Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 947 792 1072
Rank change year-on-year -155 +280 +83
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 44 25 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.035% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.27% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 26
10th Percentile £40,250 £41,250 "
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £57,188
90th Percentile £62,250 £85,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -10.00%

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 16,103 9,119 20,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.31% 12.90% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 9,965 7,041 15,183
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,185 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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
England -163 28 £47,500 - 19
UK excluding London -135 17 £47,500 - 19
South West -61 11 £52,500 +10.53% 9
London - 11 £47,500 - 1
Work from Home -251 8 £42,500 -32.00% 4
North of England -63 2 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 - 3
Midlands - 2 £40,000 - 3
East of England -25 1 £50,000 - 1
North West -38 1 - -
South East -77 1 £42,500 -19.05% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 23 (52.27%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (52.27%) Aerospace
2 23 (52.27%) Systems Engineering
3 22 (50.00%) Project Management
4 21 (47.73%) Ergonomics
4 21 (47.73%) Human Factors
5 20 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (43.18%) Rational DOORS
6 19 (43.18%) Requirements Management
7 17 (38.64%) Software Engineering
8 16 (36.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 16 (36.36%) SysML
8 16 (36.36%) Hazard Analysis
8 16 (36.36%) Mentoring
8 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (36.36%) Technical Leadership
8 16 (36.36%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
9 15 (34.09%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (31.82%) Social Skills
11 12 (27.27%) Degree
12 10 (22.73%) C
12 10 (22.73%) C++
13 8 (18.18%) Def Stans
14 7 (15.91%) ISO 26262
14 7 (15.91%) SCADA
14 7 (15.91%) Mathematics
15 6 (13.64%) Automotive
15 6 (13.64%) FMECA

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%) WinCC
Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) GSM
1 5 (11.36%) Internet
2 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.27%) DHCP
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) ICMP
4 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) Modbus
4 1 (2.27%) SNMP
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (2.27%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.82%) JUnit
2 3 (6.82%) NetBeans
2 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (52.27%) Aerospace
2 14 (31.82%) Social Skills
3 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.64%) Automotive
4 3 (6.82%) Military
5 2 (4.55%) Electronics
5 2 (4.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Systems Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) Principal Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) Software Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Control Systems Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Risk Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Principal Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Principal Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Electrical Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Software Development Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) JavaFX
2 1 (2.27%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (36.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (15.91%) SCADA
4 5 (11.36%) Derivative
4 5 (11.36%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 5 (11.36%) Internet of Things
4 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.27%) Robotics
5 1 (2.27%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) FreeRTOS
2 3 (6.82%) SafeRTOS
3 1 (2.27%) QNX Neutrino
3 1 (2.27%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Cybersecurity
1 23 (52.27%) Systems Engineering
2 22 (50.00%) Project Management
3 21 (47.73%) Ergonomics
3 21 (47.73%) Human Factors
4 19 (43.18%) Requirements Management
5 17 (38.64%) Software Engineering
6 16 (36.36%) Hazard Analysis
6 16 (36.36%) Mentoring
6 16 (36.36%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
6 16 (36.36%) SysML
6 16 (36.36%) Technical Leadership
7 15 (34.09%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (15.91%) Mathematics
9 6 (13.64%) FMECA
10 5 (11.36%) Asset Management
10 5 (11.36%) Cryptography
10 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.36%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) C
1 10 (22.73%) C++
2 6 (13.64%) Python
3 5 (11.36%) VB
4 4 (9.09%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) Degree
3 6 (13.64%) Chartered Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (11.36%) PhD
4 5 (11.36%) Postgraduate
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) CEH
6 2 (4.55%) HNC
6 2 (4.55%) HND
7 1 (2.27%) CCNA
7 1 (2.27%) CCNP
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.27%) CISSP
7 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) Def Stans
2 7 (15.91%) ISO 26262
3 5 (11.36%) HAZOP
3 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 4 (9.09%) ISO 9001
5 3 (6.82%) ARP4754
5 3 (6.82%) DO-178B
6 2 (4.55%) MISRA
6 2 (4.55%) MISRA C
7 1 (2.27%) ARP4761
7 1 (2.27%) DO-254
7 1 (2.27%) IEC 62304
7 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.55%) Siemens
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.27%) QNX
4 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.27%) Wonderware