The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Near Field Communication (NFC)
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 221 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 -  
Permanent jobs citing NFC 2 20 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.038% 0.38% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 1.92% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 20 0
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.78% -  
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 South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 776 1042 1235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.65% 19.89% 20.55%
Number of salaries quoted 645 864 1040
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

NFC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

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Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for NFC in the South West

NFC
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset -19 2 £55,000 +15.78%
NFC
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for NFC.

1 4 (80.00%) EMV
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Contactless
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) OWASP
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (20.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Firmware
4 1 (20.00%) 802.15
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Tcl

NFC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) 802.15
1 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) WLAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Payments Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Payments Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Contactless
1 4 (80.00%) EMV
2 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (40.00%) OWASP
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware