Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 62304
UK
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1031 728 1073
Rank change year-on-year -303 +345 +98
Permanent jobs citing IEC 62304 24 5 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.074% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 2
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) - £50,000 £58,750
Median % change year-on-year - -14.89% +2.17%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £50,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year - -14.89% +2.17%

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 20,016 6,760 18,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 12.47% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12,405 5,314 13,990
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,531
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,286 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.32% +8.57% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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
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 28 November 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 -269 24 - - 6
London - 13 - - 1
UK excluding London -212 11 - - 5
Work from Home -247 7 - -
Yorkshire -93 6 - -
North of England -109 6 - - 1
Midlands - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
East of England - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 21 (87.50%) ISO 13485
2 15 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (58.33%) Web Services
3 14 (58.33%) Degree
3 14 (58.33%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (58.33%) AWS
4 12 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (50.00%) CSS
4 12 (50.00%) TypeScript
4 12 (50.00%) React Native
5 11 (45.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (41.67%) QA
6 10 (41.67%) Quality Management
6 10 (41.67%) SDLC
7 9 (37.50%) Validation
8 8 (33.33%) HTTP
8 8 (33.33%) Test-First Development
8 8 (33.33%) Spring
8 8 (33.33%) HTML
8 8 (33.33%) Java
8 8 (33.33%) OO
8 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (33.33%) Data Integration
8 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 8 (33.33%) Smartphone
8 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
8 8 (33.33%) RESTful
8 8 (33.33%) Amazon ELB

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 4 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (58.33%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (58.33%) AWS
2 8 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (8.33%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (8.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 4 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (12.50%) TestComplete
3 3 (12.50%) VectorCAST
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.50%) Social Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) Web Services
2 12 (50.00%) CSS
2 12 (50.00%) React Native
3 8 (33.33%) GraphQL
3 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 8 (33.33%) RESTful
3 8 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (16.67%) React
4 4 (16.67%) Redux
4 4 (16.67%) REST
4 4 (16.67%) Sass
4 4 (16.67%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 8 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 6 (25.00%) Life Science
3 4 (16.67%) NHS
4 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.17%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (41.67%) Quality Management
4 10 (41.67%) SDLC
5 9 (37.50%) Validation
6 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (33.33%) Data Integration
6 8 (33.33%) DevOps
6 8 (33.33%) Domain Models
6 8 (33.33%) Full Stack Development
6 8 (33.33%) OO
6 8 (33.33%) Test-First Development
6 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 7 (29.17%) FMEA
8 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (25.00%) Data Privacy
8 6 (25.00%) Product Backlog
8 6 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) C++
4 5 (20.83%) C
5 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (87.50%) ISO 13485
2 10 (41.67%) QA
3 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (4.17%) Accessibility
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle