The table below looks at the statistics for RFID skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RFID over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Rank 873 899 872
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -27
Permanent jobs citing RFID 42 33 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.028% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.16% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 38 21 13
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £42,500 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £43,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -27.08%

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
18442 20682 19913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.83% 17.66% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15180 16529 16012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

RFID
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RFID within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RFID Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RFID
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RFID within the UK.

RFID Salary Trend in the UK

RFID
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RFID over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 within the UK.

RFID Salary Histogram in the UK

RFID
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RFID within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 +46 42 £50,000 +5.26%
London +50 22 £50,000 -
South East -2 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Wetherby - 6 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 6 £27,500 -
Leamington Spa - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £80,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
City of London - 2 £68,750 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 -
Hampshire +5 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Berkshire - 1 £37,500 -
North West - 1 £55,000 -
Fareham - 1 £37,500 -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -
Reading - 1 £37,500 -

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing RFID 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 RFID.

1 29 (35.37%) Degree
2 25 (30.49%) Electronics
3 24 (29.27%) Wi-Fi
4 23 (28.05%) Python
4 23 (28.05%) Retail
4 23 (28.05%) Apple iOS
5 20 (24.39%) UNIX
5 20 (24.39%) Wireless
6 19 (23.17%) CWNA
6 19 (23.17%) 802.11
6 19 (23.17%) Internet
6 19 (23.17%) Wireless Security
6 19 (23.17%) 802.1X
6 19 (23.17%) Network Design
7 17 (20.73%) Embedded C
7 17 (20.73%) C
8 13 (15.85%) Java
8 13 (15.85%) Project Management
8 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (15.85%) NFC
9 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
10 11 (13.41%) Bluetooth
10 11 (13.41%) Windows
10 11 (13.41%) EMC
10 11 (13.41%) Assembly Language
10 11 (13.41%) Computer Science
11 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
11 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
11 10 (12.20%) C++
12 8 (9.76%) CRM

RFID
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing RFID 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 RFID. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) JBoss
1 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.22%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.44%) SAP SCM
3 1 (1.22%) Epicor Vantage
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 24 (29.27%) Wi-Fi
2 20 (24.39%) Wireless
3 19 (23.17%) 802.11
3 19 (23.17%) Wireless Security
3 19 (23.17%) Internet
4 13 (15.85%) NFC
5 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
6 11 (13.41%) Bluetooth
7 6 (7.32%) WLAN
7 6 (7.32%) LDAP
8 2 (2.44%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.44%) 3G
8 2 (2.44%) GSM
8 2 (2.44%) 2G
8 2 (2.44%) iBeacon
9 1 (1.22%) Firewall
9 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.22%) LAN
9 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.22%) CorVu
1 1 (1.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) JUnit
1 1 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 25 (30.49%) Electronics
2 23 (28.05%) Retail
3 8 (9.76%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.10%) Finance
4 5 (6.10%) Automotive
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Advertising
5 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) Wireless Engineer
3 13 (15.85%) Project Manager
4 11 (13.41%) Embedded C Developer
4 11 (13.41%) C Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.54%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (7.32%) C++ Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Architect
8 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Software Development Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Software Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Development Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) 802.1X
2 7 (8.54%) Java EE
3 6 (7.32%) jQuery
3 6 (7.32%) OAuth
3 6 (7.32%) PhoneGap
3 6 (7.32%) MFC
3 6 (7.32%) Hibernate
3 6 (7.32%) Spring
4 4 (4.88%) Ajax
4 4 (4.88%) CSS
4 4 (4.88%) HTML
4 4 (4.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.54%) Biometrics
3 6 (7.32%) Smartcard
3 6 (7.32%) Smartphone
3 6 (7.32%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (6.10%) EPoS
4 5 (6.10%) Chip and PIN
5 4 (4.88%) Web 2.0
6 3 (3.66%) PMI
6 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.66%) FMCG
6 3 (3.66%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.66%) Physics
7 2 (2.44%) Life Science
7 2 (2.44%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.22%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Apple iOS
2 20 (24.39%) UNIX
3 11 (13.41%) Windows
4 6 (7.32%) Linux
4 6 (7.32%) Android
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Phone
5 4 (4.88%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Network Design
2 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.85%) Project Management
3 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
4 8 (9.76%) CRM
5 7 (8.54%) Logistics
5 7 (8.54%) iOS Development
6 6 (7.32%) Android Development
6 6 (7.32%) Computer Security
6 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
6 6 (7.32%) TDD
6 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.88%) OO
7 4 (4.88%) Build Automation
7 4 (4.88%) Automation Testing
7 4 (4.88%) People Management
8 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.66%) DRM
8 3 (3.66%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) Python
2 17 (20.73%) Embedded C
2 17 (20.73%) C
3 13 (15.85%) Java
4 11 (13.41%) Assembly Language
5 10 (12.20%) C++
5 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.88%) Perl
6 4 (4.88%) C#
6 4 (4.88%) Embedded C++
6 4 (4.88%) Ruby
7 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (35.37%) Degree
2 19 (23.17%) CWNA
3 3 (3.66%) PMP
3 3 (3.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.32%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) EMC
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.32%) SAP
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco
5 3 (3.66%) Aruba
6 1 (1.22%) Epicor
6 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.22%) Cognos
6 1 (1.22%) HP