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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 812 721 753
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +32
Permanent jobs citing UMTS 92 150 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.78% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 52 79 118
Average salary £48,750 £50,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £34,800 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +30.00%

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
20862 19212 21438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.68% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 16558 15532 17592
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

UMTS Salary Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 27 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 22 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
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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 -66 89 £48,750 -2.50% 13
South East -43 56 £45,000 -13.46% 11
Berkshire 0 43 £40,000 -23.07% 6
Reading +16 18 £52,500 - 3
London -13 16 £65,000 +36.84% 2
Brentford - 10 £65,000 -
Newbury -7 9 £40,000 -23.07% 2
Surrey -17 9 £45,000 -21.73% 4
Guildford +7 8 £45,000 -25.00% 2
East of England -15 8 £58,750 +6.81%
Warwickshire - 5 £27,850 -
West Midlands - 5 £27,850 -
Nuneaton - 5 £27,850 -
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £70,000 +16.66%
Cambridge -10 4 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire -12 4 £50,000 -
Slough +9 3 £39,000 -30.66%
Luton -6 3 £70,000 +27.27%
Bedfordshire -11 3 £70,000 +27.27%
Amersham 0 2 - -
Stevenage +3 1 £42,500 -
Bristol -4 1 - -
City of London -7 1 £35,000 -39.13%
Hertfordshire -10 1 £42,500 +21.42%
South West -22 1 - -
Woking - 1 £55,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £70,000 -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 182 (83.87%) GSM
2 144 (66.36%) LTE
3 139 (64.06%) Telecoms
4 64 (29.49%) GPRS
5 59 (27.19%) Degree
6 58 (26.73%) Radio Access Network
7 53 (24.42%) Marketing
8 51 (23.50%) 3G
9 44 (20.28%) Linux
10 41 (18.89%) Software Engineering
10 41 (18.89%) Wireless
11 38 (17.51%) C++
11 38 (17.51%) 4G
12 35 (16.13%) Windows
13 34 (15.67%) 2G
14 32 (14.75%) SS7
14 32 (14.75%) UNIX
15 31 (14.29%) SQL
15 31 (14.29%) 3GPP
15 31 (14.29%) Computer Science
16 29 (13.36%) OO
17 28 (12.90%) SMS
17 28 (12.90%) Change Management
18 26 (11.98%) C#
18 26 (11.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 25 (11.52%) WCDMA
20 24 (11.06%) NDS
20 24 (11.06%) LAN
20 24 (11.06%) Service Delivery
20 24 (11.06%) TIBCO

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 16 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.92%) MS Project
2 2 (0.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 182 (83.87%) GSM
2 144 (66.36%) LTE
3 64 (29.49%) GPRS
4 58 (26.73%) Radio Access Network
5 51 (23.50%) 3G
6 41 (18.89%) Wireless
7 38 (17.51%) 4G
8 34 (15.67%) 2G
9 32 (14.75%) SS7
10 31 (14.29%) 3GPP
11 28 (12.90%) SMS
12 25 (11.52%) WCDMA
13 24 (11.06%) LAN
14 16 (7.37%) TCP/IP
14 16 (7.37%) Internet
15 15 (6.91%) RTP
15 15 (6.91%) VoIP
16 14 (6.45%) PBX
16 14 (6.45%) ISDN
16 14 (6.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) MySQL
3 4 (1.84%) Big Data
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (6.45%) Subversion
1 14 (6.45%) GCC
1 14 (6.45%) GDB
1 14 (6.45%) Trac
2 4 (1.84%) CppUnit
2 4 (1.84%) Valgrind
3 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.92%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.46%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
General
1 139 (64.06%) Telecoms
2 53 (24.42%) Marketing
3 19 (8.76%) Electronics
4 12 (5.53%) Billing
5 5 (2.30%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.30%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.84%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 35 (16.13%) Software Engineer
2 27 (12.44%) Support Engineer
3 20 (9.22%) Network Engineer
4 16 (7.37%) Developer
5 14 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
5 14 (6.45%) Sales Manager
6 13 (5.99%) Test Engineer
7 12 (5.53%) Network Manager
7 12 (5.53%) Technical Manager
8 10 (4.61%) Performance Manager
8 10 (4.61%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Core Network Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Technical Support
9 9 (4.15%) Senior Software Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Technical Support Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.22%) .NET
2 19 (8.76%) WPF
3 16 (7.37%) LINQ
4 14 (6.45%) STL
4 14 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 10 (4.61%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (3.69%) jQuery
7 8 (3.69%) HTML
7 8 (3.69%) XML
8 7 (3.23%) CSS
8 7 (3.23%) HTML5
9 4 (1.84%) Ajax
9 4 (1.84%) WinForms
9 4 (1.84%) Middleware
10 3 (1.38%) SOAP
10 3 (1.38%) Web Services
10 3 (1.38%) Silverlight
10 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.07%) Smartphone
3 9 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.84%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.84%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.38%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.92%) Open Source
7 2 (0.92%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.46%) Handset
8 1 (0.46%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.46%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.46%) PDA
8 1 (0.46%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.46%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.28%) Linux
2 35 (16.13%) Windows
3 32 (14.75%) UNIX
4 4 (1.84%) Android
4 4 (1.84%) Windows NT
4 4 (1.84%) Solaris
4 4 (1.84%) Windows 2000
5 3 (1.38%) Windows CE
5 3 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.38%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.46%) bada
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.89%) Software Engineering
2 29 (13.36%) OO
3 28 (12.90%) Change Management
4 24 (11.06%) Service Delivery
4 24 (11.06%) Product Marketing
5 20 (9.22%) Network Planning
5 20 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (7.83%) OOD
7 16 (7.37%) Service Management
8 13 (5.99%) Network Architecture
9 12 (5.53%) Performance Management
9 12 (5.53%) Product Management
10 11 (5.07%) UML
11 10 (4.61%) MVC
12 9 (4.15%) Project Management
12 9 (4.15%) B2B
13 8 (3.69%) Web Development
13 8 (3.69%) Configuration Management
14 6 (2.76%) Performance Analysis
14 6 (2.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.51%) C++
2 31 (14.29%) SQL
3 26 (11.98%) C#
4 19 (8.76%) C
5 16 (7.37%) Python
6 10 (4.61%) Java
6 10 (4.61%) Perl
7 8 (3.69%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.30%) Embedded C
10 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.46%) Tcl
11 1 (0.46%) Erlang
11 1 (0.46%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 59 (27.19%) Degree
2 23 (10.60%) HNC
2 23 (10.60%) HND
3 12 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.61%) CCNP
5 7 (3.23%) CCNA
6 5 (2.30%) CCIE
7 4 (1.84%) ISEB
8 3 (1.38%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.92%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.46%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.61%) QA
2 6 (2.76%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (11.06%) NDS
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.23%) Netcool
2 2 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.92%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 26 (11.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 24 (11.06%) TIBCO
2 24 (11.06%) Cisco
2 24 (11.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 20 (9.22%) Oracle
4 11 (5.07%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.23%) Citrix
6 6 (2.76%) Huawei
6 6 (2.76%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.84%) Coverity
7 4 (1.84%) VMware
7 4 (1.84%) Sybase
7 4 (1.84%) JBoss
7 4 (1.84%) HP
8 3 (1.38%) Ericsson
9 2 (0.92%) F5
9 2 (0.92%) Nortel
9 2 (0.92%) Apple
10 1 (0.46%) Motorola
10 1 (0.46%) Symbian
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