Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1051 1142 1149
Rank change year-on-year +91 +7 +106
Permanent jobs citing RFID 39 28 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.017% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.11% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 39 10 60
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +30.95%
10th Percentile £27,000 £30,625 £32,000
90th Percentile £71,200 £72,625 £60,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.59% -5.56% +42.86%

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 22,083 24,834 27,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 14.99% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16,703 19,731 22,696
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 +102 39 £40,000 -5.88% 15
UK excluding London +78 36 £38,000 -10.59% 15
North of England +22 11 £40,000 +3.23% 3
Midlands +29 9 £36,000 +2.86% 1
East of England +82 8 £55,000 -21.43% 5
South East +40 8 £30,000 - 4
East Midlands - 8 £36,000 - 1
North West +27 7 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -1 4 £28,000 -30.00% 1
London +87 2 £90,000 - 1
West Midlands +34 1 £41,500 +18.57%

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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 20 (51.28%) Android
2 19 (48.72%) Bluetooth
3 18 (46.15%) Java
4 17 (43.59%) Apple iOS
5 13 (33.33%) Mobile Development
6 12 (30.77%) iOS Development
6 12 (30.77%) Retail
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Kotlin
7 10 (25.64%) Presales
8 9 (23.08%) Android Development
8 9 (23.08%) Windows
9 8 (20.51%) iOS SDK
9 8 (20.51%) Android SDK
9 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
10 7 (17.95%) NFC
10 7 (17.95%) Time Management
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (17.95%) EDI
10 7 (17.95%) Project Management
11 6 (15.38%) LAN
11 6 (15.38%) WLAN
11 6 (15.38%) WAN
11 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (15.38%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
12 5 (12.82%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 5 (12.82%) Systems Engineering
13 4 (10.26%) SQL Server

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 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) AWS
1 2 (5.13%) Firebase
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.56%) CloudFront
2 1 (2.56%) GCP
2 1 (2.56%) Google Play
2 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (48.72%) Bluetooth
2 7 (17.95%) NFC
3 6 (15.38%) LAN
3 6 (15.38%) WAN
3 6 (15.38%) WLAN
4 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) CircleCI
1 2 (5.13%) CocoaPods
1 2 (5.13%) fastlane
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) Xcode
2 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
2 1 (2.56%) git-flow
General
1 12 (30.77%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Android Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Java Android Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Java Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Business IT Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) IT Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) IT Business Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) iOS Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Graduate
7 3 (7.69%) Graduate Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior iOS Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Support Technician
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Support
8 2 (5.13%) Field Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Field Service Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Android SDK
1 8 (20.51%) iOS SDK
2 7 (17.95%) EDI
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) Core Animation
3 2 (5.13%) Core Data
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) Material Design
4 1 (2.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) Redux
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.56%) Retrofit
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) WinForms
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
2 6 (15.38%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) Internet of Things
4 2 (5.13%) Animation
4 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.56%) Analogue Electronics
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Android
2 17 (43.59%) Apple iOS
3 9 (23.08%) Windows
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.56%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (2.56%) Unix
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 12 (30.77%) iOS Development
3 10 (25.64%) Presales
4 9 (23.08%) Android Development
5 7 (17.95%) Project Management
5 7 (17.95%) Time Management
6 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.82%) Systems Engineering
8 4 (10.26%) Logistics
8 4 (10.26%) TDD
9 3 (7.69%) High Availability
10 2 (5.13%) Business Development
10 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
10 2 (5.13%) Microservices
10 2 (5.13%) MVC
10 2 (5.13%) OOP
10 2 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) Java
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) Kotlin
4 4 (10.26%) Apple Swift
4 4 (10.26%) C#
4 4 (10.26%) Objective-C
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) C
6 2 (5.13%) Embedded C
6 2 (5.13%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) Go
7 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
1 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Apple
1 2 (5.13%) Google
1 2 (5.13%) PubNub
2 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.56%) EMC
2 1 (2.56%) Freescale
2 1 (2.56%) Xamarin