Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1121 1140 1246
Rank change year-on-year +19 +106 +38
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 42 77 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.040% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 34 64 67
UK median annual salary £41,250 £37,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.74% -6.88% -11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £59,125 £48,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00% -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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 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 +41 42 £41,250 +14.58% 8
England +41 40 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Midlands +45 14 £46,250 +32.14%
South East +66 13 £60,000 +55.84% 1
North of England +9 13 £35,000 +11.11% 5
West Midlands - 12 £46,250 -
North East +7 8 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +49 2 £40,000 +14.29%
Scotland -8 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West -6 1 £40,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 37 (88.10%) C
2 33 (78.57%) Software Engineering
3 32 (76.19%) Firmware
4 28 (66.67%) RS-232
5 27 (64.29%) C++
6 26 (61.90%) Embedded C
7 22 (52.38%) C#
8 21 (50.00%) Ethernet
9 19 (45.24%) Electronics
10 14 (33.33%) .NET
11 13 (30.95%) Degree
11 13 (30.95%) RS-422
12 12 (28.57%) Algorithms
12 12 (28.57%) Wireless
12 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
13 11 (26.19%) Embedded C++
13 11 (26.19%) Linux
14 10 (23.81%) Validation
14 10 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
15 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
16 8 (19.05%) Assembly Language
16 8 (19.05%) ISO 9001
16 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
16 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (16.67%) Manufacturing
18 6 (14.29%) Windows
18 6 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
18 6 (14.29%) Modbus
19 5 (11.90%) ZigBee

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:

Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) RS-232
2 21 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 13 (30.95%) RS-422
4 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 12 (28.57%) Wireless
5 6 (14.29%) Modbus
6 5 (11.90%) ZigBee
7 4 (9.52%) Bluetooth
7 4 (9.52%) MQTT
7 4 (9.52%) Z-Wave
8 3 (7.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) Trac
General
1 19 (45.24%) Electronics
2 7 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Software Engineer
2 24 (57.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 23 (54.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) C Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Embedded C Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
6 6 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Electronics Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Firmware Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Linux Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 10 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (11.90%) Verilog
4 5 (11.90%) VHDL
5 4 (9.52%) CAN bus
5 4 (9.52%) Home Automation
6 3 (7.14%) CPLD
7 1 (2.38%) SCADA
7 1 (2.38%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 10 (23.81%) Validation
3 6 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
4 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (9.52%) Fraud Detection
5 4 (9.52%) UML
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.76%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.38%) Computer Architecture
8 1 (2.38%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (2.38%) Feasibility Study
8 1 (2.38%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (2.38%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.38%) Project Management
8 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Static Code Analysis
8 1 (2.38%) Time Management
8 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) C
2 27 (64.29%) C++
3 26 (61.90%) Embedded C
4 22 (52.38%) C#
5 11 (26.19%) Embedded C++
6 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 8 (19.05%) Assembly Language
8 4 (9.52%) ANSI C
9 2 (4.76%) Ada
9 2 (4.76%) Go
9 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
9 2 (4.76%) Python
9 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.38%) PHP
10 1 (2.38%) SQL
10 1 (2.38%) VB
10 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) JTAG
3 1 (2.38%) MISRA
System Software
1 32 (76.19%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Xilinx
2 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.38%) Mentor Graphics