Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 973 1072 1143
Rank change year-on-year +99 +71 +22
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 104 99 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.060% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.40% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 78 95 61
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £38,550 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -2.60%

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 21,988 24,697 27,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.71% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,668 19,628 22,685
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +65 88 £45,000 - 32
UK excluding London +21 72 £45,000 - 34
South East +40 36 £45,000 +5.88% 13
London +97 18 £52,500 +31.25% 1
South West +3 14 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East of England - 9 £42,500 - 4
Midlands +35 8 £42,500 -39.29% 4
West Midlands +30 7 £42,500 -39.29% 4
Wales +9 2 £40,000 -
North West +1 2 - - 2
North of England -12 2 - - 4
Scotland - 1 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 85 (81.73%) C
2 80 (76.92%) Software Engineering
3 71 (68.27%) RS-485
4 61 (58.65%) C++
5 40 (38.46%) SDLC
6 39 (37.50%) Degree
7 32 (30.77%) C#
7 32 (30.77%) Electronics
8 29 (27.88%) Firmware
9 27 (25.96%) Computer Science
9 27 (25.96%) Embedded C++
10 26 (25.00%) Linux
11 25 (24.04%) Embedded C
12 24 (23.08%) Windows
13 23 (22.12%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (21.15%) Embedded Systems
14 22 (21.15%) Ethernet
15 21 (20.19%) Configuration Management
15 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (20.19%) Multithreading
16 19 (18.27%) Embedded Software Development
16 19 (18.27%) Defect Tracking
16 19 (18.27%) Validation
17 17 (16.35%) QA
17 17 (16.35%) JavaScript
17 17 (16.35%) Node.js
17 17 (16.35%) QMS
18 16 (15.38%) Quality Management
19 15 (14.42%) Web Services
20 14 (13.46%) Git (software)

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 3 (2.88%) Apache
2 2 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) OrCAD
1 5 (4.81%) Windchill
2 4 (3.85%) Doxygen
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.96%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 71 (68.27%) RS-485
2 22 (21.15%) Ethernet
3 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.62%) Bluetooth
5 6 (5.77%) RS-422
6 4 (3.85%) NFC
7 3 (2.88%) RTP
7 3 (2.88%) SSH
7 3 (2.88%) SSL
7 3 (2.88%) Wireless
8 2 (1.92%) FTP
8 2 (1.92%) GSM
8 2 (1.92%) Modbus
8 2 (1.92%) SNMP
8 2 (1.92%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) MySQL
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.77%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.85%) GCC
3 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.92%) Subversion
6 1 (0.96%) JIRA
6 1 (0.96%) TestDirector
General
1 32 (30.77%) Electronics
2 10 (9.62%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.77%) Automotive
4 5 (4.81%) Advertising
4 5 (4.81%) Military
5 3 (2.88%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.88%) Finance
6 1 (0.96%) Avionics
6 1 (0.96%) Law
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.96%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (73.08%) Software Engineer
2 74 (71.15%) Embedded Engineer
3 66 (63.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 28 (26.92%) C Software Engineer
5 27 (25.96%) C++ Software Engineer
5 27 (25.96%) Embedded C Engineer
5 27 (25.96%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 21 (20.19%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 21 (20.19%) Senior Software Engineer
7 19 (18.27%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 19 (18.27%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 16 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
8 16 (15.38%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (14.42%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 15 (14.42%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 15 (14.42%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (14.42%) Senior C Software Engineer
9 15 (14.42%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 15 (14.42%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (10.58%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.35%) Node.js
2 15 (14.42%) Web Services
3 5 (4.81%) WPF
4 3 (2.88%) .NET
4 3 (2.88%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.92%) HTML
5 2 (1.92%) Middleware
5 2 (1.92%) Swing
5 2 (1.92%) Yocto
6 1 (0.96%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.96%) DirectX
6 1 (0.96%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.15%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.73%) Robotics
2 7 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.81%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.85%) CAN bus
4 4 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (3.85%) VHDL
5 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.88%) Arduino
5 3 (2.88%) Life Science
6 2 (1.92%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.96%) State Machine
7 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.00%) Linux
2 24 (23.08%) Windows
3 12 (11.54%) FreeRTOS
3 12 (11.54%) VxWorks
4 4 (3.85%) Android
5 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.88%) Debian
5 3 (2.88%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 40 (38.46%) SDLC
3 27 (25.96%) Computer Science
4 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (20.19%) Configuration Management
4 21 (20.19%) Multithreading
5 19 (18.27%) Defect Tracking
5 19 (18.27%) Embedded Software Development
5 19 (18.27%) Validation
6 17 (16.35%) QMS
7 16 (15.38%) Quality Management
8 10 (9.62%) Physics
9 7 (6.73%) Project Planning
10 6 (5.77%) UML
11 5 (4.81%) Mathematics
11 5 (4.81%) OO
11 5 (4.81%) PLM
11 5 (4.81%) Schematic Capture
12 4 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (2.88%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 85 (81.73%) C
2 61 (58.65%) C++
3 32 (30.77%) C#
4 27 (25.96%) Embedded C++
5 25 (24.04%) Embedded C
6 17 (16.35%) JavaScript
7 11 (10.58%) ANSI C
8 9 (8.65%) Python
9 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.88%) Perl
11 2 (1.92%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.92%) Java
11 2 (1.92%) VB
12 1 (0.96%) Ada
12 1 (0.96%) Ada 83
12 1 (0.96%) Ada 95
12 1 (0.96%) Lua
12 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.96%) PHP
12 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (37.50%) Degree
2 23 (22.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.92%) HNC
4 1 (0.96%) HND
4 1 (0.96%) PhD
4 1 (0.96%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.35%) QA
2 13 (12.50%) JTAG
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 13485
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.96%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 29 (27.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (10.58%) Green Hills
1 11 (10.58%) QNX
2 5 (4.81%) EMC
3 2 (1.92%) CA
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.96%) SAP
4 1 (0.96%) Twitter