Period
to 8 August 2020

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 6 months to 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 772 1065 1130
Rank change year-on-year +293 +65 +54
Permanent jobs citing NFC 4 46 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.032% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.040% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 22
Median annual salary £51,250 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.89% -3.06% -6.67%
10th Percentile £35,200 £32,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £59,750 £70,600 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year -15.00% -13.51% -11.90%

NFC is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,014 22,316 25,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 15.63% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7,827 16,797 20,407
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

NFC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NFC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NFC in the UK

NFC
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NFC.

Salary trend for NFC in the UK

NFC
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing NFC over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for NFC in the UK

NFC
Top 5 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 6 months to 8 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +277 4 £51,250 +2.50% 1
London +211 3 £52,500 -19.23% 1
UK excluding London +244 1 £34,000 -15.00%
North of England +162 1 £34,000 -15.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £34,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT jobs citing NFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for NFC.

1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (75.00%) REST
1 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
1 3 (75.00%) Apple Swift
1 3 (75.00%) SOLID
2 1 (25.00%) OrCAD
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Flash
2 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD

NFC
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (25.00%) OrCAD
1 1 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) REST
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) SOLID
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) EMC