Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1132 1185 1231
Rank change year-on-year +53 +46 +32
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 55 74 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.038% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 47 69 70
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,300 £32,500
90th Percentile £49,300 £48,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

RS-485 is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28066 33246 37817
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.87% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22721 27553 30780
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 21 August 2017.

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 August 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 +59 55 £40,000 - 10
England +61 52 £40,000 +1.27% 7
North of England -6 25 £37,500 +19.05% 3
Midlands +42 14 £43,750 +25.00% 2
South East +76 13 £40,000 +11.11% 1
North East +20 13 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +28 12 £40,000 +6.67% 2
West Midlands - 12 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +8 3 £42,500 -2.86% 3
East Midlands +28 2 £36,250 +3.57% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 51 (92.73%) C
2 46 (83.64%) Firmware
2 46 (83.64%) Software Engineering
3 44 (80.00%) C++
4 42 (76.36%) Embedded C
4 42 (76.36%) RS-232
5 33 (60.00%) Wireless
5 33 (60.00%) Ethernet
6 31 (56.36%) Embedded C++
7 29 (52.73%) Electronics
8 26 (47.27%) TCP/IP
9 18 (32.73%) RS-422
9 18 (32.73%) Home Automation
9 18 (32.73%) C#
10 15 (27.27%) Degree
11 14 (25.45%) ZigBee
11 14 (25.45%) Embedded Systems
11 14 (25.45%) Manufacturing
12 13 (23.64%) Validation
12 13 (23.64%) Algorithms
13 12 (21.82%) ANSI C
13 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (21.82%) ISO 9001
13 12 (21.82%) Bluetooth
14 11 (20.00%) Linux
15 10 (18.18%) .NET
16 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
17 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
17 8 (14.55%) Windows
18 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management

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:

Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 42 (76.36%) RS-232
2 33 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 33 (60.00%) Wireless
3 26 (47.27%) TCP/IP
4 18 (32.73%) RS-422
5 14 (25.45%) ZigBee
6 12 (21.82%) Bluetooth
7 6 (10.91%) GPRS
7 6 (10.91%) GSM
8 3 (5.45%) SNMP
9 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.82%) 3G
10 1 (1.82%) DECT
10 1 (1.82%) Modbus
10 1 (1.82%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.45%) Subversion
3 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.82%) Trac
General
1 29 (52.73%) Electronics
2 14 (25.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 45 (81.82%) Software Engineer
2 41 (74.55%) Embedded Engineer
3 40 (72.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 20 (36.36%) Firmware Engineer
5 19 (34.55%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 13 (23.64%) Embedded C Engineer
6 13 (23.64%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 13 (23.64%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 12 (21.82%) C Software Engineer
7 12 (21.82%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 12 (21.82%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (21.82%) C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (21.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 12 (21.82%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (21.82%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (10.91%) Electronics Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Electronics Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) C++ Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) MFC
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.73%) Home Automation
2 14 (25.45%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (23.64%) Algorithms
4 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
6 5 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (9.09%) Verilog
6 5 (9.09%) VHDL
7 3 (5.45%) CPLD
8 1 (1.82%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.82%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Linux
2 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Debian
3 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (83.64%) Software Engineering
2 13 (23.64%) Validation
3 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.73%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
4 6 (10.91%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (10.91%) Schematic Capture
5 2 (3.64%) Multithreading
5 2 (3.64%) Post-Production
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.82%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (1.82%) Fraud Detection
6 1 (1.82%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (1.82%) Logistics
6 1 (1.82%) Signal Processing
6 1 (1.82%) Software Architecture
6 1 (1.82%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (1.82%) Time Management
6 1 (1.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (92.73%) C
2 44 (80.00%) C++
3 42 (76.36%) Embedded C
4 31 (56.36%) Embedded C++
5 18 (32.73%) C#
6 12 (21.82%) ANSI C
7 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
8 6 (10.91%) Assembly Language
9 3 (5.45%) SQL
10 2 (3.64%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.82%) Perl
11 1 (1.82%) PHP
11 1 (1.82%) Python
11 1 (1.82%) VB
11 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) MISRA
System Software
1 46 (83.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) EMC
1 6 (10.91%) NEC
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Xilinx
3 1 (1.82%) Assembla
3 1 (1.82%) Atlassian