Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1150 1142 1253
Rank change year-on-year -8 +111 +9
Permanent jobs citing RFID 53 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 55
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £32,750 £39,600
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +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 26,479 27,917 34,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 16.18% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 21,078 22,749 28,607
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 +17 50 £42,500 -10.53% 14
UK excluding London +10 43 £42,500 -10.53% 12
Midlands +16 22 £42,500 +4.29% 1
West Midlands +7 18 £42,500 +2.41%
East of England +4 8 £55,000 - 3
North of England +8 7 £42,500 - 5
London -20 7 £33,500 -18.79% 2
South East +2 5 £38,750 -18.42%
East Midlands +4 4 - - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
North West -8 3 - - 2
South West -15 1 £42,500 -41.38% 3

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 26 (49.06%) Mobile Computing
2 25 (47.17%) Android
3 23 (43.40%) Presales
4 20 (37.74%) Degree
4 20 (37.74%) Manufacturing
4 20 (37.74%) Wireless
5 17 (32.08%) Logistics
6 16 (30.19%) Retail
6 16 (30.19%) LAN
6 16 (30.19%) WLAN
6 16 (30.19%) WAN
7 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
7 15 (28.30%) Apple iOS
8 14 (26.42%) Unix
9 12 (22.64%) C
9 12 (22.64%) SDLC
10 11 (20.75%) C#
10 11 (20.75%) Windows
11 10 (18.87%) SQL
11 10 (18.87%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (18.87%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
12 9 (16.98%) Bluetooth
12 9 (16.98%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (16.98%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (15.09%) C++
13 8 (15.09%) Java
14 7 (13.21%) Python
15 6 (11.32%) .NET
15 6 (11.32%) XML

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 2 (3.77%) Predix
1 2 (3.77%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) EPLAN
2 3 (5.66%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) Wireless
2 16 (30.19%) LAN
2 16 (30.19%) WAN
2 16 (30.19%) WLAN
3 10 (18.87%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (16.98%) Bluetooth
5 4 (7.55%) 802.11
5 4 (7.55%) Profibus
5 4 (7.55%) Wireless Security
6 3 (5.66%) 2G
6 3 (5.66%) 3G
6 3 (5.66%) 4G
6 3 (5.66%) GSM
6 3 (5.66%) iBeacon
7 2 (3.77%) AMQP
7 2 (3.77%) Modbus
7 2 (3.77%) MQTT
7 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.77%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.89%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.77%) PVCS
2 1 (1.89%) MSTest
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (37.74%) Manufacturing
2 16 (30.19%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Software Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Field Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Integration Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Software Integration Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Presales Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.55%) PLC Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) PLC Programmer
6 3 (5.66%) Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Project Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) VB Developer
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
1 6 (11.32%) XML
2 4 (7.55%) 802.1X
3 3 (5.66%) QML
3 3 (5.66%) Qt
4 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.77%) JSON
4 2 (3.77%) Kafka
4 2 (3.77%) Middleware
4 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.77%) REST
4 2 (3.77%) SOAP
4 2 (3.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.77%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
5 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.89%) jQuery
5 1 (1.89%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (49.06%) Mobile Computing
2 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
2 9 (16.98%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (7.55%) CAN bus
4 4 (7.55%) Driving Licence
4 4 (7.55%) SCADA
5 3 (5.66%) Derivative
5 3 (5.66%) Life Science
6 2 (3.77%) Arduino
6 2 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.77%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 2 (3.77%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.77%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Android
2 15 (28.30%) Apple iOS
3 14 (26.42%) Unix
4 11 (20.75%) Windows
5 10 (18.87%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (7.55%) Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Presales
2 17 (32.08%) Logistics
3 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
4 12 (22.64%) SDLC
5 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.43%) OO
6 5 (9.43%) Validation
7 4 (7.55%) Network Design
8 3 (5.66%) Business Development
8 3 (5.66%) CAD
8 3 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) Signal Processing
9 2 (3.77%) Analytics
9 2 (3.77%) Android Development
9 2 (3.77%) Complex Event Processing
9 2 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.77%) Time Management
9 2 (3.77%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) C
2 11 (20.75%) C#
3 10 (18.87%) SQL
4 8 (15.09%) C++
4 8 (15.09%) Java
5 7 (13.21%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.77%) VB
7 2 (3.77%) VC++
8 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Degree
2 9 (16.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (11.32%) CCDP
3 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.55%) CWNA
5 2 (3.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) ISO 13485
2 2 (3.77%) MISRA
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) HP
1 6 (11.32%) Juniper
2 4 (7.55%) Siemens
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) Cognizant
4 2 (3.77%) Google
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) Sigfox
5 1 (1.89%) Sage
5 1 (1.89%) Telerik
5 1 (1.89%) Xamarin