The table below looks at the statistics for the RF Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RF Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 926 928 907
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Permanent jobs requiring an RF Engineer 9 9 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.009% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 22
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £39,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £45,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,750 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

RF Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RF Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

RF Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RF Engineer
Salary Trend

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

RF Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

RF Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RF Engineer over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 within the UK.

RF Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

RF Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RF Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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 +19 8 £60,000 +41.17% 6
London +11 4 £95,000 +123.52%
South West -9 3 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Templecombe - 3 £42,500 -
Somerset - 3 £42,500 -
East of England -1 1 £45,000 - 2
Stevenage - 1 £45,000 -
Wales - 1 £32,500 -
South Wales - 1 £32,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £45,000 -

RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited RF Engineer in their job title 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 with RF Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (37.50%) Python
1 9 (37.50%) Electronics
2 7 (29.17%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) WAN
2 7 (29.17%) CCNP
2 7 (29.17%) CCNA
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
3 6 (25.00%) Proprietary Trading
3 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 6 (25.00%) Multicast
3 6 (25.00%) OSPF
3 6 (25.00%) BGP
4 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
4 5 (20.83%) Business Development
5 4 (16.67%) LTE
5 4 (16.67%) Wireless
6 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (12.50%) 3GPP
6 3 (12.50%) UMTS
6 3 (12.50%) DECT
6 3 (12.50%) GSM
6 3 (12.50%) WiMAX
6 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.33%) 4G
7 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited RF Engineer in their job title 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 with RF Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) LAN
1 7 (29.17%) WAN
2 6 (25.00%) BGP
2 6 (25.00%) Multicast
2 6 (25.00%) OSPF
3 4 (16.67%) LTE
3 4 (16.67%) Wireless
4 3 (12.50%) 3GPP
4 3 (12.50%) DECT
4 3 (12.50%) GSM
4 3 (12.50%) UMTS
4 3 (12.50%) WiMAX
5 2 (8.33%) 3G
5 2 (8.33%) 4G
5 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.33%) ZigBee
6 1 (4.17%) 802.11
6 1 (4.17%) Bluetooth
6 1 (4.17%) MIMO
General
1 9 (37.50%) Electronics
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Avionics
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (4.17%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.17%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 6 (25.00%) Proprietary Trading
3 5 (20.83%) Business Development
4 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) CAD
6 1 (4.17%) CAE
6 1 (4.17%) CMMI
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CCNA
1 7 (29.17%) CCNP
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) CCDP
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) PhD
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Agilent
1 1 (4.17%) Cadence
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco
1 1 (4.17%) Genesys
1 1 (4.17%) Motorola
1 1 (4.17%) Xilinx
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