Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 975 1074 1179
Rank change year-on-year +99 +105 +6
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 46 32 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.021% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 34 16 24
UK median annual salary £56,500 £45,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.56% -12.20% +20.59%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £42,325
90th Percentile £61,250 £73,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,500 £45,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +25.56% -12.20% +20.59%

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 15,465 21,063 22,542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.50% 13.92% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11,930 15,406 17,554
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 21 February 2020.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 8 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 21 February 2020. 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 +103 46 £56,500 +25.56% 14
England +125 44 £56,500 +25.56% 16
South East +74 21 £57,500 +27.78% 6
South West +42 18 £45,000 -37.93% 4
Midlands +33 4 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands +33 2 £45,000 - 1
Wales +1 2 £72,500 +123.08%
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 38 (82.61%) C
2 29 (63.04%) Software Engineering
3 24 (52.17%) Automotive
4 21 (45.65%) Assembly Language
5 19 (41.30%) C++
5 19 (41.30%) Aerospace
6 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
6 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
7 16 (34.78%) Ada
7 16 (34.78%) VectorCAST
7 16 (34.78%) Polyspace
8 15 (32.61%) C#
9 13 (28.26%) Degree
10 10 (21.74%) ISO 26262
11 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
11 8 (17.39%) HAZOP
11 8 (17.39%) Chartered Engineer
11 8 (17.39%) DO-178B
12 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (13.04%) Fault Analysis
12 6 (13.04%) Def Stans
12 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
12 6 (13.04%) SysML
12 6 (13.04%) Python
12 6 (13.04%) HNC
12 6 (13.04%) HND
13 4 (8.70%) Avionics
13 4 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
14 3 (6.52%) Lauterbach

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 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Polyspace
1 16 (34.78%) VectorCAST
2 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.17%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
3 1 (2.17%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.17%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (52.17%) Automotive
2 19 (41.30%) Aerospace
3 4 (8.70%) Avionics
4 3 (6.52%) Military
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Software Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Ada Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) SPARK Ada Engineer
3 13 (28.26%) Ada Software Engineer
3 13 (28.26%) C# Software Engineer
3 13 (28.26%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (21.74%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Control Systems Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) Consultant
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) Software Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (6.52%) Verilog
2 3 (6.52%) VHDL
3 1 (2.17%) Acoustics
3 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.17%) Robotics
3 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) FreeRTOS
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
1 3 (6.52%) SafeRTOS
1 3 (6.52%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Software Engineering
2 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
3 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.04%) Fault Analysis
3 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (13.04%) SysML
4 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (6.52%) Control Theory
4 3 (6.52%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (6.52%) High Availability
4 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.52%) Multithreading
4 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
4 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (4.35%) FMEA
5 2 (4.35%) Physics
6 1 (2.17%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 38 (82.61%) C
2 21 (45.65%) Assembly Language
3 19 (41.30%) C++
4 16 (34.78%) Ada
5 15 (32.61%) C#
6 6 (13.04%) Python
7 3 (6.52%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.17%) Fortran
8 1 (2.17%) Java
8 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
1 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.26%) Degree
3 8 (17.39%) Chartered Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) HNC
4 6 (13.04%) HND
5 3 (6.52%) CEH
6 2 (4.35%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) ISO 26262
2 8 (17.39%) DO-178B
2 8 (17.39%) HAZOP
3 6 (13.04%) Def Stans
4 3 (6.52%) ARP4754
5 2 (4.35%) COSHH
5 2 (4.35%) DO-254
5 2 (4.35%) MISRA
5 2 (4.35%) MISRA C
6 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Klocwork
1 3 (6.52%) Lauterbach
1 3 (6.52%) QNX
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft