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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 873 854 861
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an RF Engineer 7 25 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.024% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 29
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -23.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -21.73%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 10 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 24 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 -19 7 £45,000 - 6
South East -19 6 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Hampshire -19 3 - -
Berkshire +9 2 £48,750 +14.70% 2
Reading +4 1 £52,500 +23.52%
South West -11 1 £45,000 +2.85%
West Sussex - 1 £42,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £45,000 -
Swindon - 1 £45,000 -
Crawley - 1 £42,500 -

RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (26.09%) Wireless
3 6 (26.09%) Electronics
3 6 (26.09%) Manufacturing
4 5 (21.74%) LTE
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (17.39%) Product Management
5 4 (17.39%) Line Management
6 3 (13.04%) HNC
6 3 (13.04%) GSM
6 3 (13.04%) WCDMA
6 3 (13.04%) EMC
6 3 (13.04%) Genesys
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 2 (8.70%) Perl
7 2 (8.70%) Broadband
7 2 (8.70%) 3G
7 2 (8.70%) CAD
7 2 (8.70%) 2G
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) Agilent
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (4.35%) VB
8 1 (4.35%) HND
8 1 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Bluetooth

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (4.35%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Wireless
2 5 (21.74%) LTE
3 3 (13.04%) GSM
3 3 (13.04%) WCDMA
4 2 (8.70%) 3G
4 2 (8.70%) Broadband
4 2 (8.70%) 2G
5 1 (4.35%) TETRA
5 1 (4.35%) Bluetooth
5 1 (4.35%) DECT
5 1 (4.35%) GPRS
5 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.35%) 3GPP
5 1 (4.35%) UMTS
5 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (26.09%) Electronics
2 6 (26.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Project Management
1 4 (17.39%) Product Management
1 4 (17.39%) Line Management
2 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (8.70%) CAD
2 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
2 2 (8.70%) Validation
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Workflow
3 1 (4.35%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) HNC
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) EMC
1 3 (13.04%) Genesys
2 2 (8.70%) Agilent
3 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (4.35%) Aruba
3 1 (4.35%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (4.35%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) Meraki
3 1 (4.35%) Meru Networks
3 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Websense
3 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.35%) Huawei
3 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Sun
Uxbridge, Middlesex
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago