IEC 61508
UK

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 30 November 2023 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
30 Nov 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 702 954 1057
Rank change year-on-year +252 +103 -311
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 25 136 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.11% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.61% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 34 14
10th Percentile £56,500 £37,938 £40,375
25th Percentile £62,500 £46,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £49,000 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% +0.51% +2.63%
75th Percentile £75,000 £64,375 £57,188
90th Percentile - £84,500 £60,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +42.86% +8.89% -5.26%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 7,933 22,280 20,189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 14.73% 17.63% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,817 12,040 12,594
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £31,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,875 £40,293
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -3.67%

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 30 November 2023.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 10 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 30 November 2023. 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 +209 25 £70,000 +42.86% 24
UK excluding London +144 24 £70,000 +42.86% 26
South West +49 14 £68,750 +10.00% 7
Work from Home +177 9 £71,250 +1.79% 13
Midlands +80 5 - - 5
East Midlands +44 5 - - 2
South East +140 3 £88,000 - 6
North of England +152 2 £75,000 - 3
North West +107 2 £75,000 - 2
London +277 1 - - 1

IEC 61508
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (20.00%) Git
3 3 (12.00%) CppUnit
3 3 (12.00%) JUnit
4 2 (8.00%) eggPlant
4 2 (8.00%) VectorCAST
5 1 (4.00%) NetBeans
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Social Skills
2 7 (28.00%) Aerospace
2 7 (28.00%) Electronics
3 6 (24.00%) Avionics
3 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (12.00%) Military
5 2 (8.00%) Finance
6 1 (4.00%) Aeronautics
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Principal Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior
4 3 (12.00%) Software Design Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Lead
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Safety Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Assurance Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Verification Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.00%) Acoustics
2 1 (4.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) SDLC
2 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (40.00%) Agile
4 9 (36.00%) Architectural Design
5 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (24.00%) Ergonomics
7 6 (24.00%) Human Factors
7 6 (24.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 6 (24.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) Systems Engineering
8 5 (20.00%) Change Control
8 5 (20.00%) Coaching
8 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) DevOps
8 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (20.00%) Requirements Management
8 5 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) C
2 5 (20.00%) C++
2 5 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Ada
3 3 (12.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Degree
2 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (28.00%) HND
5 6 (24.00%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) DBS Check
6 2 (8.00%) HNC
6 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ARP4754
1 6 (24.00%) ARP4761
1 6 (24.00%) ISO 9001
1 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 5 (20.00%) DO-178B
3 4 (16.00%) Def Stans
3 4 (16.00%) QA
4 3 (12.00%) MISRA
4 3 (12.00%) Software Quality Assurance
5 2 (8.00%) HAZOP
5 2 (8.00%) MISRA C
6 1 (4.00%) AQAP
6 1 (4.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Firmware
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (4.00%) Green Hills