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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IEC 61508
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 242 215
Permanent jobs citing IEC 61508 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.016% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.13% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £47,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -15.78% +26.66%  

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 692 776 625
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.82% 12.46% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 549 555 514
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 11 (100.00%) C
1 11 (100.00%) Python
2 10 (90.91%) Electronics
2 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
3 9 (81.82%) TDD
3 9 (81.82%) VxWorks
3 9 (81.82%) V-Model
4 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
4 8 (72.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (72.73%) Coverity
4 8 (72.73%) Confluence
4 8 (72.73%) Change Control
4 8 (72.73%) SonarQube
4 8 (72.73%) Issue Tracking
4 8 (72.73%) Profibus
4 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (72.73%) MATLAB
4 8 (72.73%) Simulink
4 8 (72.73%) Subversion
4 8 (72.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (72.73%) Regression Testing
4 8 (72.73%) Requirements Management
4 8 (72.73%) JIRA
4 8 (72.73%) Release Management
4 8 (72.73%) Atlassian
4 8 (72.73%) Unit Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Perl

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 8 (72.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
1 8 (72.73%) SonarQube
1 8 (72.73%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (90.91%) Electronics
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Verification Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) VxWorks
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) V-Model
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Change Control
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) Issue Tracking
3 8 (72.73%) Regression Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Release Management
3 8 (72.73%) Requirements Management
3 8 (72.73%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Physics
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C
1 11 (100.00%) Python
2 8 (72.73%) MATLAB
3 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) MISRA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO13485
2 1 (9.09%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Atlassian
1 8 (72.73%) Coverity
2 1 (9.09%) QNX