Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IEC 61508 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IEC 61508 over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 822 938 1086
Rank change year-on-year +116 +148 +100
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 16 47 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.041% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7 41 22
10th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £56,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.50% +25.56% -12.20%
75th Percentile £59,375 £61,250 £52,188
90th Percentile £61,750 £66,250 £72,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -12.20%

IEC 61508 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 10,183 14,050 20,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.34% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,119 10,931 15,430
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IEC 61508.

Salary trend for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IEC 61508 over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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 +90 11 £50,000 -4.76% 13
UK excluding London +75 11 £50,000 -4.76% 15
South West +13 6 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East of England +62 4 £50,000 - 1
Midlands +40 1 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +27 1 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Work from Home -119 1 £40,000 -36.00% 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing IEC 61508 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 61508.

1 10 (62.50%) Aerospace
2 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 9 (56.25%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (56.25%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 8 (50.00%) C
4 7 (43.75%) Systems Engineering
5 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 6 (37.50%) Electronics
6 5 (31.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 5 (31.25%) SysML
6 5 (31.25%) Requirements Management
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (31.25%) Ergonomics
6 5 (31.25%) Human Factors
6 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (31.25%) Hazard Analysis
6 5 (31.25%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (31.25%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
6 5 (31.25%) ISO 26262
6 5 (31.25%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
6 5 (31.25%) MISRA C
6 5 (31.25%) MISRA
7 4 (25.00%) IEC 62304
7 4 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree

IEC 61508
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 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (62.50%) Aerospace
2 6 (37.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Principal Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Software Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Process Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (31.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (25.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) QNX Neutrino
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 7 (43.75%) Systems Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (31.25%) Ergonomics
4 5 (31.25%) Hazard Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Human Factors
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 5 (31.25%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Requirements Management
4 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 5 (31.25%) SysML
4 5 (31.25%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) CEH
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO 26262
1 5 (31.25%) MISRA
1 5 (31.25%) MISRA C
2 4 (25.00%) ARP4754
2 4 (25.00%) Def Stans
2 4 (25.00%) IEC 62304
3 2 (12.50%) DO-254
4 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) QNX