Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1031 1168 1157
Rank change year-on-year +137 -11 +129
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 51 38 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.25% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28 34 20
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +21.21% -8.33%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £34,750
90th Percentile £70,250 £60,125 £54,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% +21.21% -8.33%

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 20,004 22,025 20,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.86% 12.83% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 14,508 16,981 15,877
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IEC 61508 over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 10 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 22 May 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 +73 47 £45,000 -10.00% 6
England +106 46 £45,000 -10.00% 6
South East - 24 £45,000 - 4
South West +24 19 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North of England +42 2 £45,000 +63.64%
Midlands +21 1 - - 1
North West +21 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Wales +15 1 £32,500 -51.85%
Yorkshire +9 1 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 45 (88.24%) C
2 40 (78.43%) Software Engineering
3 35 (68.63%) Security Cleared
4 31 (60.78%) Ada
5 30 (58.82%) SC Cleared
6 21 (41.18%) Assembly Language
7 19 (37.25%) VectorCAST
7 19 (37.25%) Polyspace
8 18 (35.29%) VHDL
8 18 (35.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 17 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 17 (33.33%) DO-178B
9 17 (33.33%) DO-254
10 16 (31.37%) Automotive
10 16 (31.37%) C++
11 15 (29.41%) Def Stans
11 15 (29.41%) Aerospace
12 11 (21.57%) CEH
13 8 (15.69%) Firmware
14 7 (13.73%) Degree
15 6 (11.76%) Project Management
15 6 (11.76%) Hazard Analysis
15 6 (11.76%) Avionics
15 6 (11.76%) Technical Leadership
16 5 (9.80%) Thought Leadership
16 5 (9.80%) FMEA
16 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
16 5 (9.80%) SDLC
16 5 (9.80%) ATM
16 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office

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 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) ATM
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) Profibus
3 1 (1.96%) RS-232
3 1 (1.96%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Polyspace
1 19 (37.25%) VectorCAST
2 2 (3.92%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 16 (31.37%) Automotive
2 15 (29.41%) Aerospace
3 6 (11.76%) Avionics
4 5 (9.80%) Finance
4 5 (9.80%) Military
5 4 (7.84%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Consultant
1 22 (43.14%) Senior Consultant
2 17 (33.33%) Software Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Lead Software Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Ada Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) SPARK Ada Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Automotive Software Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) CGI
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) Ajax
4 1 (1.96%) JSON
4 1 (1.96%) WPF
4 1 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 18 (35.29%) VHDL
2 5 (9.80%) Verilog
3 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.96%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.96%) CPLD
4 1 (1.96%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.96%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.96%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
1 1 (1.96%) VxWorks
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (78.43%) Software Engineering
2 17 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Hazard Analysis
3 6 (11.76%) Project Management
3 6 (11.76%) Technical Leadership
4 5 (9.80%) Ergonomics
4 5 (9.80%) FMEA
4 5 (9.80%) Human Factors
4 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
4 5 (9.80%) SDLC
4 5 (9.80%) Thought Leadership
5 4 (7.84%) Software Deployment
5 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.92%) OOD
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineering
6 2 (3.92%) UML
6 2 (3.92%) Validation
7 1 (1.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 45 (88.24%) C
2 31 (60.78%) Ada
3 21 (41.18%) Assembly Language
4 16 (31.37%) C++
5 4 (7.84%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.96%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.96%) Fortran
7 1 (1.96%) Java
7 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) Security Cleared
2 30 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 11 (21.57%) CEH
4 7 (13.73%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.96%) HND
5 1 (1.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (33.33%) DO-178B
1 17 (33.33%) DO-254
2 15 (29.41%) Def Stans
3 3 (5.88%) MISRA
4 2 (3.92%) ISO 26262
4 2 (3.92%) MISRA C
5 1 (1.96%) IEC 62304
5 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.96%) Virgin Media