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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 924 909 878
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -31
Permanent jobs citing NFC 11 28 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.026% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 32
Average salary £51,000 £47,500 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% -25.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £25,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £77,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%

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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 12 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 11 February 2016. 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 10 £52,000 -5.45% 6
London +6 5 £56,000 -13.84% 3
Cambridgeshire +11 4 £55,000 +15.78%
East of England +2 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Cambridge +2 4 £55,000 +15.78%
City of London +52 1 - -
South East +3 1 £30,000 -35.13%
Croydon - 1 £52,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £42,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £42,500 - 1
Reading - 1 £30,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £30,000 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (51.35%) EMV
2 16 (43.24%) Wireless
2 16 (43.24%) Banking
2 16 (43.24%) Contactless
3 15 (40.54%) Mobile Payment
3 15 (40.54%) Degree
4 14 (37.84%) Cryptography
4 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (35.14%) Smartcard
5 13 (35.14%) Apple iOS
5 13 (35.14%) Android
6 12 (32.43%) Systems Analysis
7 11 (29.73%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
7 11 (29.73%) DTV
7 11 (29.73%) Internet
7 11 (29.73%) Hyperion
7 11 (29.73%) Mobile Banking
8 10 (27.03%) Retail
9 9 (24.32%) Identity Management
9 9 (24.32%) Finance
10 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
11 7 (18.92%) Project Management
11 7 (18.92%) C++
11 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
12 6 (16.22%) 3GPP
12 6 (16.22%) C
12 6 (16.22%) Java
12 6 (16.22%) Information Security
12 6 (16.22%) Ethical Hacking

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) Wireless
2 11 (29.73%) Internet
3 6 (16.22%) 3GPP
4 5 (13.51%) 2G
4 5 (13.51%) 3G
4 5 (13.51%) 4G
4 5 (13.51%) CDMA
4 5 (13.51%) LTE
4 5 (13.51%) Node B
4 5 (13.51%) RNC
4 5 (13.51%) VoLTE
5 2 (5.41%) Bluetooth
5 2 (5.41%) GSM
5 2 (5.41%) RFID
5 2 (5.41%) SMPP
6 1 (2.70%) ASN.1
6 1 (2.70%) iBeacon
6 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) Gradle
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) Maven
2 2 (5.41%) MSBuild
2 2 (5.41%) MSTest
2 2 (5.41%) NUnit
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) Ant
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.70%) Spock
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (43.24%) Banking
2 10 (27.03%) Retail
3 9 (24.32%) Finance
4 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
5 5 (13.51%) Electronics
6 3 (8.11%) Marketing
7 2 (5.41%) Back Office
7 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (2.70%) Advertising
8 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Consultant
2 7 (18.92%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Cryptography Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Principal Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Principal Security Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 5 (13.51%) EMV Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) OAuth
1 4 (10.81%) OpenID
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.41%) LINQ
3 2 (5.41%) WCF
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) WPF
3 2 (5.41%) XSLT
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) ODBC
4 1 (2.70%) Spring
4 1 (2.70%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 19 (51.35%) EMV
2 16 (43.24%) Contactless
3 15 (40.54%) Mobile Payment
4 14 (37.84%) Cryptography
5 13 (35.14%) Smartcard
6 11 (29.73%) DTV
6 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
6 11 (29.73%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
8 5 (13.51%) Cryptocurrency
8 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
9 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (2.70%) Clustering
10 1 (2.70%) Java Card
10 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
10 1 (2.70%) Video Editing
10 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Android
1 13 (35.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Systems Analysis
3 11 (29.73%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (24.32%) Identity Management
5 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
5 7 (18.92%) Project Management
6 6 (16.22%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (16.22%) Information Security
6 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
6 6 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Software Architecture
6 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.51%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (13.51%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (13.51%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) C++
2 6 (16.22%) C
2 6 (16.22%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) XAML
6 1 (2.70%) Groovy
6 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) ISO 8583
2 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (2.70%) PA-DSS
3 1 (2.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Hyperion
2 5 (13.51%) Anite
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Apple
4 1 (2.70%) Talend
4 1 (2.70%) Trillium
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Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £44000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Masabi Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Leamington Spa
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Mobica Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago