The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 870 783 829
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +46
Permanent jobs citing NFC 31 104 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.096% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.53% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19 83 63
Average salary £47,500 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £75,000 £81,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20545 19756 21121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.57% 18.17% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16471 15851 17426
Average salary £44,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 July 2014 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 19 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 30 July 2014. 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 -99 29 £47,500 -24.00% 7
London -115 13 £52,500 -16.00% 2
South West -7 8 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Bristol +1 7 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Paddington - 6 - -
South East -21 3 £62,500 +4.16%
East Midlands - 3 £120,000 -
Surrey -4 2 £62,500 -7.40%
Berkshire -8 1 £30,000 -45.45%
City of London -32 1 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
East of England - 1 £65,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £65,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £120,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £30,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £120,000 -
Swindon - 1 £52,500 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (37.63%) Java
2 32 (34.41%) XML
2 32 (34.41%) Banking
2 32 (34.41%) Android
2 32 (34.41%) Apple iOS
3 26 (27.96%) Mobile App
3 26 (27.96%) MVC
4 25 (26.88%) Finance
5 23 (24.73%) Scrum
5 23 (24.73%) .NET
5 23 (24.73%) Blackberry
6 21 (22.58%) Multithreading
7 20 (21.51%) Java ME
8 19 (20.43%) C#
8 19 (20.43%) HTML
9 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (19.35%) XAML
9 18 (19.35%) Windows Phone
9 18 (19.35%) Mobile Payment
10 17 (18.28%) Degree
10 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
10 17 (18.28%) SMS
11 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET
11 16 (17.20%) WPF
11 16 (17.20%) Mobile Banking
11 16 (17.20%) MSTest
12 15 (16.13%) Retail
12 15 (16.13%) NUnit
12 15 (16.13%) SMPP
13 14 (15.05%) TDD

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.28%) SMS
2 15 (16.13%) SMPP
3 8 (8.60%) RFID
3 8 (8.60%) Internet
4 4 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.30%) Wireless
4 4 (4.30%) ADSL
4 4 (4.30%) Bluetooth
4 4 (4.30%) WAN
4 4 (4.30%) VPN
5 1 (1.08%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.08%) 3G
5 1 (1.08%) 2G
5 1 (1.08%) HSPA
5 1 (1.08%) LTE
5 1 (1.08%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.38%) SQLite
4 4 (4.30%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (17.20%) MSTest
2 15 (16.13%) NUnit
3 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (15.05%) MSBuild
4 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
5 11 (11.83%) WiX
6 6 (6.45%) Subversion
7 5 (5.38%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.38%) Ant
7 5 (5.38%) JUnit
7 5 (5.38%) Maven
7 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.30%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.08%) Selenium
9 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 32 (34.41%) Banking
2 25 (26.88%) Finance
3 15 (16.13%) Retail
4 11 (11.83%) Electronics
5 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
5 7 (7.53%) Retail Banking
5 7 (7.53%) Marketing
6 6 (6.45%) Law
7 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (39.78%) Developer
2 13 (13.98%) .NET Developer
3 10 (10.75%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.75%) Systems Developer
4 9 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.53%) Architect
5 7 (7.53%) iOS Developer
6 6 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Windows 8 Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Project Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) .NET Web Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Consultant
7 5 (5.38%) C# Web Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Android Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.41%) XML
2 23 (24.73%) .NET
3 20 (21.51%) Java ME
4 19 (20.43%) HTML
5 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET
5 16 (17.20%) WPF
6 14 (15.05%) CSS
6 14 (15.05%) XSLT
6 14 (15.05%) LINQ
6 14 (15.05%) WCF
6 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (13.98%) .NET Framework
8 12 (12.90%) JSON
9 9 (9.68%) SOAP
10 7 (7.53%) Cocoa
10 7 (7.53%) REST
11 6 (6.45%) Middleware
12 5 (5.38%) XHTML
12 5 (5.38%) WML
12 5 (5.38%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.96%) Mobile App
2 23 (24.73%) Blackberry
3 18 (19.35%) Mobile Payment
4 16 (17.20%) Mobile Banking
5 11 (11.83%) iPhone
6 9 (9.68%) Computer Science
7 8 (8.60%) Smartphone
7 8 (8.60%) Smartcard
7 8 (8.60%) EMV
8 7 (7.53%) Online Banking
8 7 (7.53%) Cryptography
9 5 (5.38%) Java Card
9 5 (5.38%) iPad
10 4 (4.30%) EPoS
10 4 (4.30%) EFT
11 3 (3.23%) EFTPOS
11 3 (3.23%) Firmware
11 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
11 3 (3.23%) Handset
12 2 (2.15%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.41%) Android
1 32 (34.41%) Apple iOS
2 18 (19.35%) Windows Phone
3 14 (15.05%) Windows
4 7 (7.53%) Linux
5 6 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.96%) MVC
2 23 (24.73%) Scrum
3 21 (22.58%) Multithreading
4 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (15.05%) TDD
6 11 (11.83%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.60%) OOP
8 7 (7.53%) Project Management
8 7 (7.53%) Validation
8 7 (7.53%) Programme Management
8 7 (7.53%) iOS Development
9 6 (6.45%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.45%) Test Scripting
10 5 (5.38%) OO
10 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.38%) Android Development
11 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.30%) IC Design
11 4 (4.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 35 (37.63%) Java
2 19 (20.43%) C#
3 18 (19.35%) XAML
4 14 (15.05%) C++
5 12 (12.90%) C
5 12 (12.90%) SQL
6 11 (11.83%) PowerShell
7 7 (7.53%) PHP
7 7 (7.53%) Objective-C
8 6 (6.45%) Embedded C
8 6 (6.45%) Embedded C++
9 3 (3.23%) Python
9 3 (3.23%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.08%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (18.28%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) ISO 8583
2 3 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Google
2 11 (11.83%) Telerik
3 7 (7.53%) Apple
4 5 (5.38%) SAP
4 5 (5.38%) Sybase
4 5 (5.38%) Syclo
4 5 (5.38%) Kony
4 5 (5.38%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 4 (4.30%) CA
6 3 (3.23%) BT
7 2 (2.15%) Symbian
8 1 (1.08%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.08%) Perforce
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