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

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1186 1214 1321
Rank change year-on-year +28 +107 -16
Permanent jobs citing DO-254 25 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.004% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.033% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 2
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% -
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 22797 24521 28165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.66% 12.96% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17109 19418 22276
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.30% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,980
% change year-on-year - +1.24% +4.95%

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 November 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 November 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 +67 24 £50,000 +11.11%
England +56 20 £50,000 +11.11%
South East +64 13 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland - 4 - -
North of England - 3 £35,000 -
South West +19 2 £40,000 +14.29%
East Midlands - 2 £57,500 -
Midlands - 2 £57,500 -
North West - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 21 (84.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 19 (76.00%) C
3 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (56.00%) FPGA Design
5 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (52.00%) Algorithms
6 12 (48.00%) Video Processing
6 12 (48.00%) Law
6 12 (48.00%) Coaching
7 7 (28.00%) Degree
8 6 (24.00%) Avionics
9 5 (20.00%) VHDL
9 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
9 5 (20.00%) Validation
9 5 (20.00%) Aerospace
10 4 (16.00%) Electronics
10 4 (16.00%) Firmware
10 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
11 3 (12.00%) Verilog
11 3 (12.00%) IEC 61508
11 3 (12.00%) MATLAB
11 3 (12.00%) Simulink
11 3 (12.00%) Military
11 3 (12.00%) EMC
11 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
11 3 (12.00%) Ada
11 3 (12.00%) ISO 26262
11 3 (12.00%) Def Stans
12 2 (8.00%) Power Management
12 2 (8.00%) 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 3 (12.00%) Simulink
2 1 (4.00%) CATIA
2 1 (4.00%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (48.00%) Law
2 6 (24.00%) Avionics
3 5 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (16.00%) Electronics
5 3 (12.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Principal Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (84.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 13 (52.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (20.00%) VHDL
4 3 (12.00%) Verilog
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) FPGA Design
2 12 (48.00%) Coaching
2 12 (48.00%) Video Processing
3 5 (20.00%) Validation
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (8.00%) Power Management
5 2 (8.00%) Signal Processing
6 1 (4.00%) Business Development
6 1 (4.00%) Image Processing
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.00%) Schematic Capture
6 1 (4.00%) SDLC
6 1 (4.00%) SysML
6 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) C
2 3 (12.00%) Ada
2 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
2 3 (12.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (8.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Def Stans
1 3 (12.00%) IEC 61508
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 26262
2 2 (8.00%) DO-178B
3 1 (4.00%) ARP4754
3 1 (4.00%) ARP4761
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) EMC
2 2 (8.00%) Altera
3 1 (4.00%) Cadence
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (4.00%) PTC