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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 874 828 822
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -6
Permanent jobs citing WCDMA 25 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.042% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 51
Average salary £56,250 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £47,750 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,862 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +20.48%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
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

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

WCDMA Salary Histogram in the UK

WCDMA
Top 11 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 29 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
(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 -53 21 £60,000 +20.00%
Berkshire -1 7 £58,750 -2.08%
South East -27 7 £58,750 +17.50%
London +1 6 £60,000 -
Reading -5 3 £52,500 -12.50%
Wiltshire -11 2 - -
Cambridge -17 2 £48,750 -
Cambridgeshire -18 2 £48,750 -
South West -22 2 - -
East of England -24 2 £48,750 -
Swindon - 2 - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 31 (70.45%) GSM
2 29 (65.91%) LTE
3 24 (54.55%) UMTS
4 21 (47.73%) GPRS
4 21 (47.73%) Wireless
5 20 (45.45%) Telecoms
6 19 (43.18%) 3GPP
7 11 (25.00%) Windows
7 11 (25.00%) GGSN
7 11 (25.00%) SGSN
8 10 (22.73%) 4G
9 9 (20.45%) Marketing
10 8 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (18.18%) 3G
10 8 (18.18%) UNIX
11 7 (15.91%) Linux
11 7 (15.91%) Perl
11 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco
11 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.64%) C++
12 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
13 5 (11.36%) Degree
13 5 (11.36%) Huawei
13 5 (11.36%) Network Planning
13 5 (11.36%) C
13 5 (11.36%) Python
13 5 (11.36%) ATM
13 5 (11.36%) CDMA
13 5 (11.36%) ISDN

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (6.82%) MS Office
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 31 (70.45%) GSM
2 29 (65.91%) LTE
3 24 (54.55%) UMTS
4 21 (47.73%) GPRS
4 21 (47.73%) Wireless
5 19 (43.18%) 3GPP
6 11 (25.00%) GGSN
6 11 (25.00%) SGSN
7 10 (22.73%) 4G
8 8 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (18.18%) 3G
9 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
10 5 (11.36%) Internet
10 5 (11.36%) HSPA
10 5 (11.36%) PSTN
10 5 (11.36%) ISDN
10 5 (11.36%) CDMA
10 5 (11.36%) ATM
11 4 (9.09%) Megaco
11 4 (9.09%) ISUP
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Subversion
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 20 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (20.45%) Marketing
3 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.82%) Multimedia
5 2 (4.55%) Finance
6 1 (2.27%) Advertising
6 1 (2.27%) Billing
6 1 (2.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Support Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Core Network Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Test Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) RF Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Network Manager
6 5 (11.36%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Technical Support
6 5 (11.36%) Service Manager
6 5 (11.36%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Network Support
7 4 (9.09%) Senior RF Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Development Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Development Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
1 2 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) XSL
2 1 (2.27%) WAP
2 1 (2.27%) SyncML
2 1 (2.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Internet of Things
2 2 (4.55%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.27%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.27%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) UNIX
3 7 (15.91%) Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 4 (9.09%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) bada
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) Network Planning
1 5 (11.36%) Network Architecture
1 5 (11.36%) Demand Management
1 5 (11.36%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 4 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.55%) OO
4 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
4 2 (4.55%) Information Management
4 2 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.27%) Product Management
5 1 (2.27%) Network Management
5 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.27%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.27%) Network Design
5 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Perl
2 6 (13.64%) C++
3 5 (11.36%) C
3 5 (11.36%) Python
4 3 (6.82%) Java
5 2 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) HNC
3 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Cisco
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Huawei
3 4 (9.09%) Broadcom
3 4 (9.09%) Sybase
3 4 (9.09%) CA
4 3 (6.82%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) EMC
5 2 (4.55%) Agilent
6 1 (2.27%) SGI
6 1 (2.27%) BT
6 1 (2.27%) Symbian