The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 431 403 422
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +19
Permanent jobs citing NFC 13 5 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.063% 0.025% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.12% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 27
Average salary £37,500 £65,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.30% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £53,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4522 4182 5245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.86% 20.85% 23.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3448 3295 4370
Average salary £42,000 £44,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.14% +5.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

NFC
Salary Trend in the South East

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

NFC Salary Trend in the South East

NFC
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NFC across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

NFC Salary Histogram in the South East

NFC
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the South East 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
Surrey +4 11 £46,250 -28.84%
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
NFC
England

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 20 (76.92%) Android
2 17 (65.38%) Apple iOS
2 17 (65.38%) Mobile Payment
3 15 (57.69%) EMV
4 13 (50.00%) Cryptography
4 13 (50.00%) Degree
5 12 (46.15%) Finance
6 10 (38.46%) Banking
6 10 (38.46%) Hyperion
6 10 (38.46%) Mobile Banking
7 9 (34.62%) HTML5
7 9 (34.62%) CSS3
7 9 (34.62%) Smartcard
7 9 (34.62%) HTML
7 9 (34.62%) CSS
7 9 (34.62%) Web Services
8 8 (30.77%) Retail
8 8 (30.77%) Internet
8 8 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (26.92%) NUnit
9 7 (26.92%) iPhone
9 7 (26.92%) PhoneGap
9 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
9 7 (26.92%) Rhino Mocks
9 7 (26.92%) Node.js
9 7 (26.92%) SubSonic
9 7 (26.92%) Advertising
9 7 (26.92%) Wireless
9 7 (26.92%) MVC
9 7 (26.92%) SQL Server

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 (26.92%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Internet
2 7 (26.92%) Wireless
3 2 (7.69%) ZigBee
3 2 (7.69%) RFID
3 2 (7.69%) GPRS
3 2 (7.69%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) NUnit
1 7 (26.92%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Banking
3 8 (30.77%) Retail
4 7 (26.92%) Advertising
5 5 (19.23%) Electronics
5 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) EMV Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Junior Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Junior
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Principal Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Junior .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Head of Security
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Commercial Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Platform Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) HTML
1 9 (34.62%) CSS
1 9 (34.62%) Web Services
1 9 (34.62%) CSS3
1 9 (34.62%) HTML5
2 7 (26.92%) SubSonic
2 7 (26.92%) PhoneGap
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) XML
4 2 (7.69%) LAMP
4 2 (7.69%) XML-RPC
4 2 (7.69%) Java EE
4 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) Sencha Touch
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (7.69%) Android SDK
4 2 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (65.38%) Mobile Payment
2 15 (57.69%) EMV
3 13 (50.00%) Cryptography
4 10 (38.46%) Mobile Banking
5 9 (34.62%) Smartcard
6 7 (26.92%) iPhone
6 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
7 6 (23.08%) DTV
8 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
8 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.54%) Device Driver
10 2 (7.69%) Internet of Things
10 2 (7.69%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
11 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Android
2 17 (65.38%) Apple iOS
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (26.92%) MVC
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (19.23%) Identity Management
3 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
3 5 (19.23%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Information Security
3 5 (19.23%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Software Architecture
3 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Kanban
4 3 (11.54%) Android Development
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
2 6 (23.08%) C++
3 5 (19.23%) C
4 3 (11.54%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Hyperion
2 6 (23.08%) Sony
3 2 (7.69%) Sencha
3 2 (7.69%) Appcelerator
3 2 (7.69%) Xamarin