The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited STB over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 129 138 130
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs citing STB 11 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.45% 0.043% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.56% 0.15% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
STB
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
706 646 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.68% 27.70% 24.92%
Number of salaries quoted 423 519 486
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing STB across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

STB
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing STB across the Reading region.

STB Salary Trend in Reading

STB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited STB.

1 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) C
3 9 (60.00%) C++
3 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (60.00%) Firmware
3 9 (60.00%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 4 (26.67%) Handset
4 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Marketing
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Apache
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) RIA
5 2 (13.33%) YUI

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited STB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
General
1 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Account Manager
3 2 (13.33%) GUI Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Firmware
2 4 (26.67%) Handset
3 2 (13.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C
1 9 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA