Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ECSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ECSS over the 6 months to 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ESA ECSS)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1070 1170 1212
Rank change year-on-year +100 +42 +58
Permanent jobs citing ECSS 5 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.027% 0.072% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 5
UK median annual salary £41,500 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.15% +30.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £43,250 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -36.15% +30.00% -16.67%

ECSS 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 18,779 22,119 21,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.21% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,857 16,793 16,191
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,533 £27,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

ECSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ECSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ECSS in the UK

ECSS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ECSS.

Salary trend for ECSS in the UK

ECSS
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ECSS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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 +94 5 £41,500 -36.15% 9
UK excluding London +45 5 £41,500 -36.15% 6
South West +2 5 £41,500 +10.67% 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT jobs citing ECSS 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 ECSS.

1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 5 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Validation
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) Requirements Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA C
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA
1 5 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (100.00%) Xilinx
1 5 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SpaceWire
2 3 (60.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C

ECSS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) C Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (100.00%) Requirements Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Xilinx