Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RFID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RFID over the 6 months to 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1084 1192 1253
Rank change year-on-year +108 +61 +33
Permanent jobs citing RFID 97 32 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.017% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.100% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 81 26 59
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,250 £67,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £38,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +24.18% -10.00% -2.86%

RFID 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 28032 32026 36588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 22748 26289 30197
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

RFID
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RFID in the UK

RFID
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for RFID in the UK

RFID
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RFID over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for RFID in the UK

RFID
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RFID within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 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 +140 97 £45,000 -2.70% 3
UK excluding London +103 73 £47,500 +24.18% 3
Midlands - 28 £36,250 -
London +15 24 £35,000 -46.15%
South East +67 18 £57,500 +21.05%
West Midlands - 18 £44,000 -
North of England +15 16 £52,500 +101.92% 1
North West +17 11 £48,750 - 1
East Midlands - 10 £35,000 -
East of England - 7 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +24 5 £58,500 +125.00%
South West +19 4 £45,000 +42.86%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing RFID 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 RFID.

1 54 (55.67%) Retail
2 51 (52.58%) Mobile Computing
3 45 (46.39%) Android
4 35 (36.08%) LAN
4 35 (36.08%) WAN
5 34 (35.05%) Windows
6 33 (34.02%) WLAN
7 29 (29.90%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (28.87%) Software Engineering
9 27 (27.84%) Mobile Device Management
10 26 (26.80%) Wireless
11 24 (24.74%) Manufacturing
11 24 (24.74%) AirWatch
12 23 (23.71%) SOTI
12 23 (23.71%) Degree
13 21 (21.65%) XML
14 20 (20.62%) Presales
15 19 (19.59%) Apple iOS
16 18 (18.56%) C#
16 18 (18.56%) C++
17 17 (17.53%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (16.49%) Telecoms
19 15 (15.46%) C
19 15 (15.46%) SQL
19 15 (15.46%) Linux
19 15 (15.46%) Unix
19 15 (15.46%) Logistics
20 14 (14.43%) JSON
20 14 (14.43%) REST
21 13 (13.40%) CAN bus

RFID
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.31%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) EPLAN
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (36.08%) LAN
1 35 (36.08%) WAN
2 33 (34.02%) WLAN
3 26 (26.80%) Wireless
4 17 (17.53%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (8.25%) NFC
6 7 (7.22%) 802.11
6 7 (7.22%) Internet
6 7 (7.22%) Profibus
6 7 (7.22%) Wireless Security
7 6 (6.19%) Bluetooth
7 6 (6.19%) GPRS
7 6 (6.19%) RS-232
7 6 (6.19%) UMTS
8 4 (4.12%) Ethernet
8 4 (4.12%) ZigBee
9 1 (1.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Subversion
2 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.12%) JIRA
General
1 54 (55.67%) Retail
2 24 (24.74%) Manufacturing
3 16 (16.49%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Field Engineer
2 22 (22.68%) Software Engineer
3 21 (21.65%) Integration Engineer
4 20 (20.62%) Developer
5 19 (19.59%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (15.46%) Software Developer
6 15 (15.46%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 12 (12.37%) Presales Engineer
8 11 (11.34%) .NET Developer
9 9 (9.28%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 8 (8.25%) Architect
11 7 (7.22%) .NET Software Developer
11 7 (7.22%) .NET Software Engineer
11 7 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (7.22%) Wireless Engineer
12 6 (6.19%) C Developer
12 6 (6.19%) Embedded C Developer
12 6 (6.19%) Embedded Software Developer
12 6 (6.19%) Lead Software Developer
12 6 (6.19%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.65%) XML
2 14 (14.43%) JSON
2 14 (14.43%) REST
3 11 (11.34%) .NET
4 10 (10.31%) Ajax
4 10 (10.31%) CSS
4 10 (10.31%) HTML
4 10 (10.31%) HTML5
4 10 (10.31%) SOAP
4 10 (10.31%) Web Services
5 7 (7.22%) 802.1X
6 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 51 (52.58%) Mobile Computing
2 29 (29.90%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (13.40%) CAN bus
4 11 (11.34%) Computer Science
4 11 (11.34%) Smartcard
5 7 (7.22%) Driving Licence
5 7 (7.22%) SCADA
6 6 (6.19%) Internet of Things
7 5 (5.15%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (4.12%) Arduino
8 4 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (4.12%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (4.12%) Raspberry Pi
8 4 (4.12%) Smart Home
9 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.06%) Bitcoin
10 1 (1.03%) ASIC
10 1 (1.03%) EPoS
10 1 (1.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 45 (46.39%) Android
2 34 (35.05%) Windows
3 19 (19.59%) Apple iOS
4 15 (15.46%) Linux
4 15 (15.46%) Unix
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.12%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (4.12%) ThreadX
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.87%) Software Engineering
2 27 (27.84%) Mobile Device Management
3 20 (20.62%) Presales
4 15 (15.46%) Logistics
5 13 (13.40%) SDLC
6 7 (7.22%) Analytics
6 7 (7.22%) Network Design
7 6 (6.19%) API Integration
7 6 (6.19%) Telematics
7 6 (6.19%) Web Development
8 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.12%) Data Analytics
9 4 (4.12%) Machine Learning
9 4 (4.12%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.12%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.12%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (3.09%) Change Control
10 3 (3.09%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (3.09%) Project Management
11 2 (2.06%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) C#
1 18 (18.56%) C++
2 15 (15.46%) C
2 15 (15.46%) SQL
3 11 (11.34%) Python
4 10 (10.31%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.31%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.19%) ANSI C
5 6 (6.19%) Embedded C
5 6 (6.19%) VB
6 4 (4.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (23.71%) Degree
2 7 (7.22%) CWNA
3 6 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.12%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (24.74%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) SOTI
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) Siemens
3 4 (4.12%) Sigfox
4 1 (1.03%) EMC