Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 679 1035 1149
Rank change year-on-year +356 +114 -30
Permanent jobs citing RFID 12 30 29
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7 33 24
Median annual salary £60,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £27,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +60.00% -28.57% +16.67%

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 7,583 21,251 24,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.50% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6,045 16,432 19,253
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

RFID
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RFID in the UK

RFID
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing RFID.

Salary trend for RFID in the UK

RFID
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing RFID over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for RFID in the UK

RFID
Top 5 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 30 October 2020. 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 +350 12 £60,000 +60.00% 3
UK excluding London +311 12 £60,000 +60.00% 3
East of England +146 8 £37,500 -31.82% 1
North of England +157 4 £60,000 +60.00%
North West +127 4 £60,000 +60.00%

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 6 (50.00%) C
1 6 (50.00%) Perl
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
1 6 (50.00%) Verilog
1 6 (50.00%) IC Design
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
1 6 (50.00%) Schematic Capture
1 6 (50.00%) VLSI
1 6 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Cadence
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 4 (33.33%) 3D Printing
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) React
3 4 (33.33%) Chatbot
3 4 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 4 (33.33%) Conversational UI
3 4 (33.33%) Node.js
3 4 (33.33%) Technology Roadmap
4 2 (16.67%) Electronics
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Windows

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:

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Chatbot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Analogue IC Design Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Analogue IC Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) IC Design Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Senior Design Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Development Team Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Software Development Team Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Digital IC Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Digital IC Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Python Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) RF Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior VLSI Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VLSI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) .NET Core
1 4 (33.33%) Node.js
1 4 (33.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Verilog
1 6 (50.00%) VLSI
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (33.33%) 3D Printing
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
1 6 (50.00%) IC Design
1 6 (50.00%) Schematic Capture
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Conversational UI
2 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (8.33%) Benchmarking
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Physics
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C
1 6 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PhD
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cadence