Period
to 23 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1147 1060 1184
Rank change year-on-year -87 +124 +31
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 52 111 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.063% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 44 111 119
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £48,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.25% - +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 26,798 29,133 35,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.21% 16.60% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,636 23,671 29,136
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 -37 43 £44,500 +11.25% 21
England -58 42 £43,250 +8.13% 26
South West +10 11 £50,000 +37.93% 1
South East 0 10 £53,750 +34.38% 12
Scotland -33 10 £40,000 -20.00% 1
London -14 9 £42,500 - 9
Midlands +7 6 £40,000 - 2
North of England -32 4 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +5 3 £37,500 -8.54%
West Midlands -6 3 £44,000 +10.00% 2
North West -14 3 £40,000 +14.29%
East of England -13 2 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Yorkshire -5 1 £52,500 +31.25% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 28 (53.85%) C++
2 26 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 25 (48.08%) C
4 24 (46.15%) RS-485
5 23 (44.23%) Electronics
6 21 (40.38%) Software Engineering
7 17 (32.69%) Firmware
8 15 (28.85%) Degree
9 14 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (23.08%) C#
11 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
12 10 (19.23%) Embedded C++
12 10 (19.23%) Manufacturing
12 10 (19.23%) Validation
12 10 (19.23%) CAN bus
13 9 (17.31%) JTAG
13 9 (17.31%) Simulink
13 9 (17.31%) EMC
13 9 (17.31%) .NET
14 8 (15.38%) UML
14 8 (15.38%) Embedded C
14 8 (15.38%) DO-160
15 7 (13.46%) Aerospace
16 6 (11.54%) Automotive
16 6 (11.54%) Linux
16 6 (11.54%) IEC 61508
17 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
17 5 (9.62%) OrCAD
17 5 (9.62%) Robot Operating System
17 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development

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 9 (17.31%) Simulink
2 5 (9.62%) OrCAD
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 24 (46.15%) RS-485
3 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (7.69%) Modbus
5 4 (7.69%) MQTT
5 4 (7.69%) Wideband
6 3 (5.77%) RS-422
7 2 (3.85%) 802.11
7 2 (3.85%) Bluetooth
7 2 (3.85%) GSM
7 2 (3.85%) Wireless
8 1 (1.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Subversion
3 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.92%) GCC
4 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (44.23%) Electronics
2 10 (19.23%) Manufacturing
3 7 (13.46%) Aerospace
4 6 (11.54%) Automotive
5 4 (7.69%) Avionics
6 2 (3.85%) Finance
6 2 (3.85%) Marketing
6 2 (3.85%) Military
7 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 20 (38.46%) Software Engineer
3 17 (32.69%) Electronics Engineer
4 16 (30.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (19.23%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (17.31%) Developer
7 6 (11.54%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) C++ Developer
7 6 (11.54%) C++ Software Developer
7 6 (11.54%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Embedded C Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Software Developer
8 5 (9.62%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) CSS
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) jQuery
3 2 (3.85%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.85%) Qt
3 2 (3.85%) REST
3 2 (3.85%) Silverlight
3 2 (3.85%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) WCF
3 2 (3.85%) Yocto
4 1 (1.92%) CGI
4 1 (1.92%) CSS3
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
4 1 (1.92%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (19.23%) CAN bus
3 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
3 5 (9.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (9.62%) Robotics
4 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.77%) Smart Home
6 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.85%) User Experience
7 1 (1.92%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (1.92%) VHDL
7 1 (1.92%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Robot Operating System
3 4 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Android
4 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Software Engineering
2 10 (19.23%) Validation
3 8 (15.38%) UML
4 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.62%) Low Latency
4 5 (9.62%) Signal Processing
5 4 (7.69%) CMMI
5 4 (7.69%) Digital Signal Processing
5 4 (7.69%) FPGA Design
5 4 (7.69%) Fraud Detection
5 4 (7.69%) PLM
6 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Analytics
7 2 (3.85%) Android Development
7 2 (3.85%) Data Analytics
7 2 (3.85%) Feasibility Study
7 2 (3.85%) Mechatronics
7 2 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (3.85%) MVC
8 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 28 (53.85%) C++
2 25 (48.08%) C
3 12 (23.08%) C#
4 10 (19.23%) Embedded C++
5 8 (15.38%) Embedded C
6 5 (9.62%) MATLAB
7 4 (7.69%) Python
8 3 (5.77%) Assembly Language
8 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) HND
2 1 (1.92%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) JTAG
2 8 (15.38%) DO-160
3 6 (11.54%) IEC 61508
4 4 (7.69%) DO-254
5 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.92%) MISRA
6 1 (1.92%) MISRA C
System Software
1 17 (32.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) EMC
2 5 (9.62%) Progress
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Atmel
5 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.92%) BT
5 1 (1.92%) Cadence