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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 926 978
Rank change year-on-year +64 +52  
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 12 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.055% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 6
Median salary £45,000 £48,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.73% -3.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.73% -3.50%  

IEC 61508 is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10694 12698 14157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.96% 13.08% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8072 10143 11159
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 12 £45,000 -6.73% 3
South West - 9 £40,000 - 1
Bristol - 8 £40,000 - 1
South East +63 3 £52,500 +8.80%
Hampshire - 3 £52,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £67,500 -
Swindon - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 21 (95.45%) C
2 20 (90.91%) Software Engineering
3 17 (77.27%) Aerospace
4 16 (72.73%) Degree
4 16 (72.73%) ISO 26262
5 14 (63.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 14 (63.64%) DO-178B
6 13 (59.09%) Assembly Language
7 12 (54.55%) VHDL
7 12 (54.55%) Verilog
7 12 (54.55%) Ada
7 12 (54.55%) Def Stans
8 10 (45.45%) DO-254
8 10 (45.45%) Avionics
8 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
8 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
9 9 (40.91%) Power Management
10 6 (27.27%) Electronics
11 5 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (18.18%) Validation
12 4 (18.18%) MISRA
12 4 (18.18%) IEC 62304
13 3 (13.64%) MISRA C
13 3 (13.64%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (13.64%) Issue Tracking
13 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
13 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
13 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
13 3 (13.64%) Embedded C

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 2 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Simulink
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Profibus
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) SonarQube
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 17 (77.27%) Aerospace
2 10 (45.45%) Avionics
3 6 (27.27%) Electronics
4 3 (13.64%) Automotive
5 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Ada Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Ada Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) C Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DOORS Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Programmes
4 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) SysML Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) Ajax
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
1 1 (4.55%) WPF
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (54.55%) Verilog
2 12 (54.55%) VHDL
3 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) VxWorks
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) Power Management
3 4 (18.18%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Mechatronics
5 2 (9.09%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) SysML
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) C
2 13 (59.09%) Assembly Language
3 12 (54.55%) Ada
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
4 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
4 3 (13.64%) Python
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) Fortran
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) Degree
2 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) APMP
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (72.73%) ISO 26262
2 14 (63.64%) DO-178B
3 12 (54.55%) Def Stans
4 10 (45.45%) DO-254
5 4 (18.18%) IEC 62304
5 4 (18.18%) MISRA
6 3 (13.64%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
1 2 (9.09%) Coverity
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago