Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1132 1130 1180
Rank change year-on-year -2 +50 +82
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 48 102 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.055% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 37 102 103
UK median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £46,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% +6.67%

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 27886 31508 35447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 16.92% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 22500 25736 29427
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -11 43 £41,000 +17.14% 5
England -44 43 £42,500 +21.43% 3
South East +30 14 £60,000 +50.00% 2
North of England -5 14 £40,000 +26.98% 1
North West - 10 £52,500 -
East Midlands +20 7 £40,000 +14.29%
Midlands +17 7 £40,000 +14.29%
London -14 5 £42,500 +3.03%
Scotland -16 5 £45,000 +2.86% 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £36,500 -8.75% 1
South West -10 2 £47,500 +48.44%
North East -15 2 £35,000 +11.11%
East of England -10 1 £50,000 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing RS-232 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for RS-232.

1 39 (81.25%) C
2 33 (68.75%) Software Engineering
3 31 (64.58%) Firmware
4 28 (58.33%) C++
5 26 (54.17%) Degree
6 24 (50.00%) C#
6 24 (50.00%) Embedded C
7 22 (45.83%) .NET
7 22 (45.83%) RS-485
8 19 (39.58%) Electronics
9 15 (31.25%) Ethernet
10 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio
10 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
11 13 (27.08%) CAN bus
12 12 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
14 9 (18.75%) RS-422
14 9 (18.75%) Manufacturing
14 9 (18.75%) Assembly Language
14 9 (18.75%) Linux
15 8 (16.67%) Bluetooth
15 8 (16.67%) Subversion
15 8 (16.67%) Algorithms
16 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
17 6 (12.50%) RFID
17 6 (12.50%) Validation
17 6 (12.50%) UMTS
17 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
17 6 (12.50%) GPRS
17 6 (12.50%) NFC

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:

Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Simulink
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) LabWindows
2 1 (2.08%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) RS-485
2 15 (31.25%) Ethernet
3 12 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (18.75%) RS-422
5 8 (16.67%) Bluetooth
6 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (12.50%) GPRS
7 6 (12.50%) Modbus
7 6 (12.50%) NFC
7 6 (12.50%) RFID
7 6 (12.50%) UMTS
8 4 (8.33%) MQTT
8 4 (8.33%) Wireless
9 2 (4.17%) Profibus
10 1 (2.08%) DHCP
10 1 (2.08%) GSM
10 1 (2.08%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.08%) MS Access
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio
2 8 (16.67%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) GCC
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (2.08%) MSI
4 1 (2.08%) MSTest
4 1 (2.08%) NuGet
4 1 (2.08%) NUnit
4 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.08%) WiX
General
1 19 (39.58%) Electronics
2 9 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.33%) Automotive
3 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Embedded Engineer
2 24 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 19 (39.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Electronics Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Embedded C Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) C Software Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Lead Developer
7 6 (12.50%) C Developer
7 6 (12.50%) Embedded C Developer
7 6 (12.50%) Embedded Software Developer
7 6 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (45.83%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) HTML
2 3 (6.25%) Qt
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
3 2 (4.17%) Silverlight
3 2 (4.17%) WCF
3 2 (4.17%) wxWidgets
4 1 (2.08%) CGI
4 1 (2.08%) COM
4 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) LINQ
4 1 (2.08%) NHibernate
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) WPF
4 1 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
2 13 (27.08%) CAN bus
3 10 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (16.67%) Algorithms
5 5 (10.42%) Robotics
6 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (8.33%) Optoelectronics
7 2 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (4.17%) VHDL
8 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.08%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 1 (2.08%) Internet of Things
8 1 (2.08%) Life Science
8 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.08%) SCADA
8 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
8 1 (2.08%) User Experience
8 1 (2.08%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 6 (12.50%) Telematics
2 6 (12.50%) Validation
3 5 (10.42%) Low Latency
3 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
3 5 (10.42%) UML
4 4 (8.33%) Fraud Detection
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.17%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (4.17%) Mobile Development
6 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.17%) MVC
6 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.08%) Android Development
7 1 (2.08%) Concurrent Programming
7 1 (2.08%) Contract Management
7 1 (2.08%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (2.08%) Linux Kernel Development
7 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.08%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (81.25%) C
2 28 (58.33%) C++
3 24 (50.00%) C#
3 24 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 9 (18.75%) Assembly Language
5 6 (12.50%) ANSI C
6 5 (10.42%) Embedded C++
6 5 (10.42%) VB
7 4 (8.33%) MATLAB
8 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.25%) Python
9 2 (4.17%) SQL
10 1 (2.08%) PHP
10 1 (2.08%) VBA
10 1 (2.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (54.17%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) HND
3 1 (2.08%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) JTAG
2 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (64.58%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Progress
3 2 (4.17%) Lauterbach
3 2 (4.17%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (2.08%) Atmel
4 1 (2.08%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.08%) BT
4 1 (2.08%) Intel