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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 859 785 802
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +17
Permanent jobs citing NFC 40 88 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.083% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23 63 75
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £75,000 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +26.43%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 20 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 29 August 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 -80 40 £45,000 -25.00% 3
London -47 18 £75,000 +20.00% 2
South West -6 14 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Paddington - 12 - -
Bristol +4 11 £35,000 -30.00% 1
East Midlands - 3 £120,000 -
Surrey -6 2 £62,500 +8.69%
South East -31 2 £62,500 +13.63%
Somerset - 2 £45,000 -
Bath - 2 £45,000 -
Manchester -9 1 £35,000 +52.17%
North West -14 1 £35,000 +52.17%
East of England - 1 £65,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £120,000 -
Swindon - 1 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £65,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £120,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (45.45%) Java
2 36 (40.91%) XML
2 36 (40.91%) Apple iOS
3 29 (32.95%) Android
4 27 (30.68%) Scrum
5 26 (29.55%) Mobile App
6 24 (27.27%) Banking
7 22 (25.00%) .NET
8 21 (23.86%) HTML
8 21 (23.86%) MVC
9 20 (22.73%) Finance
9 20 (22.73%) Blackberry
10 19 (21.59%) Multithreading
11 18 (20.45%) Java ME
11 18 (20.45%) C#
12 17 (19.32%) CSS
12 17 (19.32%) XAML
12 17 (19.32%) Degree
12 17 (19.32%) JSON
12 17 (19.32%) Google
12 17 (19.32%) Windows Phone
13 16 (18.18%) iPhone
13 16 (18.18%) SOAP
13 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 16 (18.18%) SMS
14 15 (17.05%) C++
14 15 (17.05%) ASP.NET
14 15 (17.05%) WPF
14 15 (17.05%) MSTest
15 14 (15.91%) NUnit

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.14%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.18%) SMS
2 14 (15.91%) SMPP
3 7 (7.95%) RFID
4 4 (4.55%) ADSL
4 4 (4.55%) WAN
4 4 (4.55%) VPN
4 4 (4.55%) Internet
5 3 (3.41%) Bluetooth
5 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.41%) Wireless
6 1 (1.14%) 2G
6 1 (1.14%) HSPA
6 1 (1.14%) LTE
6 1 (1.14%) 4G
6 1 (1.14%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.14%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 4 (4.55%) SQLite
4 1 (1.14%) DB2
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (17.05%) MSTest
2 14 (15.91%) NUnit
3 13 (14.77%) MSBuild
3 13 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
5 10 (11.36%) WiX
6 5 (5.68%) Subversion
7 4 (4.55%) Maven
7 4 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.55%) Ant
7 4 (4.55%) JUnit
8 3 (3.41%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.27%) Xcode
10 1 (1.14%) NetBeans
10 1 (1.14%) JIRA
10 1 (1.14%) Selenium
General
1 24 (27.27%) Banking
2 20 (22.73%) Finance
3 10 (11.36%) Electronics
4 9 (10.23%) Marketing
5 7 (7.95%) Telecoms
6 6 (6.82%) Retail
7 3 (3.41%) Retail Banking
7 3 (3.41%) Law
8 1 (1.14%) Advertising
8 1 (1.14%) Games
8 1 (1.14%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (44.32%) Developer
2 13 (14.77%) iOS Developer
3 12 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 9 (10.23%) C# Developer
4 9 (10.23%) Systems Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Architect
5 6 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Windows 8 Developer
6 5 (5.68%) C# Web Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.68%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Support Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) Sales Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (40.91%) XML
2 22 (25.00%) .NET
3 21 (23.86%) HTML
4 18 (20.45%) Java ME
5 17 (19.32%) CSS
5 17 (19.32%) JSON
6 16 (18.18%) SOAP
7 15 (17.05%) ASP.NET
7 15 (17.05%) WPF
8 13 (14.77%) LINQ
8 13 (14.77%) WCF
8 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (14.77%) XSLT
8 13 (14.77%) Cocoa
9 12 (13.64%) .NET Framework
10 7 (7.95%) REST
11 4 (4.55%) Google Maps API
11 4 (4.55%) XHTML
11 4 (4.55%) WML
12 2 (2.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.55%) Mobile App
2 20 (22.73%) Blackberry
3 16 (18.18%) iPhone
4 12 (13.64%) Mobile Payment
5 11 (12.50%) iPad
6 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
6 9 (10.23%) EMV
7 8 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (6.82%) Cryptography
9 5 (5.68%) Smartphone
10 4 (4.55%) Handset
10 4 (4.55%) EFT
10 4 (4.55%) Java Card
11 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
11 3 (3.41%) Firmware
11 3 (3.41%) Smartcard
11 3 (3.41%) Online Banking
12 2 (2.27%) Mathematics
12 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
12 2 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.91%) Apple iOS
2 29 (32.95%) Android
3 17 (19.32%) Windows Phone
4 13 (14.77%) Windows
5 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.41%) Linux
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.68%) Scrum
2 21 (23.86%) MVC
3 19 (21.59%) Multithreading
4 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (14.77%) TDD
5 13 (14.77%) iOS Development
6 12 (13.64%) Mobile Application Development
7 10 (11.36%) Regression Testing
8 7 (7.95%) OOP
8 7 (7.95%) OO
8 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.82%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.82%) Mobile Commerce
10 5 (5.68%) Project Management
10 5 (5.68%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.55%) CRM
11 4 (4.55%) Android Development
11 4 (4.55%) Product Management
12 3 (3.41%) Mobile Marketing
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.45%) Java
2 18 (20.45%) C#
3 17 (19.32%) XAML
4 15 (17.05%) C++
5 13 (14.77%) Objective-C
5 13 (14.77%) C
6 12 (13.64%) SQL
7 10 (11.36%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.55%) PHP
9 3 (3.41%) Python
9 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.27%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.14%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) ISO 8583
2 4 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Google
2 13 (14.77%) Apple
3 10 (11.36%) Telerik
4 4 (4.55%) Syclo
4 4 (4.55%) Kony
4 4 (4.55%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 4 (4.55%) CA
4 4 (4.55%) Sybase
4 4 (4.55%) SAP
5 2 (2.27%) Symbian
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.27%) BT
6 1 (1.14%) Perforce
6 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.14%) JBoss
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle
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