Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1138 1090 1237
Rank change year-on-year -48 +147 +18
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 36 97 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.055% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 31 87 95
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,750 £32,200
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 26,625 29,204 35,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.63% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21,504 23,718 29,054
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018. 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 -45 35 £40,000 - 11
England -71 22 £40,000 - 11
Scotland -20 14 £40,000 - 1
South East +6 10 £60,000 +54.84% 4
Midlands -7 7 £44,000 -12.00% 1
West Midlands +1 5 £44,000 -12.00% 1
East Midlands +14 2 £47,500 +21.02%
South West -8 2 £33,375 -25.83% 1
North West -12 2 £40,000 -
North of England -37 2 £40,000 -
London -22 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 27 (75.00%) C++
2 25 (69.44%) C
2 25 (69.44%) RS-232
3 22 (61.11%) Software Engineering
4 19 (52.78%) Ethernet
5 13 (36.11%) Degree
6 11 (30.56%) Electronics
7 9 (25.00%) Firmware
7 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (25.00%) Embedded C++
7 9 (25.00%) C#
7 9 (25.00%) .NET
7 9 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (22.22%) Embedded C
9 7 (19.44%) Validation
9 7 (19.44%) JTAG
10 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 6 (16.67%) Modbus
10 6 (16.67%) LabVIEW
10 6 (16.67%) LabWindows
10 6 (16.67%) Linux
11 5 (13.89%) Python
11 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
11 5 (13.89%) CAN bus
12 4 (11.11%) RS-422
12 4 (11.11%) Fraud Detection
12 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
12 4 (11.11%) MQTT
12 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing

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 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) RS-232
2 19 (52.78%) Ethernet
3 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (16.67%) Modbus
5 4 (11.11%) MQTT
5 4 (11.11%) RS-422
6 2 (5.56%) GSM
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) LabVIEW
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.78%) GCC
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 11 (30.56%) Electronics
2 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 13 (36.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 12 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) C++ Developer
4 6 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) C Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Qt
2 2 (5.56%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) CAN bus
3 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Life Science
4 1 (2.78%) SCADA
4 1 (2.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Software Engineering
2 7 (19.44%) Validation
3 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.11%) Fraud Detection
4 4 (11.11%) UML
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (5.56%) Low Latency
5 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.78%) Machine Learning
6 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.78%) OO
6 1 (2.78%) OOP
6 1 (2.78%) Physics
6 1 (2.78%) Signal Processing
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) C++
2 25 (69.44%) C
3 9 (25.00%) C#
3 9 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 8 (22.22%) Embedded C
5 5 (13.89%) Python
6 4 (11.11%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.56%) Ada
7 2 (5.56%) Go
7 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) HNC
2 1 (2.78%) HND
2 1 (2.78%) Postgraduate
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) JTAG
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) HP
1 2 (5.56%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (2.78%) EMC
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft