Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 676 1044 1133
Rank change year-on-year +368 +89 +49
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 13 33 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.024% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 27
Median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +14.13% +2.22%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £68,750 £56,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +14.13% +2.22%

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 5,750 18,666 21,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.94% 13.29% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4,456 13,799 16,708
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,150 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 September 2020.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 8 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 September 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
England +369 9 £48,750 -7.14% 5
UK excluding London +326 9 £48,750 -7.14% 6
South West +143 5 £47,500 +5.56%
East of England +141 2 - -
South East +213 1 £62,500 - 2
North of England +185 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - -
Work from Home - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 7 (53.85%) C
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) Assembly Language
3 5 (38.46%) Manufacturing
3 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (38.46%) DO-178B
4 4 (30.77%) SCADA
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) ISO 26262
7 1 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) DO-254
7 1 (7.69%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (7.69%) Wonderware
7 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (7.69%) CPLD
7 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 1 (7.69%) MISRA C
7 1 (7.69%) MISRA
7 1 (7.69%) Fault Analysis

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) FlexRay
1 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.69%) SNMP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (38.46%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Security Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (30.77%) SCADA
2 1 (7.69%) CPLD
2 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) State Machine
2 1 (7.69%) Verilog
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) FreeRTOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (7.69%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) FMEA
3 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Software Audit
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
2 6 (46.15%) Assembly Language
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) DO-178B
2 2 (15.38%) ISO 26262
3 1 (7.69%) DO-254
3 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (7.69%) MISRA
3 1 (7.69%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
1 1 (7.69%) Siemens
1 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
1 1 (7.69%) Wonderware