Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1124 1222 1236
Rank change year-on-year +98 +14 +62
Permanent jobs citing RFID 63 18 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.009% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.054% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 50 14 69
UK median annual salary £38,500 £31,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -37.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £35,250
90th Percentile £60,250 £67,500 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £31,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +26.98% -23.17% -3.53%

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 28090 33253 37788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.88% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22724 27547 30756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,500 £70,000
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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for RFID in the UK

RFID
Top 13 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 22 August 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 +113 62 £39,500 +25.40% 9
UK excluding London +79 42 £40,000 +26.98% 6
London +48 21 £35,000 -27.46% 3
Midlands - 14 £34,000 - 3
South East +85 9 £47,000 - 1
North of England -9 9 £52,500 +101.92% 1
West Midlands - 9 £34,000 - 2
North West -23 6 £52,500 -
South West +1 5 £45,000 +42.86% 1
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 - 1
East of England - 4 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +23 3 £34,000 +30.77% 1
Wales - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (47.62%) Windows
2 29 (46.03%) Retail
3 28 (44.44%) Mobile Computing
4 26 (41.27%) WLAN
5 24 (38.10%) Android
6 20 (31.75%) WAN
6 20 (31.75%) LAN
7 19 (30.16%) Software Engineering
7 19 (30.16%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (30.16%) Mobile Device Management
8 17 (26.98%) SOTI
8 17 (26.98%) AirWatch
8 17 (26.98%) C#
9 16 (25.40%) Telecoms
9 16 (25.40%) Manufacturing
10 14 (22.22%) Degree
10 14 (22.22%) C++
10 14 (22.22%) C
11 12 (19.05%) XML
12 11 (17.46%) JSON
12 11 (17.46%) REST
13 10 (15.87%) Analytics
13 10 (15.87%) Subversion
13 10 (15.87%) .NET
13 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
13 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
13 10 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (14.29%) Firmware
14 9 (14.29%) Smartcard
14 9 (14.29%) 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 9 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) EPLAN
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) WLAN
2 20 (31.75%) LAN
2 20 (31.75%) WAN
3 10 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (12.70%) NFC
5 7 (11.11%) Bluetooth
6 6 (9.52%) GPRS
6 6 (9.52%) Internet
6 6 (9.52%) RS-232
6 6 (9.52%) UMTS
6 6 (9.52%) Wireless
7 4 (6.35%) Ethernet
8 3 (4.76%) ZigBee
9 2 (3.17%) 802.11
9 2 (3.17%) Wireless Security
10 1 (1.59%) DHCP
10 1 (1.59%) DNS
10 1 (1.59%) HTTP
10 1 (1.59%) SAN
10 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Subversion
2 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.35%) JIRA
General
1 29 (46.03%) Retail
2 16 (25.40%) Manufacturing
2 16 (25.40%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.94%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Developer
1 17 (26.98%) Field Engineer
2 15 (23.81%) Integration Engineer
3 14 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 13 (20.63%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 12 (19.05%) Software Engineer
6 9 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 9 (14.29%) Architect
7 8 (12.70%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
8 7 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 6 (9.52%) .NET Web Developer
9 6 (9.52%) C Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Embedded C Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Embedded Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Embedded Software Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) XML
2 11 (17.46%) JSON
2 11 (17.46%) REST
3 10 (15.87%) .NET
4 9 (14.29%) Ajax
4 9 (14.29%) CSS
4 9 (14.29%) HTML
4 9 (14.29%) HTML5
4 9 (14.29%) SOAP
4 9 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.59%) Middleware
6 1 (1.59%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (44.44%) Mobile Computing
2 19 (30.16%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (14.29%) Smartcard
4 7 (11.11%) CAN bus
4 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.94%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (7.94%) Internet of Things
6 3 (4.76%) Smart Home
7 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
7 2 (3.17%) Arduino
7 2 (3.17%) Bitcoin
7 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.17%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (3.17%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (3.17%) SCADA
8 1 (1.59%) ASIC
8 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 30 (47.62%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) Android
3 8 (12.70%) Apple iOS
3 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (7.94%) Linux
6 4 (6.35%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (6.35%) ThreadX
7 1 (1.59%) Unix
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Mobile Device Management
1 19 (30.16%) Software Engineering
2 10 (15.87%) Analytics
3 9 (14.29%) Presales
4 7 (11.11%) API Integration
4 7 (11.11%) Change Control
4 7 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (9.52%) Telematics
5 6 (9.52%) Web Development
6 3 (4.76%) Logistics
7 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.17%) Data Analytics
7 2 (3.17%) Machine Learning
7 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.17%) Network Design
7 2 (3.17%) Product Management
7 2 (3.17%) Schematic Capture
7 2 (3.17%) Statistical Analysis
8 1 (1.59%) API Design
8 1 (1.59%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) C#
2 14 (22.22%) C
2 14 (22.22%) C++
3 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.29%) SQL
4 9 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 7 (11.11%) VB
6 6 (9.52%) ANSI C
6 6 (9.52%) Embedded C
7 4 (6.35%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.17%) CWNA
2 2 (3.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (26.98%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) SOTI
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (1.59%) Atmel
4 1 (1.59%) Dell
4 1 (1.59%) Epicor
4 1 (1.59%) Google
4 1 (1.59%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.59%) Siemens
4 1 (1.59%) VMware