Period
to 22 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Smartcard over the 6 months to 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Card
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1122 1108 1103
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 +105
Permanent jobs citing Smartcard 67 76 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.044% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.089% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 33 51 129
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% +2.44%

Smartcard is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75,691 72,671 89,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.67% 42.43% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 59,669 59,102 72,618
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,454
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

Smartcard
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Smartcard as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Smartcard.

Salary trend for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Smartcard over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Smartcard within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 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 -38 60 £45,000 -14.29% 2
UK excluding London -36 44 £45,000 -14.29% 2
South East -8 32 £52,500 - 1
London -6 20 £42,500 -19.05% 1
South West -7 6 £20,000 -56.76%
Northern Ireland - 4 £45,000 - 1
East of England -24 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT jobs citing Smartcard 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 Smartcard.

1 35 (52.24%) Degree
1 35 (52.24%) Contactless
2 32 (47.76%) E-Commerce
3 30 (44.78%) Computer Science
4 29 (43.28%) EMV
4 29 (43.28%) Cryptography
5 28 (41.79%) Mobile Payment
5 28 (41.79%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (40.30%) Banking
6 27 (40.30%) Retail
7 26 (38.81%) Electronics
7 26 (38.81%) Integration Testing
8 25 (37.31%) Identity Access Management
8 25 (37.31%) Telecoms
9 24 (35.82%) Hyperion
9 24 (35.82%) NFC
9 24 (35.82%) Technical Architecture
9 24 (35.82%) Creative Thinking
10 17 (25.37%) Spreadsheet
10 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (25.37%) Finance
11 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
12 10 (14.93%) Project Management
12 10 (14.93%) ISO 8583
12 10 (14.93%) PKI
13 9 (13.43%) C
13 9 (13.43%) C++
14 8 (11.94%) Windows
14 8 (11.94%) Sage
14 8 (11.94%) Mobile Commerce

Smartcard
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 3 (4.48%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Office
1 17 (25.37%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) BASE24
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (2.99%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Sage Pay
2 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.82%) NFC
2 5 (7.46%) ATM
3 3 (4.48%) Firewall
3 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.48%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.49%) LAN
4 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.49%) SSH
4 1 (1.49%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
General
1 27 (40.30%) Banking
1 27 (40.30%) Retail
2 26 (38.81%) Electronics
3 25 (37.31%) Telecoms
4 17 (25.37%) Finance
5 7 (10.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Billing
6 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Consultant
2 24 (35.82%) E-Commerce Consultant
2 24 (35.82%) Payments Consultant
2 24 (35.82%) Senior Consultant
2 24 (35.82%) Senior E-Commerce Consultant
2 24 (35.82%) Senior Payments Consultant
3 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.96%) Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.48%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Developer
6 3 (4.48%) IT Support Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Support Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) HTML
1 4 (5.97%) JSON
1 4 (5.97%) REST
1 4 (5.97%) XML
2 3 (4.48%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.99%) SOAP
3 2 (2.99%) Velocity
3 2 (2.99%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) LDAP
4 1 (1.49%) OpenID
4 1 (1.49%) React Native
4 1 (1.49%) SAML
4 1 (1.49%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 35 (52.24%) Contactless
2 30 (44.78%) Computer Science
3 29 (43.28%) EMV
4 28 (41.79%) Mobile Payment
4 28 (41.79%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (14.93%) PKI
6 8 (11.94%) Chip and PIN
6 8 (11.94%) EFT
6 8 (11.94%) EFTPOS
7 7 (10.45%) EPoS
7 7 (10.45%) Fintech
8 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (7.46%) APACS
8 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
9 4 (5.97%) Algorithms
10 3 (4.48%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
12 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
12 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Android
2 7 (10.45%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.49%) Unix
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) E-Commerce
2 29 (43.28%) Cryptography
3 26 (38.81%) Integration Testing
4 25 (37.31%) Identity Access Management
5 24 (35.82%) Creative Thinking
5 24 (35.82%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (14.93%) Project Management
7 8 (11.94%) Mobile Commerce
8 7 (10.45%) Information Security
8 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.45%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) OO
9 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
11 4 (5.97%) Refactoring
11 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
12 3 (4.48%) Business Development
12 3 (4.48%) Mobile Development
12 3 (4.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) C
1 9 (13.43%) C++
2 3 (4.48%) Java
2 3 (4.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) C#
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (52.24%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) MCSA
3 3 (4.48%) MCSE
3 3 (4.48%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.49%) CISA
4 1 (1.49%) CISM
4 1 (1.49%) CISSP
4 1 (1.49%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.49%) IISP
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.49%) MCP
4 1 (1.49%) MCTS
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) ISO 8583
2 4 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.97%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) GDPR
4 1 (1.49%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.49%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.49%) ISO 31000
4 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.99%) XenApp
3 1 (1.49%) Docker
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.49%) Mesos
1 1 (1.49%) Nessus
1 1 (1.49%) PowerBroker
1 1 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.49%) ThinApp
1 1 (1.49%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Hyperion
2 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.94%) Sage
4 7 (10.45%) FIS
4 7 (10.45%) VeriFone
4 7 (10.45%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 5 (7.46%) Cubic Transportation
5 5 (7.46%) Elavon
5 5 (7.46%) Hypercom
5 5 (7.46%) Ingenico
5 5 (7.46%) Thales
5 5 (7.46%) TSYS
5 5 (7.46%) VocaLink
5 5 (7.46%) WorldPay
6 4 (5.97%) Apple
6 4 (5.97%) Samsung
7 3 (4.48%) Gemalto
8 2 (2.99%) Citrix
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle
8 2 (2.99%) Xamarin