The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 855 849 834
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Permanent jobs citing 3GPP 28 58 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.049% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 34
Average salary £66,250 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.22% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £28,620 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £87,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £41,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+57.57% -25.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3GPP
Salary Trend

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

3GPP Salary Trend in the UK

3GPP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3GPP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

3GPP Salary Histogram in the UK

3GPP
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
England +14 26 £65,000 +18.18% 2
London +50 14 £67,500 -22.85% 2
South East -4 7 - -
East of England -3 4 £65,000 +44.44%
Hampshire - 4 - -
Cambridge +18 3 £65,000 +18.18%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £65,000 +18.18%
Berkshire -10 2 - -
Reading -16 2 - -
Hertfordshire -8 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing 3GPP 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 3GPP.

1 39 (68.42%) Wireless
2 30 (52.63%) LTE
3 29 (50.88%) Telecoms
3 29 (50.88%) WCDMA
4 21 (36.84%) GSM
5 18 (31.58%) GPRS
6 16 (28.07%) 3G
7 15 (26.32%) Project Management
8 14 (24.56%) Diameter Protocol
9 13 (22.81%) Windows
9 13 (22.81%) Handset
10 12 (21.05%) UNIX
10 12 (21.05%) GGSN
11 11 (19.30%) Sybase
12 10 (17.54%) C
12 10 (17.54%) C++
12 10 (17.54%) UMTS
12 10 (17.54%) SGSN
12 10 (17.54%) Huawei
13 8 (14.04%) SIGTRAN
13 8 (14.04%) SS7
14 7 (12.28%) Programme Management
14 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
14 7 (12.28%) Ericsson
14 7 (12.28%) Linux
14 7 (12.28%) Python
14 7 (12.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 7 (12.28%) Marketing
15 6 (10.53%) MGW
15 6 (10.53%) Smartphone

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing 3GPP 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 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 39 (68.42%) Wireless
2 30 (52.63%) LTE
3 29 (50.88%) WCDMA
4 21 (36.84%) GSM
5 18 (31.58%) GPRS
6 16 (28.07%) 3G
7 14 (24.56%) Diameter Protocol
8 12 (21.05%) GGSN
9 10 (17.54%) UMTS
9 10 (17.54%) SGSN
10 8 (14.04%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (14.04%) SS7
11 6 (10.53%) MGW
11 6 (10.53%) 2G
12 5 (8.77%) INAP
12 5 (8.77%) TCAP
12 5 (8.77%) ISUP
12 5 (8.77%) 4G
12 5 (8.77%) NGN
13 4 (7.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 29 (50.88%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Marketing
3 4 (7.02%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Technical Manager
2 8 (14.04%) Technical Account Manager
2 8 (14.04%) Test Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Account Manager
3 6 (10.53%) CS Core Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Research Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Development Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Product Development Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Wireless Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) XMPP
2 1 (1.75%) Ajax
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
2 1 (1.75%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) DOM
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) JSON
2 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Handset
2 6 (10.53%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.51%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) IPTV
5 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) UNIX
3 7 (12.28%) Linux
4 4 (7.02%) Windows NT
4 4 (7.02%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Project Management
2 7 (12.28%) Programme Management
2 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
3 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.26%) Migration
3 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
3 3 (5.26%) Digital Signal Processing
3 3 (5.26%) Signal Processing
4 2 (3.51%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.51%) Regression Testing
4 2 (3.51%) Process Management
4 2 (3.51%) Validation
5 1 (1.75%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.75%) Network Design
5 1 (1.75%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (1.75%) Supplier Management
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) C
1 10 (17.54%) C++
2 7 (12.28%) Python
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) Perl
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
3 3 (5.26%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.51%) TTCN
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
5 1 (1.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Iperf
2 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Sybase
2 10 (17.54%) Huawei
3 7 (12.28%) Ericsson
3 7 (12.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) Panasonic
6 2 (3.51%) Perforce
6 2 (3.51%) Mitel
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) Nokia
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) Intel
7 1 (1.75%) Empirix
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