Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1044 1133 1189
Rank change year-on-year +89 +56 +42
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 33 38 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.023% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 25
UK median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £56,750 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% -5.26%

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 18,623 21,718 21,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 13.14% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13,771 16,494 16,060
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 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
England +73 33 £52,500 +14.13% 22
UK excluding London +39 33 £52,500 +14.13% 24
South East - 15 £62,500 - 5
South West -7 9 £45,000 - 15
East of England +72 5 - - 1
North of England +17 4 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire -7 3 £52,500 -
North East - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 24 (72.73%) C
2 19 (57.58%) Automotive
2 19 (57.58%) Software Engineering
3 15 (45.45%) ISO 26262
4 14 (42.42%) Assembly Language
5 13 (39.39%) Degree
6 12 (36.36%) C++
7 10 (30.30%) Ada
8 9 (27.27%) Firmware
8 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
8 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 9 (27.27%) Avionics
8 9 (27.27%) VHDL
8 9 (27.27%) Verilog
8 9 (27.27%) Polyspace
8 9 (27.27%) VectorCAST
9 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
9 8 (24.24%) Python
10 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
10 7 (21.21%) Def Stans
11 6 (18.18%) Electronics
11 6 (18.18%) C#
12 5 (15.15%) STL
12 5 (15.15%) Robotics
12 5 (15.15%) SysML
12 5 (15.15%) Smartphone
12 5 (15.15%) Computer Architecture
12 5 (15.15%) DO-254
12 5 (15.15%) Hazard Analysis
13 4 (12.12%) Embedded Systems

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 2 (6.06%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Polyspace
1 9 (27.27%) VectorCAST
2 3 (9.09%) LabVIEW
2 3 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (6.06%) CppUnit
3 2 (6.06%) JUnit
3 2 (6.06%) NetBeans
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (57.58%) Automotive
2 9 (27.27%) Avionics
3 6 (18.18%) Electronics
4 3 (9.09%) Aerospace
5 2 (6.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Software Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Ada Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Lead Software Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) SPARK Ada Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) Software Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Automotive Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) STL
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Flash
3 1 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Verilog
1 9 (27.27%) VHDL
2 5 (15.15%) Robotics
2 5 (15.15%) Smartphone
3 4 (12.12%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (12.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (9.09%) CAN bus
5 2 (6.06%) Acoustics
5 2 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (3.03%) Internet of Things
6 1 (3.03%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Software Engineering
2 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Computer Architecture
4 5 (15.15%) Hazard Analysis
4 5 (15.15%) SysML
5 4 (12.12%) UML
6 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (6.06%) Validation
8 1 (3.03%) Control Theory
8 1 (3.03%) High Availability
8 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.03%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
8 1 (3.03%) Power Management
8 1 (3.03%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (3.03%) SDLC
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) C
2 14 (42.42%) Assembly Language
3 12 (36.36%) C++
4 10 (30.30%) Ada
5 8 (24.24%) Python
6 6 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (12.12%) Embedded C
7 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
8 3 (9.09%) Embedded C++
9 2 (6.06%) Fortran
9 2 (6.06%) Java
9 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
9 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (45.45%) ISO 26262
2 7 (21.21%) Def Stans
3 5 (15.15%) DO-254
4 3 (9.09%) MISRA
5 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
6 1 (3.03%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Klocwork
1 1 (3.03%) Lauterbach
1 1 (3.03%) QNX