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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 841 796 784
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -12
Permanent jobs citing NFC 55 85 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.078% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.45% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 40 60 80
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £86,500 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £37,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -18.47%

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
20360 18752 22011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.86% 17.24% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16127 15168 17967
Average salary £43,750 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +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 24 October 2014 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 30 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 October 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 -34 54 £52,500 -12.50% 9
South West -9 13 £45,000 -
South East -7 12 £60,000 +50.00% 3
London -35 12 £70,000 +12.00%
East of England -9 10 £52,500 - 1
Bristol - 10 £40,000 -
Surrey +2 9 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Paddington - 8 - -
Cambridge - 8 £52,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £52,500 - 1
Guildford - 4 £52,500 - 1
Berkshire -5 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
City of London +8 2 £70,000 +12.00%
Hampshire -10 2 £60,000 +84.61%
North West -20 2 £35,000 -6.66%
Somerset - 2 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £60,000 -
Farnham - 2 £60,000 -
Godalming - 2 £60,000 -
Aldershot - 2 £60,000 -
Bath - 2 £45,000 -
Essex - 2 £52,500 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £52,500 -
South Wales +10 1 £57,500 - 1
Wales +2 1 £57,500 - 1
Cardiff +2 1 £57,500 - 1
Wiltshire -7 1 - -
Cheshire -16 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 39 (46.43%) Apple iOS
2 35 (41.67%) Java
2 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (39.29%) Finance
4 30 (35.71%) Scrum
4 30 (35.71%) XML
5 28 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 28 (33.33%) Android
6 25 (29.76%) HTML
7 23 (27.38%) CSS
7 23 (27.38%) Mobile Payment
8 21 (25.00%) C++
8 21 (25.00%) Banking
9 20 (23.81%) SOAP
9 20 (23.81%) iPhone
10 19 (22.62%) Google
10 19 (22.62%) JSON
10 19 (22.62%) C
10 19 (22.62%) EMV
11 18 (21.43%) Degree
12 17 (20.24%) iOS Development
12 17 (20.24%) Apple
12 17 (20.24%) Objective-C
12 17 (20.24%) ISO 8583
13 15 (17.86%) iPad
14 14 (16.67%) MVC
15 13 (15.48%) Cocoa
15 13 (15.48%) .NET
16 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 12 (14.29%) C#

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (2.38%) Node.js
2 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.19%) JBoss
2 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.19%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) SMS
1 10 (11.90%) SMPP
2 7 (8.33%) RFID
3 5 (5.95%) Wireless
3 5 (5.95%) Internet
4 1 (1.19%) ADSL
4 1 (1.19%) WAN
4 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) SQLite
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
4 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) NUnit
2 10 (11.90%) MSTest
3 8 (9.52%) WiX
3 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 8 (9.52%) MSBuild
4 3 (3.57%) Subversion
5 2 (2.38%) Maven
5 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.38%) Xcode
5 2 (2.38%) Ant
5 2 (2.38%) JUnit
5 2 (2.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.19%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.19%) NetBeans
General
1 33 (39.29%) Finance
2 21 (25.00%) Banking
3 11 (13.10%) Electronics
4 10 (11.90%) Marketing
5 8 (9.52%) Retail
6 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.57%) Advertising
8 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
8 2 (2.38%) Law
9 1 (1.19%) Games
9 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Developer
2 17 (20.24%) iOS Developer
3 9 (10.71%) Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) Architect
4 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Consultant
5 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) EMV Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Software Team Leader
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Payments Business Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (35.71%) XML
2 25 (29.76%) HTML
3 23 (27.38%) CSS
4 20 (23.81%) SOAP
5 19 (22.62%) JSON
6 13 (15.48%) Cocoa
6 13 (15.48%) .NET
7 11 (13.10%) Java ME
8 10 (11.90%) .NET Framework
8 10 (11.90%) WCF
8 10 (11.90%) LINQ
9 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.52%) WPF
9 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
9 8 (9.52%) XSLT
10 7 (8.33%) HTML5
11 5 (5.95%) REST
11 5 (5.95%) CSS3
12 3 (3.57%) PhoneGap
12 3 (3.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 23 (27.38%) Mobile Payment
3 20 (23.81%) iPhone
4 19 (22.62%) EMV
5 15 (17.86%) iPad
6 11 (13.10%) Mobile Banking
6 11 (13.10%) Smartcard
6 11 (13.10%) Blackberry
7 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
7 10 (11.90%) Cryptography
8 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (5.95%) Smartphone
9 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
10 3 (3.57%) Device Driver
10 3 (3.57%) Handset
10 3 (3.57%) DTV
11 2 (2.38%) Java Card
11 2 (2.38%) Online Banking
11 2 (2.38%) Mathematics
11 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.43%) Apple iOS
2 28 (33.33%) Android
3 10 (11.90%) Windows Phone
4 5 (5.95%) Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Windows
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.19%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.71%) Scrum
3 17 (20.24%) iOS Development
4 14 (16.67%) MVC
5 12 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 12 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
6 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
7 8 (9.52%) TDD
7 8 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.33%) OO
8 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.33%) Mobile Marketing
9 6 (7.14%) Project Management
9 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.95%) UML
10 5 (5.95%) OOP
10 5 (5.95%) Android Development
11 4 (4.76%) Product Management
11 4 (4.76%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) Java
2 21 (25.00%) C++
3 19 (22.62%) C
4 17 (20.24%) Objective-C
5 12 (14.29%) C#
6 8 (9.52%) XAML
6 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.57%) Python
9 2 (2.38%) SQL
10 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) APMP
2 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.24%) ISO 8583
2 4 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) Google
2 17 (20.24%) Apple
3 8 (9.52%) Telerik
4 4 (4.76%) Hyperion
4 4 (4.76%) Syclo
4 4 (4.76%) Facebook
4 4 (4.76%) Sybase
4 4 (4.76%) SAP
4 4 (4.76%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 3 (3.57%) Kony
5 3 (3.57%) CA
6 2 (2.38%) Sony
6 2 (2.38%) Symbian
6 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.38%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.38%) Appcelerator
6 2 (2.38%) Sencha
7 1 (1.19%) Perforce
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle
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