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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IEC 61508
UK
Rank 850 954 947
Rank change year-on-year +104 -7  
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 10 2 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.002% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.098% 0.015% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 12
Median salary £41,250 £37,750 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.27% -2.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £33,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £41,950 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £37,750 £38,750
% change year-on-year +9.27% -2.58%  

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 10193 13618 13349
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.14% 13.17% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8039 10773 10320
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 13 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 March 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 +116 9 £42,500 -1.16%
South West +24 4 £40,000 -6.97%
Bristol +8 4 £40,000 -6.97%
West Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
Stafford - 2 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £42,500 -
Surrey - 2 £47,500 -
South East - 2 £47,500 -
South Wales +11 1 £32,500 -
Cardiff +8 1 £32,500 -
Wales +5 1 £32,500 -
Coventry - 1 £42,500 -
Farnham - 1 £50,000 -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 19 (90.48%) C
2 18 (85.71%) Software Engineering
3 13 (61.90%) Python
4 12 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 12 (57.14%) Electronics
5 10 (47.62%) Degree
5 10 (47.62%) VxWorks
6 9 (42.86%) MATLAB
6 9 (42.86%) TDD
6 9 (42.86%) V-Model
7 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
7 8 (38.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (38.10%) Coverity
7 8 (38.10%) Confluence
7 8 (38.10%) Profibus
7 8 (38.10%) Change Control
7 8 (38.10%) SonarQube
7 8 (38.10%) Issue Tracking
7 8 (38.10%) Subversion
7 8 (38.10%) Release Management
7 8 (38.10%) Atlassian
7 8 (38.10%) Unit Testing
7 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (38.10%) Requirements Management
7 8 (38.10%) JIRA
7 8 (38.10%) Simulink
7 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
8 7 (33.33%) Aerospace
9 6 (28.57%) Validation

IEC 61508
Top Related 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 8 (38.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Profibus
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
1 8 (38.10%) JIRA
1 8 (38.10%) SonarQube
1 8 (38.10%) Subversion
2 3 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (9.52%) LabVIEW
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (57.14%) Electronics
2 7 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 4 (19.05%) Avionics
4 2 (9.52%) Automotive
4 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Software Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Ada Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Ada Software Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) DOORS Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Verification Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SysML Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Ajax
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) WPF
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (19.05%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (19.05%) Verilog
2 4 (19.05%) VHDL
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) VxWorks
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) TDD
2 9 (42.86%) V-Model
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Change Control
3 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (38.10%) Issue Tracking
3 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Release Management
3 8 (38.10%) Requirements Management
3 8 (38.10%) Unit Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (19.05%) Power Management
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) UML
7 2 (9.52%) Mechatronics
7 2 (9.52%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) SysML
7 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) C
2 13 (61.90%) Python
3 9 (42.86%) MATLAB
4 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
5 4 (19.05%) Ada
5 4 (19.05%) Embedded C
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) C++
6 3 (14.29%) Perl
7 2 (9.52%) PHP
8 1 (4.76%) Fortran
8 1 (4.76%) Java
8 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.76%) Ruby
8 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) HNC
4 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) DO-178B
1 6 (28.57%) ISO26262
1 6 (28.57%) MISRA
2 4 (19.05%) Def Stans
2 4 (19.05%) DO-254
2 4 (19.05%) MISRA C
3 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.76%) ISO13485
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Atlassian
1 8 (38.10%) Coverity
2 1 (4.76%) QNX
2 1 (4.76%) Renesas