The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
UK
Rank 852 908 930
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +22
Permanent jobs citing WCDMA 6 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.012% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.043% 0.073% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Median salary £56,250 £50,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £45,200 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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
14116 16407 18563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.79% 16.68% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11489 13625 15056
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WCDMA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 6 £56,250 +19.68%
South East +67 2 - -
London +64 2 £57,500 -
Berkshire +44 2 - -
Reading +30 2 - -
East of England +18 2 £53,750 +7.50%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £53,750 -
Cambridge - 1 £52,500 -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing WCDMA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 14 (93.33%) LTE
2 12 (80.00%) GSM
3 7 (46.67%) 3G
3 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (40.00%) 2G
4 6 (40.00%) HSPA
5 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (33.33%) Wireless
5 5 (33.33%) Validation
5 5 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 5 (33.33%) Python
5 5 (33.33%) 4G
5 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (26.67%) Feasibility Study
6 4 (26.67%) GPRS
6 4 (26.67%) Ericsson
6 4 (26.67%) Actix
6 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) WiMAX
7 3 (20.00%) Network Design
7 3 (20.00%) Nokia
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) ICMP
7 3 (20.00%) OSPF
7 3 (20.00%) CCNA
7 3 (20.00%) EMC
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) LTE
2 12 (80.00%) GSM
3 7 (46.67%) 3G
4 6 (40.00%) 2G
4 6 (40.00%) HSPA
5 5 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 5 (33.33%) 4G
5 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (33.33%) Wireless
6 4 (26.67%) GPRS
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) ICMP
7 3 (20.00%) IPv4
7 3 (20.00%) OSPF
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) UMTS
7 3 (20.00%) WiMAX
8 2 (13.33%) XCAP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Android Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) RF Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Presales Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) RF Design Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Design Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior RF Design Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior RF Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3G Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) LTE Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Validation
2 4 (26.67%) Feasibility Study
2 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Presales
3 3 (20.00%) Schematic Capture
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Probability Theory
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) MapBasic
3 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Actix
1 4 (26.67%) Ericsson
2 3 (20.00%) EMC
2 3 (20.00%) Nokia
3 2 (13.33%) Anite
3 2 (13.33%) Huawei
3 2 (13.33%) Mapinfo
3 2 (13.33%) Nortel
4 1 (6.67%) Apple