The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for NFC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Near Field Communication (NFC)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 242
Permanent jobs citing NFC 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Median salary - - £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.52% +26.66%  

NFC is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1061 895 935
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.45% 15.93% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 851 758 745
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

NFC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing NFC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NFC in the North West

NFC
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NFC in the North West.

Salary trend for NFC in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing NFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for NFC.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Multimedia
2 6 (75.00%) Speech Recognition
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Automotive
2 6 (75.00%) Device Driver
2 6 (75.00%) UIQ
2 6 (75.00%) Series 60
2 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (75.00%) C
2 6 (75.00%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Flash
2 6 (75.00%) J2ME
2 6 (75.00%) Bluetooth
2 6 (75.00%) GPRS
2 6 (75.00%) GSM
2 6 (75.00%) MPEG
2 6 (75.00%) Symbian
2 6 (75.00%) UMTS
2 6 (75.00%) VoIP
2 6 (75.00%) WLAN
2 6 (75.00%) SVG
2 6 (75.00%) Intel
2 6 (75.00%) OpenGL
2 6 (75.00%) Middleware
2 6 (75.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 6 (75.00%) DRM

NFC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Chatbot
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 6 (75.00%) DVB
1 6 (75.00%) GPRS
1 6 (75.00%) GSM
1 6 (75.00%) UMTS
1 6 (75.00%) VoIP
1 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (75.00%) WLAN
2 2 (25.00%) iBeacon
General
1 6 (75.00%) Automotive
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) IoT Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) BREW
1 6 (75.00%) Flash
1 6 (75.00%) J2ME
1 6 (75.00%) Middleware
1 6 (75.00%) OpenAL
1 6 (75.00%) OpenCL
1 6 (75.00%) OpenGL
1 6 (75.00%) Qt
1 6 (75.00%) Series 60
1 6 (75.00%) SVG
1 6 (75.00%) UIQ
2 2 (25.00%) Eddystone
2 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Device Driver
1 6 (75.00%) iPhone
1 6 (75.00%) MPEG
1 6 (75.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Android
1 6 (75.00%) Embedded Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Nucleus RTOS
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 8
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) DRM
2 6 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (75.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 6 (75.00%) Speech Recognition
3 2 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C
1 6 (75.00%) C++
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Intel
1 6 (75.00%) Symbian