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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 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1120 1011 770
Rank change year-on-year -109 -241 +303
Permanent jobs citing NFC 94 14 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.092% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 4
10th Percentile £48,750 £40,375 £35,200
25th Percentile £50,938 £40,938 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,750 £48,750 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year +20.51% -4.88% +7.89%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,625 £57,500
90th Percentile £63,125 £61,750 £59,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +61.76% -15.00%

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 21,518 15,154 9,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 13.06% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 11,984 10,453 7,479
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,248 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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
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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -136 32 £58,750 +38.24% 5
London -150 28 £53,750 +30.30%
Work from Home -193 5 £50,000 +2.56% 1
UK excluding London -61 4 £60,000 +9.09% 6
South East - 4 £60,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 63 (67.02%) Apple iOS
2 60 (63.83%) Android
3 58 (61.70%) Software Engineering
3 58 (61.70%) Law
4 41 (43.62%) Kotlin
5 32 (34.04%) Mobile Payment
5 32 (34.04%) Time Management
5 32 (34.04%) iOS SDK
5 32 (34.04%) REST
6 28 (29.79%) Agile
6 28 (29.79%) Mobile App
7 27 (28.72%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (28.72%) RESTful
7 27 (28.72%) Games
7 27 (28.72%) Java
7 27 (28.72%) Apple
8 26 (27.66%) MySQL
8 26 (27.66%) JUnit
8 26 (27.66%) Web Services
8 26 (27.66%) OOP
8 26 (27.66%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (27.66%) Regression Testing
8 26 (27.66%) AWS
8 26 (27.66%) RabbitMQ
8 26 (27.66%) Amazon SQS
8 26 (27.66%) WebSockets
8 26 (27.66%) TDD
8 26 (27.66%) Spring
8 26 (27.66%) Maven
8 26 (27.66%) Google

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:

Cloud Services
1 26 (27.66%) Amazon SQS
1 26 (27.66%) AWS
1 26 (27.66%) Google Play
2 1 (1.06%) Apple Pay
2 1 (1.06%) Google Pay
2 1 (1.06%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) Bluetooth
2 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.19%) LTE
4 1 (1.06%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.66%) MySQL
1 26 (27.66%) PostgreSQL
1 26 (27.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (27.66%) Gradle
1 26 (27.66%) JUnit
1 26 (27.66%) Maven
2 1 (1.06%) fastlane
General
1 58 (61.70%) Law
2 27 (28.72%) Games
3 3 (3.19%) Electronics
3 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 58 (61.70%) Software Engineer
2 33 (35.11%) Mobile Software Engineer
3 31 (32.98%) Developer
4 26 (27.66%) Applications Developer
4 26 (27.66%) Java Engineer
4 26 (27.66%) Java Software Engineer
4 26 (27.66%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 26 (27.66%) Mobile Developer
4 26 (27.66%) Senior Software Engineer
5 18 (19.15%) iOS Software Engineer
6 15 (15.96%) Senior Java Engineer
6 15 (15.96%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 14 (14.89%) Android Engineer
7 14 (14.89%) Android Software Engineer
7 14 (14.89%) Senior Mobile Software Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior iOS Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.04%) iOS SDK
1 32 (34.04%) REST
2 27 (28.72%) RESTful
3 26 (27.66%) Flutter
3 26 (27.66%) RabbitMQ
3 26 (27.66%) React Native
3 26 (27.66%) RxJS
3 26 (27.66%) Spring
3 26 (27.66%) Web Services
3 26 (27.66%) WebSockets
4 22 (23.40%) SwiftUI
5 14 (14.89%) Android SDK
6 4 (4.26%) gRPC
7 1 (1.06%) Core Animation
7 1 (1.06%) Core Data
7 1 (1.06%) Dagger
7 1 (1.06%) QuartzCore
7 1 (1.06%) RxJava
7 1 (1.06%) SpriteKit
7 1 (1.06%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 32 (34.04%) Mobile Payment
2 28 (29.79%) Mobile App
3 26 (27.66%) Legacy Code
4 4 (4.26%) Podcast
4 4 (4.26%) User Experience
4 4 (4.26%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Animation
6 1 (1.06%) Contactless
6 1 (1.06%) EMV
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 63 (67.02%) Apple iOS
2 60 (63.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.70%) Software Engineering
2 32 (34.04%) Time Management
3 28 (29.79%) Agile
4 27 (28.72%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (27.66%) Clean Code
5 26 (27.66%) Customer Requirements
5 26 (27.66%) Decision-Making
5 26 (27.66%) Microservices
5 26 (27.66%) OOP
5 26 (27.66%) Regression Testing
5 26 (27.66%) SOLID
5 26 (27.66%) TDD
6 9 (9.57%) Android Development
7 5 (5.32%) User Stories
8 4 (4.26%) iOS Development
8 4 (4.26%) Product Roadmap
8 4 (4.26%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.19%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (43.62%) Kotlin
2 27 (28.72%) Java
3 23 (24.47%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.19%) Degree
Vendors
1 27 (28.72%) Apple
2 26 (27.66%) Google
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.26%) YouTube
4 3 (3.19%) EMC
5 2 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (1.06%) Samsung