Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Smart Card
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1101 1115 1147
Rank change year-on-year +14 +32 +92
Permanent jobs citing Smartcard 79 96 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.054% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 49 77 108
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% +10.39%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,450 £28,750
90th Percentile £78,000 £69,100 £69,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% +25.00% +6.67%

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 76,162 77,353 88,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.50% 43.63% 43.69%
Number of salaries quoted 58,861 60,265 72,069
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,431 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Smartcard in the UK

Smartcard
Top 9 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 20 July 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 +5 63 £45,000 -10.00% 7
UK excluding London -7 54 £48,750 -2.50% 7
South East +2 37 £60,000 +14.29% 4
London +3 18 £40,000 -25.58% 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £40,000 - 1
South West +1 4 £20,000 -54.55%
East of England -12 3 £28,000 -32.12% 1
East Midlands +11 1 £47,500 +23.38%
Midlands +1 1 £47,500 +23.38%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 38 (48.10%) Degree
1 38 (48.10%) Mobile Payment
2 35 (44.30%) Contactless
3 34 (43.04%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (40.51%) Computer Science
5 30 (37.97%) E-Commerce
5 30 (37.97%) Banking
6 29 (36.71%) Retail
7 28 (35.44%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (34.18%) Finance
8 27 (34.18%) EMV
9 26 (32.91%) Cryptography
9 26 (32.91%) Integration Testing
10 23 (29.11%) NFC
10 23 (29.11%) Technical Architecture
10 23 (29.11%) Identity Access Management
10 23 (29.11%) Electronics
10 23 (29.11%) Telecoms
10 23 (29.11%) Hyperion
10 23 (29.11%) Creative Thinking
11 19 (24.05%) Blockchain
11 19 (24.05%) Fintech
11 19 (24.05%) Systems Analysis
11 19 (24.05%) Retail Banking
12 16 (20.25%) Project Management
12 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
13 13 (16.46%) C
14 12 (15.19%) C++
14 12 (15.19%) PKI
15 11 (13.92%) Chip and PIN

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 (8.86%) CMS
2 2 (2.53%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (43.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.53%) BASE24
2 2 (2.53%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Sage Pay
2 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.11%) NFC
2 5 (6.33%) VPN
3 4 (5.06%) ATM
4 3 (3.80%) Firewall
4 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) DHCP
5 1 (1.27%) DNS
5 1 (1.27%) HTTP
5 1 (1.27%) LAN
5 1 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (37.97%) Banking
2 29 (36.71%) Retail
3 27 (34.18%) Finance
4 23 (29.11%) Electronics
4 23 (29.11%) Telecoms
5 19 (24.05%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Consultant
2 23 (29.11%) E-Commerce Consultant
2 23 (29.11%) Payments Consultant
2 23 (29.11%) Senior Consultant
2 23 (29.11%) Senior E-Commerce Consultant
2 23 (29.11%) Senior Payments Consultant
3 12 (15.19%) Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Developer
5 5 (6.33%) C++ Developer
5 5 (6.33%) Team Leader
5 5 (6.33%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Principal Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Principal Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Architect
7 3 (3.80%) IT Support
7 3 (3.80%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) XML
2 9 (11.39%) HTML
2 9 (11.39%) JSON
3 3 (3.80%) Velocity
3 3 (3.80%) Web Services
4 2 (2.53%) .NET
4 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.53%) REST
4 2 (2.53%) RESTful
4 2 (2.53%) SOAP
5 1 (1.27%) LINQ
5 1 (1.27%) React Native
5 1 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (48.10%) Mobile Payment
2 35 (44.30%) Contactless
3 32 (40.51%) Computer Science
4 28 (35.44%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (34.18%) EMV
6 19 (24.05%) Fintech
7 12 (15.19%) PKI
8 11 (13.92%) Chip and PIN
9 7 (8.86%) EFT
9 7 (8.86%) EFTPOS
9 7 (8.86%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
10 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (7.59%) EPoS
11 5 (6.33%) FMCG
12 4 (5.06%) APACS
13 3 (3.80%) NHS
14 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
14 2 (2.53%) CMDB
14 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Android
2 9 (11.39%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Windows
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) E-Commerce
2 26 (32.91%) Cryptography
2 26 (32.91%) Integration Testing
3 23 (29.11%) Creative Thinking
3 23 (29.11%) Identity Access Management
3 23 (29.11%) Technical Architecture
4 19 (24.05%) Systems Analysis
5 16 (20.25%) Project Management
6 11 (13.92%) Information Security
6 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.39%) OO
7 9 (11.39%) PRINCE2
7 9 (11.39%) Refactoring
8 7 (8.86%) Mobile Commerce
9 6 (7.59%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.33%) Mobile First
10 5 (6.33%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Scrum
11 4 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) C
2 12 (15.19%) C++
3 3 (3.80%) Java
4 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.53%) SQL
5 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (48.10%) Degree
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.86%) MCSA
3 7 (8.86%) MCSE
4 2 (2.53%) CISA
4 2 (2.53%) CISM
4 2 (2.53%) CISSP
4 2 (2.53%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.53%) IISP
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.53%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.27%) APMP
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.27%) MCP
5 1 (1.27%) MCTS
5 1 (1.27%) PMP
5 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) ISO 8583
1 7 (8.86%) QA
2 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.80%) GDPR
4 2 (2.53%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (2.53%) ISO 22301
4 2 (2.53%) ISO 31000
4 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.53%) XenApp
3 1 (1.27%) Docker
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.53%) Nessus
1 2 (2.53%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.27%) Terraform
2 1 (1.27%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 23 (29.11%) Hyperion
2 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.39%) Apple
3 9 (11.39%) Samsung
4 7 (8.86%) Gemalto
4 7 (8.86%) Sage
5 6 (7.59%) VeriFone
5 6 (7.59%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 5 (6.33%) FIS
6 5 (6.33%) TSYS
6 5 (6.33%) WorldPay
7 4 (5.06%) Cubic Transportation
7 4 (5.06%) Elavon
7 4 (5.06%) Hypercom
7 4 (5.06%) Ingenico
7 4 (5.06%) Thales
7 4 (5.06%) VocaLink
8 2 (2.53%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.53%) Qualys
8 2 (2.53%) Splunk