Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1011 1139 1189
Rank change year-on-year +128 +50 +12
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 35 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.074% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 22
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £40,500 £40,625 £42,275
90th Percentile £61,250 £73,750 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 16,699 21,702 22,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.66% 13.62% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 12,757 16,152 17,101
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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
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 14 December 2019. 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 +108 35 £55,000 +4.76% 22
England +117 34 £55,000 +4.76% 17
South East +52 13 £57,500 +27.78% 3
South West +21 12 £45,000 -18.18% 2
East of England - 6 - - 3
Midlands +31 2 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 - 3
Wales - 1 - - 1
North of England - 1 £52,500 - 5

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 25 (71.43%) C
2 20 (57.14%) Automotive
2 20 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 18 (51.43%) Assembly Language
4 14 (40.00%) ISO 26262
5 13 (37.14%) C++
5 13 (37.14%) Degree
6 12 (34.29%) Python
7 10 (28.57%) Aerospace
8 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
9 8 (22.86%) VHDL
9 8 (22.86%) Verilog
9 8 (22.86%) Ada
9 8 (22.86%) VectorCAST
9 8 (22.86%) Polyspace
10 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (17.14%) Robotics
11 6 (17.14%) Computer Architecture
11 6 (17.14%) Smartphone
11 6 (17.14%) C#
11 6 (17.14%) STL
12 5 (14.29%) Def Stans
12 5 (14.29%) SysML
12 5 (14.29%) DO-178B
12 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 4 (11.43%) Military
13 4 (11.43%) Linux
13 4 (11.43%) Embedded C
13 4 (11.43%) Embedded Systems

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 1 (2.86%) IIS
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Polyspace
1 8 (22.86%) VectorCAST
2 3 (8.57%) CppUnit
2 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.57%) JUnit
2 3 (8.57%) LabVIEW
2 3 (8.57%) NetBeans
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
2 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (57.14%) Automotive
2 10 (28.57%) Aerospace
3 4 (11.43%) Military
4 3 (8.57%) Avionics
5 1 (2.86%) Electronics
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 14 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Ada Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) SPARK Ada Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Ada Software Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Software Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Automotive Software Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Control Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) STL
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Verilog
1 8 (22.86%) VHDL
2 6 (17.14%) Robotics
2 6 (17.14%) Smartphone
3 4 (11.43%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (8.57%) Acoustics
4 3 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.86%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) FreeRTOS
2 3 (8.57%) SafeRTOS
2 3 (8.57%) ThreadX
3 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (17.14%) Computer Architecture
4 5 (14.29%) SysML
4 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) Control Theory
6 3 (8.57%) High Availability
6 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.57%) UML
7 2 (5.71%) FMEA
7 2 (5.71%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.86%) Creative Thinking
8 1 (2.86%) Fault Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) C
2 18 (51.43%) Assembly Language
3 13 (37.14%) C++
4 12 (34.29%) Python
5 8 (22.86%) Ada
6 6 (17.14%) C#
7 4 (11.43%) Embedded C
8 3 (8.57%) Fortran
8 3 (8.57%) Java
8 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (8.57%) MATLAB
8 3 (8.57%) SQL
9 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) CCA
4 1 (2.86%) CEH
4 1 (2.86%) HNC
4 1 (2.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) ISO 26262
2 5 (14.29%) Def Stans
2 5 (14.29%) DO-178B
3 3 (8.57%) HAZOP
3 3 (8.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.86%) ARP4754
4 1 (2.86%) COSHH
4 1 (2.86%) DO-254
4 1 (2.86%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Klocwork
1 3 (8.57%) Lauterbach
1 3 (8.57%) QNX