Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 62304
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 874 913 1084
Rank change year-on-year +39 +171 +119
Permanent jobs citing IEC 62304 14 10 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.010% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.084% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 18
10th Percentile £40,500 " £39,100
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,250 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +11.41% -16.36%
75th Percentile £60,000 £59,375 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -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 11,195 11,925 20,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.41% 12.39% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7,668 9,220 15,035
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £37,594 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for IEC 62304 in the UK

IEC 62304
Top 6 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 17 May 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 +53 12 £50,000 -9.09% 11
UK excluding London +32 10 £46,250 -2.63% 10
East of England +30 7 £50,000 -9.09% 3
London +50 4 £80,000 +39.13% 1
Wales - 2 £42,500 -
South West - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 May 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 10 (71.43%) C
2 9 (64.29%) Degree
3 8 (57.14%) Python
3 8 (57.14%) Social Skills
4 7 (50.00%) ISO 13485
4 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (50.00%) Algorithms
5 6 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (42.86%) AWS
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) C++
5 6 (42.86%) MySQL
6 5 (35.71%) Electronics
6 5 (35.71%) Validation
6 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
6 5 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (28.57%) MISRA C
7 4 (28.57%) MISRA
7 4 (28.57%) ISO 26262
7 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 4 (28.57%) IEC 61508
7 4 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (42.86%) AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon S3
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (21.43%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (21.43%) Serverless
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Bitbucket
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Social Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Electronics
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Node.js
1 3 (21.43%) React
1 3 (21.43%) React Native
1 3 (21.43%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (21.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) Validation
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Biology
4 3 (21.43%) Computational Biology
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Microservices
4 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
4 3 (21.43%) Parallel Computing
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C
2 8 (57.14%) Python
3 6 (42.86%) C++
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) R
5 3 (21.43%) TypeScript
6 2 (14.29%) Assembly Language
6 2 (14.29%) C#
7 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
7 1 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (21.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) ISO 13485
2 4 (28.57%) IEC 61508
2 4 (28.57%) ISO 26262
2 4 (28.57%) MISRA
2 4 (28.57%) MISRA C
3 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle