Period
to 18 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1135 1178 1251
Rank change year-on-year +43 +73 +65
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 38 29 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.13% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 27 27 15
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26% -3.31%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £34,550
90th Percentile £56,750 £53,750 £53,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26% -3.31%

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 22,824 21,729 25,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.61% 12.32% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17,305 16,140 20,055
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,818 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IEC 61508 over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +27 38 £46,000 +2.22% 11
England +39 33 £46,000 +2.22% 6
South West +10 29 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Scotland - 5 - - 2
East of England +20 2 £68,000 +51.11% 1
Midlands +13 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 31 (81.58%) Software Engineering
2 25 (65.79%) C
3 23 (60.53%) Electronics
4 19 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 17 (44.74%) Embedded C
6 15 (39.47%) Wireless
7 14 (36.84%) Automotive
8 13 (34.21%) Aerospace
9 11 (28.95%) Validation
9 11 (28.95%) Degree
10 10 (26.32%) CMMI
10 10 (26.32%) RS-232
10 10 (26.32%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (26.32%) ISO 15765
10 10 (26.32%) FreeRTOS
10 10 (26.32%) SafeRTOS
11 9 (23.68%) 802.1X
11 9 (23.68%) 802.11
11 9 (23.68%) C++
12 7 (18.42%) Embedded Software Development
13 6 (15.79%) ISO 26262
13 6 (15.79%) MISRA
13 6 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (15.79%) Ada
13 6 (15.79%) Mechatronics
14 5 (13.16%) Kanban
14 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (13.16%) Artificial Intelligence
14 5 (13.16%) Requirements Management
14 5 (13.16%) Games

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 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 15 (39.47%) Wireless
3 10 (26.32%) RS-232
4 9 (23.68%) 802.11
5 1 (2.63%) Modbus
5 1 (2.63%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Clang
2 3 (7.89%) Polyspace
3 2 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.26%) VectorCAST
4 1 (2.63%) GCC
4 1 (2.63%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (60.53%) Electronics
2 14 (36.84%) Automotive
3 13 (34.21%) Aerospace
4 5 (13.16%) Games
5 2 (5.26%) Avionics
5 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Software Engineer
2 20 (52.63%) Embedded Engineer
3 17 (44.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Electronics Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Research Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Ada Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Ada Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) ASIC Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) FPGA Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Architect
6 2 (5.26%) UML Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) 802.1X
2 5 (13.16%) LLVM
2 5 (13.16%) OpenCL
2 5 (13.16%) TensorFlow
2 5 (13.16%) Vulkan
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (13.16%) GPGPU
4 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (5.26%) Verilog
5 2 (5.26%) VHDL
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) FreeRTOS
1 10 (26.32%) SafeRTOS
2 1 (2.63%) LynxOS
2 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.95%) Validation
3 10 (26.32%) CMMI
4 7 (18.42%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Mechatronics
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.16%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (13.16%) Computer Vision
6 5 (13.16%) FMEA
6 5 (13.16%) Kanban
6 5 (13.16%) Linear Algebra
6 5 (13.16%) Machine Learning
6 5 (13.16%) Open Source
6 5 (13.16%) Parallel Programming
6 5 (13.16%) People Management
6 5 (13.16%) Requirements Management
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 4 (10.53%) UML
8 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 1 (2.63%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) C
2 17 (44.74%) Embedded C
3 9 (23.68%) C++
4 6 (15.79%) Ada
5 5 (13.16%) R
6 2 (5.26%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.63%) C#
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) ISO 15765
2 6 (15.79%) ISO 26262
2 6 (15.79%) MISRA
3 5 (13.16%) MISRA C
4 4 (10.53%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Renesas
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) ANSYS
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) PTC
3 1 (2.63%) QNX