Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1093 1176 1189
Rank change year-on-year +83 +13 +47
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 94 83 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.042% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 80 81 100
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £52,750 £48,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28066 33246 37817
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.87% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22721 27553 30780
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Top 14 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 August 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 +91 92 £40,000 - 11
England +92 89 £40,000 - 6
North of England +24 55 £37,500 +19.05% 3
North West - 25 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +33 17 £40,000 +6.67% 2
South East +73 14 £40,000 +5.96% 2
North East +20 13 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Midlands +34 11 £40,500 +11.72%
East Midlands +28 6 £32,500 -13.33%
West Midlands +17 5 £45,000 +63.64%
Scotland +7 5 £47,500 +18.75% 5
South West -15 4 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East of England +6 3 £40,000 -5.88%
London +51 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 79 (84.04%) C
1 79 (84.04%) Software Engineering
2 71 (75.53%) C++
3 59 (62.77%) Firmware
4 50 (53.19%) Ethernet
5 49 (52.13%) Embedded C
6 45 (47.87%) TCP/IP
7 42 (44.68%) RS-485
8 40 (42.55%) C#
9 37 (39.36%) Degree
10 36 (38.30%) Wireless
10 36 (38.30%) Electronics
11 34 (36.17%) .NET
12 32 (34.04%) Visual Studio
13 31 (32.98%) Embedded C++
14 27 (28.72%) Linux
15 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
16 24 (25.53%) Windows
16 24 (25.53%) Bluetooth
16 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (23.40%) Manufacturing
18 21 (22.34%) SQL
18 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
19 20 (21.28%) Web Services
20 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
20 18 (19.15%) Scrum
20 18 (19.15%) Home Automation
20 18 (19.15%) RS-422
20 18 (19.15%) ANSI C
21 17 (18.09%) Relational Database

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 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Infor M3
2 3 (3.19%) LabWindows
3 1 (1.06%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 50 (53.19%) Ethernet
2 45 (47.87%) TCP/IP
3 42 (44.68%) RS-485
4 36 (38.30%) Wireless
5 24 (25.53%) Bluetooth
6 18 (19.15%) RS-422
7 13 (13.83%) GPRS
7 13 (13.83%) ZigBee
8 8 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (7.45%) GSM
10 6 (6.38%) Modbus
10 6 (6.38%) NFC
10 6 (6.38%) RFID
10 6 (6.38%) UMTS
11 5 (5.32%) Profibus
12 2 (2.13%) 3G
13 1 (1.06%) DHCP
13 1 (1.06%) DNS
13 1 (1.06%) Firewall
13 1 (1.06%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.09%) RDBMS
2 17 (18.09%) Relational Database
3 15 (15.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (15.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) MS Access
5 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (34.04%) Visual Studio
2 15 (15.96%) Microsoft Blend
2 15 (15.96%) MSI
2 15 (15.96%) MSTest
2 15 (15.96%) NuGet
2 15 (15.96%) NUnit
2 15 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (15.96%) WiX
3 9 (9.57%) Subversion
4 3 (3.19%) JIRA
5 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.06%) LabVIEW
General
1 36 (38.30%) Electronics
2 22 (23.40%) Manufacturing
3 15 (15.96%) Marketing
4 7 (7.45%) Automotive
5 4 (4.26%) Games
5 4 (4.26%) Legal
6 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.13%) Military
8 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 54 (57.45%) Software Engineer
2 48 (51.06%) Embedded Engineer
3 47 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 28 (29.79%) Developer
5 21 (22.34%) Firmware Engineer
6 18 (19.15%) Embedded C Engineer
6 18 (19.15%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 18 (19.15%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 18 (19.15%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 17 (18.09%) C Software Engineer
7 17 (18.09%) C# Developer
7 17 (18.09%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 17 (18.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 17 (18.09%) C++ Software Engineer
7 17 (18.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 17 (18.09%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 17 (18.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 15 (15.96%) .NET Developer
8 15 (15.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (10.64%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.17%) .NET
2 20 (21.28%) Web Services
3 17 (18.09%) Silverlight
3 17 (18.09%) WCF
4 16 (17.02%) .NET Framework
4 16 (17.02%) Entity Framework
4 16 (17.02%) WPF
5 15 (15.96%) .NET Compact Framework
5 15 (15.96%) COM
5 15 (15.96%) Lambda Expressions
5 15 (15.96%) LINQ
5 15 (15.96%) LINQ to SQL
5 15 (15.96%) NHibernate
5 15 (15.96%) Unity DI Container
5 15 (15.96%) XML
5 15 (15.96%) XSD
6 8 (8.51%) HTML
7 6 (6.38%) MFC
7 6 (6.38%) Qt
8 5 (5.32%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) Home Automation
2 17 (18.09%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (17.02%) Algorithms
3 16 (17.02%) Embedded Systems
4 15 (15.96%) Data Structures
4 15 (15.96%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 15 (15.96%) Internet of Things
5 13 (13.83%) CAN bus
6 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (12.77%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.13%) User Experience
7 2 (2.13%) VHDL
7 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.06%) Life Science
8 1 (1.06%) SCADA
8 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.72%) Linux
2 24 (25.53%) Windows
3 15 (15.96%) Mac OS
3 15 (15.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (2.13%) Android
4 2 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Debian
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (84.04%) Software Engineering
2 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
3 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (19.15%) Scrum
5 17 (18.09%) Multithreading
5 17 (18.09%) MVC
5 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
6 16 (17.02%) OO
6 16 (17.02%) TDD
6 16 (17.02%) UML
7 15 (15.96%) Concurrent Programming
7 15 (15.96%) Dependency Injection
7 15 (15.96%) Inversion of Control
7 15 (15.96%) Kanban
7 15 (15.96%) MVVM
7 15 (15.96%) OOD
7 15 (15.96%) Physics
7 15 (15.96%) Product Management
7 15 (15.96%) RUP
8 14 (14.89%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (84.04%) C
2 71 (75.53%) C++
3 49 (52.13%) Embedded C
4 40 (42.55%) C#
5 31 (32.98%) Embedded C++
6 21 (22.34%) SQL
7 18 (19.15%) ANSI C
8 15 (15.96%) XAML
9 7 (7.45%) Assembly Language
10 6 (6.38%) Python
11 5 (5.32%) Java
11 5 (5.32%) VB
12 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
12 4 (4.26%) Ruby
13 3 (3.19%) MATLAB
14 2 (2.13%) PHP
14 2 (2.13%) VC++
15 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (39.36%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) HND
3 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.06%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.77%) ISO 9001
2 8 (8.51%) JTAG
3 4 (4.26%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) MISRA
System Software
1 59 (62.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) EMC
2 6 (6.38%) NEC
3 5 (5.32%) Lauterbach
4 4 (4.26%) Freescale
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (1.06%) Assembla
6 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.06%) Facebook
6 1 (1.06%) Intel