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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 853 853 799
Rank change year-on-year
0 -54
Permanent jobs citing NFC 30 54 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.046% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.27% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27 46 63
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,250 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.28%

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
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +15 29 £41,750 -12.10% 4
Surrey +36 17 £40,000 -23.80%
South East +19 17 £40,000 -3.03%
Guildford +25 16 £40,000 -23.80%
London +34 9 £55,000 -21.42% 2
Cambridge +10 3 £47,500 +5.55%
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £47,500 +5.55%
East of England -8 3 £47,500 +5.55%
City of London +29 2 £55,000 -21.42% 1
Scotland - 1 £42,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £42,500 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (63.16%) Degree
2 30 (52.63%) Android
3 29 (50.88%) Apple iOS
4 22 (38.60%) Smartcard
5 20 (35.09%) Electronics
6 19 (33.33%) Bluetooth
6 19 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
7 17 (29.82%) Java
8 15 (26.32%) C++
8 15 (26.32%) Banking
9 14 (24.56%) Windows
9 14 (24.56%) RFID
9 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
9 14 (24.56%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (24.56%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (22.81%) Retail
11 12 (21.05%) Computer Security
12 11 (19.30%) Mobile Banking
12 11 (19.30%) Cryptography
12 11 (19.30%) Hyperion
12 11 (19.30%) EMV
12 11 (19.30%) Project Management
12 11 (19.30%) HTML
13 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
13 10 (17.54%) Mobile App
13 10 (17.54%) Technical Architecture
14 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
14 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
14 9 (15.79%) Internet
14 9 (15.79%) CSS

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (7.02%) Node.js
2 2 (3.51%) JBoss
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 14 (24.56%) RFID
3 9 (15.79%) Internet
4 8 (14.04%) Wireless
5 6 (10.53%) LDAP
6 5 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (8.77%) WLAN
7 1 (1.75%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.75%) iBeacon
7 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.75%) GPRS
7 1 (1.75%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) NUnit
1 4 (7.02%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (3.51%) Subversion
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Maven
3 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 20 (35.09%) Electronics
2 15 (26.32%) Banking
3 13 (22.81%) Retail
4 8 (14.04%) Finance
4 8 (14.04%) Marketing
5 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
6 5 (8.77%) Advertising
7 1 (1.75%) Games
7 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) C++ Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Junior
3 10 (17.54%) Consultant
4 9 (15.79%) Junior Developer
5 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
6 7 (12.28%) EMV Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (10.53%) Account Manager
8 5 (8.77%) Junior C++ Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
10 3 (5.26%) UX Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.26%) C++/Java Developer
10 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Principal Consultant
10 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) HTML
2 9 (15.79%) CSS
3 8 (14.04%) HTML5
4 7 (12.28%) Web Services
5 6 (10.53%) MFC
6 5 (8.77%) .NET
7 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
7 4 (7.02%) Ajax
7 4 (7.02%) SubSonic
7 4 (7.02%) CSS3
7 4 (7.02%) PhoneGap
8 3 (5.26%) XML
9 2 (3.51%) SOAP
9 2 (3.51%) Java EE
9 2 (3.51%) REST
10 1 (1.75%) JAX-RS
10 1 (1.75%) Android SDK
10 1 (1.75%) Symfony
10 1 (1.75%) JAX-WS
10 1 (1.75%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) Smartcard
2 19 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
3 14 (24.56%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (19.30%) Mobile Banking
4 11 (19.30%) Cryptography
4 11 (19.30%) EMV
5 10 (17.54%) Mobile App
6 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
6 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 8 (14.04%) DTV
8 6 (10.53%) Chip and PIN
9 5 (8.77%) iPhone
9 5 (8.77%) User Experience
9 5 (8.77%) EPoS
10 4 (7.02%) Online Banking
10 4 (7.02%) Private Cloud
11 3 (5.26%) PMI
12 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
12 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Android
2 29 (50.88%) Apple iOS
3 14 (24.56%) Windows
4 8 (14.04%) Windows Phone
5 6 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (3.51%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Tizen
7 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Computer Security
2 11 (19.30%) Project Management
3 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
3 10 (17.54%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (14.04%) Business Development
4 8 (14.04%) Android Development
4 8 (14.04%) iOS Development
5 7 (12.28%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
5 7 (12.28%) Identity Management
5 7 (12.28%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.53%) Mobile Marketing
7 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.77%) MVC
7 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.02%) Mobile Development
8 4 (7.02%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Java
2 15 (26.32%) C++
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) C#
5 4 (7.02%) C
5 4 (7.02%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) XPath
6 1 (1.75%) PHP5
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) VC++
6 1 (1.75%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 36 (63.16%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PMP
2 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.75%) APMP
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Xen
2 1 (1.75%) KVM
2 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) Hyperion
3 3 (5.26%) Sony
4 1 (1.75%) Syclo
4 1 (1.75%) Kony
4 1 (1.75%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (1.75%) Perforce
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Sybase
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) CA
Wilmslow, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
North West, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago