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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - 222 229
Permanent jobs citing WCDMA 0 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.073% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.43% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 5
Average salary - £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £52,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +19.31%
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
966 933 1185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.10% 16.94% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 835 704 1001
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,000 £52,500
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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Agilent
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) HSPA
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (33.33%) CDMA2000
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) Algorithms

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
2 1 (33.33%) CDMA2000
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) HSPA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) RF Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) RF Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Agilent