Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 770 962 1109
Rank change year-on-year +192 +147 +53
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 6 44 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.035% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.077% 0.28% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 1 30 15
Median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.77% +25.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £53,750 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.77% +25.56% -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 7,837 15,673 20,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.01% 12.56% 13.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,801 12,212 15,431
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,149 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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
Top 4 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 27 January 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 +227 6 £57,500 +1.77% 8
UK excluding London +159 6 £57,500 +1.77% 12
East of England +101 4 - - 1
South West +55 2 £57,500 +27.78% 3

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (100.00%) Electronics
2 5 (83.33%) C
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (66.67%) ISO 26262
3 4 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Python
4 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) DO-254
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) MISRA C
4 3 (50.00%) MISRA
4 3 (50.00%) IEC 62304
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (33.33%) ARP4754
5 2 (33.33%) CEH
5 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (33.33%) Def Stans
5 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (16.67%) Law
6 1 (16.67%) VHDL
6 1 (16.67%) Verilog
6 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language

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:

General
1 6 (100.00%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Principal Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (16.67%) Verilog
3 1 (16.67%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
1 5 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) FMEA
5 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (33.33%) CEH
3 2 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO 26262
2 3 (50.00%) DO-254
2 3 (50.00%) IEC 62304
2 3 (50.00%) MISRA
2 3 (50.00%) MISRA C
3 2 (33.33%) ARP4754
3 2 (33.33%) Def Stans