Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 62304
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 799 1079 1194
Rank change year-on-year +280 +115 +15
Permanent jobs citing IEC 62304 12 15 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.075% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 6
Median annual salary £48,750 £51,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% -11.30% +43.75%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,225 £39,125
90th Percentile £71,375 £74,625 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% -23.33% +50.00%

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 9,142 19,916 22,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.21% 13.65% 13.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6,949 14,627 17,517
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 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 +273 9 £55,000 +7.84% 4
UK excluding London +255 7 £47,500 +3.26% 6
South East - 4 £47,500 -
London +188 2 £57,500 -17.86%
Midlands +103 2 - - 1
West Midlands +81 2 - - 1
North of England +153 1 £67,500 +43.62% 1
North West +116 1 £67,500 +43.62% 1

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 11 (91.67%) C++
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) ISO 13485
3 6 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (50.00%) C
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Electronics
4 5 (41.67%) QMS
5 4 (33.33%) StarTeam
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
5 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
5 4 (33.33%) Perforce
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) Assembly Language
5 4 (33.33%) Firmware
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (33.33%) UML
5 4 (33.33%) Bitbucket
5 4 (33.33%) Algorithms
5 4 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (25.00%) Prototyping

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:

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) StarTeam
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Redmine
General
1 5 (41.67%) Electronics
2 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Military
4 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Scientist
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Scientific Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Electronics Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (16.67%) NumPy
1 2 (16.67%) OpenCV
1 2 (16.67%) Pandas
1 2 (16.67%) POCO
1 2 (16.67%) Qt
1 2 (16.67%) SciPy
1 2 (16.67%) Seaborn
1 2 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (16.67%) Biotechnology
3 2 (16.67%) Grid Computing
4 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
4 1 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) QMS
3 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) UML
3 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Change Control
4 3 (25.00%) Image Processing
4 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Vision
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) DNA
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) C
3 5 (41.67%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 4 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) ISO 13485
2 3 (25.00%) IEC 61508
2 3 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Perforce