Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1103 1159 1189
Rank change year-on-year +56 +30 +99
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 15 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.013% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.072% 0.10% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 7
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £45,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £58,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00% -9.09%

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 20,907 21,721 21,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 12.52% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15,369 16,794 17,362
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 7 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 22 January 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 +79 15 £55,000 +10.00% 15
UK excluding London +47 14 £55,000 +10.00% 19
South East +42 6 £30,000 -40.00% 6
South West +35 6 £72,500 +45.00% 7
Midlands +45 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
London - 1 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) C
3 9 (60.00%) IEC 61508
4 8 (53.33%) C++
4 8 (53.33%) Ada
5 7 (46.67%) DO-178B
5 7 (46.67%) CEH
5 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
6 6 (40.00%) Degree
7 5 (33.33%) Military
7 5 (33.33%) HND
7 5 (33.33%) MATLAB
7 5 (33.33%) Schematic Capture
8 3 (20.00%) Electronics
9 2 (13.33%) EMC
9 2 (13.33%) PLM
9 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
9 2 (13.33%) Validation
9 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
9 2 (13.33%) DO-160
9 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (13.33%) OrCAD
10 1 (6.67%) SDET
10 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
10 1 (6.67%) QA
10 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
10 1 (6.67%) CMMI
10 1 (6.67%) C#

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 2 (13.33%) OrCAD
General
1 5 (33.33%) Military
2 3 (20.00%) Electronics
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer in Test
3 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Schematic Capture
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) PLM
3 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) CMMI
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C
2 8 (53.33%) Ada
2 8 (53.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) CEH
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 5 (33.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) IEC 61508
2 7 (46.67%) DO-178B
3 2 (13.33%) DO-160
4 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) EMC