The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 853 878 757
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -121
Permanent jobs citing NFC 25 23 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.021% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.12% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 78
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £92,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -26.08%
NFC
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17659 19346 19336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.11% 17.53% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14453 15586 15775
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NFC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in England

NFC
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NFC across the England region.

NFC Salary Trend in England

NFC
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NFC across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

NFC Salary Histogram in England

NFC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 8 £53,750 -20.37% 1
North West - 8 £30,000 -
South East +15 5 £26,000 -50.47%
East of England +10 4 £47,500 -13.63% 1
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UK

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing NFC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NFC.

1 35 (67.31%) Android
2 28 (53.85%) Apple iOS
2 28 (53.85%) Degree
3 27 (51.92%) Bluetooth
4 23 (44.23%) Java
5 22 (42.31%) Smartcard
6 21 (40.38%) C++
6 21 (40.38%) Windows
6 21 (40.38%) Electronics
7 16 (30.77%) Mobile Payment
8 14 (26.92%) Finance
9 13 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (25.00%) Banking
9 13 (25.00%) Retail
9 13 (25.00%) WLAN
9 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 12 (23.08%) RFID
10 12 (23.08%) Risk Management
10 12 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (23.08%) Computer Security
11 11 (21.15%) iPhone
11 11 (21.15%) iOS Development
11 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
11 11 (21.15%) EMV
11 11 (21.15%) Linux
12 10 (19.23%) C
12 10 (19.23%) Project Management
12 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
12 10 (19.23%) Management Information System
13 9 (17.31%) Middleware

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing NFC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NFC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (1.92%) JBoss
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (51.92%) Bluetooth
2 13 (25.00%) WLAN
2 13 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (23.08%) RFID
4 8 (15.38%) Wireless
4 8 (15.38%) Internet
4 8 (15.38%) DVB
4 8 (15.38%) GPRS
4 8 (15.38%) GSM
4 8 (15.38%) UMTS
4 8 (15.38%) VoIP
5 6 (11.54%) LDAP
6 2 (3.85%) iBeacon
7 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) NUnit
1 2 (3.85%) Subversion
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 21 (40.38%) Electronics
2 14 (26.92%) Finance
3 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 13 (25.00%) Retail
4 8 (15.38%) Multimedia
4 8 (15.38%) Automotive
4 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.77%) Advertising
6 2 (3.85%) Marketing
7 1 (1.92%) Games
7 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) C++ Developer
3 11 (21.15%) Software Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Consultant
5 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 8 (15.38%) Junior
5 8 (15.38%) EMV Consultant
5 8 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (13.46%) Junior Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (9.62%) Graduate
7 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (9.62%) Junior C++ Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) C++/Java Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.85%) iOS Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Technology Manager
11 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 1 (1.92%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) HTML
1 9 (17.31%) Middleware
2 8 (15.38%) UIQ
2 8 (15.38%) Series 60
2 8 (15.38%) Flash
2 8 (15.38%) J2ME
2 8 (15.38%) SVG
2 8 (15.38%) OpenGL
2 8 (15.38%) BREW
2 8 (15.38%) Qt
2 8 (15.38%) OpenAL
2 8 (15.38%) OpenCL
3 6 (11.54%) HTML5
3 6 (11.54%) MFC
4 5 (9.62%) CSS
5 4 (7.69%) Web Services
6 3 (5.77%) .NET
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.85%) XML
7 2 (3.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (42.31%) Smartcard
2 16 (30.77%) Mobile Payment
3 12 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (21.15%) iPhone
4 11 (21.15%) EMV
5 10 (19.23%) Management Information System
5 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
6 9 (17.31%) Cryptography
6 9 (17.31%) Mobile Banking
6 9 (17.31%) Device Driver
7 8 (15.38%) DTV
7 8 (15.38%) MPEG
8 6 (11.54%) Chip and PIN
8 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
9 5 (9.62%) EPoS
10 3 (5.77%) PMI
11 2 (3.85%) Online Banking
11 2 (3.85%) User Experience
11 2 (3.85%) Private Cloud
12 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Android
2 28 (53.85%) Apple iOS
3 21 (40.38%) Windows
4 11 (21.15%) Linux
5 8 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (15.38%) Nucleus RTOS
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 7 (13.46%) Windows Phone
7 5 (9.62%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Risk Management
1 12 (23.08%) Computer Security
2 11 (21.15%) iOS Development
2 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
3 10 (19.23%) Project Management
4 9 (17.31%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
4 9 (17.31%) Android Development
5 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (15.38%) DRM
5 8 (15.38%) Speech Recognition
5 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 8 (15.38%) Mobile Commerce
5 8 (15.38%) Identity Management
6 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Java
2 21 (40.38%) C++
3 10 (19.23%) C
4 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.77%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) SQL
6 1 (1.92%) XPath
6 1 (1.92%) PHP5
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (53.85%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) PMP
2 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) APMP
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Xen
2 1 (1.92%) KVM
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Hyperion
3 8 (15.38%) Symbian
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Sony
4 1 (1.92%) Perforce
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