The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 864 868 784
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -84
Permanent jobs citing NFC 29 39 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.034% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.19% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 64
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £74,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18260 20805 18853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 18.13% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15141 16472 15224
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NFC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NFC within the UK.

NFC Salary Trend in the UK

NFC
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NFC over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
England -8 27 £52,500 +16.66% 2
London +5 11 £72,500 -3.33% 2
North West +10 8 £30,000 -14.28%
Manchester +8 8 £30,000 -14.28%
South East +20 7 £70,000 +12.00%
Surrey +9 7 £70,000 +12.00%
Guildford - 7 £70,000 -
City of London - 6 £52,500 -
East of England -1 1 £110,000 +69.23%
Rickmansworth - 1 £110,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £110,000 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 37 (61.67%) Android
2 30 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 27 (45.00%) Bluetooth
4 26 (43.33%) Degree
5 22 (36.67%) Smartcard
5 22 (36.67%) Java
5 22 (36.67%) Windows
6 20 (33.33%) Banking
6 20 (33.33%) C++
7 18 (30.00%) Electronics
8 17 (28.33%) EMV
9 16 (26.67%) Finance
9 16 (26.67%) Retail
9 16 (26.67%) Mobile Payment
10 14 (23.33%) Mentoring
11 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
11 13 (21.67%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (21.67%) RFID
11 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
11 13 (21.67%) WLAN
12 12 (20.00%) Project Management
12 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 12 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (20.00%) Computer Security
13 11 (18.33%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (18.33%) Mobile Banking
13 11 (18.33%) iOS Development
13 11 (18.33%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (18.33%) Cryptography
13 11 (18.33%) Wireless

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (1.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) BASE24
1 2 (3.33%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (1.67%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (45.00%) Bluetooth
2 13 (21.67%) WLAN
2 13 (21.67%) RFID
2 13 (21.67%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (18.33%) Wireless
3 11 (18.33%) Internet
4 8 (13.33%) DVB
4 8 (13.33%) GPRS
4 8 (13.33%) GSM
4 8 (13.33%) UMTS
4 8 (13.33%) VoIP
5 6 (10.00%) LDAP
6 2 (3.33%) ATM
6 2 (3.33%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MySQL
1 2 (3.33%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) JUnit
1 1 (1.67%) NUnit
1 1 (1.67%) Subversion
1 1 (1.67%) Maven
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
1 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 20 (33.33%) Banking
2 18 (30.00%) Electronics
3 16 (26.67%) Finance
3 16 (26.67%) Retail
4 8 (13.33%) Multimedia
4 8 (13.33%) Automotive
4 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.33%) Games
6 2 (3.33%) Advertising
6 2 (3.33%) Marketing
7 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Consultant
3 12 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 11 (18.33%) Software Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 8 (13.33%) EMV Consultant
6 7 (11.67%) Junior
7 6 (10.00%) Junior Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (8.33%) Junior C++ Developer
8 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (8.33%) Principal Consultant
8 5 (8.33%) Graduate
9 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Analyst
10 3 (5.00%) C++/Java Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Test Consultant
11 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) HTML
2 8 (13.33%) Flash
2 8 (13.33%) J2ME
2 8 (13.33%) SVG
2 8 (13.33%) OpenGL
2 8 (13.33%) Middleware
2 8 (13.33%) UIQ
2 8 (13.33%) Series 60
2 8 (13.33%) BREW
2 8 (13.33%) Qt
2 8 (13.33%) OpenAL
2 8 (13.33%) HTML5
2 8 (13.33%) OpenCL
3 6 (10.00%) MFC
4 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.33%) Apache Flex
5 3 (5.00%) CSS
5 3 (5.00%) Web Services
6 2 (3.33%) .NET
6 2 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (36.67%) Smartcard
2 17 (28.33%) EMV
3 16 (26.67%) Mobile Payment
4 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
5 12 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (18.33%) Mobile Banking
6 11 (18.33%) Cryptography
6 11 (18.33%) DTV
7 10 (16.67%) iPhone
8 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
9 8 (13.33%) Device Driver
9 8 (13.33%) MPEG
10 6 (10.00%) Chip and PIN
11 5 (8.33%) EPoS
11 5 (8.33%) Online Banking
11 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (8.33%) Private Cloud
12 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
13 3 (5.00%) PMI
14 2 (3.33%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (61.67%) Android
2 30 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 22 (36.67%) Windows
4 9 (15.00%) Linux
5 8 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (13.33%) Nucleus RTOS
5 8 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (11.67%) Windows Phone
7 4 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Mentoring
2 12 (20.00%) Project Management
2 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (20.00%) Computer Security
3 11 (18.33%) Systems Analysis
3 11 (18.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (18.33%) iOS Development
4 10 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 9 (15.00%) Android Development
6 8 (13.33%) Mobile Commerce
6 8 (13.33%) DRM
6 8 (13.33%) Speech Recognition
7 7 (11.67%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.00%) Identity Management
8 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) Java
2 20 (33.33%) C++
3 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) C
5 2 (3.33%) C#
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) XPath
6 1 (1.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) PMP
2 3 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Hyperion
3 8 (13.33%) Symbian
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Sony