The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 842 818 730
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -88
Permanent jobs citing UMTS 57 92 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.079% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.44% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 51 53 77
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,000 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -13.46%

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
18473 21075 18878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 18.10% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 16663 15236
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UMTS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UMTS
Salary Trend

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

UMTS Salary Trend in the UK

UMTS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UMTS over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 within the UK.

UMTS Salary Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -12 56 £50,000 +11.11% 9
South East -17 31 £48,500 +7.77% 5
Berkshire -5 21 £85,000 +112.50% 4
London +2 14 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Slough +1 11 £85,000 +117.94%
North West - 9 £37,500 - 1
Newbury +6 7 £46,250 +15.62% 1
Surrey +4 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Manchester - 6 £30,000 -
Guildford -4 3 £25,000 -44.44%
Reading -18 3 £45,500 -13.33% 3
Whitstable - 3 £32,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
Kent - 3 £32,000 -
Brentford 0 2 £85,000 +30.76%
East of England -8 1 £140,000 +143.47%
Glasgow - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £30,000 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £52,500 -
Harlow - 1 £140,000 -
Essex - 1 £140,000 -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing UMTS 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 UMTS.

1 114 (81.43%) GSM
2 102 (72.86%) Telecoms
3 99 (70.71%) LTE
4 61 (43.57%) Degree
5 51 (36.43%) Wireless
6 44 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (29.29%) 3G
8 39 (27.86%) Radio Access Network
9 34 (24.29%) Windows
9 34 (24.29%) 2G
10 31 (22.14%) GPRS
10 31 (22.14%) 4G
11 30 (21.43%) SQL
11 30 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (19.29%) Computer Science
13 26 (18.57%) Electronics
13 26 (18.57%) LAN
14 25 (17.86%) Software Engineering
15 24 (17.14%) WiMAX
15 24 (17.14%) Linux
16 22 (15.71%) QA
17 20 (14.29%) C++
18 19 (13.57%) WLAN
18 19 (13.57%) Marketing
19 16 (11.43%) Android
19 16 (11.43%) Validation
19 16 (11.43%) C#
20 15 (10.71%) Java
20 15 (10.71%) .NET
20 15 (10.71%) ASP.NET

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing UMTS 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 UMTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.71%) Apache
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.43%) MS Office
3 5 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 114 (81.43%) GSM
2 99 (70.71%) LTE
3 51 (36.43%) Wireless
4 41 (29.29%) 3G
5 39 (27.86%) Radio Access Network
6 34 (24.29%) 2G
7 31 (22.14%) 4G
7 31 (22.14%) GPRS
8 26 (18.57%) LAN
9 24 (17.14%) WiMAX
10 19 (13.57%) WLAN
11 15 (10.71%) VoIP
12 13 (9.29%) DVB
13 12 (8.57%) SS7
13 12 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (7.86%) TETRA
15 10 (7.14%) HSPA
16 9 (6.43%) RNC
16 9 (6.43%) Internet
16 9 (6.43%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) Big Data
3 4 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.43%) HBase
4 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.14%) NetBeans
2 3 (2.14%) Subversion
2 3 (2.14%) Maven
2 3 (2.14%) JIRA
3 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.43%) Trac
4 1 (0.71%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.71%) ClearQuest
General
1 102 (72.86%) Telecoms
2 26 (18.57%) Electronics
3 19 (13.57%) Marketing
4 11 (7.86%) Finance
5 9 (6.43%) Multimedia
6 8 (5.71%) Automotive
7 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 2 (1.43%) Billing
7 2 (1.43%) Games
7 2 (1.43%) French Language
7 2 (1.43%) German Language
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 14 (10.00%) Sales Manager
3 13 (9.29%) Developer
4 12 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.71%) Technical Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Product Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Technical Author
7 6 (4.29%) Author
7 6 (4.29%) Graduate
7 6 (4.29%) Architect
7 6 (4.29%) Senior RAN Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.57%) Development Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.71%) .NET
1 15 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 10 (7.14%) Web Services
2 10 (7.14%) jQuery
3 8 (5.71%) Qt
3 8 (5.71%) OpenAL
3 8 (5.71%) OpenCL
3 8 (5.71%) SVG
3 8 (5.71%) OpenGL
3 8 (5.71%) Middleware
3 8 (5.71%) UIQ
3 8 (5.71%) Series 60
3 8 (5.71%) Flash
3 8 (5.71%) J2ME
3 8 (5.71%) BREW
4 7 (5.00%) HTML
4 7 (5.00%) HTML5
5 6 (4.29%) CSS
6 4 (2.86%) Ajax
6 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (19.29%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.43%) Device Driver
5 8 (5.71%) Handset
5 8 (5.71%) MPEG
5 8 (5.71%) iPhone
6 7 (5.00%) User Experience
7 5 (3.57%) Wiki
8 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.14%) Telematics
10 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.43%) Statistics
10 2 (1.43%) PMI
11 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.71%) GIS
11 1 (0.71%) IPTV
11 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.29%) Windows
2 24 (17.14%) Linux
3 16 (11.43%) Android
4 15 (10.71%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (5.71%) Nucleus RTOS
5 8 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.71%) Windows 8
5 8 (5.71%) UNIX
6 7 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 7 (5.00%) Windows CE
7 4 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.14%) Solaris
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.71%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.71%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.71%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.86%) Software Engineering
3 16 (11.43%) Validation
4 15 (10.71%) Network Planning
5 14 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 12 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.43%) Scrum
8 9 (6.43%) Fault Management
8 9 (6.43%) ETL
9 8 (5.71%) Mobile Commerce
9 8 (5.71%) DRM
9 8 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.71%) Software Testing
9 8 (5.71%) Web Development
9 8 (5.71%) Data Analysis
9 8 (5.71%) Speech Recognition
9 8 (5.71%) Performance Engineering
10 7 (5.00%) BDD
11 6 (4.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.43%) SQL
2 20 (14.29%) C++
3 16 (11.43%) C#
4 15 (10.71%) Java
5 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.86%) C
5 11 (7.86%) Python
6 9 (6.43%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.29%) Perl
8 5 (3.57%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.14%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 61 (43.57%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.14%) Postgraduate
2 3 (2.14%) ISEB
3 2 (1.43%) MCP
3 2 (1.43%) HNC
3 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.71%) HND
4 1 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.71%) QA
2 8 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) NDS
1 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) Netcool
2 1 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.14%) Ericsson
3 9 (6.43%) Symbian
3 9 (6.43%) Cisco
4 8 (5.71%) Oracle
4 8 (5.71%) Nokia
5 7 (5.00%) Nortel
5 7 (5.00%) Huawei
6 6 (4.29%) Mapinfo
7 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.57%) Perforce
8 4 (2.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (2.14%) BT
9 3 (2.14%) Actix
9 3 (2.14%) HP
10 2 (1.43%) Sun
11 1 (0.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (0.71%) Sybase
11 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.71%) Siemens
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