Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 62304
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 686 1084 1180
Rank change year-on-year +398 +96 +31
Permanent jobs citing IEC 62304 8 11 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.008% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.058% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 5
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +41.18%
10th Percentile £40,375 £42,500 £39,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,875 £65,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% -15.00% +41.18%

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 6,050 18,804 22,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.97% 13.28% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4,673 13,877 16,808
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for IEC 62304 in the UK

IEC 62304
Top 9 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 18 September 2020. 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 +348 4 £50,000 -9.09% 9
UK excluding London +315 4 £50,000 -1.96% 10
North of England +196 2 £50,000 +6.38% 4
Work from Home +57 2 £62,500 -10.71% 1
London +255 1 £60,000 -14.29%
North West +135 1 £67,500 +43.62%
South East - 1 £47,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 - 4
Scotland - 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 6 (75.00%) ISO 13485
2 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Marketing
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Vision
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) OpenCV
4 2 (25.00%) Electronics
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Firmware
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Life Science
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Biotechnology

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 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Redmine
2 1 (12.50%) StarTeam
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Military
2 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (12.50%) Arabic Language
3 1 (12.50%) French Language
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Head of Support
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) OpenCV
1 2 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (12.50%) NumPy
2 1 (12.50%) Pandas
2 1 (12.50%) POCO
2 1 (12.50%) Qt
2 1 (12.50%) SciPy
2 1 (12.50%) Seaborn
2 1 (12.50%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (37.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (25.00%) Biotechnology
3 2 (25.00%) Life Science
4 1 (12.50%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (12.50%) Grid Computing
4 1 (12.50%) Internet of Things
4 1 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Prototyping
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Vision
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) SysML
3 2 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Biology
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Earned Value Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) ISO 13485
2 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
4 1 (12.50%) IEC 61508
4 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Perforce