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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 822 802 748
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -54
Permanent jobs citing NFC 48 76 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.42% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 43 48 88
Average salary £52,500 £65,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £50,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £100,000 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £37,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -30.23%
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
18958 17918 21741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.00% 17.50% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15375 14189 18214
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 21 £56,250 +12.50%
East of England -14 10 £52,500 -
London -37 6 £70,000 -
South West -4 3 £50,000 +11.11%
North West -18 1 - -
NFC
UK

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 46 (51.11%) Apple iOS
2 38 (42.22%) Finance
3 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (36.67%) Mobile App
4 33 (36.67%) Android
5 32 (35.56%) Java
6 30 (33.33%) XML
6 30 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
7 29 (32.22%) HTML
8 28 (31.11%) CSS
8 28 (31.11%) Scrum
9 27 (30.00%) Banking
10 23 (25.56%) C++
10 23 (25.56%) EMV
10 23 (25.56%) iPhone
11 22 (24.44%) SOAP
12 21 (23.33%) C
13 20 (22.22%) Degree
14 19 (21.11%) ISO 8583
15 17 (18.89%) Objective-C
15 17 (18.89%) Apple
15 17 (18.89%) JSON
15 17 (18.89%) Google
15 17 (18.89%) iOS Development
16 16 (17.78%) NUnit
16 16 (17.78%) C#
16 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
16 16 (17.78%) .NET
16 16 (17.78%) MVC
17 15 (16.67%) Mobile Banking

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.11%) JBoss
2 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.11%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) SMS
1 10 (11.11%) SMPP
2 9 (10.00%) Internet
2 9 (10.00%) RFID
3 7 (7.78%) Wireless
4 2 (2.22%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.22%) GPRS
4 2 (2.22%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) NUnit
2 10 (11.11%) MSTest
3 8 (8.89%) WiX
3 8 (8.89%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.89%) MSBuild
4 6 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (2.22%) Xcode
6 1 (1.11%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 38 (42.22%) Finance
2 27 (30.00%) Banking
3 9 (10.00%) Retail
3 9 (10.00%) Marketing
4 7 (7.78%) Advertising
4 7 (7.78%) Electronics
5 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.22%) Law
6 2 (2.22%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Games
7 1 (1.11%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.11%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (36.67%) Developer
2 17 (18.89%) iOS Developer
3 11 (12.22%) Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Architect
5 8 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Payments Business Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) EMV Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Junior Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Junior
8 4 (4.44%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (33.33%) XML
2 29 (32.22%) HTML
3 28 (31.11%) CSS
4 22 (24.44%) SOAP
5 17 (18.89%) JSON
6 16 (17.78%) .NET
7 14 (15.56%) HTML5
8 13 (14.44%) Cocoa
9 11 (12.22%) ASP.NET
10 10 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 10 (11.11%) Java ME
10 10 (11.11%) WCF
10 10 (11.11%) LINQ
11 9 (10.00%) CSS3
12 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (8.89%) WPF
12 8 (8.89%) Web Services
12 8 (8.89%) XSLT
13 7 (7.78%) PhoneGap
14 6 (6.67%) SubSonic
Miscellaneous
1 33 (36.67%) Mobile App
2 30 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
3 23 (25.56%) EMV
3 23 (25.56%) iPhone
4 15 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
4 15 (16.67%) iPad
5 14 (15.56%) Smartcard
6 11 (12.22%) Cryptography
7 10 (11.11%) Blackberry
8 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (7.78%) Computer Science
10 5 (5.56%) User Experience
10 5 (5.56%) DTV
10 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
10 5 (5.56%) Online Banking
11 4 (4.44%) Smartphone
12 3 (3.33%) Device Driver
12 3 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (2.22%) Internet of Things
13 2 (2.22%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 46 (51.11%) Apple iOS
2 33 (36.67%) Android
3 11 (12.22%) Windows Phone
4 8 (8.89%) Linux
5 3 (3.33%) Windows
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.11%) Scrum
3 17 (18.89%) iOS Development
4 16 (17.78%) MVC
5 12 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 12 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
6 11 (12.22%) Multithreading
7 8 (8.89%) Business Analysis
7 8 (8.89%) TDD
7 8 (8.89%) Risk Management
7 8 (8.89%) Project Management
7 8 (8.89%) Regression Testing
7 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (7.78%) Mobile Marketing
9 6 (6.67%) Software Architecture
9 6 (6.67%) Use Case
9 6 (6.67%) UML
10 5 (5.56%) OO
10 5 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.56%) Java
2 23 (25.56%) C++
3 21 (23.33%) C
4 17 (18.89%) Objective-C
5 16 (17.78%) C#
6 9 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (8.89%) XAML
7 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.33%) Python
9 2 (2.22%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.22%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.22%) PHP
9 2 (2.22%) SQL
10 1 (1.11%) VC++
10 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.11%) ISO 8583
2 4 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 17 (18.89%) Apple
1 17 (18.89%) Google
2 8 (8.89%) Telerik
2 8 (8.89%) Hyperion
3 6 (6.67%) Sony
4 5 (5.56%) Sybase
4 5 (5.56%) SAP
4 5 (5.56%) Syclo
4 5 (5.56%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 4 (4.44%) Kony
5 4 (4.44%) Facebook
5 4 (4.44%) CA
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.22%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.22%) Appcelerator
6 2 (2.22%) Sencha
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle
7 1 (1.11%) Symbian