Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1166 1169 1293
Rank change year-on-year +3 +124 +7
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 18 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.080% 0.046% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 9
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,275 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% -

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 22,590 21,533 27,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 12.42% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 17,561 17,066 21,578
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 6 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 19 February 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 +14 17 £50,000 +17.65% 13
England +1 13 £50,000 +17.65% 11
South East +21 9 £50,000 +17.65% 1
South West -2 4 £53,750 +53.57% 6
Scotland - 3 - - 3
Wales - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 12 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 11 (61.11%) C
3 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) Algorithms
4 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) Validation
5 8 (44.44%) Law
5 8 (44.44%) Coaching
5 8 (44.44%) Video Processing
5 8 (44.44%) FPGA Design
6 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
7 6 (33.33%) IEC 61508
8 5 (27.78%) Degree
9 4 (22.22%) PLM
9 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (22.22%) CMMI
9 4 (22.22%) Electronics
9 4 (22.22%) EMC
9 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
9 4 (22.22%) Oracle
9 4 (22.22%) Avionics
9 4 (22.22%) CAN bus
9 4 (22.22%) DO-160
9 4 (22.22%) RS-232
10 3 (16.67%) Aerospace
11 2 (11.11%) Marketing
11 2 (11.11%) Military
11 2 (11.11%) Finance
12 1 (5.56%) Def Stans
12 1 (5.56%) COSHH

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 (5.56%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
1 4 (22.22%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (44.44%) Law
2 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
3 4 (22.22%) Avionics
3 4 (22.22%) Electronics
4 3 (16.67%) Aerospace
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Marketing
5 2 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Electronics Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Principal Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 4 (22.22%) CAN bus
4 1 (5.56%) Verilog
4 1 (5.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Coaching
1 8 (44.44%) FPGA Design
1 8 (44.44%) Validation
1 8 (44.44%) Video Processing
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) CMMI
2 4 (22.22%) PLM
3 1 (5.56%) Image Processing
3 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
3 1 (5.56%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) CCA
4 1 (5.56%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) IEC 61508
2 4 (22.22%) DO-160
3 1 (5.56%) COSHH
3 1 (5.56%) Def Stans
3 1 (5.56%) DO-178B
3 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) EMC
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Cadence
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Mentor Graphics