Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1119 1201 1210
Rank change year-on-year +82 +9 +88
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 16 25 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.014% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.075% 0.11% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 19
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £40,625 £42,275 £36,850
90th Percentile £73,750 £56,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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 21,407 22,534 23,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 12.56% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15,948 17,042 18,751
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for IEC 61508 in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 7 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 15 December 2018. 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 +51 16 £52,500 +5.00% 16
England +56 12 £52,500 +5.00% 14
South West +17 8 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Scotland - 4 - - 2
West Midlands +38 2 - - 1
Midlands +33 2 - - 1
South East +13 2 £45,000 -5.26% 5

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 13 (81.25%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) C
2 10 (62.50%) C++
3 9 (56.25%) Ada
3 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Degree
5 7 (43.75%) Electronics
5 7 (43.75%) Automotive
6 6 (37.50%) DO-178B
6 6 (37.50%) DO-254
7 5 (31.25%) ISO 26262
7 5 (31.25%) MISRA
7 5 (31.25%) Polyspace
8 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
8 4 (25.00%) MISRA C
8 4 (25.00%) Computer Vision
8 4 (25.00%) Vulkan
8 4 (25.00%) FMEA
8 4 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (25.00%) TensorFlow
8 4 (25.00%) People Management
8 4 (25.00%) Linear Algebra
8 4 (25.00%) Clang
8 4 (25.00%) R
8 4 (25.00%) Machine Learning
8 4 (25.00%) OpenCL
8 4 (25.00%) Renesas
8 4 (25.00%) VectorCAST
8 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing

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 (12.50%) OrCAD
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Polyspace
2 4 (25.00%) Clang
2 4 (25.00%) VectorCAST
3 1 (6.25%) GCC
3 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (43.75%) Automotive
1 7 (43.75%) Electronics
2 4 (25.00%) Games
3 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
4 2 (12.50%) Avionics
4 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Ada Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) ASIC Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Software Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) LLVM
1 4 (25.00%) OpenCL
1 4 (25.00%) TensorFlow
1 4 (25.00%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (25.00%) GPGPU
1 4 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (25.00%) VHDL
2 2 (12.50%) Verilog
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) LynxOS
1 1 (6.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Vision
2 4 (25.00%) FMEA
2 4 (25.00%) Kanban
2 4 (25.00%) Linear Algebra
2 4 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Parallel Programming
2 4 (25.00%) People Management
2 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) PLM
4 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C
1 10 (62.50%) C++
2 9 (56.25%) Ada
3 4 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (25.00%) R
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
4 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) DO-178B
1 6 (37.50%) DO-254
2 5 (31.25%) ISO 26262
2 5 (31.25%) MISRA
3 4 (25.00%) MISRA C
4 2 (12.50%) DO-160
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Renesas
2 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) QNX