Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1166 1165 1235
Rank change year-on-year -1 +70 +9
Permanent jobs citing NFC 37 59 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.031% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 55 46
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £48,750 £39,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,750 £68,250 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% -

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 28278 32297 36572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 16.98% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 22900 26451 30237
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NFC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for NFC in the UK

NFC
Top 6 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 17 November 2017. 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 +38 36 £52,500 -12.50%
UK excluding London +27 31 £52,500 +2.44%
South East +32 25 £52,500 -2.33%
North of England +6 6 £52,500 -
North West +2 6 £52,500 -
London +6 5 £81,750 +36.25%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 29 (78.38%) Degree
2 26 (70.27%) Computer Science
3 25 (67.57%) EMV
3 25 (67.57%) Contactless
4 24 (64.86%) Mobile Payment
5 23 (62.16%) Hyperion
5 23 (62.16%) Electronics
5 23 (62.16%) Banking
5 23 (62.16%) Cryptography
6 21 (56.76%) Smartcard
7 20 (54.05%) Telecoms
7 20 (54.05%) Technical Architecture
7 20 (54.05%) Integration Testing
7 20 (54.05%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (54.05%) Identity Access Management
7 20 (54.05%) Creative Thinking
8 15 (40.54%) Internet
9 14 (37.84%) Retail
10 13 (35.14%) Wireless
11 12 (32.43%) Management Information System
11 12 (32.43%) Digital TV
11 12 (32.43%) Systems Analysis
11 12 (32.43%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (32.43%) Retail Banking
11 12 (32.43%) Digital Currency
12 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
12 10 (27.03%) Bluetooth
13 9 (24.32%) E-Commerce
14 8 (21.62%) RFID
15 6 (16.22%) ANSI C

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 20 (54.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) BASE24
1 1 (2.70%) Postilion
1 1 (2.70%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Internet
2 13 (35.14%) Wireless
3 10 (27.03%) Bluetooth
4 8 (21.62%) RFID
5 6 (16.22%) GPRS
5 6 (16.22%) RS-232
5 6 (16.22%) UMTS
5 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.70%) HTTP
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Subversion
General
1 23 (62.16%) Banking
1 23 (62.16%) Electronics
2 20 (54.05%) Telecoms
3 14 (37.84%) Retail
4 12 (32.43%) Retail Banking
5 3 (8.11%) Finance
5 3 (8.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Consultant
2 20 (54.05%) Senior Consultant
3 12 (32.43%) EMV Consultant
4 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce Consultant
4 8 (21.62%) Payments Consultant
4 8 (21.62%) Senior E-Commerce Consultant
4 8 (21.62%) Senior Payments Consultant
5 6 (16.22%) C Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Embedded C Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Embedded Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Embedded Software Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Lead Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Lead Software Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Sales Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Product Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 26 (70.27%) Computer Science
2 25 (67.57%) Contactless
2 25 (67.57%) EMV
3 24 (64.86%) Mobile Payment
4 21 (56.76%) Smartcard
5 12 (32.43%) Digital Currency
5 12 (32.43%) Digital TV
5 12 (32.43%) Management Information System
6 6 (16.22%) CAN bus
7 4 (10.81%) Fintech
8 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
8 3 (8.11%) Home Automation
8 3 (8.11%) iPhone
8 3 (8.11%) Raspberry Pi
9 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
9 2 (5.41%) Bitcoin
9 2 (5.41%) Internet of Things
10 1 (2.70%) EFT
10 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Android
1 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
1 3 (8.11%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Cryptography
2 20 (54.05%) Creative Thinking
2 20 (54.05%) Identity Access Management
2 20 (54.05%) Integration Testing
2 20 (54.05%) Technical Architecture
3 12 (32.43%) Requirements Analysis
3 12 (32.43%) Systems Analysis
4 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
5 9 (24.32%) E-Commerce
6 6 (16.22%) Telematics
7 3 (8.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 3 (8.11%) Business Development
7 3 (8.11%) KYC
7 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Monetization
7 3 (8.11%) Product Management
7 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) ANSI C
1 6 (16.22%) C
1 6 (16.22%) Embedded C
2 3 (8.11%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (78.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) CREST Certified
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) AS 2805
1 1 (2.70%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Hyperion
2 1 (2.70%) HP