Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 309 314
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -11
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 12 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.13% 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.95% 0.94% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 0
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% - -
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

IEC 61508 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,257 1,495 1,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.90% 14.17% 13.81%
Number of salaries quoted 967 986 1,120
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £23,670 £25,377 £23,975
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 17 January 2018. 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 +12 12 £52,500 +20.00% 2
IEC 61508
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 12 (100.00%) Simulink
1 12 (100.00%) Electronics
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
1 12 (100.00%) IEC 62304
2 8 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 8 (66.67%) SysML
2 8 (66.67%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 8 (66.67%) TDD
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 8 (66.67%) UML
2 8 (66.67%) Firmware
2 8 (66.67%) Middleware
3 4 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (33.33%) Subversion
3 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 4 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (33.33%) Coverity
3 4 (33.33%) Confluence
3 4 (33.33%) V-Model

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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 12 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) MATLAB Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) SysML
2 8 (66.67%) TDD
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) UML
2 8 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Change Control
3 4 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (33.33%) Release Management
3 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (33.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 4 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) IEC 62304
2 8 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 4 (33.33%) Coverity