Period
to 26 January 2021

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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 758 974 1083
Rank change year-on-year +216 +109 +7
Permanent jobs citing RFID 14 35 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 42 27
Median annual salary £44,750 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.50% +66.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £29,625 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £54,625 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -10.50% -4.76% +5.00%

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 9,128 18,629 22,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.04% 15.03% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,256 14,880 18,032
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 26 January 2021.

Salary histogram for RFID in the UK

RFID
Top 8 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 26 January 2021. 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
UK excluding London +170 14 £44,750 -10.50% 13
England +211 13 £43,500 -13.00% 19
East of England - 9 £43,750 - 1
North West +68 3 £43,500 -27.50% 2
North of England +65 3 £43,500 -13.00% 5
South East +143 1 £35,000 +16.67% 4
Work from Home -74 1 £46,000 -23.33% 5
Wales - 1 £46,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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 8 (57.14%) C
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) Verilog
2 6 (42.86%) IC Design
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) Schematic Capture
2 6 (42.86%) VLSI
2 6 (42.86%) Feasibility Study
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (35.71%) Electronics
3 5 (35.71%) Cadence
4 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Azure
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) Analogue Electronics
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Core
5 2 (14.29%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) Bluetooth
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded C

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 1 (7.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (7.14%) AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) GCC
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (35.71%) Electronics
2 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Analogue IC Design Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Analogue IC Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Design Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) IC Design Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Senior Design Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Internet Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Python Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) RF Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) .NET Core
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) React
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Verilog
1 6 (42.86%) VLSI
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Analogue Electronics
4 1 (7.14%) 3D Printing
4 1 (7.14%) CCTV
4 1 (7.14%) EPoS
4 1 (7.14%) Internet of Things
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (7.14%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Feasibility Study
1 6 (42.86%) IC Design
1 6 (42.86%) Schematic Capture
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development
4 1 (7.14%) Conversational UI
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Physics
4 1 (7.14%) Product Roadmap
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (7.14%) Technology Roadmap
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) R
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cadence
2 1 (7.14%) Atmel
2 1 (7.14%) Facebook
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle