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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK
Rank 837 930 926
Rank change year-on-year +93 -4  
Permanent jobs citing NFC 27 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.018% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 21
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% +15.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +10.52% +15.85%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13525 17875 19834
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.99% 17.29% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11020 14776 15811
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

NFC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

NFC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for NFC in the UK

NFC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NFC over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for NFC in the UK

NFC
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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
England +98 27 £52,500 +10.52% 4
South East +83 16 £52,500 +28.04%
North West - 8 £37,500 -
Wilmslow - 6 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 6 £37,500 -
Surrey - 4 £33,750 -
South West +21 3 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Berkshire +41 2 £57,500 +91.66%
Reading +39 2 £57,500 +91.66%
Dorset +26 2 £57,500 +21.05%
Poole -4 2 £57,500 +21.05%
Guildford - 2 £40,000 -
Staines - 2 £27,500 -
Manchester - 2 £60,000 -
Bristol - 1 £57,500 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for NFC.

1 27 (50.00%) Degree
2 22 (40.74%) Contactless
3 21 (38.89%) Mobile Payment
4 18 (33.33%) Electronics
4 18 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 15 (27.78%) Finance
5 15 (27.78%) Software Engineering
6 14 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (25.93%) Wireless
6 14 (25.93%) Banking
6 14 (25.93%) Cryptography
6 14 (25.93%) EMV
7 13 (24.07%) Hyperion
8 12 (22.22%) Smartcard
8 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 12 (22.22%) Android
9 11 (20.37%) C
9 11 (20.37%) C#
9 11 (20.37%) C++
10 10 (18.52%) Bluetooth
10 10 (18.52%) Digital TV
10 10 (18.52%) WLAN
10 10 (18.52%) Internet
10 10 (18.52%) Risk Analysis
10 10 (18.52%) Integration Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Systems Analysis
10 10 (18.52%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (18.52%) Identity Management
10 10 (18.52%) Management Information System

NFC
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.85%) nginx
1 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (12.96%) OrCAD
3 2 (3.70%) Chatbot
3 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Dropbox
1 3 (5.56%) GitHub
1 3 (5.56%) Google Play
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.85%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (1.85%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Route 53
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
1 14 (25.93%) Wireless
2 10 (18.52%) Bluetooth
2 10 (18.52%) Internet
2 10 (18.52%) WLAN
3 9 (16.67%) RFID
4 8 (14.81%) GSM
4 8 (14.81%) UMTS
5 6 (11.11%) DVB
5 6 (11.11%) GPRS
5 6 (11.11%) LTE
5 6 (11.11%) VoIP
6 5 (9.26%) SMS
7 4 (7.41%) 802.15
7 4 (7.41%) SMPP
8 3 (5.56%) Skype
9 2 (3.70%) iBeacon
10 1 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.41%) MSBuild
3 4 (7.41%) MSTest
3 4 (7.41%) NUnit
4 2 (3.70%) Appium
4 2 (3.70%) JUnit
4 2 (3.70%) Mockito
5 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (33.33%) Electronics
1 18 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 15 (27.78%) Finance
3 14 (25.93%) Banking
4 7 (12.96%) Manufacturing
5 6 (11.11%) Automotive
5 6 (11.11%) Marketing
5 6 (11.11%) Multimedia
6 3 (5.56%) Retail
7 1 (1.85%) Advertising
7 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Software Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Consultant
2 10 (18.52%) EMV Consultant
2 10 (18.52%) Senior Consultant
3 8 (14.81%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Design Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Electronics Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) PCB Design Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) PCB Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Developer
6 4 (7.41%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Account Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Android Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Business Development Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Business Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) XML
2 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (11.11%) BREW
2 6 (11.11%) CSS
2 6 (11.11%) Flash
2 6 (11.11%) HTML
2 6 (11.11%) J2ME
2 6 (11.11%) Middleware
2 6 (11.11%) OpenAL
2 6 (11.11%) OpenCL
2 6 (11.11%) OpenGL
2 6 (11.11%) Qt
2 6 (11.11%) Series 60
2 6 (11.11%) SVG
2 6 (11.11%) UIQ
3 4 (7.41%) 802.1X
3 4 (7.41%) HTML5
3 4 (7.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.74%) Contactless
2 21 (38.89%) Mobile Payment
3 14 (25.93%) EMV
4 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 12 (22.22%) Smartcard
5 10 (18.52%) Digital TV
5 10 (18.52%) Management Information System
6 6 (11.11%) Device Driver
6 6 (11.11%) iPhone
6 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 6 (11.11%) MPEG
6 6 (11.11%) Smartphone
7 4 (7.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (3.70%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Android
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) Windows
3 6 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Nucleus RTOS
3 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Software Engineering
2 14 (25.93%) Cryptography
3 10 (18.52%) Identity Management
3 10 (18.52%) Integration Testing
3 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
3 10 (18.52%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (18.52%) Risk Analysis
3 10 (18.52%) Systems Analysis
3 10 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (14.81%) MVC
5 7 (12.96%) Schematic Capture
6 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.11%) Android Development
6 6 (11.11%) DRM
6 6 (11.11%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (11.11%) Speech Recognition
7 5 (9.26%) Business Development
8 4 (7.41%) Scrum
8 4 (7.41%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) C
1 11 (20.37%) C#
1 11 (20.37%) C++
2 9 (16.67%) Java
3 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.26%) Python
4 4 (7.41%) Perl
4 4 (7.41%) SQL
4 4 (7.41%) Tcl
5 3 (5.56%) Apple Swift
5 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.56%) Objective-C
5 3 (5.56%) PHP
5 3 (5.56%) PHP 5
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 27 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Firmware
2 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) cPanel
2 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Hyperion
2 7 (12.96%) EMC
3 6 (11.11%) Google
3 6 (11.11%) Intel
3 6 (11.11%) Symbian
4 2 (3.70%) Sony
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Salary: Excellent Package
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