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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 860 870 810
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -60
Permanent jobs citing NFC 30 63 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.052% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.31% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27 52 58
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £72,250 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -14.28%

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
20150 20460 22469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.04% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15949 16206 18144
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 9 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 24 April 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 -17 29 £41,750 -9.72% 3
South East +34 20 £40,000 -23.80%
Surrey +30 19 £40,000 -23.80%
Guildford +30 18 £40,000 -23.80%
London +15 9 £55,000 -21.42% 2
City of London +23 2 £55,000 -21.42% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £42,500 -
Scotland - 1 £42,500 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (59.32%) Degree
2 31 (52.54%) Android
2 31 (52.54%) Apple iOS
3 22 (37.29%) Smartcard
4 21 (35.59%) Mobile Payment
5 20 (33.90%) Electronics
6 19 (32.20%) Bluetooth
7 16 (27.12%) C++
7 16 (27.12%) Java
7 16 (27.12%) Banking
8 15 (25.42%) RFID
9 14 (23.73%) HTML
9 14 (23.73%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (22.03%) Mobile App
10 13 (22.03%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (22.03%) Windows
10 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
10 13 (22.03%) Retail
11 12 (20.34%) EMV
11 12 (20.34%) Computer Security
12 11 (18.64%) Mobile Banking
12 11 (18.64%) HTML5
12 11 (18.64%) Hyperion
12 11 (18.64%) CSS
12 11 (18.64%) Cryptography
12 11 (18.64%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (16.95%) Finance
13 10 (16.95%) Internet
14 9 (15.25%) Project Management
14 9 (15.25%) Web Services

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (10.17%) Node.js
2 1 (1.69%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) Bluetooth
2 15 (25.42%) RFID
3 10 (16.95%) Internet
4 9 (15.25%) Wireless
5 6 (10.17%) LDAP
6 5 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (8.47%) WLAN
7 2 (3.39%) GPRS
7 2 (3.39%) GSM
7 2 (3.39%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.69%) iBeacon
8 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) NUnit
1 6 (10.17%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.69%) JUnit
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) Maven
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (33.90%) Electronics
2 16 (27.12%) Banking
3 13 (22.03%) Retail
4 10 (16.95%) Finance
5 7 (11.86%) Advertising
5 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
5 7 (11.86%) Marketing
6 2 (3.39%) Games
7 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) C++ Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Junior
4 10 (16.95%) Consultant
4 10 (16.95%) Junior Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (11.86%) EMV Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Account Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Junior C++ Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Junior .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (5.08%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) HTML
2 11 (18.64%) CSS
2 11 (18.64%) HTML5
3 9 (15.25%) Web Services
4 7 (11.86%) .NET
5 6 (10.17%) MFC
5 6 (10.17%) SubSonic
5 6 (10.17%) CSS3
5 6 (10.17%) PhoneGap
6 5 (8.47%) Ajax
6 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.78%) XML
8 2 (3.39%) LAMP
8 2 (3.39%) XML-RPC
8 2 (3.39%) SOAP
8 2 (3.39%) REST
9 1 (1.69%) Java EE
9 1 (1.69%) Symfony
9 1 (1.69%) Middleware
9 1 (1.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) Smartcard
2 21 (35.59%) Mobile Payment
3 14 (23.73%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (22.03%) Mobile App
5 12 (20.34%) EMV
6 11 (18.64%) Mobile Banking
6 11 (18.64%) Cryptography
7 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
7 8 (13.56%) DTV
8 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
8 7 (11.86%) iPhone
9 6 (10.17%) Chip and PIN
9 6 (10.17%) User Experience
10 5 (8.47%) Private Cloud
10 5 (8.47%) EPoS
10 5 (8.47%) Online Banking
11 3 (5.08%) PMI
12 2 (3.39%) Internet of Things
12 2 (3.39%) Machine to Machine
13 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (52.54%) Android
1 31 (52.54%) Apple iOS
2 13 (22.03%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Phone
4 6 (10.17%) Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Tizen
6 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Computer Security
2 11 (18.64%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (15.25%) Project Management
4 8 (13.56%) Business Development
4 8 (13.56%) iOS Development
5 7 (11.86%) Android Development
5 7 (11.86%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (11.86%) Integration Testing
5 7 (11.86%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (11.86%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
5 7 (11.86%) Identity Management
5 7 (11.86%) MVC
5 7 (11.86%) Risk Management
6 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.17%) Mobile Development
6 6 (10.17%) Mobile Marketing
7 5 (8.47%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) C++
1 16 (27.12%) Java
2 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
2 7 (11.86%) C#
3 5 (8.47%) C
3 5 (8.47%) PHP
4 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
4 2 (3.39%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) PHP5
5 1 (1.69%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) VC++
5 1 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (59.32%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) PMP
2 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Firmware
3 1 (1.69%) Xen
3 1 (1.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) Hyperion
3 5 (8.47%) Sony
4 1 (1.69%) Perforce
4 1 (1.69%) Syclo
4 1 (1.69%) Kony
4 1 (1.69%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (1.69%) CA
4 1 (1.69%) Sybase
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
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