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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 781 780 762
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs citing UMTS 98 92 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.089% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 32 74 96
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,650 £37,500 £30,625
10% offered a salary of more than £125,000 £61,750 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%

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
18832 17703 21929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.06% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 15289 13892 18201
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 January 2015 within the UK.

UMTS Salary Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 19 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 27 January 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 +2 93 £57,500 +15.00% 19
South East -18 67 £56,250 +12.50% 14
Berkshire +35 53 £47,500 +26.66% 10
Reading +48 47 £43,000 - 1
London +16 18 £90,000 +94.59% 1
Brentford - 13 £90,000 -
Surrey -17 9 £57,500 +9.52% 3
Guildford -15 7 £57,500 +4.54%
Buckinghamshire +1 4 - - 1
West Midlands -7 3 - - 1
Coventry - 3 - -
North West -12 1 - -
Newbury -14 1 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Hampshire -19 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 191 (84.14%) GSM
2 160 (70.48%) Telecoms
3 123 (54.19%) LTE
4 114 (50.22%) Wireless
5 80 (35.24%) Degree
6 70 (30.84%) 3G
7 64 (28.19%) Marketing
8 61 (26.87%) Service Delivery
9 54 (23.79%) WiMAX
10 53 (23.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 50 (22.03%) 2G
11 50 (22.03%) UNIX
12 49 (21.59%) Ericsson
13 48 (21.15%) GPRS
14 44 (19.38%) Radio Access Network
15 40 (17.62%) SS7
16 37 (16.30%) Nokia
16 37 (16.30%) QA
17 36 (15.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 36 (15.86%) Change Management
17 36 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (15.42%) Nortel
18 35 (15.42%) RNC
19 33 (14.54%) Product Marketing
19 33 (14.54%) TIBCO
19 33 (14.54%) NDS
20 32 (14.10%) Linux
20 32 (14.10%) HND
21 31 (13.66%) HNC
21 31 (13.66%) ATM

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 7 (3.08%) MS Office
2 6 (2.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 191 (84.14%) GSM
2 123 (54.19%) LTE
3 114 (50.22%) Wireless
4 70 (30.84%) 3G
5 54 (23.79%) WiMAX
6 50 (22.03%) 2G
7 48 (21.15%) GPRS
8 44 (19.38%) Radio Access Network
9 40 (17.62%) SS7
10 35 (15.42%) RNC
11 31 (13.66%) ATM
12 29 (12.78%) 3GPP
13 27 (11.89%) CDMA
13 27 (11.89%) 4G
14 24 (10.57%) WCDMA
15 23 (10.13%) SDH
16 20 (8.81%) Broadband
16 20 (8.81%) HSPA
17 18 (7.93%) SMS
18 17 (7.49%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (7.05%) Subversion
1 16 (7.05%) GCC
1 16 (7.05%) GDB
1 16 (7.05%) Trac
2 2 (0.88%) CppUnit
2 2 (0.88%) Valgrind
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) CruiseControl
General
1 160 (70.48%) Telecoms
2 64 (28.19%) Marketing
3 6 (2.64%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (1.32%) Finance
5 1 (0.44%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
5 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (14.54%) Network Engineer
2 30 (13.22%) Support Engineer
3 29 (12.78%) Wireless Engineer
4 25 (11.01%) RAN Engineer
5 22 (9.69%) Technical Engineer
6 19 (8.37%) Software Engineer
7 17 (7.49%) Account Manager
7 17 (7.49%) Radio Engineer
8 16 (7.05%) Radio Network Engineer
8 16 (7.05%) Senior Software Engineer
8 16 (7.05%) Network Optimisation Engineer
9 12 (5.29%) Account Director
10 9 (3.96%) Core Network Engineer
11 8 (3.52%) Test Engineer
12 7 (3.08%) 3G Engineer
12 7 (3.08%) Technical Support Engineer
12 7 (3.08%) Technical Support
13 6 (2.64%) Developer
13 6 (2.64%) Trainer
13 6 (2.64%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.05%) STL
1 16 (7.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (3.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.69%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.08%) Device Driver
4 3 (1.32%) VHDL
4 3 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.44%) Handset
6 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.44%) Open Source
6 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.03%) UNIX
2 32 (14.10%) Linux
3 13 (5.73%) Windows
4 10 (4.41%) Windows 2000
4 10 (4.41%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.44%) Android
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.87%) Service Delivery
2 36 (15.86%) Change Management
3 33 (14.54%) Product Marketing
4 24 (10.57%) Project Management
4 24 (10.57%) Software Engineering
5 21 (9.25%) Network Planning
6 17 (7.49%) OO
7 16 (7.05%) OOD
7 16 (7.05%) Multithreading
7 16 (7.05%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (6.61%) Product Management
8 15 (6.61%) Service Management
9 12 (5.29%) Network Architecture
10 9 (3.96%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.08%) High Availability
13 6 (2.64%) Capacity Management
14 5 (2.20%) Performance Analysis
14 5 (2.20%) Test Strategy
14 5 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.78%) C++
2 16 (7.05%) C
3 11 (4.85%) Perl
3 11 (4.85%) Python
4 10 (4.41%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.52%) Embedded C
6 7 (3.08%) Java
7 3 (1.32%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (35.24%) Degree
2 32 (14.10%) HND
3 31 (13.66%) HNC
4 11 (4.85%) CCNA
4 11 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.64%) CCIE
5 6 (2.64%) CCNP
6 4 (1.76%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (16.30%) QA
2 22 (9.69%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (14.54%) NDS
2 6 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Netcool
1 1 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (23.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 49 (21.59%) Ericsson
3 37 (16.30%) Nokia
4 36 (15.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 35 (15.42%) Nortel
6 33 (14.54%) TIBCO
7 30 (13.22%) Huawei
8 24 (10.57%) Cisco
9 20 (8.81%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.41%) Sybase
11 6 (2.64%) VMware
12 4 (1.76%) Citrix
13 3 (1.32%) BT
14 2 (0.88%) Coverity
15 1 (0.44%) Business Objects
15 1 (0.44%) HP
15 1 (0.44%) Intel
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