Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1104 1134 1213
Rank change year-on-year +30 +79 +45
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 59 83 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.043% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 48 81 88
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +5.26%

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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 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 +56 59 £40,000 +14.29% 13
England +50 54 £40,000 +8.11% 11
North of England +29 30 £37,500 +19.05% 4
North West - 16 £37,500 - 2
South East +60 13 £60,000 +50.00% 5
North East +7 8 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Midlands +35 6 £40,000 +14.29%
Yorkshire - 6 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +51 5 £40,000 +14.29%
Scotland -5 5 £50,000 +25.00% 2
East of England +12 4 £45,000 +50.00%
West Midlands +24 1 £50,000 +81.82%
South West -2 1 £50,000 +5.26% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 47 (79.66%) C
2 44 (74.58%) Software Engineering
3 38 (64.41%) C++
4 35 (59.32%) Firmware
5 30 (50.85%) C#
6 29 (49.15%) Embedded C
7 28 (47.46%) RS-485
8 27 (45.76%) .NET
9 25 (42.37%) Degree
10 22 (37.29%) TCP/IP
11 21 (35.59%) Visual Studio
12 20 (33.90%) Ethernet
13 19 (32.20%) Electronics
14 15 (25.42%) Bluetooth
15 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
16 13 (22.03%) Wireless
16 13 (22.03%) Linux
16 13 (22.03%) RS-422
16 13 (22.03%) Algorithms
16 13 (22.03%) CAN bus
17 11 (18.64%) UML
17 11 (18.64%) Manufacturing
17 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
17 11 (18.64%) Embedded C++
17 11 (18.64%) Embedded Systems
17 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
18 10 (16.95%) ANSI C
18 10 (16.95%) Greenfield Project
18 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
18 10 (16.95%) Unit Testing

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 1 (1.69%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.69%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 28 (47.46%) RS-485
2 22 (37.29%) TCP/IP
3 20 (33.90%) Ethernet
4 15 (25.42%) Bluetooth
5 13 (22.03%) RS-422
5 13 (22.03%) Wireless
6 7 (11.86%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (10.17%) GPRS
7 6 (10.17%) Modbus
7 6 (10.17%) NFC
7 6 (10.17%) RFID
7 6 (10.17%) UMTS
8 5 (8.47%) ZigBee
9 4 (6.78%) MQTT
9 4 (6.78%) Z-Wave
10 2 (3.39%) Profibus
11 1 (1.69%) DHCP
11 1 (1.69%) DNS
11 1 (1.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) RDBMS
2 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (35.59%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.56%) Subversion
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Blend
3 7 (11.86%) MSI
3 7 (11.86%) MSTest
3 7 (11.86%) NuGet
3 7 (11.86%) NUnit
3 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (11.86%) WiX
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 19 (32.20%) Electronics
2 11 (18.64%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.86%) Marketing
4 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.08%) Military
6 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.39%) Automotive
7 1 (1.69%) Games
7 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Software Engineer
2 24 (40.68%) Embedded Engineer
3 23 (38.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (32.20%) Developer
5 13 (22.03%) Embedded C Engineer
5 13 (22.03%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 13 (22.03%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 12 (20.34%) C Software Engineer
6 12 (20.34%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 12 (20.34%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 12 (20.34%) C++ Software Engineer
6 12 (20.34%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 12 (20.34%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 12 (20.34%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (16.95%) C# Developer
8 7 (11.86%) .NET Developer
8 7 (11.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (11.86%) Embedded Developer
8 7 (11.86%) Embedded Software Developer
8 7 (11.86%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.76%) .NET
2 10 (16.95%) Silverlight
2 10 (16.95%) WCF
3 8 (13.56%) .NET Framework
3 8 (13.56%) Web Services
4 7 (11.86%) .NET Compact Framework
4 7 (11.86%) COM
4 7 (11.86%) Entity Framework
4 7 (11.86%) Lambda Expressions
4 7 (11.86%) LINQ
4 7 (11.86%) LINQ to SQL
4 7 (11.86%) NHibernate
4 7 (11.86%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (11.86%) WPF
4 7 (11.86%) XML
4 7 (11.86%) XSD
5 5 (8.47%) HTML
6 3 (5.08%) CSS
6 3 (5.08%) Qt
6 3 (5.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Computer Science
2 13 (22.03%) Algorithms
2 13 (22.03%) CAN bus
3 11 (18.64%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (16.95%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (11.86%) Data Structures
6 7 (11.86%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 7 (11.86%) Internet of Things
7 4 (6.78%) Home Automation
8 3 (5.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
8 3 (5.08%) User Experience
8 3 (5.08%) VHDL
9 1 (1.69%) Life Science
9 1 (1.69%) SCADA
9 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.69%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Linux
2 9 (15.25%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) Mac OS
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 3 (5.08%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Debian
5 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) Software Engineering
2 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
2 11 (18.64%) UML
3 10 (16.95%) MVC
3 10 (16.95%) Unit Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.25%) Validation
5 8 (13.56%) Multithreading
5 8 (13.56%) OO
5 8 (13.56%) Scrum
5 8 (13.56%) TDD
6 7 (11.86%) Concurrent Programming
6 7 (11.86%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (11.86%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (11.86%) Kanban
6 7 (11.86%) MVVM
6 7 (11.86%) OOD
6 7 (11.86%) Physics
6 7 (11.86%) Product Management
6 7 (11.86%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 47 (79.66%) C
2 38 (64.41%) C++
3 30 (50.85%) C#
4 29 (49.15%) Embedded C
5 11 (18.64%) Embedded C++
6 10 (16.95%) ANSI C
7 9 (15.25%) Assembly Language
8 8 (13.56%) SQL
9 7 (11.86%) XAML
10 5 (8.47%) VB
11 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
11 4 (6.78%) MATLAB
12 2 (3.39%) Python
13 1 (1.69%) Java
13 1 (1.69%) PHP
13 1 (1.69%) Ruby
13 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) HND
3 1 (1.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) ISO 9001
2 6 (10.17%) JTAG
3 1 (1.69%) MISRA
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 35 (59.32%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Lauterbach
3 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.69%) Freescale
3 1 (1.69%) Intel
3 1 (1.69%) Mentor Graphics