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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 905 896
Rank change year-on-year +103 -9  
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 62 44 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.043% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 59 44 49
Median salary £40,000 £43,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00%  

RS-232 is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13525 17875 19834
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.99% 17.29% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11020 14776 15811
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

RS-232
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RS-232 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +109 58 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Yorkshire +35 21 £40,000 - 2
South Yorkshire +19 17 £40,000 - 1
South East +62 10 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +48 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Bracknell - 8 £40,000 - 1
Manchester - 7 £35,000 - 2
North West - 7 £35,000 - 4
Doncaster - 6 £40,000 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £40,000 -
Barnsley -3 5 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £40,000 - 1
London +76 4 £42,500 +77.08%
Scotland +22 4 £50,000 +25.00%
South West +20 4 £42,500 -10.52% 3
North Yorkshire +10 4 £42,500 +6.25%
East Midlands +5 4 £39,250 -12.77%
Harrogate +5 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Devon +4 3 £42,500 +37.09%
Coventry - 3 £40,000 - 1
North East - 3 £35,000 - 1
Loughborough - 3 £48,500 -
Leicestershire - 3 £48,500 -
Durham - 3 £35,000 -
Livingston - 2 £55,000 -
Docklands, London - 2 £42,500 -
Glasgow - 2 £50,000 -
West Lothian - 2 £55,000 -
Surrey +38 1 £22,500 -10.00%
Guildford +17 1 £22,500 -10.00%

RS-232
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 94 (75.81%) C++
2 91 (73.39%) Software Engineering
3 89 (71.77%) Ethernet
4 85 (68.55%) C
5 70 (56.45%) Firmware
6 68 (54.84%) RS-485
7 64 (51.61%) TCP/IP
8 61 (49.19%) Embedded C
9 57 (45.97%) Embedded C++
10 51 (41.13%) Electronics
11 46 (37.10%) Wireless
12 44 (35.48%) Bluetooth
13 40 (32.26%) C#
14 29 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (23.39%) ZigBee
14 29 (23.39%) Home Automation
15 27 (21.77%) Degree
15 27 (21.77%) Linux
16 24 (19.35%) RS-422
17 23 (18.55%) Visual Studio
18 22 (17.74%) UML
18 22 (17.74%) Validation
19 21 (16.94%) Manufacturing
19 21 (16.94%) Windows
19 21 (16.94%) XML
19 21 (16.94%) ANSI C
19 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (16.13%) Qt
20 20 (16.13%) SQL
21 18 (14.52%) MFC

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 8 (6.45%) Apache
2 4 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.45%) GIMP
3 1 (0.81%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 89 (71.77%) Ethernet
2 68 (54.84%) RS-485
3 64 (51.61%) TCP/IP
4 46 (37.10%) Wireless
5 44 (35.48%) Bluetooth
6 29 (23.39%) ZigBee
7 24 (19.35%) RS-422
8 10 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (7.26%) GSM
10 8 (6.45%) GPRS
10 8 (6.45%) Wireshark
11 4 (3.23%) DHCP
11 4 (3.23%) DNS
11 4 (3.23%) Modbus
11 4 (3.23%) PPP
11 4 (3.23%) Profibus
11 4 (3.23%) Skype
11 4 (3.23%) VoIP
12 3 (2.42%) FTP
13 1 (0.81%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) RDBMS
1 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
1 9 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.42%) MySQL
4 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Blend
2 7 (5.65%) MSI
2 7 (5.65%) MSTest
2 7 (5.65%) NuGet
2 7 (5.65%) NUnit
2 7 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.65%) WiX
3 6 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.84%) Subversion
4 5 (4.03%) JIRA
5 3 (2.42%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.81%) CANoe
6 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
General
1 51 (41.13%) Electronics
2 21 (16.94%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.26%) Automotive
4 8 (6.45%) Marketing
5 2 (1.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 75 (60.48%) Software Engineer
2 69 (55.65%) Embedded Engineer
3 67 (54.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 40 (32.26%) Firmware Engineer
5 33 (26.61%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 31 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 31 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 31 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 27 (21.77%) C Software Engineer
7 27 (21.77%) Embedded C Engineer
7 27 (21.77%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 23 (18.55%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 23 (18.55%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 23 (18.55%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 23 (18.55%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 12 (9.68%) Developer
10 9 (7.26%) C# Developer
11 8 (6.45%) Programmer
11 8 (6.45%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
11 8 (6.45%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.94%) XML
2 20 (16.13%) Qt
3 18 (14.52%) MFC
4 15 (12.10%) .NET
5 12 (9.68%) Web Services
6 9 (7.26%) Silverlight
6 9 (7.26%) WCF
7 8 (6.45%) Entity Framework
7 8 (6.45%) WPF
8 7 (5.65%) .NET Compact Framework
8 7 (5.65%) .NET Framework
8 7 (5.65%) COM
8 7 (5.65%) Lambda Expressions
8 7 (5.65%) LINQ
8 7 (5.65%) LINQ to SQL
8 7 (5.65%) NHibernate
8 7 (5.65%) Unity DI Container
8 7 (5.65%) XSD
9 6 (4.84%) HTML
10 4 (3.23%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.39%) Home Automation
2 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.48%) Algorithms
4 10 (8.06%) Device Driver
4 10 (8.06%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (8.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (5.65%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.65%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 7 (5.65%) Internet of Things
6 6 (4.84%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (4.03%) Driving Licence
8 4 (3.23%) CAN bus
8 4 (3.23%) Digital Signage
8 4 (3.23%) IPTV
9 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.77%) Linux
2 21 (16.94%) Windows
3 7 (5.65%) Android
3 7 (5.65%) Mac OS
3 7 (5.65%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.03%) Unix
5 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (73.39%) Software Engineering
2 29 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.74%) UML
3 22 (17.74%) Validation
4 18 (14.52%) Embedded Software Development
5 16 (12.90%) Multithreading
6 12 (9.68%) OO
6 12 (9.68%) Physics
6 12 (9.68%) Scrum
7 10 (8.06%) Feasibility Study
7 10 (8.06%) Mobile Development
7 10 (8.06%) SDLC
8 9 (7.26%) MVC
8 9 (7.26%) Unit Testing
8 9 (7.26%) Workflow
9 8 (6.45%) Web Development
10 7 (5.65%) Concurrent Programming
10 7 (5.65%) Dependency Injection
10 7 (5.65%) Kanban
10 7 (5.65%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (75.81%) C++
2 85 (68.55%) C
3 61 (49.19%) Embedded C
4 57 (45.97%) Embedded C++
5 40 (32.26%) C#
6 21 (16.94%) ANSI C
7 20 (16.13%) SQL
8 11 (8.87%) PHP
9 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
9 10 (8.06%) VC++
10 7 (5.65%) XAML
11 5 (4.03%) Java
11 5 (4.03%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.42%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.42%) Perl
12 3 (2.42%) VB
13 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (21.77%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
2 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) JTAG
2 4 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.81%) MISRA
3 1 (0.81%) MISRA C
System Software
1 70 (56.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.06%) Oracle
3 9 (7.26%) EMC
4 8 (6.45%) NEC
5 4 (3.23%) Lauterbach
5 4 (3.23%) Polycom
6 2 (1.61%) Freescale
7 1 (0.81%) Assembla
7 1 (0.81%) Facebook
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Attractive Benefits
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