Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RS-232 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RS-232 over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1027 1145 1052
Rank change year-on-year +118 -93 +153
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 71 61 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.036% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.23% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56 54 117
UK median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £33,125 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,625 £62,125 £47,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -11.11%

RS-232 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 22,435 25,999 27,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.14% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,987 20,639 21,996
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

RS-232
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RS-232 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RS-232.

Salary trend for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RS-232 over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RS-232 within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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
England +109 69 £45,000 - 11
UK excluding London +83 66 £42,500 -5.56% 11
South East +52 26 £45,000 -5.26% 6
North of England +39 17 £41,250 -8.33% 1
North West +46 16 £40,000 -11.11%
Midlands +27 9 £51,250 +16.48% 2
East of England +93 7 £42,500 -15.00% 2
West Midlands +25 6 £51,250 -10.09% 1
South West +14 5 £59,000 +24.21%
London +92 4 £47,500 +18.75%
East Midlands +31 3 - - 1
Wales - 2 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +9 1 £46,500 -11.43% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT jobs citing RS-232 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 RS-232.

1 46 (64.79%) Software Engineering
2 42 (59.15%) C
2 42 (59.15%) C++
3 33 (46.48%) RS-485
4 26 (36.62%) Degree
5 24 (33.80%) Linux
6 22 (30.99%) Electronics
7 21 (29.58%) Embedded C
7 21 (29.58%) Windows
8 18 (25.35%) Physics
9 17 (23.94%) Ethernet
10 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
11 15 (21.13%) C#
11 15 (21.13%) Multithreading
12 12 (16.90%) Firmware
12 12 (16.90%) RS-422
12 12 (16.90%) SDLC
13 11 (15.49%) Multithreaded Programming
13 11 (15.49%) Python
13 11 (15.49%) Games
14 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
14 10 (14.08%) OO
14 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
15 9 (12.68%) Web Services
15 9 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
16 8 (11.27%) Embedded C++
16 8 (11.27%) Subversion
17 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
17 7 (9.86%) Manufacturing
17 7 (9.86%) Validation

RS-232
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 5 (7.04%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) lighttpd
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) OrCAD
1 5 (7.04%) Windchill
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) GitHub
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (46.48%) RS-485
2 17 (23.94%) Ethernet
3 12 (16.90%) RS-422
4 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.04%) SSH
5 5 (7.04%) SSL
6 4 (5.63%) Bluetooth
7 3 (4.23%) Profibus
7 3 (4.23%) RTP
7 3 (4.23%) Wireless
8 2 (2.82%) Modbus
8 2 (2.82%) MQTT
8 2 (2.82%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.82%) ZigBee
9 1 (1.41%) GSM
9 1 (1.41%) VPN
9 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Big Data
1 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.27%) Subversion
3 3 (4.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.41%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (30.99%) Electronics
2 11 (15.49%) Games
3 7 (9.86%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.04%) Automotive
5 2 (2.82%) Finance
6 1 (1.41%) Avionics
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Law
6 1 (1.41%) Military
6 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (47.89%) Embedded Engineer
2 33 (46.48%) Software Engineer
3 24 (33.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (19.72%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) C Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Electronics Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Embedded C Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Design Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) Web Services
2 6 (8.45%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) RESTful
3 5 (7.04%) X-Windows
4 3 (4.23%) Node.js
5 2 (2.82%) Middleware
5 2 (2.82%) Qt
6 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.41%) DirectX
6 1 (1.41%) HTML
6 1 (1.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.41%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.41%) Spring
6 1 (1.41%) STL
6 1 (1.41%) Swing
6 1 (1.41%) Velocity
6 1 (1.41%) WinForms
6 1 (1.41%) WPF
6 1 (1.41%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (9.86%) CAN bus
3 6 (8.45%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.23%) Device Driver
5 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.23%) Optoelectronics
5 3 (4.23%) Robotics
6 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.82%) PMI
7 1 (1.41%) Acoustics
7 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.41%) CPLD
7 1 (1.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.41%) Verilog
7 1 (1.41%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Linux
2 21 (29.58%) Windows
3 5 (7.04%) Debian
4 4 (5.63%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Android
6 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.41%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (1.41%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (64.79%) Software Engineering
2 18 (25.35%) Physics
3 15 (21.13%) Multithreading
4 12 (16.90%) SDLC
5 11 (15.49%) Multithreaded Programming
6 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
6 10 (14.08%) OO
7 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.86%) Validation
8 6 (8.45%) Concurrent Programming
8 6 (8.45%) Project Planning
8 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
9 5 (7.04%) PLM
9 5 (7.04%) QMS
9 5 (7.04%) Schematic Capture
10 4 (5.63%) Quality Management
10 4 (5.63%) Video Processing
11 3 (4.23%) Open Source
11 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) C
1 42 (59.15%) C++
2 21 (29.58%) Embedded C
3 15 (21.13%) C#
4 11 (15.49%) Python
5 8 (11.27%) Embedded C++
6 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.63%) Assembly Language
7 4 (5.63%) Java
7 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.23%) VB
9 1 (1.41%) Ada
9 1 (1.41%) Ada 83
9 1 (1.41%) Ada 95
9 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.41%) PHP
9 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.41%) HNC
4 1 (1.41%) HND
4 1 (1.41%) PhD
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.82%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.41%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 15765
3 1 (1.41%) JTAG
3 1 (1.41%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (1.41%) MISRA
3 1 (1.41%) MISRA C
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) systemd
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) EMC
2 2 (2.82%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco
3 1 (1.41%) Freescale