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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 873 859 851
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an RF Engineer 20 18 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.017% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.018% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 37
Average salary £55,000 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £53,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 2014 within the UK.

RF Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

RF Engineer
Top 17 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 28 August 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 -23 18 £57,500 +35.29% 5
East of England -8 12 £60,000 +33.33%
Cambridgeshire +7 11 £80,000 +77.77%
Cambridge 0 11 £80,000 +77.77%
South East -31 4 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Basingstoke -2 3 £30,000 -29.41%
Hampshire -21 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Wiltshire -10 2 - - 1
South West -20 2 - - 2
Swindon - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -9 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Surrey - 1 £35,000 - 1
Guildford - 1 £35,000 -
Newport - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £50,000 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (27.59%) Kalman Filter
1 16 (27.59%) Electronics
1 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 13 (22.41%) Wireless
3 12 (20.69%) Telecoms
3 12 (20.69%) LTE
4 10 (17.24%) Manufacturing
5 9 (15.52%) MATLAB
6 8 (13.79%) CAD
6 8 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (13.79%) EMC
6 8 (13.79%) Linux
6 8 (13.79%) Physics
7 7 (12.07%) LabVIEW
7 7 (12.07%) WCDMA
8 6 (10.34%) C
8 6 (10.34%) Perl
8 6 (10.34%) 3G
8 6 (10.34%) TDMA
9 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
9 5 (8.62%) GSM
10 4 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (6.90%) Broadcom
10 4 (6.90%) Internet of Things
10 4 (6.90%) 4G
10 4 (6.90%) Smart Meter
10 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.90%) Product Management
10 4 (6.90%) C++
10 4 (6.90%) DHCP

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (5.17%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Wireless
2 12 (20.69%) LTE
3 8 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (12.07%) WCDMA
5 6 (10.34%) 3G
5 6 (10.34%) TDMA
6 5 (8.62%) GSM
7 4 (6.90%) 4G
7 4 (6.90%) DHCP
7 4 (6.90%) HTTP
7 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.90%) DNS
7 4 (6.90%) Bluetooth
7 4 (6.90%) DECT
7 4 (6.90%) GPRS
7 4 (6.90%) SAN
7 4 (6.90%) Internet
7 4 (6.90%) TETRA
8 2 (3.45%) 2G
9 1 (1.72%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) LabVIEW
2 4 (6.90%) JIRA
2 4 (6.90%) Subversion
General
1 16 (27.59%) Electronics
2 12 (20.69%) Telecoms
3 10 (17.24%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.90%) Marketing
5 2 (3.45%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Physics
2 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (6.90%) Internet of Things
3 4 (6.90%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.45%) Firmware
5 1 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) UNIX
2 4 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (13.79%) CAD
3 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
3 4 (6.90%) Product Management
3 4 (6.90%) Project Management
3 4 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
5 2 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (1.72%) Validation
6 1 (1.72%) Electronic Design Automation
6 1 (1.72%) Requirements Management
6 1 (1.72%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) MATLAB
2 6 (10.34%) C
2 6 (10.34%) Perl
3 4 (6.90%) C++
3 4 (6.90%) Python
4 3 (5.17%) VB
5 2 (3.45%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) HND
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) EMC
2 4 (6.90%) Broadcom
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco
2 4 (6.90%) Genesys
2 4 (6.90%) CA
3 2 (3.45%) Huawei
3 2 (3.45%) Agilent
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DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
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Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chertsey
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + car, fuel, bonus, pension
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 days ago