Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 988 1177 1088
Rank change year-on-year +189 -89 +142
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 110 29 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.017% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.11% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 50 26 83
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £33,625 £34,375 £33,750
90th Percentile £62,625 £61,875 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -11.11%

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 22,435 25,999 27,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.14% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,987 20,639 21,996
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for RS-485 in the UK

RS-485
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-485 within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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 +187 109 £45,000 - 6
UK excluding London +153 108 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Midlands +97 76 £47,500 +7.95% 1
East Midlands - 68 £45,000 - 1
South East +55 26 £45,000 -25.00% 4
West Midlands +29 8 £47,500 +7.95%
North West - 5 £40,000 -
North of England - 5 £40,000 - 1
London +94 2 £46,750 -
Scotland -3 1 £42,500 +6.25%

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT jobs citing RS-485 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-485.

1 93 (84.55%) Software Engineering
2 91 (82.73%) C
3 83 (75.45%) C++
4 77 (70.00%) Degree
5 75 (68.18%) Modbus
6 70 (63.64%) TCP/IP
7 68 (61.82%) C#
8 66 (60.00%) Firmware
8 66 (60.00%) CAN bus
9 65 (59.09%) Embedded Systems
10 59 (53.64%) FreeRTOS
11 52 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (40.00%) Unit Testing
13 43 (39.09%) Linux
14 38 (34.55%) Manufacturing
15 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
15 36 (32.73%) Time Management
15 36 (32.73%) Robot Framework
16 33 (30.00%) RS-232
17 31 (28.18%) Technical Leadership
17 31 (28.18%) Device Driver
18 30 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
19 29 (26.36%) Visual Studio
19 29 (26.36%) Java
19 29 (26.36%) Android
19 29 (26.36%) Apple iOS
19 29 (26.36%) Spring
19 29 (26.36%) Maven
20 28 (25.45%) Marketing
21 22 (20.00%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 75 (68.18%) Modbus
2 70 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 33 (30.00%) RS-232
4 19 (17.27%) Ethernet
5 8 (7.27%) MQTT
5 8 (7.27%) RS-422
6 7 (6.36%) Bluetooth
6 7 (6.36%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (4.55%) SSH
7 5 (4.55%) SSL
8 3 (2.73%) Profibus
9 1 (0.91%) 3G
9 1 (0.91%) 4G
9 1 (0.91%) LTE
9 1 (0.91%) SNA
9 1 (0.91%) SNMP
9 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (32.73%) Robot Framework
2 29 (26.36%) Maven
2 29 (26.36%) Visual Studio
3 15 (13.64%) Subversion
4 11 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (7.27%) CppUnit
6 2 (1.82%) LabVIEW
General
1 38 (34.55%) Manufacturing
2 28 (25.45%) Marketing
3 19 (17.27%) Electronics
4 8 (7.27%) Automotive
5 2 (1.82%) Games
5 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.91%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (68.18%) Software Engineer
2 52 (47.27%) Embedded Engineer
3 43 (39.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 29 (26.36%) Lead Software Engineer
5 15 (13.64%) C++ Software Engineer
5 15 (13.64%) Test Engineer
6 13 (11.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 11 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
8 9 (8.18%) C Software Engineer
8 9 (8.18%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (7.27%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (6.36%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (6.36%) Design Engineer
10 7 (6.36%) Electronics Design Engineer
11 6 (5.45%) Electronics Test Engineer
11 6 (5.45%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.36%) Spring
2 21 (19.09%) COM
3 5 (4.55%) X-Windows
4 4 (3.64%) Node.js
5 3 (2.73%) Web Services
6 2 (1.82%) .NET
7 1 (0.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.91%) CSS
7 1 (0.91%) HTML
7 1 (0.91%) STL
7 1 (0.91%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 66 (60.00%) CAN bus
2 65 (59.09%) Embedded Systems
3 31 (28.18%) Device Driver
4 11 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (8.18%) CPLD
6 4 (3.64%) VHDL
7 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.82%) Verilog
8 1 (0.91%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.91%) Robotics
8 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.64%) FreeRTOS
2 43 (39.09%) Linux
3 29 (26.36%) Android
3 29 (26.36%) Apple iOS
4 13 (11.82%) Windows
5 5 (4.55%) Debian
6 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.91%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (84.55%) Software Engineering
2 52 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 36 (32.73%) Time Management
5 31 (28.18%) Technical Leadership
6 30 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (20.00%) Scrum
8 14 (12.73%) Process Improvement
9 10 (9.09%) Physics
9 10 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 10 (9.09%) Validation
10 8 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.27%) SDLC
10 8 (7.27%) Software Testing
11 7 (6.36%) Computer Science
11 7 (6.36%) Schematic Capture
12 5 (4.55%) Multithreading
13 4 (3.64%) Mathematics
13 4 (3.64%) UML
14 3 (2.73%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 91 (82.73%) C
2 83 (75.45%) C++
3 68 (61.82%) C#
4 29 (26.36%) Java
5 18 (16.36%) Embedded C
6 7 (6.36%) Python
7 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.55%) Embedded C++
8 4 (3.64%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.91%) VB
9 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (70.00%) Degree
2 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.91%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.91%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.91%) MISRA
2 1 (0.91%) MISRA C
System Software
1 66 (60.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) systemd
Vendors
1 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.36%) EMC
3 2 (1.82%) Mentor Graphics
3 2 (1.82%) SAP
4 1 (0.91%) Freescale
4 1 (0.91%) HP
4 1 (0.91%) QNX
4 1 (0.91%) Siemens