronics Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (29.63%) VHDL
3 7 (25.93%) Verilog
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.93%) Power Management
2 7 (25.93%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) Requirements Management
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (7.41%) Earned Value Management
5 1 (3.70%) FMECA
5 1 (3.70%) FPGA Design
5 1 (3.70%) Lean Manufacturing
5 1 (3.70%) Line Management
5 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.70%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) QMS
5 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C
2 10 (37.04%) Ada
3 7 (25.93%) Assembly Language
4 4 (14.81%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) Degree
2 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) CEH
5 1 (3.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) DO-178B
2 10 (37.04%) Def Stans
3 8 (29.63%) IEC 61508
4 7 (25.93%) ISO26262
5 2 (7.41%) ARP4754
6 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
6 1 (3.70%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Actel
1 3 (11.11%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (3.70%) Altera
2 1 (3.70%) EMC
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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Edinburgh
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Glenrothes
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago