Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1107 1149 1258
Rank change year-on-year +42 +109 +20
Permanent jobs citing RFID 87 29 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.017% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.100% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 53 24 71
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £35,250 £26,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +5.88%

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 26,449 29,054 35,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.64% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,351 23,598 29,053
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for RFID in the UK

RFID
Top 11 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 18 February 2018. 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 +47 84 £51,250 +7.89% 12
UK excluding London +70 76 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Midlands +35 34 £43,250 -5.46% 3
West Midlands +32 23 £52,500 +14.75% 3
South East +18 19 £53,750 +13.16%
North of England +21 13 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands - 11 £36,250 -
East of England +7 10 £55,000 - 1
London +1 8 £45,000 -30.77% 4
North West -7 8 £42,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 £58,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT jobs citing RFID 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 RFID.

1 49 (56.32%) Android
1 49 (56.32%) Mobile Computing
2 36 (41.38%) Retail
3 34 (39.08%) Wireless
3 34 (39.08%) Presales
4 31 (35.63%) Degree
5 30 (34.48%) Apple iOS
6 29 (33.33%) Manufacturing
7 27 (31.03%) Unix
7 27 (31.03%) LAN
7 27 (31.03%) WAN
8 25 (28.74%) SDLC
9 24 (27.59%) WLAN
10 22 (25.29%) Windows
10 22 (25.29%) Logistics
11 21 (24.14%) Software Engineering
11 21 (24.14%) Windows Mobile
11 21 (24.14%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (20.69%) C#
13 17 (19.54%) SQL
13 17 (19.54%) XML
14 16 (18.39%) C++
15 15 (17.24%) Linux
16 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
17 13 (14.94%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (14.94%) Python
17 13 (14.94%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (12.64%) Driving Licence
18 11 (12.64%) EPLAN
18 11 (12.64%) Profibus

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 3 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) EPLAN
2 3 (3.45%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 34 (39.08%) Wireless
2 27 (31.03%) LAN
2 27 (31.03%) WAN
3 24 (27.59%) WLAN
4 13 (14.94%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (12.64%) Profibus
6 9 (10.34%) 802.11
6 9 (10.34%) Wireless Security
7 3 (3.45%) Bluetooth
7 3 (3.45%) Internet
7 3 (3.45%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.15%) Intranet
8 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.15%) PVCS
General
1 36 (41.38%) Retail
2 29 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Field Engineer
2 20 (22.99%) Software Engineer
3 18 (20.69%) Presales Engineer
4 16 (18.39%) Integration Engineer
5 15 (17.24%) Software Integration Engineer
6 14 (16.09%) Developer
7 10 (11.49%) PLC Engineer
8 9 (10.34%) Wireless Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) .NET Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Architect
9 6 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Junior
10 5 (5.75%) PLC Software Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Analyst
11 4 (4.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Software Developer
12 3 (3.45%) C# Developer
12 3 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 3 (3.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.54%) XML
2 9 (10.34%) 802.1X
3 8 (9.20%) .NET
4 6 (6.90%) JSON
4 6 (6.90%) REST
5 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.60%) CSS
6 3 (3.45%) Ajax
6 3 (3.45%) HTML
6 3 (3.45%) HTML5
6 3 (3.45%) QML
6 3 (3.45%) Qt
6 3 (3.45%) SOAP
6 3 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (56.32%) Mobile Computing
2 21 (24.14%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
4 11 (12.64%) CAN bus
4 11 (12.64%) Driving Licence
4 11 (12.64%) SCADA
5 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.60%) Smartcard
6 3 (3.45%) Arduino
6 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.45%) Internet of Things
6 3 (3.45%) Life Science
6 3 (3.45%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (3.45%) Raspberry Pi
6 3 (3.45%) Smart Home
7 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.15%) EPoS
7 1 (1.15%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.32%) Android
2 30 (34.48%) Apple iOS
3 27 (31.03%) Unix
4 22 (25.29%) Windows
5 21 (24.14%) Windows Mobile
6 15 (17.24%) Linux
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) Presales
2 25 (28.74%) SDLC
3 22 (25.29%) Logistics
4 21 (24.14%) Software Engineering
5 10 (11.49%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (10.34%) Network Design
7 5 (5.75%) Analytics
7 5 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.60%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.60%) Validation
9 3 (3.45%) Android Development
9 3 (3.45%) CAD
9 3 (3.45%) Data Analytics
9 3 (3.45%) Machine Learning
9 3 (3.45%) OO
9 3 (3.45%) Project Management
9 3 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.45%) Signal Processing
9 3 (3.45%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) C#
2 17 (19.54%) SQL
3 16 (18.39%) C++
4 13 (14.94%) Python
5 8 (9.20%) C
6 7 (8.05%) Java
7 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.45%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.15%) VB
9 1 (1.15%) VC++
Qualifications
1 31 (35.63%) Degree
2 13 (14.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (10.34%) CWNA
4 3 (3.45%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.15%) HND
5 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.15%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Siemens
2 9 (10.34%) Ivanti
3 8 (9.20%) SOTI
4 3 (3.45%) Sigfox
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) Sage
6 1 (1.15%) Xamarin