Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1147 1203 1299
Rank change year-on-year +56 +96 -42
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 30 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.077% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 8
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £39,750 £34,550 £35,625
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £55,575
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 22612 24627 28139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.64% 12.97% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16929 19480 22253
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508.

Salary trend 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 18 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London +71 28 £50,000 +5.26%
England +35 28 £50,000 +5.26%
Midlands +31 13 £52,500 +10.53%
West Midlands +21 13 £52,500 +10.53%
South East +38 7 £52,500 +30.43%
South West -9 6 £46,250 -2.63%
East of England - 2 £45,750 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 24 (80.00%) Degree
2 21 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 19 (63.33%) C
4 14 (46.67%) Electronics
5 12 (40.00%) MATLAB
5 12 (40.00%) Simulink
5 12 (40.00%) Firmware
5 12 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (40.00%) IEC 62304
6 10 (33.33%) DO-178B
6 10 (33.33%) Middleware
7 9 (30.00%) Aerospace
7 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (30.00%) Def Stans
7 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (30.00%) Algorithms
8 8 (26.67%) ISO 26262
8 8 (26.67%) Software Architecture
8 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (26.67%) TDD
8 8 (26.67%) SysML
8 8 (26.67%) QA
8 8 (26.67%) Scrum
8 8 (26.67%) Assembly Language
8 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
8 8 (26.67%) UML
9 7 (23.33%) Ada
9 7 (23.33%) VHDL

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Simulink
2 1 (3.33%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Profibus
2 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
1 4 (13.33%) SonarQube
1 4 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (46.67%) Electronics
2 9 (30.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.67%) Avionics
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) French Language
4 1 (3.33%) German Language
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) MATLAB Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Software Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Software Tester
2 4 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering Expert
4 1 (3.33%) Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (3.33%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (30.00%) Algorithms
2 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (23.33%) Verilog
3 7 (23.33%) VHDL
4 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) VxWorks
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Scrum
4 8 (26.67%) Software Architecture
4 8 (26.67%) SysML
4 8 (26.67%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) UML
4 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 5 (16.67%) Validation
6 4 (13.33%) Change Control
6 4 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (13.33%) Release Management
6 4 (13.33%) V-Model
7 2 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.67%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C
2 12 (40.00%) MATLAB
3 8 (26.67%) Assembly Language
4 7 (23.33%) Ada
5 4 (13.33%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) Degree
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) IEC 62304
2 10 (33.33%) DO-178B
3 9 (30.00%) Def Stans
4 8 (26.67%) ISO 26262
4 8 (26.67%) QA
5 3 (10.00%) DO-254
6 2 (6.67%) MISRA
6 2 (6.67%) MISRA C
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
1 4 (13.33%) Coverity
2 2 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (3.33%) Cadence
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Mentor Graphics