Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 809 1050 1168
Rank change year-on-year +241 +118 +29
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 30 47 43
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.032% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 27 35 34
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £42,000 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £66,750 £63,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +21.21%

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 9,428 20,002 23,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 13.67% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7,181 14,698 17,606
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 11 July 2020.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 12 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 11 July 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 +230 26 £47,500 +5.56% 10
England +260 22 £48,750 +8.33% 9
South West +99 11 £47,500 +5.56% 2
South East +126 8 £57,500 +27.78% 2
Scotland - 3 £45,000 - 1
North of England +137 1 - - 3
North West +111 1 - - 2
East of England +83 1 - -
Work from Home +52 1 £62,500 +38.89%
Wales +16 1 £72,500 +123.08%
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 - 1
Midlands - 1 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 24 (80.00%) C
2 19 (63.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (40.00%) Assembly Language
4 11 (36.67%) C++
5 8 (26.67%) Manufacturing
5 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) DO-178B
6 7 (23.33%) Aerospace
6 7 (23.33%) Degree
7 6 (20.00%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) Automotive
8 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 5 (16.67%) C#
8 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (16.67%) Image Processing
9 4 (13.33%) VectorCAST
9 4 (13.33%) Fault Analysis
9 4 (13.33%) HAZOP
9 4 (13.33%) Polyspace
9 4 (13.33%) HNC
9 4 (13.33%) HND
9 4 (13.33%) Linux
9 4 (13.33%) Ada
9 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
9 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
9 4 (13.33%) Firmware
9 4 (13.33%) SCADA
9 4 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (10.00%) Subversion

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 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) FlexRay
1 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.33%) SNMP
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Polyspace
1 4 (13.33%) VectorCAST
2 3 (10.00%) Bitbucket
2 3 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) StarTeam
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 7 (23.33%) Aerospace
3 6 (20.00%) Automotive
4 3 (10.00%) Electronics
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.33%) Avionics
5 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Software Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Ada Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Ada Software Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Control Systems Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Security Architect
5 4 (13.33%) SPARK Ada Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (13.33%) SCADA
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) CPLD
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (3.33%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (16.67%) Image Processing
2 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 4 (13.33%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) QMS
4 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (3.33%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) Physics
6 1 (3.33%) Software Audit
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) C
2 12 (40.00%) Assembly Language
3 11 (36.67%) C++
4 5 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) Ada
5 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 6 (20.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) HNC
4 4 (13.33%) HND
5 2 (6.67%) CEH
6 1 (3.33%) CCA
6 1 (3.33%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) DO-178B
2 4 (13.33%) HAZOP
2 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
3 3 (10.00%) Def Stans
3 3 (10.00%) IEC 62304
3 3 (10.00%) ISO 13485
4 2 (6.67%) ARP4754
4 2 (6.67%) ISO 26262
4 2 (6.67%) MISRA
4 2 (6.67%) MISRA C
5 1 (3.33%) COSHH
5 1 (3.33%) DO-254
5 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Perforce
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco
2 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (3.33%) Siemens
2 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (3.33%) Wonderware