Period
to 19 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ESA ECSS)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1004 - 1187
Rank change year-on-year - +1187 +14
Permanent jobs citing ECSS 3 0 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.019% - 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 13
UK median annual salary £41,500 - £48,500
10th Percentile £36,950 - £40,000
90th Percentile £43,250 - £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 - £48,500

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 15,500 21,087 22,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.49% 13.92% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 11,951 15,437 17,376
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 February 2020. 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
South West - 3 £41,500 -
England - 3 £41,500 - 2
UK excluding London - 3 £41,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Requirements Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) MISRA C
1 3 (100.00%) MISRA
1 3 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (100.00%) Xilinx
1 3 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) SpaceWire
2 2 (66.67%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) 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 2 (66.67%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (100.00%) Requirements Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) MISRA
1 3 (100.00%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Xilinx