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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 877 911 838
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -73
Permanent jobs citing WCDMA 15 18 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.015% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.081% 0.087% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 12
Average salary £67,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £39,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,581 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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% -

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCDMA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

WCDMA Salary Histogram in the UK

WCDMA
Top 9 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 31 July 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 +22 15 £67,500 +12.50%
London +35 11 £67,500 +12.50%
East of England +6 2 £55,000 -8.33%
Stevenage +8 1 - -
South East 0 1 - -
Hertfordshire -13 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £55,000 -
Crawley - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Wireless
2 25 (89.29%) 3GPP
2 25 (89.29%) GSM
3 22 (78.57%) LTE
4 20 (71.43%) Handset
5 17 (60.71%) Project Management
6 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
7 7 (25.00%) Programme Management
7 7 (25.00%) GPRS
7 7 (25.00%) UMTS
8 6 (21.43%) GGSN
8 6 (21.43%) SGSN
9 5 (17.86%) Bluetooth
10 4 (14.29%) C
10 4 (14.29%) Marketing
11 3 (10.71%) Huawei
11 3 (10.71%) HSPA
12 2 (7.14%) NAS
12 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 2 (7.14%) Degree
12 2 (7.14%) 4G
12 2 (7.14%) Multimedia
12 2 (7.14%) Validation
12 2 (7.14%) Anite
12 2 (7.14%) C++
12 2 (7.14%) Windows
12 2 (7.14%) ClearCase
12 2 (7.14%) 3G
12 2 (7.14%) ClearQuest
13 1 (3.57%) VxWorks

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) Wireless
2 25 (89.29%) 3GPP
2 25 (89.29%) GSM
3 22 (78.57%) LTE
4 7 (25.00%) UMTS
4 7 (25.00%) GPRS
5 6 (21.43%) GGSN
5 6 (21.43%) SGSN
6 5 (17.86%) Bluetooth
7 3 (10.71%) HSPA
8 2 (7.14%) NAS
8 2 (7.14%) 4G
8 2 (7.14%) 3G
9 1 (3.57%) Megaco
9 1 (3.57%) ISUP
9 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (3.57%) 2G
9 1 (3.57%) ASN.1
9 1 (3.57%) NGN
9 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) ClearCase
1 2 (7.14%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Technical Manager
2 12 (42.86%) Technical Account Manager
2 12 (42.86%) Account Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Technical Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 20 (71.43%) Handset
2 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Project Management
2 7 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Business Development
4 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C
2 2 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Iperf
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Huawei
2 2 (7.14%) Anite
3 1 (3.57%) Sybase
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft