Period
to 4 March 2021

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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 818 1005 1085
Rank change year-on-year +187 +80 +91
Permanent jobs citing NFC 3 25 32
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.030% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3 25 6
Median annual salary £65,000 £45,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.44% -23.40% -9.62%
10th Percentile £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary - £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +41.18% -16.67%

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 10,054 18,498 22,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 15.03% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,784 14,784 17,913
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 4 March 2021.

Salary histogram for NFC in the UK

NFC
Top 2 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 4 March 2021. 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 +195 3 £65,000 +8.33% 10
London - 3 £65,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, 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 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) MQTT
2 2 (66.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 2 (66.67%) React
2 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
2 2 (66.67%) Firebase
2 2 (66.67%) Kotlin
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) YAGNI
2 2 (66.67%) Serverless
2 2 (66.67%) Crashlytics
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) OAuth
2 2 (66.67%) AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Artificial Intelligence

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 2 (66.67%) AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Firebase
1 2 (66.67%) Serverless
2 1 (33.33%) Bitrise
2 1 (33.33%) Google Pay
2 1 (33.33%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) MQTT
2 2 (66.67%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Crashlytics
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (33.33%) fastlane
2 1 (33.33%) Genymotion
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Android Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Tester
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
1 2 (66.67%) OAuth
1 2 (66.67%) React
1 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) CarPlay
2 1 (33.33%) Core Animation
2 1 (33.33%) Core Data
2 1 (33.33%) Protocol Buffers
2 1 (33.33%) QuartzCore
2 1 (33.33%) Retrofit
2 1 (33.33%) SpriteKit
2 1 (33.33%) UIKit
2 1 (33.33%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Animation
2 1 (33.33%) Contactless
2 1 (33.33%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) Media Streaming
2 1 (33.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) Artificial Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) Machine Learning
1 2 (66.67%) MVVM
1 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (66.67%) SOLID
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
1 2 (66.67%) YAGNI
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Push Notifications
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Kotlin
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Samsung