The table below looks at the statistics for HSPA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HSPA over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 931 960 990
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +30
Permanent jobs citing HSPA 17 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.095% 0.054% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 8
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £28,825
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +82.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £30,500 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £30,500 £27,650
% change year-on-year
+80.32% +10.30%

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
17875 20204 20542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.30% 18.26% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14821 16004 16245
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

HSPA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HSPA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HSPA
Salary Trend

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

HSPA Salary Trend in the UK

HSPA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HSPA over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 within the UK.

HSPA Salary Histogram in the UK

HSPA
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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 +11 16 £60,000 +14.28%
South East +31 12 £60,000 +96.72%
Berkshire +22 7 £60,000 -
Surrey +13 5 £32,500 +6.55%
Reigate -7 5 £32,500 +6.55%
Thatcham - 5 £60,000 -
London +10 3 £62,500 +4.16%
Newbury -1 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £55,000 -
South West - 1 £55,000 -

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing HSPA 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 HSPA.

1 24 (100.00%) 3G
2 20 (83.33%) Firewall
3 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (54.17%) MS Office
4 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
4 13 (54.17%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (50.00%) Windows
5 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 12 (50.00%) VoIP
5 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 12 (50.00%) VPN
5 12 (50.00%) DNS
5 12 (50.00%) SLA
5 12 (50.00%) Citrix
5 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (50.00%) Terminal Services
5 12 (50.00%) ITSM
5 12 (50.00%) BT
5 12 (50.00%) DSL
5 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (50.00%) LTE
6 10 (41.67%) Network Design
6 10 (41.67%) 2G
7 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (33.33%) Web 2.0
7 8 (33.33%) Performance Management
7 8 (33.33%) Internet

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing HSPA 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 HSPA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
1 13 (54.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) 3G
2 20 (83.33%) Firewall
3 12 (50.00%) DNS
3 12 (50.00%) DSL
3 12 (50.00%) LTE
3 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (50.00%) VoIP
3 12 (50.00%) VPN
4 10 (41.67%) 2G
5 8 (33.33%) GPRS
5 8 (33.33%) Internet
6 7 (29.17%) 4G
7 2 (8.33%) GSM
7 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (8.33%) WCDMA
7 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (29.17%) Automotive
2 7 (29.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 12 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 12 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 12 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 12 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 12 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 12 (50.00%) Field Support Engineer
1 12 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) BSS Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) BSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) HTML
1 8 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (33.33%) Web 2.0
3 7 (29.17%) Algorithms
3 7 (29.17%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
1 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITSM
2 10 (41.67%) Network Design
3 8 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) High Availability
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CCIE
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) PhD
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (50.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) BT
2 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Actix
3 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.33%) Huawei
3 2 (8.33%) Nokia
3 2 (8.33%) Nortel
4 1 (4.17%) Google