The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 252 - 248
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing NFC 1 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.014% - 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.096% - 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 5
Average salary £35,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
NFC
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1042 1010 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.31% 14.65% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 873 845 904
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

NFC
Salary Trend in the North West

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

NFC Salary Trend in the North West

NFC
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -
NFC
England

NFC
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 2 (100.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Handset
2 1 (50.00%) NetBeans
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) JSF
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience Design
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) PrimeFaces
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Head of User Experience
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) JSF
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Handset
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience Design
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss