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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 834 846 779
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -67
Permanent jobs citing NFC 27 40 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.037% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.20% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 60
Average salary £70,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £73,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
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
17361 19676 18035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.81% 18.15% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14501 15652 14656
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +2 11 £72,500 -3.33% 3
South East -9 9 £70,000 +12.00%
North West +1 6 £30,000 -14.28%
East of England +5 1 £110,000 +69.23%
NFC
UK

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 37 (64.91%) Android
2 30 (52.63%) Apple iOS
3 25 (43.86%) Bluetooth
4 23 (40.35%) Degree
5 20 (35.09%) Banking
5 20 (35.09%) Windows
6 19 (33.33%) Java
6 19 (33.33%) Smartcard
7 18 (31.58%) C++
7 18 (31.58%) Mobile Payment
8 17 (29.82%) EMV
8 17 (29.82%) Retail
8 17 (29.82%) Electronics
9 16 (28.07%) Finance
10 15 (26.32%) Management Information System
10 15 (26.32%) Mentoring
11 13 (22.81%) Mobile Banking
11 13 (22.81%) Internet
11 13 (22.81%) DTV
11 13 (22.81%) WLAN
11 13 (22.81%) Hyperion
11 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (22.81%) Wireless
11 13 (22.81%) Cryptography
11 13 (22.81%) Systems Analysis
11 13 (22.81%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (21.05%) Project Management
13 11 (19.30%) RFID
13 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
13 11 (19.30%) Risk Management

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (1.75%) JBoss
1 1 (1.75%) Apache
1 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.86%) Bluetooth
2 13 (22.81%) WLAN
2 13 (22.81%) Internet
2 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (22.81%) Wireless
3 11 (19.30%) RFID
4 8 (14.04%) DVB
4 8 (14.04%) GPRS
4 8 (14.04%) GSM
4 8 (14.04%) UMTS
4 8 (14.04%) VoIP
5 5 (8.77%) LDAP
6 2 (3.51%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) NUnit
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 20 (35.09%) Banking
2 17 (29.82%) Retail
2 17 (29.82%) Electronics
3 16 (28.07%) Finance
4 8 (14.04%) Automotive
4 8 (14.04%) Multimedia
5 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
6 5 (8.77%) Games
7 2 (3.51%) Advertising
7 2 (3.51%) Marketing
8 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Developer
2 15 (26.32%) Consultant
3 11 (19.30%) Software Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) C++ Developer
5 9 (15.79%) EMV Consultant
6 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
7 7 (12.28%) Junior
7 7 (12.28%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (10.53%) Principal Consultant
8 6 (10.53%) Junior Developer
9 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (8.77%) Junior C++ Developer
9 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (7.02%) Graduate
10 4 (7.02%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 2 (3.51%) iOS Developer
11 2 (3.51%) Technology Manager
11 2 (3.51%) Test Consultant
12 1 (1.75%) Applications Architect
12 1 (1.75%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) HTML
2 8 (14.04%) Flash
2 8 (14.04%) J2ME
2 8 (14.04%) SVG
2 8 (14.04%) OpenGL
2 8 (14.04%) Middleware
2 8 (14.04%) UIQ
2 8 (14.04%) Series 60
2 8 (14.04%) BREW
2 8 (14.04%) Qt
2 8 (14.04%) OpenAL
2 8 (14.04%) HTML5
2 8 (14.04%) OpenCL
3 5 (8.77%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.77%) Apache Flex
3 5 (8.77%) MFC
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 3 (5.26%) CSS
5 2 (3.51%) .NET
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Smartcard
2 18 (31.58%) Mobile Payment
3 17 (29.82%) EMV
4 15 (26.32%) Management Information System
5 13 (22.81%) DTV
5 13 (22.81%) Cryptography
5 13 (22.81%) Mobile Banking
6 10 (17.54%) iPhone
6 10 (17.54%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
7 8 (14.04%) Device Driver
7 8 (14.04%) MPEG
8 6 (10.53%) Chip and PIN
9 5 (8.77%) EPoS
9 5 (8.77%) Online Banking
9 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (8.77%) Private Cloud
10 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
11 3 (5.26%) PMI
12 2 (3.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 37 (64.91%) Android
2 30 (52.63%) Apple iOS
3 20 (35.09%) Windows
4 9 (15.79%) Linux
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (14.04%) Nucleus RTOS
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 8
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Phone
7 4 (7.02%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Mentoring
2 13 (22.81%) Systems Analysis
2 13 (22.81%) Requirements Analysis
3 12 (21.05%) Project Management
4 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
4 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
5 10 (17.54%) Computer Security
5 10 (17.54%) iOS Development
6 8 (14.04%) Android Development
6 8 (14.04%) Speech Recognition
6 8 (14.04%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (14.04%) Mobile Commerce
6 8 (14.04%) DRM
7 7 (12.28%) Identity Management
7 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (10.53%) Software Architecture
8 6 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) Java
2 18 (31.58%) C++
3 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) C
5 2 (3.51%) C#
5 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) XPath
6 1 (1.75%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PMP
2 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.75%) APMP
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Hyperion
2 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.04%) Symbian
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Sony