The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 227 203 200
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Permanent jobs citing WCDMA 2 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.033% 0.098% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.59% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 15
Average salary - £47,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.80%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +21.95%
WCDMA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
993 854 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.16% 16.67% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 866 689 960
Average salary £34,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WCDMA across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WCDMA
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCDMA across the South West region.

WCDMA Salary Trend in the South West

WCDMA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -4 2 - -
WCDMA
England

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing WCDMA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCDMA.

1 6 (85.71%) Perl
1 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) Internet of Things
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (57.14%) Broadcom
2 4 (57.14%) Subversion
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) HTTP
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) CA
2 4 (57.14%) Internet
2 4 (57.14%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Agilent
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) GPRS

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing WCDMA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCDMA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) HTTP
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) Internet
2 4 (57.14%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) GPRS
3 1 (14.29%) GSM
3 1 (14.29%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) RF Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Senior RF Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Development Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Senior Development Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) RF Test Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Perl
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) CA
1 4 (57.14%) Broadcom
2 2 (28.57%) Agilent