Period
to 20 April 2021

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

RS-485
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 826 915 995
Rank change year-on-year +89 +80 +205
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 26 40 133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.036% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.24% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 13 32 60
10th Percentile £29,900 " £32,375
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +13.75%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £53,813
90th Percentile " £57,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 10,917 16,543 22,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 15.04% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,310 13,218 17,696
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

RS-485
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RS-485 in the UK

RS-485
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing RS-485.

Salary trend for RS-485 in the UK

RS-485
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing RS-485 over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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 +87 26 £50,000 +11.11% 25
England +138 24 £50,000 +11.11% 19
East of England +60 12 - - 5
Midlands +29 6 £50,000 +5.26% 5
East Midlands - 6 £50,000 - 2
Work from Home - 6 £50,000 -
South West - 3 £45,000 - 2
North of England +29 2 £27,500 -31.25% 4
Scotland +8 2 £48,000 -10.28% 5
Yorkshire +3 2 £27,500 -26.67% 1
South East +64 1 £52,500 +16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 24 (92.31%) Electronics
2 22 (84.62%) C
2 22 (84.62%) Software Engineering
3 15 (57.69%) C++
4 13 (50.00%) C#
5 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (46.15%) TDD
5 12 (46.15%) Pair Programming
5 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
5 12 (46.15%) Unit Testing
5 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (46.15%) Twitter
5 12 (46.15%) Modbus
5 12 (46.15%) DevOps
5 12 (46.15%) RS-422
5 12 (46.15%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (42.31%) RS-232
6 11 (42.31%) Manufacturing
7 10 (38.46%) Ethernet
8 8 (30.77%) Embedded C
8 8 (30.77%) Validation
8 8 (30.77%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (23.08%) GCC
10 6 (23.08%) Degree
10 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
10 6 (23.08%) Python
11 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
12 4 (15.38%) EMC

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 2 (7.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Modbus
1 12 (46.15%) RS-422
2 11 (42.31%) RS-232
3 10 (38.46%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) MQTT
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
1 6 (23.08%) GCC
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 24 (92.31%) Electronics
2 11 (42.31%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Software Test Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Electronics Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Junior
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Junior Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.69%) Analogue Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) CPLD
2 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (7.69%) Raspberry Pi
2 2 (7.69%) Verilog
2 2 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Software Engineering
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (46.15%) Customer Requirements
2 12 (46.15%) DevOps
2 12 (46.15%) Pair Programming
2 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 12 (46.15%) TDD
2 12 (46.15%) Unit Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Embedded Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Validation
4 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) CAD
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.69%) Schematic Capture
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.85%) OO
6 1 (3.85%) OOD
6 1 (3.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) C
2 15 (57.69%) C++
3 13 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) Embedded C
5 6 (23.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Twitter
2 4 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (7.69%) Atmel
3 2 (7.69%) Xilinx