Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IEC 61131 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IEC 61131 over the 6 months to 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61131
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1025 1143 1209
Rank change year-on-year +118 +66 +26
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61131 17 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.007% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.096% 0.050% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 1
UK median annual salary £50,000 £41,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.48% -24.55% +66.67%
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £41,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.48% -24.55% +66.67%

IEC 61131 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 17,663 21,801 22,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 13.36% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13,390 16,413 16,867
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £27,500
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% -

IEC 61131
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IEC 61131 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61131 in the UK

IEC 61131
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61131.

Salary trend for IEC 61131 in the UK

IEC 61131
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61131 within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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 +104 16 £50,000 +11.11% 2
UK excluding London +64 16 £50,000 +20.48% 1
South West - 15 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +35 1 £55,000 +22.22%
West Midlands +33 1 £55,000 +22.22%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, IT jobs citing IEC 61131 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 IEC 61131.

1 16 (94.12%) Python
2 15 (88.24%) C
2 15 (88.24%) Robotics
3 9 (52.94%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Ethernet
3 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
4 8 (47.06%) Driving Licence
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
4 8 (47.06%) Electronics
4 8 (47.06%) HNC
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
5 6 (35.29%) Degree
5 6 (35.29%) Kinematics
5 6 (35.29%) Algorithms
5 6 (35.29%) Mechatronics
5 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
5 6 (35.29%) MATLAB
5 6 (35.29%) Simulink
5 6 (35.29%) Robotic Control
6 1 (5.88%) Robot Operating System
6 1 (5.88%) Ladder Logic
6 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) ADSL
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) Social Media

IEC 61131
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 6 (35.29%) Kinematics
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Simulink
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Ethernet
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) ADSL
General
1 8 (47.06%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) PLC Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Applications Engineer
3 8 (47.06%) Applications Support
3 8 (47.06%) Applications Support Engineer
3 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
4 7 (41.18%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (41.18%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Industrial Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (88.24%) Robotics
2 8 (47.06%) Driving Licence
3 6 (35.29%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
1 6 (35.29%) Mechatronics
1 6 (35.29%) Robotic Control
2 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.88%) OO
2 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Python
2 15 (88.24%) C
3 9 (52.94%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) Ladder Logic
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) HNC
2 6 (35.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft