Period
to 2 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IEC 62304 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IEC 62304 over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 62304
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 809 1025 1102
Rank change year-on-year +216 +77 +82
Permanent jobs citing IEC 62304 8 6 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.005% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.089% 0.039% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 9
Median annual salary £50,000 £51,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% -14.29%
10th Percentile £41,500 £40,125 £36,750
90th Percentile £68,000 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -14.29%

IEC 62304 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 8,991 15,207 20,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.93% 12.54% 13.91%
Number of salaries quoted 6,459 11,870 15,511
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,149 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

IEC 62304
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IEC 62304 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 62304 in the UK

IEC 62304
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IEC 62304.

Salary trend for IEC 62304 in the UK

IEC 62304
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IEC 62304 over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for IEC 62304 in the UK

IEC 62304
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 62304 within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 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 +212 8 £50,000 -9.09% 5
UK excluding London +149 7 £50,000 -9.09% 5
East of England +79 4 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North of England - 2 £50,000 - 1
Work from Home - 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 - 1
South West - 1 £50,000 - 2
London - 1 £80,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT jobs citing IEC 62304 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 62304.

1 7 (87.50%) Electronics
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) Python
4 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (50.00%) MISRA C
4 4 (50.00%) MISRA
4 4 (50.00%) ISO 26262
4 4 (50.00%) IEC 61508
4 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (37.50%) ISO 13485
5 3 (37.50%) Firmware
5 3 (37.50%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Scala
6 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Life Science

IEC 62304
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (87.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (25.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Biology
4 2 (25.00%) Complexity Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 2 (25.00%) Numerical Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Physics
4 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (12.50%) Android Development
5 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) IEC 61508
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 26262
1 4 (50.00%) MISRA
1 4 (50.00%) MISRA C
2 3 (37.50%) ISO 13485
3 2 (25.00%) HIPAA
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware
2 2 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes