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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 62304
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1113 880 889
Rank change year-on-year -233 +9 +210
Permanent jobs citing IEC 62304 93 14 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.12% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 10
10th Percentile £42,000 £40,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £41,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +5.98%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £82,750 £72,000 £65,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.22% -2.63% +5.56%

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 27,750 12,155 12,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.03% 13.23% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,170 8,239 9,279
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,665 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.35% - +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 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for IEC 62304 in the UK

IEC 62304
Top 10 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -194 90 £53,750 +7.50% 11
London -219 49 - - 2
UK excluding London -111 41 £53,750 +16.22% 9
East of England -60 27 £85,000 +70.00% 3
Work from Home - 23 £55,000 - 3
South West -27 6 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North of England - 5 £52,500 -
South East - 3 - - 4
Yorkshire - 3 £52,500 -
North East - 2 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 63 (67.74%) ISO 13485
2 59 (63.44%) Software Engineering
3 57 (61.29%) Degree
4 52 (55.91%) Agile
5 50 (53.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 50 (53.76%) Social Skills
6 47 (50.54%) SDLC
7 41 (44.09%) Computer Science
8 36 (38.71%) Full Stack Development
9 35 (37.63%) JIRA
10 34 (36.56%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (36.56%) AWS
10 34 (36.56%) Amazon RDS
10 34 (36.56%) TypeScript
10 34 (36.56%) React Native
11 33 (35.48%) Linux
12 31 (33.33%) User Experience
13 30 (32.26%) QA
14 29 (31.18%) Artificial Intelligence
15 28 (30.11%) JavaScript
15 28 (30.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 28 (30.11%) Microservices
16 27 (29.03%) IEC 61508
16 27 (29.03%) Git (software)
16 27 (29.03%) C
16 27 (29.03%) NHS
16 27 (29.03%) ISO 26262
17 26 (27.96%) Elasticsearch
17 26 (27.96%) MySQL
18 25 (26.88%) Analytics

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 26 (27.96%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (6.45%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 34 (36.56%) Amazon EC2
1 34 (36.56%) AWS
2 24 (25.81%) Amazon SQS
3 10 (10.75%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.15%) GCP
5 1 (1.08%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) HTTP
2 2 (2.15%) DNS
2 2 (2.15%) Firewall
2 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (36.56%) Amazon RDS
2 26 (27.96%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (37.63%) JIRA
2 27 (29.03%) Git (software)
3 24 (25.81%) Bitbucket
4 6 (6.45%) Appium
4 6 (6.45%) TestRail
5 2 (2.15%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.15%) Trac
General
1 50 (53.76%) Social Skills
2 23 (24.73%) Automotive
3 7 (7.53%) Organisational Skills
4 5 (5.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (4.30%) Games
6 2 (2.15%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (23.66%) Software Engineer
2 21 (22.58%) Technical Leader
3 10 (10.75%) Senior Software Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) Software Manager
4 7 (7.53%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) QA Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Engineering Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.15%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.15%) Quality Manager
9 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (1.08%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.56%) React Native
2 24 (25.81%) Node.js
2 24 (25.81%) React
3 21 (22.58%) LLVM
4 12 (12.90%) Spring
5 10 (10.75%) CSS
5 10 (10.75%) GraphQL
5 10 (10.75%) HTML
5 10 (10.75%) RESTful
6 2 (2.15%) FHIR
6 2 (2.15%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.15%) Web Services
7 1 (1.08%) .NET
7 1 (1.08%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 31 (33.33%) User Experience
2 27 (29.03%) NHS
3 16 (17.20%) Mobile App
3 16 (17.20%) Smartphone
4 10 (10.75%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (7.53%) Life Science
6 6 (6.45%) ARM Cortex
7 4 (4.30%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.23%) IoT
9 2 (2.15%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.48%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (63.44%) Software Engineering
2 52 (55.91%) Agile
3 50 (53.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 47 (50.54%) SDLC
5 41 (44.09%) Computer Science
6 36 (38.71%) Full Stack Development
7 29 (31.18%) Artificial Intelligence
8 28 (30.11%) Microservices
9 25 (26.88%) Analytics
10 24 (25.81%) Pair Programming
11 22 (23.66%) Quality Management
12 21 (22.58%) Open Source
13 16 (17.20%) Data Integration
13 16 (17.20%) QMS
14 15 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (16.13%) DevOps
14 15 (16.13%) Test Automation
14 15 (16.13%) Unit Testing
15 12 (12.90%) CI/CD
15 12 (12.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.56%) TypeScript
2 28 (30.11%) JavaScript
3 27 (29.03%) C
4 22 (23.66%) C++
5 12 (12.90%) Java
6 8 (8.60%) Python
7 6 (6.45%) Assembly Language
8 4 (4.30%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.15%) SQL
10 1 (1.08%) C#
10 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 57 (61.29%) Degree
2 18 (19.35%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (67.74%) ISO 13485
2 30 (32.26%) QA
3 28 (30.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (29.03%) IEC 61508
4 27 (29.03%) ISO 26262
5 6 (6.45%) DO-178B
6 3 (3.23%) HIPAA
6 3 (3.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (2.15%) DICOM
7 2 (2.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (25.81%) Docker
2 4 (4.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (6.45%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.15%) Cerner
2 2 (2.15%) Google
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft