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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 851 856 835
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Permanent jobs citing HSPA 7 11 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.038% 0.062% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 19
Average salary £30,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £38,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-21.29% -13.88%

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
18604 17608 21088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 16.88% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14872 13845 17157
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Top 8 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 6 March 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
(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
England +12 7 £30,500 -39.00% 5
South East - 6 £30,500 - 5
Berkshire - 4 - - 5
Surrey - 2 £30,500 -
Newbury - 2 - - 4
Reading - 2 - -
Reigate - 2 £30,500 -
London +4 1 £37,500 -25.00%

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (88.89%) Wireless
2 23 (85.19%) GSM
3 22 (81.48%) 3G
4 21 (77.78%) CDMA2000
4 21 (77.78%) UMTS
4 21 (77.78%) Telecoms
4 21 (77.78%) Degree
5 20 (74.07%) Computer Science
6 18 (66.67%) WiMAX
6 18 (66.67%) Network Planning
7 17 (62.96%) Project Management
8 16 (59.26%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (25.93%) GPRS
10 5 (18.52%) Windows
10 5 (18.52%) 3GPP
10 5 (18.52%) DSL
10 5 (18.52%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (18.52%) LTE
11 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.81%) DNS
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
11 4 (14.81%) C
12 3 (11.11%) MS Office
12 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
12 3 (11.11%) VoIP
12 3 (11.11%) WCDMA
12 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 3 (11.11%) VPN
12 3 (11.11%) SLA

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) Wireless
2 23 (85.19%) GSM
3 22 (81.48%) 3G
4 21 (77.78%) CDMA2000
4 21 (77.78%) UMTS
5 18 (66.67%) WiMAX
6 7 (25.93%) GPRS
7 5 (18.52%) 3GPP
7 5 (18.52%) DSL
7 5 (18.52%) LTE
7 5 (18.52%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (14.81%) DNS
9 3 (11.11%) Firewall
9 3 (11.11%) VoIP
9 3 (11.11%) WCDMA
9 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 3 (11.11%) VPN
9 3 (11.11%) 2G
10 2 (7.41%) RNC
10 2 (7.41%) GPON
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
General
1 21 (77.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Network Engineer
1 16 (59.26%) Radio Engineer
1 16 (59.26%) Radio Network Engineer
1 16 (59.26%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Field Support Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
3 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
Miscellaneous
1 20 (74.07%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Handset
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 17 (62.96%) Project Management
3 16 (59.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) ITSM
4 3 (11.11%) Signal Processing
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) V-Model
6 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.70%) Analytics
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
2 2 (7.41%) C++
2 2 (7.41%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) BT
3 2 (7.41%) Huawei
3 2 (7.41%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.70%) Nokia
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Intel
4 1 (3.70%) Perforce