The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 864 857 821
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -36
Permanent jobs citing WCDMA 33 33 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.030% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 52
Average salary £38,750 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.19% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £47,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £52,500 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary - £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WCDMA
Salary Trend

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

WCDMA Salary Trend in the UK

WCDMA
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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 +8 33 £38,750 -24.39%
South East +33 27 - -
Berkshire +27 27 - -
Reading +29 26 - -
East of England -34 2 - -
London - 2 £38,750 -
Bristol +4 1 - -
South West -5 1 - -
Hertfordshire -33 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WCDMA 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 WCDMA.

1 41 (82.00%) Wireless
2 39 (78.00%) 3GPP
2 39 (78.00%) GPRS
3 30 (60.00%) GSM
3 30 (60.00%) Windows
3 30 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 26 (52.00%) UMTS
5 24 (48.00%) Sybase
5 24 (48.00%) UNIX
6 18 (36.00%) Huawei
7 17 (34.00%) LTE
8 15 (30.00%) SIGTRAN
8 15 (30.00%) GGSN
8 15 (30.00%) SGSN
8 15 (30.00%) Marketing
8 15 (30.00%) Ericsson
8 15 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 15 (30.00%) SS7
9 10 (20.00%) ATM
9 10 (20.00%) CDMA
9 10 (20.00%) PSTN
9 10 (20.00%) ISDN
9 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.00%) MGW
10 9 (18.00%) Windows 2000
10 9 (18.00%) Windows NT
10 9 (18.00%) Megaco
10 9 (18.00%) ISUP
11 8 (16.00%) NGN
12 6 (12.00%) HSPA

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WCDMA 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 WCDMA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 41 (82.00%) Wireless
2 39 (78.00%) GPRS
2 39 (78.00%) 3GPP
3 30 (60.00%) GSM
4 26 (52.00%) UMTS
5 17 (34.00%) LTE
6 15 (30.00%) SIGTRAN
6 15 (30.00%) GGSN
6 15 (30.00%) SGSN
6 15 (30.00%) SS7
7 10 (20.00%) ISDN
7 10 (20.00%) ATM
7 10 (20.00%) CDMA
7 10 (20.00%) PSTN
7 10 (20.00%) MGW
8 9 (18.00%) Megaco
8 9 (18.00%) ISUP
9 8 (16.00%) NGN
10 6 (12.00%) HSPA
11 5 (10.00%) 3G
General
1 30 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (6.00%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) CS Core Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Core Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Test Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Support
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Service Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Network Manager
6 3 (6.00%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) RF Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Support
7 2 (4.00%) RF Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) HTML
1 2 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) XSL
2 1 (2.00%) WAP
2 1 (2.00%) SyncML
2 1 (2.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.00%) Handset
3 1 (2.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 24 (48.00%) UNIX
3 9 (18.00%) Windows 2000
3 9 (18.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (4.00%) Android
4 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.00%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (8.00%) Network Planning
2 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (4.00%) Signal Processing
3 2 (4.00%) Time Management
3 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.00%) OO
3 2 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (2.00%) Validation
4 1 (2.00%) TDD
4 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Perl
2 3 (6.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.00%) ISEB
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.00%) HNC
3 1 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Sybase
2 18 (36.00%) Huawei
3 15 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 15 (30.00%) Ericsson
4 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) Agilent
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) EMC
6 1 (2.00%) Intel
6 1 (2.00%) Nokia
6 1 (2.00%) Symbian
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco