Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1155 1165 1263
Rank change year-on-year +10 +98 -29
Permanent jobs citing RFID 31 36 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.13% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 31
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% -
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% -

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 26,330 27,651 34,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.98% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 20,912 22,540 28,293
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -12 30 £41,250 +3.77% 12
UK excluding London +1 22 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Midlands +10 12 £50,000 +36.05% 1
West Midlands +14 9 £50,000 +47.06%
London -9 8 £33,500 -1.47% 2
North of England +24 6 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +8 3 - - 1
North West +1 3 - - 1
East of England -2 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 - 2
South West -8 1 £42,500 -34.62% 3

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 14 (45.16%) Manufacturing
2 12 (38.71%) Logistics
3 11 (35.48%) C
4 10 (32.26%) C#
4 10 (32.26%) Retail
4 10 (32.26%) Mobile Computing
5 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
5 9 (29.03%) Bluetooth
5 9 (29.03%) LAN
5 9 (29.03%) WLAN
5 9 (29.03%) WAN
5 9 (29.03%) Wireless
6 8 (25.81%) CCDP
6 8 (25.81%) HP
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (25.81%) Juniper
6 8 (25.81%) C++
6 8 (25.81%) Java
6 8 (25.81%) Android
6 8 (25.81%) Presales
7 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (16.13%) Validation
9 5 (16.13%) .NET
9 5 (16.13%) XML
9 5 (16.13%) Degree
9 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
10 4 (12.90%) SQL

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 (6.45%) Predix
1 2 (6.45%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) EPLAN
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (9.68%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Bluetooth
1 9 (29.03%) LAN
1 9 (29.03%) WAN
1 9 (29.03%) Wireless
1 9 (29.03%) WLAN
2 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (9.68%) 2G
3 3 (9.68%) 3G
3 3 (9.68%) 4G
3 3 (9.68%) GSM
3 3 (9.68%) iBeacon
3 3 (9.68%) Profibus
4 2 (6.45%) AMQP
4 2 (6.45%) Modbus
4 2 (6.45%) MQTT
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) ZigBee
5 1 (3.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) PVCS
2 1 (3.23%) MSTest
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (45.16%) Manufacturing
2 10 (32.26%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Software Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.68%) PLC Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) PLC Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Project Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Account Manager
6 1 (3.23%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) ERP Support
6 1 (3.23%) SSRS Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) QML
2 3 (9.68%) Qt
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) JSON
3 2 (6.45%) Kafka
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.45%) REST
3 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) WebSockets
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Mobile Computing
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
4 3 (9.68%) CAN bus
4 3 (9.68%) Derivative
4 3 (9.68%) Life Science
4 3 (9.68%) SCADA
5 2 (6.45%) Arduino
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (6.45%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 2 (6.45%) Internet of Things
5 2 (6.45%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Logistics
2 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
3 8 (25.81%) Presales
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Validation
6 3 (9.68%) Business Development
6 3 (9.68%) CAD
6 3 (9.68%) OO
6 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Signal Processing
7 2 (6.45%) Analytics
7 2 (6.45%) Android Development
7 2 (6.45%) Complex Event Processing
7 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) SDLC
7 2 (6.45%) SOA
7 2 (6.45%) Time Management
7 2 (6.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) C
2 10 (32.26%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) C++
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
5 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.45%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) VB
6 2 (6.45%) VC++
7 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) CCDP
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO 13485
2 2 (6.45%) MISRA
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
1 8 (25.81%) Juniper
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) Siemens
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Cognizant
4 2 (6.45%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Sigfox
4 2 (6.45%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.23%) Sage
5 1 (3.23%) Telerik