Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1127 1152 1261
Rank change year-on-year +25 +109 +18
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 44 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.19% 0.12% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 38 24 5
UK median annual salary £50,000 £41,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.21% -13.16% +9.20%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £33,450
90th Percentile £62,375 £53,750 £57,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £41,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +21.21% -13.16% +9.20%

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 22,730 20,776 26,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 12.07% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17,430 16,029 20,838
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +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 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 11 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 19 June 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 +15 44 £50,000 +21.21% 9
England +16 41 £50,000 +17.65% 8
South West +24 36 £50,000 +25.00% 2
East of England +14 2 £68,000 - 1
North of England - 2 £27,500 - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Wales +16 1 £67,500 +107.69%
Midlands +4 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 (70.45%) Software Engineering
2 29 (65.91%) Ethernet
3 28 (63.64%) C
4 25 (56.82%) Electronics
5 20 (45.45%) Embedded C
6 19 (43.18%) Wireless
7 17 (38.64%) Validation
7 17 (38.64%) CMMI
7 17 (38.64%) RS-232
8 16 (36.36%) Aerospace
9 13 (29.55%) Automotive
9 13 (29.55%) ISO 15765
9 13 (29.55%) FreeRTOS
9 13 (29.55%) SafeRTOS
10 12 (27.27%) 802.1X
10 12 (27.27%) 802.11
11 10 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (20.45%) Mechatronics
13 7 (15.91%) Embedded Software Development
14 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (11.36%) Degree
15 5 (11.36%) DO-254
16 4 (9.09%) DO-160
16 4 (9.09%) CAN bus
16 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
16 4 (9.09%) PLM
16 4 (9.09%) EMC
16 4 (9.09%) C++
16 4 (9.09%) Oracle
17 3 (6.82%) UML

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 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (65.91%) Ethernet
2 19 (43.18%) Wireless
3 17 (38.64%) RS-232
4 12 (27.27%) 802.11
5 1 (2.27%) Modbus
5 1 (2.27%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Clang
1 2 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (56.82%) Electronics
2 16 (36.36%) Aerospace
3 13 (29.55%) Automotive
4 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 3 (6.82%) Finance
5 3 (6.82%) Marketing
6 2 (4.55%) Games
6 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.27%) Avionics
7 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Embedded Engineer
1 23 (52.27%) Software Engineer
2 19 (43.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Research Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Electronics Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Architect
6 2 (4.55%) UML Architect
7 1 (2.27%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) LLVM
2 2 (4.55%) OpenCL
2 2 (4.55%) TensorFlow
2 2 (4.55%) Vulkan
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.09%) CAN bus
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.55%) GPGPU
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) FreeRTOS
1 13 (29.55%) SafeRTOS
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Software Engineering
2 17 (38.64%) CMMI
2 17 (38.64%) Validation
3 9 (20.45%) Mechatronics
4 7 (15.91%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.09%) PLM
7 3 (6.82%) UML
8 2 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (4.55%) Computer Vision
8 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.55%) FMEA
8 2 (4.55%) Kanban
8 2 (4.55%) Linear Algebra
8 2 (4.55%) Machine Learning
8 2 (4.55%) Open Source
8 2 (4.55%) Parallel Programming
8 2 (4.55%) People Management
8 2 (4.55%) Requirements Management
8 2 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) C
2 20 (45.45%) Embedded C
3 4 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (6.82%) Ada
5 2 (4.55%) R
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) CCA
3 1 (2.27%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) ISO 15765
2 5 (11.36%) DO-254
3 4 (9.09%) DO-160
4 3 (6.82%) DO-178B
5 2 (4.55%) ISO 26262
5 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
5 2 (4.55%) MISRA
5 2 (4.55%) MISRA C
6 1 (2.27%) COSHH
6 1 (2.27%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) EMC
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Renesas
3 1 (2.27%) ANSYS
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) PTC