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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 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1138 978 759
Rank change year-on-year -160 -219 +321
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 75 44 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.038% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 62 10 18
10th Percentile £35,125 £39,875 £41,250
25th Percentile £43,375 £40,313 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.95% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,313 £63,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 29,027 16,889 7,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.58% 14.61% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13,832 10,425 5,975
10th Percentile £31,231 £31,250 £30,717
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £74,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 August 2022.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 9 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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -116 73 £49,000 +5.95% 12
UK excluding London -24 71 £49,000 -2.00% 11
Midlands -11 36 £47,000 +17.50% 1
West Midlands -15 36 £47,000 +17.50% 1
South West +10 34 £60,000 +4.35% 6
Work from Home -180 31 £60,000 +29.73% 3
London -182 2 - - 1
North of England -64 1 £70,000 +64.71% 3
North East - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 54 (72.00%) Software Engineering
2 53 (70.67%) Social Skills
3 44 (58.67%) ISO 26262
4 39 (52.00%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (48.00%) Automotive
6 35 (46.67%) Electronics
6 35 (46.67%) Aerospace
6 35 (46.67%) Degree
7 32 (42.67%) C
8 28 (37.33%) MATLAB
9 27 (36.00%) Def Stans
10 26 (34.67%) MISRA
11 24 (32.00%) Simulink
12 22 (29.33%) Systems Engineering
13 21 (28.00%) C++
14 20 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
14 20 (26.67%) Line Management
15 19 (25.33%) Mentoring
15 19 (25.33%) Middleware
15 19 (25.33%) Requirements Management
16 18 (24.00%) TCP/IP
16 18 (24.00%) Linux
16 18 (24.00%) MISRA C
17 17 (22.67%) SDLC
17 17 (22.67%) FMEA
17 17 (22.67%) Project Management
18 16 (21.33%) Agile
18 16 (21.33%) Change Management
18 16 (21.33%) Scrum
18 16 (21.33%) Knowledge Transfer

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 24 (32.00%) Simulink
2 16 (21.33%) CANalyzer
3 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (16.00%) Stateflow
4 8 (10.67%) TargetLink
5 4 (5.33%) CATIA
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.33%) CppUnit
2 4 (5.33%) JUnit
2 4 (5.33%) LabVIEW
2 4 (5.33%) NetBeans
2 4 (5.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (5.33%) Subversion
2 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (70.67%) Social Skills
2 36 (48.00%) Automotive
3 35 (46.67%) Aerospace
3 35 (46.67%) Electronics
4 4 (5.33%) Military
5 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Agriculture
6 1 (1.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (44.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (9.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (9.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (8.00%) Product Owner
3 6 (8.00%) Scrum Master
3 6 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Project Leader
4 5 (6.67%) Software Project Leader
5 4 (5.33%) Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Principal Software Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Process Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Software Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Software Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.67%) Architect
6 2 (2.67%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) Middleware
2 4 (5.33%) HTML
2 4 (5.33%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (9.33%) ARM Cortex
3 4 (5.33%) Acoustics
4 2 (2.67%) FPGA
4 2 (2.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (1.33%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (72.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (52.00%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (29.33%) Systems Engineering
4 20 (26.67%) Line Management
5 19 (25.33%) Mentoring
5 19 (25.33%) Requirements Management
6 17 (22.67%) FMEA
6 17 (22.67%) Project Management
6 17 (22.67%) SDLC
7 16 (21.33%) Agile
7 16 (21.33%) Change Management
7 16 (21.33%) Knowledge Transfer
7 16 (21.33%) Scrum
8 14 (18.67%) Validation
9 12 (16.00%) Code Coverage
9 12 (16.00%) Data Analysis
9 12 (16.00%) Factor Analysis
9 12 (16.00%) Product Backlog
9 12 (16.00%) Six Sigma
9 12 (16.00%) Software Quality Assurance
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.67%) C
2 28 (37.33%) MATLAB
3 21 (28.00%) C++
4 7 (9.33%) Assembly Language
5 5 (6.67%) Ada
5 5 (6.67%) Java
6 4 (5.33%) Fortran
6 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.33%) Python
6 4 (5.33%) SQL
7 1 (1.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (46.67%) Degree
2 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (58.67%) ISO 26262
2 27 (36.00%) Def Stans
3 26 (34.67%) MISRA
4 18 (24.00%) MISRA C
5 16 (21.33%) QA
6 12 (16.00%) Automotive SPICE
7 7 (9.33%) DO-178B
7 7 (9.33%) IEC 62304
8 4 (5.33%) ISO 9001
9 1 (1.33%) HAZOP
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) MathWorks
2 2 (2.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.33%) IBM