Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 985 1110 1172
Rank change year-on-year +125 +62 -4
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 92 61 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.037% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 57 59 36
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +1.91%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,500 £70,000 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% +1.27%

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 21,988 24,697 27,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.71% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,668 19,628 22,685
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +93 78 £45,000 - 28
UK excluding London +56 66 £45,000 +1.12% 29
South East +42 25 £45,000 - 11
Midlands +44 24 £43,750 -37.50% 3
East Midlands - 15 - - 1
London +89 13 £52,500 +16.67% 2
South West +19 13 £50,000 +28.21% 4
West Midlands +25 9 £43,750 -37.50% 2
North West +19 2 £32,500 +18.18% 1
North of England +7 2 £32,500 -13.33% 4
East of England +69 1 £47,500 -26.92% 4
Scotland - 1 £45,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 78 (84.78%) Software Engineering
2 75 (81.52%) C
3 71 (77.17%) RS-232
4 63 (68.48%) C++
5 39 (42.39%) Degree
6 36 (39.13%) C#
7 34 (36.96%) Firmware
7 34 (36.96%) SDLC
7 34 (36.96%) Embedded Systems
8 30 (32.61%) Linux
9 26 (28.26%) Electronics
10 24 (26.09%) Windows
11 23 (25.00%) Embedded C++
11 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (23.91%) Computer Science
12 22 (23.91%) Ethernet
12 22 (23.91%) FreeRTOS
13 21 (22.83%) Embedded Software Development
13 21 (22.83%) Configuration Management
14 20 (21.74%) Defect Tracking
15 19 (20.65%) Node.js
15 19 (20.65%) Embedded C
16 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
16 18 (19.57%) Validation
16 18 (19.57%) Computer Science Degree
17 17 (18.48%) Modbus
17 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
17 17 (18.48%) QA
17 17 (18.48%) Multithreading
18 15 (16.30%) CAN bus

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.26%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 71 (77.17%) RS-232
2 22 (23.91%) Ethernet
3 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
4 17 (18.48%) Modbus
5 8 (8.70%) Bluetooth
6 4 (4.35%) NFC
6 4 (4.35%) SNMP
7 3 (3.26%) SSH
7 3 (3.26%) SSL
7 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.09%) 3G
8 1 (1.09%) 4G
8 1 (1.09%) LTE
8 1 (1.09%) RS-422
8 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.78%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.52%) Robot Framework
4 5 (5.43%) Maven
5 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.35%) GCC
6 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.17%) Subversion
8 1 (1.09%) CppUnit
General
1 26 (28.26%) Electronics
2 11 (11.96%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Automotive
4 3 (3.26%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Advertising
5 2 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Military
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (82.61%) Software Engineer
2 70 (76.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 68 (73.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 29 (31.52%) C++ Software Engineer
5 28 (30.43%) C Software Engineer
6 27 (29.35%) Embedded C Engineer
6 27 (29.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 21 (22.83%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 21 (22.83%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 21 (22.83%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 21 (22.83%) Senior Software Engineer
8 16 (17.39%) C# Software Engineer
8 16 (17.39%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (16.30%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 15 (16.30%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 15 (16.30%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (16.30%) Senior C Software Engineer
9 15 (16.30%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 15 (16.30%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (8.70%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) Node.js
2 15 (16.30%) Web Services
3 5 (5.43%) Spring
3 5 (5.43%) WPF
4 4 (4.35%) Yocto
5 3 (3.26%) .NET
5 3 (3.26%) X-Windows
6 2 (2.17%) COM
6 2 (2.17%) HTML
7 1 (1.09%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (36.96%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (16.30%) CAN bus
3 6 (6.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (4.35%) CPLD
4 4 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.26%) Arduino
5 3 (3.26%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.26%) Life Science
5 3 (3.26%) Robotics
6 2 (2.17%) Analogue Electronics
6 2 (2.17%) VHDL
7 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.09%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.61%) Linux
2 24 (26.09%) Windows
3 22 (23.91%) FreeRTOS
4 12 (13.04%) VxWorks
5 6 (6.52%) Android
5 6 (6.52%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.26%) Debian
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (84.78%) Software Engineering
2 34 (36.96%) SDLC
3 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (23.91%) Computer Science
5 21 (22.83%) Configuration Management
5 21 (22.83%) Embedded Software Development
6 20 (21.74%) Defect Tracking
7 18 (19.57%) Validation
8 17 (18.48%) Multithreading
9 15 (16.30%) QMS
9 15 (16.30%) Quality Management
10 6 (6.52%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (5.43%) Mathematics
11 5 (5.43%) Test Automation
12 4 (4.35%) Process Improvement
12 4 (4.35%) Schematic Capture
12 4 (4.35%) Technical Leadership
12 4 (4.35%) Time Management
13 3 (3.26%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 75 (81.52%) C
2 63 (68.48%) C++
3 36 (39.13%) C#
4 23 (25.00%) Embedded C++
5 19 (20.65%) Embedded C
6 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
7 11 (11.96%) ANSI C
8 9 (9.78%) Python
9 7 (7.61%) Bash Shell
10 5 (5.43%) Java
11 4 (4.35%) Perl
12 2 (2.17%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.17%) VB
13 1 (1.09%) Lua
13 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (42.39%) Degree
2 18 (19.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.09%) HNC
3 1 (1.09%) PhD
3 1 (1.09%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.48%) QA
2 12 (13.04%) JTAG
System Software
1 34 (36.96%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) QNX
2 11 (11.96%) Green Hills
3 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.35%) EMC
5 2 (2.17%) CA
6 1 (1.09%) SAP