Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1104 1091 1203
Rank change year-on-year -13 +112 -10
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 82 110 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.064% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.40% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 74 104 93
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £35,375 £32,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £47,850 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +20.00%

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 26,330 27,651 34,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.98% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 20,912 22,540 28,293
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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 -27 76 £45,000 +12.50% 30
England -38 74 £45,000 +12.50% 31
South West +21 31 £47,500 +11.76% 4
North of England -32 15 £45,000 +20.00% 5
South East +5 14 £42,500 +6.25% 13
North West -11 11 £45,000 +20.00%
West Midlands +11 8 £70,000 +69.70%
Midlands +1 8 £70,000 +70.73% 1
Scotland -26 6 £40,000 -23.81%
London -6 5 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Yorkshire +3 3 £48,250 +20.63% 4
East of England -4 1 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North East -28 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 57 (69.51%) C
2 46 (56.10%) Ethernet
3 42 (51.22%) C++
4 40 (48.78%) Software Engineering
5 27 (32.93%) Firmware
6 21 (25.61%) Electronics
6 21 (25.61%) RS-485
7 18 (21.95%) Embedded Systems
7 18 (21.95%) Bluetooth
7 18 (21.95%) Embedded C
8 16 (19.51%) C#
8 16 (19.51%) Degree
8 16 (19.51%) IEC 61508
9 14 (17.07%) Embedded Software Development
9 14 (17.07%) CAN bus
9 14 (17.07%) Validation
9 14 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (17.07%) Wireless
10 13 (15.85%) .NET
11 12 (14.63%) 802.11
11 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
11 12 (14.63%) 802.1X
12 11 (13.41%) Automotive
13 10 (12.20%) Manufacturing
14 9 (10.98%) Embedded C++
14 9 (10.98%) EMC
14 9 (10.98%) Assembly Language
15 8 (9.76%) DO-160
15 8 (9.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 7 (8.54%) Software 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 5 (6.10%) OrCAD
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.88%) Simulink
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 46 (56.10%) Ethernet
2 21 (25.61%) RS-485
3 18 (21.95%) Bluetooth
4 14 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (17.07%) Wireless
5 12 (14.63%) 802.11
5 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.10%) Internet
7 4 (4.88%) RS-422
7 4 (4.88%) Wideband
8 3 (3.66%) Modbus
9 1 (1.22%) Firewall
9 1 (1.22%) FTP
9 1 (1.22%) GSM
9 1 (1.22%) LAN
9 1 (1.22%) NFC
9 1 (1.22%) VPN
9 1 (1.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Subversion
2 6 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.88%) JIRA
3 4 (4.88%) Xcode
4 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (25.61%) Electronics
2 11 (13.41%) Automotive
3 10 (12.20%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.32%) Aerospace
5 4 (4.88%) Avionics
5 4 (4.88%) Multimedia
6 3 (3.66%) Military
7 2 (2.44%) Finance
7 2 (2.44%) Marketing
8 1 (1.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Software Engineer
2 27 (32.93%) Embedded Engineer
3 22 (26.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (17.07%) Developer
5 13 (15.85%) Software Developer
6 9 (10.98%) Electronics Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Firmware Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Embedded Developer
7 7 (8.54%) Embedded Software Developer
8 6 (7.32%) C++ Developer
8 6 (7.32%) C++ Software Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Junior
9 4 (4.88%) Junior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Principal Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Programmer
9 4 (4.88%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) .NET
2 12 (14.63%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.88%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.88%) POSIX
3 4 (4.88%) WinForms
3 4 (4.88%) WPF
4 2 (2.44%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) Qt
4 2 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.22%) CSS
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
5 1 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.22%) REST
5 1 (1.22%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.22%) SOAP
5 1 (1.22%) WCF
5 1 (1.22%) XSLT
5 1 (1.22%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (17.07%) CAN bus
3 8 (9.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (8.54%) Device Driver
5 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (6.10%) Internet of Things
6 5 (6.10%) Robotics
7 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (4.88%) Smart Home
8 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.22%) Life Science
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.22%) SCADA
8 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Android
3 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.88%) Linux
5 3 (3.66%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.22%) Unix
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.78%) Software Engineering
2 14 (17.07%) Embedded Software Development
2 14 (17.07%) Validation
3 7 (8.54%) Device Driver Development
3 7 (8.54%) OO
3 7 (8.54%) Scrum
3 7 (8.54%) Software Testing
4 6 (7.32%) OOP
4 6 (7.32%) Time Management
5 5 (6.10%) Android Development
5 5 (6.10%) Mechatronics
5 5 (6.10%) UML
6 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.88%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (4.88%) FPGA Design
6 4 (4.88%) iOS Development
6 4 (4.88%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (4.88%) Project Management
6 4 (4.88%) Service Design
6 4 (4.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (69.51%) C
2 42 (51.22%) C++
3 18 (21.95%) Embedded C
4 16 (19.51%) C#
5 9 (10.98%) Assembly Language
5 9 (10.98%) Embedded C++
6 4 (4.88%) MATLAB
6 4 (4.88%) XAML
7 2 (2.44%) Python
7 2 (2.44%) SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Java
8 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.22%) Perl
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.51%) IEC 61508
2 8 (9.76%) DO-160
3 6 (7.32%) JTAG
4 5 (6.10%) QA
5 3 (3.66%) DO-254
6 1 (1.22%) MISRA
6 1 (1.22%) MISRA C
System Software
1 27 (32.93%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) EMC
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.88%) Assembla
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (1.22%) Cadence