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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 422 433 416
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs citing NFC 19 2 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.091% 0.009% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.044% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 15
Average salary £41,000 £65,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.92% +23.80%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -10.00%
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
4531 4560 5196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.75% 20.50% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3469 3535 4129
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 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 March 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
(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
Surrey +21 18 £41,000 -36.92%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
NFC
England

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (82.05%) Android
1 32 (82.05%) Apple iOS
2 28 (71.79%) Degree
3 22 (56.41%) Mobile Payment
4 20 (51.28%) Smartcard
5 19 (48.72%) Electronics
6 17 (43.59%) Cryptography
7 16 (41.03%) EMV
8 14 (35.90%) Hyperion
8 14 (35.90%) Banking
8 14 (35.90%) Mobile Banking
9 13 (33.33%) C++
10 12 (30.77%) Internet
10 12 (30.77%) Retail
10 12 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (28.21%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (28.21%) Wireless
11 11 (28.21%) Bluetooth
12 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
12 10 (25.64%) DTV
12 10 (25.64%) Java
12 10 (25.64%) Web Services
12 10 (25.64%) Windows
12 10 (25.64%) Finance
12 10 (25.64%) Computer Security
13 9 (23.08%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
13 9 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
13 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
13 9 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (17.95%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Internet
2 11 (28.21%) Wireless
2 11 (28.21%) Bluetooth
3 8 (20.51%) RFID
4 6 (15.38%) LDAP
5 2 (5.13%) ZigBee
5 2 (5.13%) GPRS
5 2 (5.13%) GSM
6 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) NUnit
1 7 (17.95%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (48.72%) Electronics
2 14 (35.90%) Banking
3 12 (30.77%) Retail
4 10 (25.64%) Finance
5 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 8 (20.51%) Advertising
7 1 (2.56%) Marketing
7 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) Consultant
3 11 (28.21%) EMV Consultant
4 10 (25.64%) Junior
4 10 (25.64%) C++ Developer
5 9 (23.08%) Junior Developer
5 9 (23.08%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Junior .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Junior C++ Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) C++/Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Head of Security
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Web Services
2 9 (23.08%) HTML
3 8 (20.51%) .NET
3 8 (20.51%) CSS
4 7 (17.95%) SubSonic
4 7 (17.95%) HTML5
4 7 (17.95%) CSS3
4 7 (17.95%) PhoneGap
5 6 (15.38%) MFC
6 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.13%) XML
7 2 (5.13%) LAMP
7 2 (5.13%) XML-RPC
7 2 (5.13%) REST
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (56.41%) Mobile Payment
2 20 (51.28%) Smartcard
3 17 (43.59%) Cryptography
4 16 (41.03%) EMV
5 14 (35.90%) Mobile Banking
6 11 (28.21%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (25.64%) DTV
8 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
9 8 (20.51%) iPhone
9 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
10 2 (5.13%) Internet of Things
10 2 (5.13%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
11 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Android
1 32 (82.05%) Apple iOS
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Phone
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
2 10 (25.64%) Computer Security
3 9 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
3 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
3 9 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 9 (23.08%) Identity Management
3 9 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 9 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (20.51%) MVC
5 7 (17.95%) Android Development
5 7 (17.95%) iOS Development
6 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.82%) Information Security
6 5 (12.82%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (12.82%) Software Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.69%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) C++
2 10 (25.64%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) C
4 3 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.56%) VC++
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Hyperion
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Sony