Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-232
UK
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 832 1025 1124
Rank change year-on-year +193 +99 -44
Permanent jobs citing RS-232 53 64 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.044% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 52 49 61
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,700 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +12.50%

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 13,397 22,415 26,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.84% 15.58% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10,498 17,011 20,681
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,192 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% +0.42% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
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 28 May 2020.

Salary histogram for RS-232 in the UK

RS-232
Top 10 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 28 May 2020. 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 +185 49 £50,000 +11.11% 18
UK excluding London +175 38 £50,000 +17.65% 15
London +158 14 £52,500 +10.53% 4
East of England +95 13 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South East +101 8 £43,500 -3.33% 6
North of England +109 7 £60,000 +41.18%
South West +75 7 £50,000 -15.25% 4
North West +72 7 £60,000 +45.45%
Work from Home +60 5 £60,000 -
Scotland - 3 £53,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 35 (66.04%) Software Engineering
2 28 (52.83%) RS-485
3 26 (49.06%) TCP/IP
4 21 (39.62%) C
5 20 (37.74%) Firmware
6 18 (33.96%) Degree
7 17 (32.08%) Embedded C
8 15 (28.30%) C#
8 15 (28.30%) Aerospace
8 15 (28.30%) CAN bus
9 13 (24.53%) .NET
10 12 (22.64%) SQL
10 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
10 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
10 12 (22.64%) WinForms
10 12 (22.64%) MVC
10 12 (22.64%) WPF
11 11 (20.75%) Software Testing
11 11 (20.75%) Electronics
11 11 (20.75%) Validation
12 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
12 10 (18.87%) Subversion
12 10 (18.87%) Apple iOS
12 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (18.87%) Android
12 10 (18.87%) Azure
12 10 (18.87%) AWS
12 10 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (18.87%) Android Development
12 10 (18.87%) iOS Development

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 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) AWS
1 10 (18.87%) Azure
2 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (52.83%) RS-485
2 26 (49.06%) TCP/IP
3 9 (16.98%) Bluetooth
4 8 (15.09%) Ethernet
4 8 (15.09%) Wireless
5 7 (13.21%) GSM
5 7 (13.21%) MQTT
6 6 (11.32%) NFC
6 6 (11.32%) VoIP
7 5 (9.43%) RFID
7 5 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (7.55%) Internet
9 3 (5.66%) LAN
9 3 (5.66%) Modbus
9 3 (5.66%) RS-422
9 3 (5.66%) ZigBee
10 2 (3.77%) FTP
10 2 (3.77%) Profibus
10 2 (3.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.77%) InfluxDB
3 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.77%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Subversion
2 3 (5.66%) Bugzilla
2 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.89%) GCC
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 15 (28.30%) Aerospace
2 11 (20.75%) Electronics
3 6 (11.32%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.55%) Automotive
5 3 (5.66%) Games
5 3 (5.66%) Marketing
5 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Software Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Embedded Engineer
3 13 (24.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Radar Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Senior Radar Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Audio Visual Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Audio Visual Installation Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Installations Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) C Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Embedded C Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Embedded Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Embedded Software Developer
6 5 (9.43%) IoT Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Principal Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Principal Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
2 12 (22.64%) WinForms
2 12 (22.64%) WPF
3 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (11.32%) HTML
5 2 (3.77%) Ajax
5 2 (3.77%) COM
5 2 (3.77%) CSS
5 2 (3.77%) HTML5
5 2 (3.77%) jQuery
5 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.77%) MFC
5 2 (3.77%) MSMQ
5 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.77%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (3.77%) REST
5 2 (3.77%) WCF
5 2 (3.77%) WebSockets
5 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) CAN bus
2 6 (11.32%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (7.55%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.77%) Analogue Electronics
4 2 (3.77%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Android
1 10 (18.87%) Apple iOS
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
3 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.77%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (66.04%) Software Engineering
2 12 (22.64%) MVC
3 11 (20.75%) Software Testing
3 11 (20.75%) Validation
4 10 (18.87%) Android Development
4 10 (18.87%) iOS Development
4 10 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (18.87%) SDLC
5 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
6 7 (13.21%) Systems Engineering
7 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.32%) Preventative Maintenance
8 5 (9.43%) Scrum
8 5 (9.43%) Telematics
9 3 (5.66%) Disruptive Innovation
9 3 (5.66%) Software Architecture
10 2 (3.77%) Multithreading
10 2 (3.77%) Web Development
11 1 (1.89%) QMS
11 1 (1.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) C
2 17 (32.08%) Embedded C
3 15 (28.30%) C#
4 12 (22.64%) SQL
5 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
6 9 (16.98%) C++
7 5 (9.43%) ANSI C
8 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.66%) Python
9 3 (5.66%) R
10 2 (3.77%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Degree
2 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) JTAG
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) EMC
2 2 (3.77%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) Cadence