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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
Rank 834 931 951
Rank change year-on-year +97 +20  
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 15 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.015% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.15% 0.11% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 1
Median salary £40,000 £46,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.51% +15.62%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £46,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.51% +15.62%  

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 10162 13519 13241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.13% 13.18% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8030 10696 10210
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 13 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 23 March 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 +91 12 £40,000 -13.51%
South West - 6 £40,000 -
Bristol - 5 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 4 £56,000 -
Malvern - 4 £56,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £56,000 -
Scotland +17 3 - -
Edinburgh +4 3 - -
South East +54 2 £40,000 -13.51%
Kent - 2 £40,000 -
Rochester - 2 £40,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £40,000 -

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 11 (57.89%) Degree
1 11 (57.89%) DO-178B
2 10 (52.63%) Avionics
3 9 (47.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 9 (47.37%) C
3 9 (47.37%) Aerospace
3 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) Ada
4 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Def Stans
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Requirements Management
7 4 (21.05%) Assembly Language
7 4 (21.05%) C++
7 4 (21.05%) VHDL
7 4 (21.05%) Verilog
7 4 (21.05%) CEH
7 4 (21.05%) IEC 61508
7 4 (21.05%) Power Management
7 4 (21.05%) ISO26262
8 3 (15.79%) ARP4754
8 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
8 3 (15.79%) Validation
9 2 (10.53%) EMC
9 2 (10.53%) Earned Value Management
9 2 (10.53%) Actel
9 2 (10.53%) Mentor Graphics
10 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
10 1 (5.26%) MISRA
10 1 (5.26%) QMS

DO-254
Top Related 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:

General
1 10 (52.63%) Avionics
2 9 (47.37%) Aerospace
3 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) DOORS Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Ada Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Ada Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Principal Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (21.05%) Verilog
2 4 (21.05%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Requirements Management
3 4 (21.05%) Power Management
4 3 (15.79%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) Earned Value Management
6 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (5.26%) FMECA
6 1 (5.26%) QMS
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C
2 7 (36.84%) Ada
3 4 (21.05%) Assembly Language
3 4 (21.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) DO-178B
2 7 (36.84%) Def Stans
3 4 (21.05%) IEC 61508
3 4 (21.05%) ISO26262
4 3 (15.79%) ARP4754
5 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (5.26%) MISRA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Actel
1 2 (10.53%) EMC
1 2 (10.53%) Mentor Graphics