Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for IEC 61508 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IEC 61508 over the 6 months to 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 340 325
Rank change year-on-year +27 -15 -
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 3 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.030% 0.065% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.46% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 1
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £51,500 £58,550 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year -5.26% -1.55% +1.58%

IEC 61508 is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 1345 1743 1398
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.37% 14.18% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1057 1207 1078
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% -

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing IEC 61508 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61508 in the West Midlands

IEC 61508
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IEC 61508 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for IEC 61508 in the West Midlands

IEC 61508
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Staffordshire - 2 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £50,000 - 1
IEC 61508
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, IT jobs citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 3 (100.00%) Electronics
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Profibus
2 2 (66.67%) SonarQube
2 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) IEC 62304
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
2 2 (66.67%) MATLAB
2 2 (66.67%) Simulink
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Coverity
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 26262
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) German Language

IEC 61508
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) SonarQube
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (100.00%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) French Language
2 1 (33.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) IEC 62304
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Atlassian
1 2 (66.67%) Coverity
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago