Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RS-485 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RS-485 over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1146 1139 1211
Rank change year-on-year -7 +72 +82
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 34 93 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.050% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.30% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 25 83 83
UK median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £33,000 £27,500 £32,600
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%

RS-485 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 27886 31508 35447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 16.92% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 22500 25736 29427
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

RS-485
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RS-485 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RS-485 in the UK

RS-485
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RS-485.

Salary trend for RS-485 in the UK

RS-485
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RS-485 over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for RS-485 in the UK

RS-485
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RS-485 within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 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 -11 34 £42,500 +8.97% 3
England -48 30 £42,500 +8.97% 3
South East +39 14 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Midlands +16 11 £46,250 -7.50%
West Midlands +21 8 £46,250 -7.50%
North of England -18 4 £37,500 +19.05%
Scotland -18 4 £43,750 +9.38%
East Midlands +16 3 £40,000 +14.29%
North West -8 2 £40,000 -
North East -15 2 £35,000 +11.11%
South West -19 1 £37,500 -3.85% 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing RS-485 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-485.

1 28 (82.35%) C
2 27 (79.41%) Software Engineering
3 22 (64.71%) RS-232
4 20 (58.82%) C++
5 19 (55.88%) C#
5 19 (55.88%) Firmware
6 17 (50.00%) Embedded C
7 16 (47.06%) Ethernet
7 16 (47.06%) Degree
8 15 (44.12%) .NET
9 14 (41.18%) Electronics
10 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
10 9 (26.47%) Linux
10 9 (26.47%) RS-422
11 8 (23.53%) Assembly Language
11 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
12 7 (20.59%) Validation
12 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
13 6 (17.65%) Modbus
14 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
14 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
14 5 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
15 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
15 4 (11.76%) MQTT
15 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (11.76%) Schematic Capture
15 4 (11.76%) Fraud Detection
15 4 (11.76%) CAN bus
15 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
15 4 (11.76%) UML

RS-485
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 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) RS-232
2 16 (47.06%) Ethernet
3 9 (26.47%) RS-422
4 6 (17.65%) Modbus
5 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
6 4 (11.76%) MQTT
7 2 (5.88%) Wireless
8 1 (2.94%) GSM
8 1 (2.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.94%) GCC
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 14 (41.18%) Electronics
2 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Software Engineer
2 17 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 16 (47.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) C Software Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Electronics Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Embedded C Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Electronics Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) DSP Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) Qt
2 1 (2.94%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
3 5 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.76%) CAN bus
5 3 (8.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (8.82%) Verilog
5 3 (8.82%) VHDL
6 2 (5.88%) SCADA
7 1 (2.94%) CPLD
7 1 (2.94%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Software Engineering
2 7 (20.59%) Validation
3 4 (11.76%) Fraud Detection
3 4 (11.76%) Schematic Capture
3 4 (11.76%) UML
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (5.88%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (5.88%) Low Latency
5 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Signal Processing
6 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) C
2 20 (58.82%) C++
3 19 (55.88%) C#
4 17 (50.00%) Embedded C
5 8 (23.53%) Assembly Language
6 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
7 4 (11.76%) Python
8 2 (5.88%) Ada
8 2 (5.88%) Go
8 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.88%) VB
9 1 (2.94%) PHP
9 1 (2.94%) SQL
9 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Mentor Graphics
1 2 (5.88%) Xilinx
2 1 (2.94%) EMC
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft