Period
to 24 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Section 508 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Section 508 over the 6 months to 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1170 1238 1274
Rank change year-on-year +68 +36 +64
Permanent jobs citing Section 508 5 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.023% 0.027% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 17
UK median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -3.41% -20.00%
10th Percentile £38,500 £41,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £64,000 £45,000 £64,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -3.41% -

Section 508 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 21510 25921 27987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.24% 13.20% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16025 20587 22027
UK median annual salary £49,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.03% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Section 508
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Section 508 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Section 508 in the UK

Section 508
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Section 508.

Salary trend for Section 508 in the UK

Section 508
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Section 508 over the 6 months to 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Section 508 in the UK

Section 508
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Section 508 within the UK over the 6 months to 24 August 2017. 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 +62 5 £55,000 +29.41%
UK excluding London +34 4 £55,000 +29.41%
East Midlands - 3 £55,000 -
Midlands - 3 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +9 1 £35,000 -17.65%
North of England -10 1 £35,000 -17.65%
London - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing Section 508 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Section 508.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) XSLT
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) CMS
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) WCAG
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Backbone.js
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) CSS3
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5 Canvas
2 4 (80.00%) API Development
2 4 (80.00%) RequireJS
2 4 (80.00%) Animation
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (80.00%) Content Management
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) OOP

Section 508
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 5 (100.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (20.00%) Joomla!
2 1 (20.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) Backbone.js
2 4 (80.00%) CSS3
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5 Canvas
2 4 (80.00%) RequireJS
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) LAMP
3 1 (20.00%) Laravel
3 1 (20.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Animation
2 3 (60.00%) Fintech
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) API Development
2 4 (80.00%) Content Management
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) XPath
2 1 (20.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) WCAG
2 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft