Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1103 1209 1238
Rank change year-on-year +106 +29 +65
Permanent jobs citing RFID 103 34 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.018% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 81 28 67
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -2.70%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,175 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 28309 32038 36151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22925 26230 29899
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 21 November 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 21 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 +93 103 £45,000 -5.26% 11
UK excluding London +86 81 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Midlands - 31 £37,500 -
London +31 22 £38,750 -40.38%
West Midlands - 21 £44,000 -
South East +54 19 £55,000 +15.79% 2
North of England +27 18 £52,500 +101.92% 4
North West +10 11 £48,750 - 1
East Midlands - 10 £35,000 -
East of England - 10 £55,000 - 5
Yorkshire +27 7 £58,500 +125.00% 3
South West +12 3 £45,000 +42.86%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 56 (54.37%) Mobile Computing
2 53 (51.46%) Retail
3 50 (48.54%) Android
4 39 (37.86%) LAN
4 39 (37.86%) WAN
5 37 (35.92%) Windows
6 36 (34.95%) WLAN
7 33 (32.04%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (31.07%) Degree
9 31 (30.10%) Wireless
10 30 (29.13%) Software Engineering
11 27 (26.21%) Apple iOS
11 27 (26.21%) Presales
12 25 (24.27%) Mobile Device Management
12 25 (24.27%) Manufacturing
13 24 (23.30%) Unix
14 22 (21.36%) AirWatch
15 21 (20.39%) SOTI
15 21 (20.39%) SQL
15 21 (20.39%) XML
16 20 (19.42%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (18.45%) SDLC
18 17 (16.50%) C#
18 17 (16.50%) Logistics
18 17 (16.50%) Windows Mobile
18 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
19 16 (15.53%) C++
20 14 (13.59%) Telecoms
20 14 (13.59%) C
20 14 (13.59%) Linux

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 (9.71%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) EPLAN
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 39 (37.86%) LAN
1 39 (37.86%) WAN
2 36 (34.95%) WLAN
3 31 (30.10%) Wireless
4 20 (19.42%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (9.71%) 802.11
5 10 (9.71%) Wireless Security
6 7 (6.80%) NFC
6 7 (6.80%) Profibus
7 6 (5.83%) Bluetooth
7 6 (5.83%) GPRS
7 6 (5.83%) Internet
7 6 (5.83%) RS-232
7 6 (5.83%) UMTS
8 4 (3.88%) ZigBee
9 3 (2.91%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Subversion
2 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.91%) JIRA
General
1 53 (51.46%) Retail
2 25 (24.27%) Manufacturing
3 14 (13.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Field Engineer
2 25 (24.27%) Integration Engineer
3 24 (23.30%) Software Engineer
4 20 (19.42%) Developer
5 17 (16.50%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (14.56%) Software Developer
7 14 (13.59%) Presales Engineer
8 13 (12.62%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 11 (10.68%) .NET Developer
9 11 (10.68%) Software Integration Engineer
10 10 (9.71%) Wireless Engineer
11 9 (8.74%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 7 (6.80%) .NET Software Developer
12 7 (6.80%) .NET Software Engineer
12 7 (6.80%) Architect
13 6 (5.83%) Lead Developer
13 6 (5.83%) Lead Software Developer
13 6 (5.83%) PLC Engineer
13 6 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (5.83%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.39%) XML
2 14 (13.59%) JSON
2 14 (13.59%) REST
3 11 (10.68%) .NET
4 10 (9.71%) 802.1X
4 10 (9.71%) Ajax
4 10 (9.71%) CSS
4 10 (9.71%) HTML
4 10 (9.71%) HTML5
4 10 (9.71%) SOAP
4 10 (9.71%) Web Services
5 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 56 (54.37%) Mobile Computing
2 33 (32.04%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
4 13 (12.62%) CAN bus
5 11 (10.68%) Smartcard
6 7 (6.80%) Driving Licence
6 7 (6.80%) SCADA
7 5 (4.85%) Internet of Things
8 4 (3.88%) Arduino
8 4 (3.88%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (3.88%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (3.88%) Raspberry Pi
8 4 (3.88%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.97%) ASIC
9 1 (0.97%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.97%) EPoS
9 1 (0.97%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.54%) Android
2 37 (35.92%) Windows
3 27 (26.21%) Apple iOS
4 24 (23.30%) Unix
5 17 (16.50%) Windows Mobile
6 14 (13.59%) Linux
7 6 (5.83%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.91%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.91%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) Software Engineering
2 27 (26.21%) Presales
3 25 (24.27%) Mobile Device Management
4 19 (18.45%) SDLC
5 17 (16.50%) Logistics
6 10 (9.71%) Network Design
7 6 (5.83%) Analytics
7 6 (5.83%) API Integration
7 6 (5.83%) Telematics
7 6 (5.83%) Web Development
8 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.88%) Data Analytics
9 4 (3.88%) Machine Learning
9 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.88%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.88%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (2.91%) Project Management
11 2 (1.94%) Android Development
11 2 (1.94%) Change Control
11 2 (1.94%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) SQL
2 17 (16.50%) C#
3 16 (15.53%) C++
4 14 (13.59%) C
4 14 (13.59%) Python
5 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.71%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.83%) ANSI C
6 6 (5.83%) Embedded C
6 6 (5.83%) VB
7 4 (3.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (31.07%) Degree
2 12 (11.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (9.71%) CWNA
4 4 (3.88%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (21.36%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 21 (20.39%) SOTI
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) Siemens
3 4 (3.88%) Sigfox
4 1 (0.97%) EMC