Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1128 1227 -
Rank change year-on-year +99 - -
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 36 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.004% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.032% -
Number of salaries quoted 23 8 0
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,863 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.02% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,863 -
% change year-on-year +9.02% - -

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 21512 25265 28143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.34% 13.11% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15970 20059 22280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,450 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 September 2017.

Salary histogram for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 10 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 24 September 2017. 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 +89 36 £50,000 +9.02%
England +62 25 £50,000 +9.02% 1
South East +73 12 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland - 11 £55,000 -
South West +22 8 £40,000 -5.88%
North of England - 3 £35,000 -
Midlands +48 2 £57,500 +21.05%
North West - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £57,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 28 (77.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 20 (55.56%) C
3 17 (47.22%) FPGA Design
4 16 (44.44%) Aerospace
5 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) Degree
6 12 (33.33%) VHDL
6 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 12 (33.33%) Manufacturing
7 11 (30.56%) Avionics
7 11 (30.56%) Coaching
8 10 (27.78%) Algorithms
8 10 (27.78%) Video Processing
8 10 (27.78%) Law
8 10 (27.78%) Electronics
8 10 (27.78%) MATLAB
9 8 (22.22%) Firmware
10 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
10 7 (19.44%) Altera
11 6 (16.67%) IEC 61508
11 6 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (16.67%) Assembly Language
11 6 (16.67%) Validation
11 6 (16.67%) Ada
11 6 (16.67%) ISO 26262
11 6 (16.67%) Def Stans
12 5 (13.89%) Power Management
12 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.89%) Customer Requirements
12 5 (13.89%) Six Sigma

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 3 (8.33%) Simulink
2 1 (2.78%) CATIA
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.78%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 16 (44.44%) Aerospace
2 12 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 11 (30.56%) Avionics
4 10 (27.78%) Electronics
4 10 (27.78%) Law
5 5 (13.89%) Military
6 4 (11.11%) Finance
6 4 (11.11%) Marketing
6 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Principal Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) FPGA Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Principal Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Ada Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Ada Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Head of Programmes
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Electronics Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Principal Hardware Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 28 (77.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (33.33%) VHDL
3 10 (27.78%) Algorithms
4 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (13.89%) Verilog
5 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) FPGA Design
2 11 (30.56%) Coaching
3 10 (27.78%) Video Processing
4 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
5 6 (16.67%) Validation
6 5 (13.89%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (13.89%) Lean Manufacturing
6 5 (13.89%) Power Management
6 5 (13.89%) Six Sigma
7 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.56%) Digital Signal Processing
8 2 (5.56%) Signal Processing
9 1 (2.78%) Line Management
9 1 (2.78%) Matrix Organization
9 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.78%) Schematic Capture
9 1 (2.78%) SDLC
9 1 (2.78%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) C
2 10 (27.78%) MATLAB
3 6 (16.67%) Ada
3 6 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 2 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Degree
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) HND
4 1 (2.78%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) Def Stans
1 6 (16.67%) IEC 61508
1 6 (16.67%) ISO 26262
2 5 (13.89%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.78%) ARP4754
3 1 (2.78%) ARP4761
3 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.78%) MISRA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Altera
2 5 (13.89%) Actel
2 5 (13.89%) Mentor Graphics
3 4 (11.11%) SAP
4 3 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) PTC