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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 851 826 771
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -55
Permanent jobs citing NFC 29 63 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.061% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27 33 81
Average salary £47,500 £65,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.92% +36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £49,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%

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
18812 17742 21954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.84% 17.07% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15287 13922 18246
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 11 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 26 January 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 -39 23 £52,500 -19.23% 5
South East -22 14 £40,000 -38.46%
Surrey +4 12 £52,500 -19.23%
London -42 6 £70,000 +7.69% 4
Guildford - 6 £65,000 -
City of London -9 2 £58,750 -22.95%
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £47,500 - 1
Redhill - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
East of England - 1 £47,500 - 1

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 40 (47.62%) Apple iOS
2 35 (41.67%) Finance
3 32 (38.10%) Android
4 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (35.71%) Mobile Payment
6 28 (33.33%) Java
7 27 (32.14%) HTML
7 27 (32.14%) Mobile App
8 26 (30.95%) XML
8 26 (30.95%) Banking
9 25 (29.76%) CSS
9 25 (29.76%) Degree
10 23 (27.38%) EMV
10 23 (27.38%) Scrum
11 19 (22.62%) ISO 8583
11 19 (22.62%) iPhone
12 18 (21.43%) C++
12 18 (21.43%) C
13 17 (20.24%) C#
13 17 (20.24%) .NET
13 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
13 17 (20.24%) NUnit
14 15 (17.86%) MVC
14 15 (17.86%) SOAP
14 15 (17.86%) Smartcard
14 15 (17.86%) HTML5
15 13 (15.48%) Marketing
15 13 (15.48%) Cryptography
16 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
16 12 (14.29%) Google

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 7 (8.33%) 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 11 (13.10%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) SMS
1 10 (11.90%) SMPP
2 8 (9.52%) Wireless
2 8 (9.52%) Internet
3 4 (4.76%) RFID
4 2 (2.38%) GPRS
4 2 (2.38%) GSM
4 2 (2.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) NUnit
2 10 (11.90%) MSTest
3 8 (9.52%) WiX
3 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (9.52%) MSBuild
4 7 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (2.38%) Xcode
6 1 (1.19%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 35 (41.67%) Finance
2 26 (30.95%) Banking
3 13 (15.48%) Marketing
4 8 (9.52%) Retail
4 8 (9.52%) Advertising
5 6 (7.14%) Electronics
6 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.38%) Games
8 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Developer
2 12 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 10 (11.90%) Consultant
4 9 (10.71%) Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) EMV Consultant
6 6 (7.14%) Payments Business Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Junior
6 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Account Manager
6 6 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Junior Developer
7 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.76%) Software Team Leader
9 3 (3.57%) UX Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.14%) HTML
2 26 (30.95%) XML
3 25 (29.76%) CSS
4 17 (20.24%) .NET
5 15 (17.86%) SOAP
5 15 (17.86%) HTML5
6 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 12 (14.29%) JSON
7 10 (11.90%) .NET Framework
7 10 (11.90%) Java ME
7 10 (11.90%) WCF
7 10 (11.90%) LINQ
7 10 (11.90%) CSS3
8 9 (10.71%) Web Services
9 8 (9.52%) XSLT
9 8 (9.52%) Cocoa
9 8 (9.52%) PhoneGap
9 8 (9.52%) WPF
9 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (8.33%) SubSonic
Miscellaneous
1 30 (35.71%) Mobile Payment
2 27 (32.14%) Mobile App
3 23 (27.38%) EMV
4 19 (22.62%) iPhone
5 15 (17.86%) Smartcard
6 13 (15.48%) Cryptography
7 12 (14.29%) iPad
7 12 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
8 10 (11.90%) Blackberry
9 7 (8.33%) User Experience
9 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
10 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (7.14%) DTV
11 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
11 5 (5.95%) Online Banking
12 3 (3.57%) Device Driver
13 2 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (2.38%) Internet of Things
13 2 (2.38%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.62%) Apple iOS
2 32 (38.10%) Android
3 11 (13.10%) Windows Phone
4 8 (9.52%) Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Windows
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) Scrum
3 15 (17.86%) MVC
4 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 12 (14.29%) iOS Development
5 11 (13.10%) Mobile Marketing
5 11 (13.10%) Multithreading
6 9 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (10.71%) Business Development
7 8 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 8 (9.52%) TDD
7 8 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.33%) Software Architecture
9 6 (7.14%) Use Case
9 6 (7.14%) UML
9 6 (7.14%) Project Management
9 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) Java
2 18 (21.43%) C
2 18 (21.43%) C++
3 17 (20.24%) C#
4 12 (14.29%) Objective-C
5 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.52%) XAML
6 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.57%) SQL
8 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.38%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.38%) PHP
9 1 (1.19%) VC++
9 1 (1.19%) Python
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (29.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) APMP
2 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.62%) ISO 8583
2 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.19%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Apple
1 12 (14.29%) Google
2 10 (11.90%) Hyperion
3 8 (9.52%) Telerik
4 6 (7.14%) Sony
5 4 (4.76%) Facebook
6 2 (2.38%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.38%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 2 (2.38%) Sencha
6 2 (2.38%) Syclo
6 2 (2.38%) Appcelerator
6 2 (2.38%) Sybase
6 2 (2.38%) SAP
6 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.19%) CA
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle
7 1 (1.19%) Kony
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