Period
to 4 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Modbus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Modbus over the 6 months to 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Modbus
UK
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 796 999 983
Rank change year-on-year +203 -16 +201
Permanent jobs citing Modbus 25 31 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.025% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.17% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 11 29 66
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £28,000 £36,625
90th Percentile £57,500 £72,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +19.05% -13.85%

Modbus is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,054 18,498 22,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 15.03% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,784 14,784 17,913
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Modbus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Modbus as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Modbus in the UK

Modbus
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Modbus.

Salary trend for Modbus in the UK

Modbus
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Modbus within the UK over the 6 months to 4 March 2021. 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
UK excluding London +169 22 £45,000 -10.00% 19
England +198 17 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Midlands +67 11 £55,000 +71.88% 5
East Midlands +52 10 £55,000 +71.88% 1
East of England +73 4 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £45,000 -
Work from Home - 3 - -
South East +123 1 - - 3
North of England +53 1 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +39 1 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 4
Scotland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, IT jobs citing Modbus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Modbus.

1 16 (64.00%) C++
2 14 (56.00%) Python
3 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (40.00%) C
4 10 (40.00%) Validation
5 9 (36.00%) Linux
5 9 (36.00%) CAN bus
5 9 (36.00%) Robot Framework
5 9 (36.00%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 8 (32.00%) C#
7 7 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
8 6 (24.00%) Electronics
8 6 (24.00%) RS-485
8 6 (24.00%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.00%) DevOps
9 5 (20.00%) MQTT
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (20.00%) ZigBee
10 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
10 4 (16.00%) SCADA
10 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (16.00%) Twitter
10 4 (16.00%) Profibus
10 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
10 4 (16.00%) 4G
10 4 (16.00%) TDD
10 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming

Modbus
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 1 (4.00%) WinCC
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Azure
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (24.00%) RS-485
2 5 (20.00%) MQTT
2 5 (20.00%) ZigBee
3 4 (16.00%) 4G
3 4 (16.00%) 5G
3 4 (16.00%) Profibus
3 4 (16.00%) RS-422
3 4 (16.00%) Z-Wave
4 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) RS-232
6 1 (4.00%) HTTP
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Robot Framework
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (24.00%) Electronics
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Automotive
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (36.00%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
3 9 (36.00%) Lead Software Engineer
3 9 (36.00%) Software Verification Engineer
3 9 (36.00%) Verification Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SCADA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) COM
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) CAN bus
1 9 (36.00%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 6 (24.00%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (16.00%) SCADA
4 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.00%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (40.00%) Validation
3 7 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.00%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (16.00%) TDD
5 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Network Management
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
8 1 (4.00%) Data Acquisition
8 1 (4.00%) Data Science
8 1 (4.00%) Energy Management
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) C++
2 14 (56.00%) Python
3 10 (40.00%) C
4 8 (32.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) Groovy
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 2 (8.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.00%) Lua
7 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Twitter
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Siemens