Period
to 24 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 965 970 1163
Rank change year-on-year +5 +193 -46
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 60 156 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.10% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.68% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 47 96 24
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £28,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £69,375 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -

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 18,908 22,866 26,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.07% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14,880 17,879 21,476
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 January 2020.

Salary histogram for RS-485 in the UK

RS-485
Top 12 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 January 2020. 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
England -24 39 £45,000 -5.26% 19
UK excluding London -51 35 £45,000 -10.00% 18
South East +39 16 £45,000 -10.00% 8
South West +28 9 £42,500 +8.97% 3
Midlands -44 6 £50,000 -9.09% 2
London +84 5 £52,500 +16.67% 1
West Midlands +10 4 £50,000 -23.08% 2
North of England +35 2 £32,500 +18.18% 5
North West +27 2 £32,500 +18.18%
East Midlands -50 2 - -
East of England +70 1 £47,500 -26.92%
Scotland +29 1 £45,000 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 53 (88.33%) C
2 52 (86.67%) RS-232
3 51 (85.00%) Software Engineering
4 32 (53.33%) Electronics
5 29 (48.33%) Embedded C
5 29 (48.33%) C++
6 28 (46.67%) Firmware
7 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
8 18 (30.00%) C#
9 16 (26.67%) Bluetooth
10 15 (25.00%) Eclipse
10 15 (25.00%) NFC
10 15 (25.00%) Degree
10 15 (25.00%) Driving Licence
10 15 (25.00%) GCC
10 15 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
10 15 (25.00%) SDLC
11 13 (21.67%) Embedded Software Development
12 11 (18.33%) Computer Science
13 10 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (16.67%) Linux
13 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 10 (16.67%) Embedded C++
13 10 (16.67%) Ethernet
14 9 (15.00%) Windows
14 9 (15.00%) QA
15 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (11.67%) Manufacturing
16 7 (11.67%) Node.js

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 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 52 (86.67%) RS-232
2 16 (26.67%) Bluetooth
3 15 (25.00%) NFC
4 10 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.67%) Modbus
6 4 (6.67%) RS-422
7 3 (5.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
2 15 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 15 (25.00%) GCC
3 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.67%) Maven
5 1 (1.67%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 32 (53.33%) Electronics
2 7 (11.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (81.67%) Software Engineer
2 48 (80.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 47 (78.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (26.67%) Design Engineer
5 12 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
6 10 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 10 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (15.00%) Embedded C Engineer
7 9 (15.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 9 (15.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 9 (15.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Firmware Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Senior C Software Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) Node.js
2 5 (8.33%) WPF
3 4 (6.67%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) Yocto
5 2 (3.33%) .NET
6 1 (1.67%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.67%) HTML
6 1 (1.67%) POSIX
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
6 1 (1.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 15 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.00%) Arduino
2 3 (5.00%) Robotics
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) CAN bus
3 2 (3.33%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.33%) Life Science
4 1 (1.67%) CPLD
4 1 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Linux
2 9 (15.00%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) FreeRTOS
4 4 (6.67%) VxWorks
5 2 (3.33%) Android
5 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (85.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (25.00%) SDLC
3 13 (21.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 11 (18.33%) Computer Science
5 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 10 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.00%) Multithreading
8 5 (8.33%) Validation
9 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (6.67%) QMS
9 4 (6.67%) Quality Management
10 3 (5.00%) Mechatronics
10 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.00%) Web Development
11 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
11 2 (3.33%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (3.33%) Signal Processing
12 1 (1.67%) Architectural Design
12 1 (1.67%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 53 (88.33%) C
2 29 (48.33%) C++
2 29 (48.33%) Embedded C
3 18 (30.00%) C#
4 10 (16.67%) Embedded C++
5 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.33%) Python
6 4 (6.67%) ANSI C
7 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.00%) Perl
8 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.67%) Java
8 1 (1.67%) Lua
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) Degree
2 10 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.67%) HNC
3 1 (1.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
2 5 (8.33%) JTAG
System Software
1 28 (46.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Green Hills
1 4 (6.67%) QNX
2 3 (5.00%) EMC
3 2 (3.33%) Atmel
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) CA