Period
to 22 January 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Card
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1113 1100 1151
Rank change year-on-year -13 +51 +21
Permanent jobs citing Smartcard 54 79 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.045% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 31 63 95
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.46% -7.78%
10th Percentile £37,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -14.29%

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 72,887 71,184 88,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 40.78% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 56,644 58,389 70,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 January 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 January 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 +7 52 £47,500 - 6
UK excluding London -29 29 £50,000 +25.00% 2
London +5 25 £46,250 -11.90% 4
South East +1 24 £52,500 +10.53% 1
South West -14 2 £45,000 -5.26%
Northern Ireland - 2 £45,000 -
East of England +10 1 - -

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

1 28 (51.85%) Contactless
2 25 (46.30%) Degree
2 25 (46.30%) Cryptography
3 24 (44.44%) EMV
3 24 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 23 (42.59%) Banking
4 23 (42.59%) Electronics
5 22 (40.74%) Telecoms
5 22 (40.74%) Retail
5 22 (40.74%) E-Commerce
5 22 (40.74%) Mobile Payment
5 22 (40.74%) Identity Access Management
6 21 (38.89%) Creative Thinking
6 21 (38.89%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (38.89%) NFC
6 21 (38.89%) Integration Testing
6 21 (38.89%) Hyperion
6 21 (38.89%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (22.22%) .NET
8 11 (20.37%) C#
8 11 (20.37%) SQL
8 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
8 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
9 9 (16.67%) Web Services
9 9 (16.67%) XML
9 9 (16.67%) Windows
9 9 (16.67%) REST
10 8 (14.81%) JSON
10 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 8 (14.81%) C++

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 7 (12.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (38.89%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) BASE24
2 1 (1.85%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.85%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
1 1 (1.85%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.89%) NFC
2 8 (14.81%) RFID
3 4 (7.41%) Internet
3 4 (7.41%) Wireless
4 2 (3.70%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.85%) ATM
5 1 (1.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) HTTP
5 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.85%) SSH
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) JMeter
1 1 (1.85%) NeoLoad
1 1 (1.85%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 23 (42.59%) Banking
1 23 (42.59%) Electronics
2 22 (40.74%) Retail
2 22 (40.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Consultant
1 21 (38.89%) Senior Consultant
2 17 (31.48%) E-Commerce Consultant
2 17 (31.48%) Payments Consultant
2 17 (31.48%) Senior E-Commerce Consultant
2 17 (31.48%) Senior Payments Consultant
3 10 (18.52%) Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) .NET Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Project Manager
7 6 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Programme Manager
8 5 (9.26%) Software Developer
9 4 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (7.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Head of IT
9 4 (7.41%) Head of Projects
9 4 (7.41%) IT Manager
9 4 (7.41%) IT Programme Manager
9 4 (7.41%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) .NET
2 9 (16.67%) REST
2 9 (16.67%) Web Services
2 9 (16.67%) XML
3 8 (14.81%) HTML
3 8 (14.81%) JSON
4 7 (12.96%) Ajax
4 7 (12.96%) CSS
4 7 (12.96%) HTML5
4 7 (12.96%) SOAP
5 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.70%) JNI
7 1 (1.85%) LDAP
7 1 (1.85%) LINQ
7 1 (1.85%) OpenID
7 1 (1.85%) SAML
7 1 (1.85%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 28 (51.85%) Contactless
2 24 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 24 (44.44%) EMV
3 22 (40.74%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.41%) Digital Currency
5 4 (7.41%) Digital TV
5 4 (7.41%) EFT
5 4 (7.41%) EFTPOS
5 4 (7.41%) EPoS
5 4 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (5.56%) PKI
7 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
7 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.70%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.85%) Java Card
8 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Android
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.85%) Unix
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Cryptography
2 22 (40.74%) E-Commerce
2 22 (40.74%) Identity Access Management
3 21 (38.89%) Creative Thinking
3 21 (38.89%) Integration Testing
3 21 (38.89%) Technical Architecture
4 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.26%) CRM
5 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.41%) Business Development
6 4 (7.41%) Mobile Commerce
6 4 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) API Integration
7 3 (5.56%) OO
7 3 (5.56%) Web Development
8 2 (3.70%) OOP
8 2 (3.70%) Project Management
8 2 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) C#
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 8 (14.81%) C++
3 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
4 5 (9.26%) C
5 3 (5.56%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) VB
6 2 (3.70%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) MCTS
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.85%) Mesos
1 1 (1.85%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Hyperion
2 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) FIS
3 3 (5.56%) VeriFone
4 2 (3.70%) Apple
4 2 (3.70%) Elavon
4 2 (3.70%) Ingenico
4 2 (3.70%) Samsung
4 2 (3.70%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 2 (3.70%) WorldPay
4 2 (3.70%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.85%) CA
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) Dell
5 1 (1.85%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Sage
5 1 (1.85%) Veeam
5 1 (1.85%) VMware