Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1153 1127 1223
Rank change year-on-year -26 +96 +11
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 33 74 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.043% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 30 70 72
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +16.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £51,250 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +20.00%

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 26,330 27,651 34,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.98% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 20,912 22,540 28,293
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for RS-485 in the UK

RS-485
Top 13 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 24 June 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 -38 31 £40,000 - 23
England -58 21 £44,000 +10.00% 23
Scotland -19 10 £40,000 -11.11%
South East -3 7 £60,000 +50.00% 10
West Midlands +4 5 £44,000 -7.37% 2
Midlands -5 5 £44,000 -2.22% 3
South West - 4 £37,500 - 3
North of England -17 2 £40,750 +1.88% 5
East of England - 2 £57,500 - 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £44,000 +10.00% 4
London -8 1 - - 1
North East -28 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 26 (78.79%) C
2 22 (66.67%) C++
3 21 (63.64%) RS-232
4 20 (60.61%) Software Engineering
5 16 (48.48%) Ethernet
6 12 (36.36%) Embedded C
7 11 (33.33%) Firmware
7 11 (33.33%) C#
7 11 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (30.30%) Embedded C++
8 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
8 10 (30.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (24.24%) Linux
10 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
11 6 (18.18%) JTAG
11 6 (18.18%) VHDL
12 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
12 5 (15.15%) Time Management
12 5 (15.15%) QA
13 4 (12.12%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
13 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (12.12%) Electronics
13 4 (12.12%) LabVIEW
13 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
13 4 (12.12%) LabWindows
13 4 (12.12%) Degree
13 4 (12.12%) Project Management
13 4 (12.12%) POSIX
13 4 (12.12%) Bluetooth

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 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 21 (63.64%) RS-232
2 16 (48.48%) Ethernet
3 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.12%) Bluetooth
5 3 (9.09%) SNMP
6 2 (6.06%) Modbus
6 2 (6.06%) Wireless
7 1 (3.03%) Firewall
7 1 (3.03%) GSM
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) NFC
7 1 (3.03%) RS-422
7 1 (3.03%) VPN
7 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.03%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) LabVIEW
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Embedded Engineer
1 17 (51.52%) Software Engineer
2 16 (48.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) C++ Developer
3 6 (18.18%) C++ Software Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
1 4 (12.12%) POSIX
2 3 (9.09%) CSS
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) Node.js
3 2 (6.06%) Qt
4 1 (3.03%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (30.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (18.18%) VHDL
4 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.09%) CAN bus
5 3 (9.09%) CPLD
5 3 (9.09%) Verilog
6 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.03%) Internet of Things
6 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (3.03%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
3 5 (15.15%) Time Management
4 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) Physics
6 2 (6.06%) UML
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) Change Control
7 1 (3.03%) Commercial Awareness
7 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.03%) OOP
7 1 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) C
2 22 (66.67%) C++
3 12 (36.36%) Embedded C
4 11 (33.33%) C#
5 10 (30.30%) Embedded C++
6 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.03%) SQL
7 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) HND
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) JTAG
2 5 (15.15%) QA
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) HP