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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 854 840 772
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -68
Permanent jobs citing NFC 27 52 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.049% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.29% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 64
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -38.09%

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
19260 17864 21476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.96% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15487 13977 17553
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

NFC Salary Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 12 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 27 February 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 -37 21 £53,750 -10.41% 6
South East -5 14 £52,500 -19.23% 2
Surrey 0 12 £52,500 -19.23% 2
Guildford - 8 £56,250 -
London -15 6 £70,000 +7.69% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £47,500 +5.55% 1
City of London -1 1 £60,000 -11.11% 2
Cambridge -1 1 £47,500 +5.55% 1
East of England -6 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 36 (50.70%) Apple iOS
2 35 (49.30%) Android
3 30 (42.25%) Mobile Payment
4 29 (40.85%) Finance
5 28 (39.44%) Banking
6 26 (36.62%) Degree
7 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (33.80%) EMV
8 21 (29.58%) HTML
8 21 (29.58%) Java
9 20 (28.17%) Mobile App
10 19 (26.76%) XML
10 19 (26.76%) ISO 8583
11 18 (25.35%) CSS
11 18 (25.35%) Smartcard
12 17 (23.94%) C#
12 17 (23.94%) .NET
12 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
12 17 (23.94%) NUnit
13 16 (22.54%) Scrum
13 16 (22.54%) Cryptography
14 15 (21.13%) MVC
14 15 (21.13%) HTML5
14 15 (21.13%) Mobile Banking
15 14 (19.72%) Spreadsheet
16 13 (18.31%) C
16 13 (18.31%) Hyperion
17 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
17 12 (16.90%) C++
17 12 (16.90%) Software Engineering

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (9.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Internet
1 11 (15.49%) Wireless
2 10 (14.08%) SMPP
2 10 (14.08%) SMS
3 4 (5.63%) RFID
4 2 (2.82%) GPRS
4 2 (2.82%) GSM
4 2 (2.82%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) NUnit
2 10 (14.08%) MSTest
3 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
3 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (11.27%) WiX
3 8 (11.27%) MSBuild
4 7 (9.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.41%) Subversion
6 1 (1.41%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (40.85%) Finance
2 28 (39.44%) Banking
3 11 (15.49%) Retail
3 11 (15.49%) Marketing
4 10 (14.08%) Electronics
5 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
6 7 (9.86%) Advertising
7 2 (2.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (33.80%) Developer
2 13 (18.31%) Consultant
3 10 (14.08%) EMV Consultant
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Junior Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Account Manager
5 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Junior
5 6 (8.45%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Payments Business Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) iOS Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.63%) Software Team Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) HTML
2 19 (26.76%) XML
3 18 (25.35%) CSS
4 17 (23.94%) .NET
5 15 (21.13%) HTML5
6 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
7 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
7 10 (14.08%) Java ME
7 10 (14.08%) WCF
7 10 (14.08%) LINQ
7 10 (14.08%) CSS3
8 9 (12.68%) Web Services
9 8 (11.27%) WPF
9 8 (11.27%) XSLT
9 8 (11.27%) PhoneGap
9 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (9.86%) SubSonic
10 7 (9.86%) SOAP
11 5 (7.04%) JSON
11 5 (7.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.25%) Mobile Payment
2 24 (33.80%) EMV
3 20 (28.17%) Mobile App
4 18 (25.35%) Smartcard
5 16 (22.54%) Cryptography
6 15 (21.13%) Mobile Banking
7 12 (16.90%) iPhone
8 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
9 10 (14.08%) Blackberry
10 9 (12.68%) DTV
11 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
12 7 (9.86%) User Experience
13 5 (7.04%) Online Banking
13 5 (7.04%) iPad
14 4 (5.63%) Device Driver
15 2 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
15 2 (2.82%) Internet of Things
15 2 (2.82%) Machine to Machine
16 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
16 1 (1.41%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 36 (50.70%) Apple iOS
2 35 (49.30%) Android
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Phone
4 9 (12.68%) Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Windows
6 2 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) Scrum
3 15 (21.13%) MVC
4 12 (16.90%) Software Engineering
5 11 (15.49%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (15.49%) Multithreading
6 10 (14.08%) Mobile Marketing
7 8 (11.27%) Business Development
7 8 (11.27%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (11.27%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (11.27%) Integration Testing
7 8 (11.27%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
7 8 (11.27%) TDD
7 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.27%) Regression Testing
7 8 (11.27%) Identity Management
7 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.86%) UML
8 7 (9.86%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) Java
2 17 (23.94%) C#
3 13 (18.31%) C
4 12 (16.90%) C++
5 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
5 8 (11.27%) XAML
6 5 (7.04%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.23%) PHP
7 3 (4.23%) SQL
8 2 (2.82%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.82%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby
9 1 (1.41%) VC++
9 1 (1.41%) Python
9 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) VCP4
2 1 (1.41%) APMP
2 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.76%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) Xen
2 1 (1.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Hyperion
2 8 (11.27%) Telerik
3 6 (8.45%) Sony
4 5 (7.04%) Apple
4 5 (7.04%) Google
5 4 (5.63%) Facebook
6 2 (2.82%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.82%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 2 (2.82%) Sencha
6 2 (2.82%) Syclo
6 2 (2.82%) Appcelerator
6 2 (2.82%) Sybase
6 2 (2.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.41%) CA
7 1 (1.41%) Perforce
7 1 (1.41%) Kony
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