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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 829 791 757
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -34
Permanent jobs citing NFC 23 62 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.064% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21 32 74
Average salary £52,500 £65,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% +20.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £49,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £75,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
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
17827 16760 20796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.13% 17.33% 19.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14563 13230 17360
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
South East -28 13 £37,500 -42.30%
London -24 7 £65,000 - 4
East of England -12 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
NFC
UK

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 38 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 35 (46.05%) Finance
3 32 (42.11%) Android
4 31 (40.79%) Mobile Payment
5 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (35.53%) Java
7 26 (34.21%) Banking
8 25 (32.89%) HTML
8 25 (32.89%) Mobile App
9 24 (31.58%) XML
10 23 (30.26%) CSS
10 23 (30.26%) EMV
11 21 (27.63%) Scrum
12 20 (26.32%) Degree
13 19 (25.00%) ISO 8583
14 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
14 17 (22.37%) .NET
14 17 (22.37%) C
14 17 (22.37%) C#
14 17 (22.37%) C++
14 17 (22.37%) NUnit
14 17 (22.37%) iPhone
15 15 (19.74%) HTML5
15 15 (19.74%) Smartcard
15 15 (19.74%) MVC
16 13 (17.11%) Cryptography
16 13 (17.11%) SOAP
17 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET
17 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
17 12 (15.79%) Mobile Banking

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 7 (9.21%) Node.js
2 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.32%) JBoss
2 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) SMS
1 10 (13.16%) SMPP
2 8 (10.53%) Wireless
2 8 (10.53%) Internet
3 4 (5.26%) RFID
4 2 (2.63%) GPRS
4 2 (2.63%) GSM
4 2 (2.63%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (22.37%) NUnit
2 10 (13.16%) MSTest
3 8 (10.53%) WiX
3 8 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (10.53%) MSBuild
4 7 (9.21%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.63%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (2.63%) Xcode
6 1 (1.32%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.32%) Subversion
6 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 26 (34.21%) Banking
3 8 (10.53%) Retail
3 8 (10.53%) Advertising
4 7 (9.21%) Marketing
5 6 (7.89%) Electronics
6 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.63%) Games
8 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.32%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Developer
2 10 (13.16%) Consultant
2 10 (13.16%) iOS Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) EMV Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Payments Business Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Junior
5 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Junior Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.26%) Software Team Leader
8 3 (3.95%) Strategy Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Junior .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.89%) HTML
2 24 (31.58%) XML
3 23 (30.26%) CSS
4 17 (22.37%) .NET
5 15 (19.74%) HTML5
6 13 (17.11%) SOAP
7 12 (15.79%) ASP.NET
8 10 (13.16%) .NET Framework
8 10 (13.16%) Java ME
8 10 (13.16%) JSON
8 10 (13.16%) WCF
8 10 (13.16%) LINQ
8 10 (13.16%) CSS3
9 9 (11.84%) Web Services
10 8 (10.53%) XSLT
10 8 (10.53%) PhoneGap
10 8 (10.53%) WPF
10 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (9.21%) SubSonic
12 6 (7.89%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 31 (40.79%) Mobile Payment
2 25 (32.89%) Mobile App
3 23 (30.26%) EMV
4 17 (22.37%) iPhone
5 15 (19.74%) Smartcard
6 13 (17.11%) Cryptography
7 12 (15.79%) Mobile Banking
8 10 (13.16%) iPad
8 10 (13.16%) Blackberry
9 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
10 7 (9.21%) User Experience
10 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (7.89%) DTV
12 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
12 5 (6.58%) Online Banking
13 3 (3.95%) Device Driver
14 2 (2.63%) Handset
14 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
14 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 38 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 32 (42.11%) Android
3 11 (14.47%) Windows Phone
4 9 (11.84%) Linux
5 3 (3.95%) Windows
6 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) Scrum
3 15 (19.74%) MVC
4 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 11 (14.47%) Multithreading
6 10 (13.16%) iOS Development
7 8 (10.53%) TDD
7 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 8 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.21%) UML
8 7 (9.21%) Software Architecture
8 7 (9.21%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (7.89%) Project Management
9 6 (7.89%) Use Case
10 5 (6.58%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (6.58%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (6.58%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.53%) Java
2 17 (22.37%) C
2 17 (22.37%) C#
2 17 (22.37%) C++
3 10 (13.16%) Objective-C
4 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.53%) XAML
5 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.95%) SQL
7 2 (2.63%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.63%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.63%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) VC++
8 1 (1.32%) Python
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (26.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.00%) ISO 8583
2 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Firmware
2 1 (1.32%) Xen
2 1 (1.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.32%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Hyperion
1 10 (13.16%) Apple
1 10 (13.16%) Google
2 8 (10.53%) Telerik
3 6 (7.89%) Sony
4 4 (5.26%) Facebook
5 2 (2.63%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.63%) Sencha
5 2 (2.63%) Syclo
5 2 (2.63%) Appcelerator
5 2 (2.63%) Sybase
5 2 (2.63%) SAP
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.63%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 1 (1.32%) CA
6 1 (1.32%) Perforce
6 1 (1.32%) Kony
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle
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