Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1059 1118 1161
Rank change year-on-year +59 +43 +66
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 97 73 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.041% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 93 61 84
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.46% -1.88%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.32% -5.00%

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 24,888 28,104 32,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.95% 15.91% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19,780 22,818 26,895
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Top 12 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 22 September 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
England +72 94 £45,000 +20.00% 37
UK excluding London +39 93 £45,000 +20.00% 37
South East +36 32 £42,500 +6.25% 9
North of England +9 26 £42,500 +13.33% 17
South West +38 24 £45,000 -10.00% 6
North West +11 23 £42,500 +13.33% 13
West Midlands +42 10 £70,000 +47.37%
Midlands +36 10 £70,000 +75.00%
Yorkshire +29 2 £44,000 +10.00% 3
London - 2 £40,000 - 3
North East -24 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wales - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 80 (82.47%) C
2 68 (70.10%) Software Engineering
3 53 (54.64%) C++
4 37 (38.14%) RS-485
5 35 (36.08%) Degree
6 34 (35.05%) Ethernet
6 34 (35.05%) Embedded C
7 32 (32.99%) Firmware
8 29 (29.90%) C#
9 24 (24.74%) Embedded Systems
10 23 (23.71%) Windows
11 22 (22.68%) Bluetooth
12 21 (21.65%) Computer Science
13 20 (20.62%) RS-422
14 18 (18.56%) .NET
14 18 (18.56%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (17.53%) Electronics
15 17 (17.53%) CAN bus
16 16 (16.49%) Embedded Software Development
17 14 (14.43%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
18 13 (13.40%) Assembly Language
18 13 (13.40%) Multithreading
19 12 (12.37%) Physics
20 11 (11.34%) Wireless
21 10 (10.31%) Validation
21 10 (10.31%) Internet
21 10 (10.31%) OO
21 10 (10.31%) Subversion
21 10 (10.31%) IEC 61508

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 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (38.14%) RS-485
2 34 (35.05%) Ethernet
3 22 (22.68%) Bluetooth
4 20 (20.62%) RS-422
5 18 (18.56%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
7 11 (11.34%) Wireless
8 10 (10.31%) Internet
9 9 (9.28%) 802.11
10 7 (7.22%) Modbus
11 3 (3.09%) PPP
11 3 (3.09%) Profibus
12 2 (2.06%) FTP
13 1 (1.03%) Firewall
13 1 (1.03%) LAN
13 1 (1.03%) NFC
13 1 (1.03%) VPN
13 1 (1.03%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Subversion
2 9 (9.28%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.25%) JIRA
3 8 (8.25%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.15%) Xcode
5 1 (1.03%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (17.53%) Electronics
2 8 (8.25%) Automotive
2 8 (8.25%) Games
2 8 (8.25%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.15%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.06%) Military
5 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (54.64%) Software Engineer
2 41 (42.27%) Embedded Engineer
3 35 (36.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Firmware Engineer
5 12 (12.37%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Junior
7 8 (8.25%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Embedded C Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Embedded Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Embedded Software Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.56%) .NET
2 9 (9.28%) 802.1X
2 9 (9.28%) WinForms
2 9 (9.28%) WPF
3 8 (8.25%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.12%) POSIX
6 2 (2.06%) XML
7 1 (1.03%) HTML
7 1 (1.03%) Qt
7 1 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.74%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (21.65%) Computer Science
3 17 (17.53%) CAN bus
4 9 (9.28%) Robotics
5 7 (7.22%) Device Driver
6 6 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (6.19%) Internet of Things
7 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.03%) Life Science
9 1 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (1.03%) SCADA
9 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.03%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.71%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Android
2 9 (9.28%) Apple iOS
2 9 (9.28%) Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.06%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.03%) Unix
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (70.10%) Software Engineering
2 16 (16.49%) Embedded Software Development
3 13 (13.40%) Multithreading
4 12 (12.37%) Physics
5 10 (10.31%) OO
5 10 (10.31%) Validation
6 9 (9.28%) OOP
7 8 (8.25%) Android Development
7 8 (8.25%) Artificial Intelligence
7 8 (8.25%) iOS Development
7 8 (8.25%) Issue Tracking
7 8 (8.25%) Multithreaded Programming
7 8 (8.25%) Static Code Analysis
7 8 (8.25%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.22%) Device Driver Development
8 7 (7.22%) Scrum
8 7 (7.22%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.15%) Service Design
9 5 (5.15%) Time Management
10 4 (4.12%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 80 (82.47%) C
2 53 (54.64%) C++
3 34 (35.05%) Embedded C
4 29 (29.90%) C#
5 13 (13.40%) Assembly Language
6 5 (5.15%) XAML
7 4 (4.12%) Embedded C++
7 4 (4.12%) Java
7 4 (4.12%) Python
8 2 (2.06%) Perl
8 2 (2.06%) PHP
8 2 (2.06%) SQL
9 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.03%) VB
9 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (36.08%) Degree
2 14 (14.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.03%) HND
3 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) IEC 61508
2 6 (6.19%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) DO-160
3 1 (1.03%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (32.99%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (8.25%) Assembla
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.03%) EMC
3 1 (1.03%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle