Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RS-485
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1176 1076 1219
Rank change year-on-year -100 +143 +27
Permanent jobs citing RS-485 27 95 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.055% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.34% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 24 92 93
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £56,675 £52,500 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +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 26,479 27,917 34,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 16.18% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 21,078 22,749 28,607
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 -70 26 £40,000 - 11
England -84 14 £40,000 - 10
Scotland -30 13 £40,000 - 1
Midlands -19 5 £44,000 -12.00% 1
West Midlands -20 4 £44,000 -12.00% 1
South West -12 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
South East -9 2 £37,500 -6.25% 2
East of England - 2 £57,500 - 2
East Midlands -4 1 - -
London -31 1 - - 1
North of England -36 1 £40,000 - 3
North West - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 19 (70.37%) C++
2 18 (66.67%) C
3 17 (62.96%) Ethernet
4 15 (55.56%) RS-232
5 14 (51.85%) Software Engineering
6 10 (37.04%) Embedded C++
7 7 (25.93%) Embedded C
7 7 (25.93%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (22.22%) LabWindows
8 6 (22.22%) LabVIEW
8 6 (22.22%) Degree
8 6 (22.22%) JTAG
8 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 5 (18.52%) Electronics
9 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (18.52%) Linux
10 4 (14.81%) Firmware
10 4 (14.81%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (11.11%) VHDL
11 3 (11.11%) Python
11 3 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 2 (7.41%) Yocto
12 2 (7.41%) Commercial Awareness
12 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
12 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
12 2 (7.41%) GSM
12 2 (7.41%) C#
12 2 (7.41%) VB

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 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) Ethernet
2 15 (55.56%) RS-232
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) GSM
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) GCC
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (18.52%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Embedded Engineer
1 12 (44.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 12 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) C++ Developer
2 6 (22.22%) C++ Software Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Software Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Lead Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
3 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.41%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Qt
1 2 (7.41%) Yocto
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (11.11%) VHDL
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.70%) Life Science
3 1 (3.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Software Engineering
2 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.41%) Commercial Awareness
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (3.70%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (3.70%) Machine Learning
5 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) OO
5 1 (3.70%) OOP
5 1 (3.70%) Physics
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) C++
2 18 (66.67%) C
3 10 (37.04%) Embedded C++
4 7 (25.93%) Embedded C
5 3 (11.11%) Python
6 2 (7.41%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) HNC
2 1 (3.70%) HND
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) JTAG
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) EMC
2 1 (3.70%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft