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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 886 893 868
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Permanent jobs citing HSPA 9 13 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.011% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.045% 0.067% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 16
Average salary £41,500 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.48% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,650 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £27,650 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -38.55%

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
19878 19343 22065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.14% 16.87% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15842 15319 17776
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 March 2015 within the UK.

HSPA Salary Histogram in the UK

HSPA
Top 12 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 31 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
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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 -7 9 £41,500 -17.00% 2
South East +12 5 £30,500 - 2
Berkshire +5 3 - - 2
London +7 2 £56,250 +12.50%
Hammersmith -8 2 £56,250 +12.50%
Newbury - 2 - - 2
Reigate - 2 £30,500 -
Surrey - 2 £30,500 -
Reading -11 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 26 (86.67%) Wireless
2 25 (83.33%) GSM
3 24 (80.00%) Degree
4 22 (73.33%) UMTS
4 22 (73.33%) 3G
4 22 (73.33%) Telecoms
5 20 (66.67%) CDMA2000
6 19 (63.33%) Computer Science
7 17 (56.67%) WiMAX
7 17 (56.67%) Network Planning
8 16 (53.33%) Project Management
9 15 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (30.00%) LTE
11 8 (26.67%) GPRS
12 6 (20.00%) Windows
12 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (16.67%) C
13 5 (16.67%) 3GPP
13 5 (16.67%) DSL
14 4 (13.33%) 2G
14 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
14 4 (13.33%) WCDMA
14 4 (13.33%) DNS
14 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
15 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
15 3 (10.00%) Citrix
15 3 (10.00%) SLA
15 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
15 3 (10.00%) VPN

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) Wireless
2 25 (83.33%) GSM
3 22 (73.33%) UMTS
3 22 (73.33%) 3G
4 20 (66.67%) CDMA2000
5 17 (56.67%) WiMAX
6 9 (30.00%) LTE
7 8 (26.67%) GPRS
8 5 (16.67%) 3GPP
8 5 (16.67%) DSL
8 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (13.33%) 2G
9 4 (13.33%) DNS
9 4 (13.33%) WCDMA
10 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.00%) VPN
10 3 (10.00%) VoIP
10 3 (10.00%) Firewall
11 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (6.67%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 22 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 15 (50.00%) Radio Engineer
1 15 (50.00%) Radio Network Engineer
1 15 (50.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Product Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Product Manager
4 1 (3.33%) PC Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (3.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) WPF
1 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (63.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.33%) Handset
4 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Network Planning
2 16 (53.33%) Project Management
3 15 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) ITSM
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Signal Processing
5 2 (6.67%) Product Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) OO
6 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.33%) System Testing
6 1 (3.33%) V-Model
6 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C
2 3 (10.00%) C++
2 3 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix
2 3 (10.00%) BT
3 2 (6.67%) Huawei
3 2 (6.67%) Actix
3 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.33%) Nokia
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Intel
4 1 (3.33%) Perforce