Period
to 21 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 737 968 1029
Rank change year-on-year +231 +61 +119
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 32 76 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.060% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 32 68 81
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% -7.78%
10th Percentile £36,375 £37,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,750 £63,125 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +14.46% -17.00%

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 9,008 18,982 22,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.13% 15.03% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,166 15,153 18,005
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

RS-232
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RS-232 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing RS-232.

Salary trend for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing RS-232 over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021. 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 +171 29 £50,000 +5.26% 13
England +235 27 £50,000 - 14
Midlands +104 9 £50,000 +25.00% 3
North of England +87 8 £50,000 -16.67%
Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 7 £50,000 - 2
Work from Home -68 6 £50,000 -16.67%
South West +55 4 £42,500 - 2
London +216 3 £50,000 -4.76% 2
South East +142 3 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Scotland +49 3 £48,000 +6.67%
West Midlands +71 2 - - 1
Wales +45 2 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 22 (68.75%) RS-485
2 21 (65.63%) Electronics
3 18 (56.25%) Embedded C
4 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
5 15 (46.88%) Ethernet
5 15 (46.88%) C
6 14 (43.75%) Manufacturing
7 12 (37.50%) Degree
8 9 (28.13%) Validation
9 8 (25.00%) EMC
9 8 (25.00%) Python
9 8 (25.00%) Automotive
9 8 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
10 7 (21.88%) GCC
10 7 (21.88%) Eclipse
11 6 (18.75%) C++
11 6 (18.75%) Aerospace
11 6 (18.75%) Advertising
12 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 5 (15.63%) Windows
12 5 (15.63%) SDLC
13 4 (12.50%) VMware NSX
13 4 (12.50%) Modbus
13 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (12.50%) Atmel
13 4 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
13 4 (12.50%) Fibre Optics
13 4 (12.50%) IPv6
13 4 (12.50%) Cisco
13 4 (12.50%) Active Directory

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 2 (6.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) RS-485
2 15 (46.88%) Ethernet
3 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.50%) Firewall
4 4 (12.50%) IPv6
4 4 (12.50%) Modbus
4 4 (12.50%) Network Security
5 3 (9.38%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (6.25%) BGP
6 2 (6.25%) Bluetooth
6 2 (6.25%) OSPF
7 1 (3.13%) RS-422
7 1 (3.13%) VoIP
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless
7 1 (3.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Eclipse
1 7 (21.88%) GCC
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 21 (65.63%) Electronics
2 14 (43.75%) Manufacturing
3 8 (25.00%) Automotive
4 6 (18.75%) Advertising
4 6 (18.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.13%) Finance
5 1 (3.13%) Games
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Software Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Electronics Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Digital Design Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Junior
7 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Field Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Junior Electronics Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Electronics Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Leaflet
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Fibre Optics
2 2 (6.25%) Analogue Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) CPLD
2 2 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.25%) Verilog
2 2 (6.25%) VHDL
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
2 9 (28.13%) Validation
3 8 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (15.63%) SDLC
5 4 (12.50%) CAD
5 4 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.25%) Network Design
6 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.25%) Schematic Capture
7 1 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (3.13%) Disruptive Innovation
7 1 (3.13%) Mechatronics
7 1 (3.13%) Robotic Control
7 1 (3.13%) Scrum
7 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Embedded C
2 15 (46.88%) C
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (18.75%) C++
5 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.13%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) R
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (12.50%) VMware NSX
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) EMC
2 4 (12.50%) Atmel
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) Juniper
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Xilinx