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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 865 890 807
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -83
Permanent jobs citing NFC 28 28 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.023% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.14% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24 20 78
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £90,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -29.16%

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
18995 20729 20713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.19% 17.28% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15491 16577 16796
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 2015 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 13 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 1 July 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 +16 26 £45,000 -12.19% 4
London +45 9 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Manchester - 8 £30,000 -
North West - 8 £30,000 -
South East +17 5 £26,000 -36.96%
Surrey +13 5 £26,000 -50.47%
Guildford +15 4 £38,250 -27.14%
East of England +7 4 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge +16 3 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £47,500 - 1
City of London +29 2 £53,750 -20.37% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £110,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £110,000 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 35 (61.40%) Android
2 32 (56.14%) Degree
3 28 (49.12%) Apple iOS
4 27 (47.37%) Bluetooth
5 24 (42.11%) Smartcard
5 24 (42.11%) Java
6 21 (36.84%) C++
6 21 (36.84%) Windows
6 21 (36.84%) Electronics
7 16 (28.07%) Mobile Payment
8 15 (26.32%) Banking
9 14 (24.56%) Finance
10 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (22.81%) Retail
10 13 (22.81%) RFID
10 13 (22.81%) EMV
10 13 (22.81%) WLAN
10 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
11 12 (21.05%) Risk Management
11 12 (21.05%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
11 12 (21.05%) Computer Security
12 11 (19.30%) iPhone
12 11 (19.30%) Spreadsheet
12 11 (19.30%) iOS Development
12 11 (19.30%) Linux
13 10 (17.54%) C
13 10 (17.54%) Project Management
13 10 (17.54%) Management Information System

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (3.51%) JBoss
1 2 (3.51%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) BASE24
1 2 (3.51%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (1.75%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (47.37%) Bluetooth
2 13 (22.81%) WLAN
2 13 (22.81%) RFID
2 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (14.04%) Wireless
3 8 (14.04%) Internet
3 8 (14.04%) DVB
3 8 (14.04%) GPRS
3 8 (14.04%) GSM
3 8 (14.04%) UMTS
3 8 (14.04%) VoIP
4 6 (10.53%) LDAP
5 2 (3.51%) ATM
5 2 (3.51%) iBeacon
6 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) MySQL
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.51%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) NUnit
1 2 (3.51%) Subversion
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.51%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.75%) JUnit
2 1 (1.75%) Maven
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 21 (36.84%) Electronics
2 15 (26.32%) Banking
3 14 (24.56%) Finance
4 13 (22.81%) Retail
5 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
6 8 (14.04%) Multimedia
6 8 (14.04%) Automotive
7 4 (7.02%) Marketing
8 3 (5.26%) Advertising
9 1 (1.75%) Games
9 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) C++ Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Software Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
5 8 (14.04%) Junior
5 8 (14.04%) EMV Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Junior Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Graduate
7 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Junior C++ Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) C++/Java Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Account Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) HTML
1 9 (15.79%) Middleware
2 8 (14.04%) UIQ
2 8 (14.04%) Series 60
2 8 (14.04%) Flash
2 8 (14.04%) J2ME
2 8 (14.04%) SVG
2 8 (14.04%) OpenGL
2 8 (14.04%) BREW
2 8 (14.04%) Qt
2 8 (14.04%) OpenAL
2 8 (14.04%) OpenCL
3 6 (10.53%) HTML5
3 6 (10.53%) MFC
4 5 (8.77%) CSS
5 4 (7.02%) Web Services
6 3 (5.26%) .NET
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.51%) XML
7 2 (3.51%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.11%) Smartcard
2 16 (28.07%) Mobile Payment
3 13 (22.81%) EMV
4 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
4 12 (21.05%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (19.30%) iPhone
6 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
7 9 (15.79%) Device Driver
7 9 (15.79%) Cryptography
7 9 (15.79%) Mobile Banking
8 8 (14.04%) DTV
8 8 (14.04%) MPEG
9 6 (10.53%) Chip and PIN
9 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
10 5 (8.77%) EPoS
11 3 (5.26%) PMI
12 2 (3.51%) EFT
12 2 (3.51%) EFTPOS
12 2 (3.51%) Tandem
12 2 (3.51%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) Android
2 28 (49.12%) Apple iOS
3 21 (36.84%) Windows
4 11 (19.30%) Linux
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (14.04%) Nucleus RTOS
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 8
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Phone
7 5 (8.77%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Risk Management
1 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
1 12 (21.05%) Computer Security
2 11 (19.30%) iOS Development
3 10 (17.54%) Project Management
4 9 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 9 (15.79%) Android Development
5 8 (14.04%) Speech Recognition
5 8 (14.04%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (14.04%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (14.04%) DRM
5 8 (14.04%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
5 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
5 8 (14.04%) Mobile Commerce
5 8 (14.04%) Identity Management
6 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) Java
2 21 (36.84%) C++
3 10 (17.54%) C
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) XPath
6 1 (1.75%) PHP5
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (56.14%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PMP
2 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.75%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Xen
2 1 (1.75%) KVM
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) Hyperion
3 8 (14.04%) Symbian
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Sony
4 1 (1.75%) Perforce
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