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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 869 869 873
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing HSPA 21 31 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.029% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3 31 16
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -6.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £40,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £47,500 £45,250
% change year-on-year
-41.05% +4.97%

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
19558 18505 22468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.18% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15808 14508 18750
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £62,500 £65,000
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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HSPA over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 within the UK.

HSPA Salary Histogram in the UK

HSPA
Top 13 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 29 December 2014. 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 -7 21 £37,500 -11.76%
South East +5 16 £28,000 -20.00%
Berkshire +19 15 - -
Reading +9 13 - -
Bristol +6 2 - -
South West +2 2 - -
London -21 2 £41,250 -2.94%
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £28,000 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £28,000 -
Slough - 1 - -

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 29 (80.56%) Telecoms
2 26 (72.22%) Wireless
3 25 (69.44%) Degree
4 24 (66.67%) GSM
5 23 (63.89%) 3G
6 22 (61.11%) UMTS
7 21 (58.33%) Computer Science
8 20 (55.56%) WiMAX
9 19 (52.78%) Project Management
9 19 (52.78%) CDMA2000
10 18 (50.00%) Network Planning
11 16 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (41.67%) LTE
13 8 (22.22%) 3GPP
13 8 (22.22%) GPRS
13 8 (22.22%) Windows
14 7 (19.44%) Smartphone
15 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 6 (16.67%) Broadband
15 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
16 5 (13.89%) WCDMA
16 5 (13.89%) DNS
16 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
16 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
17 4 (11.11%) User Experience
17 4 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
17 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (11.11%) Market Research
17 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
17 4 (11.11%) SLA

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (72.22%) Wireless
2 24 (66.67%) GSM
3 23 (63.89%) 3G
4 22 (61.11%) UMTS
5 20 (55.56%) WiMAX
6 19 (52.78%) CDMA2000
7 15 (41.67%) LTE
8 8 (22.22%) GPRS
8 8 (22.22%) 3GPP
9 6 (16.67%) Broadband
10 5 (13.89%) WCDMA
10 5 (13.89%) DNS
11 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.11%) VPN
11 4 (11.11%) DSL
11 4 (11.11%) Firewall
11 4 (11.11%) VoIP
12 3 (8.33%) NAS
12 3 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (8.33%) HSUPA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
General
1 29 (80.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Network Engineer
1 16 (44.44%) Radio Engineer
1 16 (44.44%) Radio Network Engineer
1 16 (44.44%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Field Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 21 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (19.44%) Smartphone
3 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (11.11%) User Experience
5 3 (8.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Project Management
2 18 (50.00%) Network Planning
3 16 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
5 4 (11.11%) ITSM
5 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) Market Research
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.33%) Signal Processing
7 2 (5.56%) Benchmarking
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.56%) Competitor Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Product Management
7 2 (5.56%) Time Management
7 2 (5.56%) Financial Modelling
8 1 (2.78%) V-Model
8 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.78%) Digital Signal Processing
8 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C
1 3 (8.33%) C++
1 3 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (69.44%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Citrix
2 4 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (2.78%) Perforce
3 1 (2.78%) Nokia
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Intel