Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1136 1156 1232
Rank change year-on-year +20 +76 +99
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 12 31 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.018% 0.003%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.056% 0.14% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 6
UK median annual salary £46,250 £51,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.76% +13.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £59,560 £57,875 £47,738
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £51,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.76% +13.89% +2.27%

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 21,458 21,689 24,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 12.44% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16,280 16,085 19,703
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 4 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 20 October 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
England +12 12 £46,250 -7.50% 9
UK excluding London -2 12 £46,250 -9.76% 12
South East +3 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South West +6 1 £55,000 +37.50% 5

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 10 (83.33%) Schematic Capture
3 6 (50.00%) DO-160
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Electronics
3 6 (50.00%) Aerospace
3 6 (50.00%) Military
4 5 (41.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (41.67%) VHDL
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (41.67%) HND
4 5 (41.67%) MATLAB
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) C
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) FPGA Design
7 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
7 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (8.33%) OrCAD
7 1 (8.33%) Line Management
7 1 (8.33%) Avionics
7 1 (8.33%) IEC 61508
7 1 (8.33%) DO-178B
7 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (8.33%) Physics
7 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (8.33%) PLM
7 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (8.33%) EMC

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 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) OrCAD
General
1 6 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 6 (50.00%) Electronics
1 6 (50.00%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Avionics
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) FPGA/VHDL Design Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) VHDL Design Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (41.67%) VHDL
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Schematic Capture
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
4 1 (8.33%) FPGA Design
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Physics
4 1 (8.33%) PLM
4 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) MATLAB
2 3 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) DO-160
2 1 (8.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (8.33%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) EMC