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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 871 847 817
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -30
Permanent jobs citing WCDMA 25 24 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.022% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.13% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 53
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +6.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £26,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +6.74%

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
20409 18425 22014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.88% 17.20% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16174 14905 17966
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -10 24 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Berkshire +22 17 £58,750 +32.02%
South East -8 17 £58,750 +17.50%
Reading +6 13 £52,500 -12.50%
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £48,750 -
Cambridge -9 3 £48,750 -
East of England -15 3 £48,750 +21.87% 2
South West -23 3 - -
Wiltshire -2 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 26 (65.00%) GSM
2 25 (62.50%) LTE
3 24 (60.00%) Wireless
4 22 (55.00%) GPRS
4 22 (55.00%) 3GPP
5 19 (47.50%) Telecoms
6 18 (45.00%) UMTS
7 17 (42.50%) Windows
8 10 (25.00%) UNIX
8 10 (25.00%) Sybase
9 9 (22.50%) Marketing
10 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (17.50%) Huawei
11 7 (17.50%) Degree
11 7 (17.50%) GGSN
11 7 (17.50%) SGSN
11 7 (17.50%) HSPA
12 6 (15.00%) ATM
12 6 (15.00%) CDMA
12 6 (15.00%) ISDN
12 6 (15.00%) PSTN
13 5 (12.50%) Ericsson
13 5 (12.50%) SS7
13 5 (12.50%) Megaco
13 5 (12.50%) ISUP
13 5 (12.50%) Windows 2000
13 5 (12.50%) Windows NT
13 5 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
13 5 (12.50%) MGW
13 5 (12.50%) Network Architecture

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (7.50%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (65.00%) GSM
2 25 (62.50%) LTE
3 24 (60.00%) Wireless
4 22 (55.00%) GPRS
4 22 (55.00%) 3GPP
5 18 (45.00%) UMTS
6 7 (17.50%) GGSN
6 7 (17.50%) SGSN
6 7 (17.50%) HSPA
7 6 (15.00%) ATM
7 6 (15.00%) CDMA
7 6 (15.00%) ISDN
7 6 (15.00%) PSTN
8 5 (12.50%) SS7
8 5 (12.50%) Megaco
8 5 (12.50%) ISUP
8 5 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
8 5 (12.50%) MGW
8 5 (12.50%) 4G
9 4 (10.00%) 3G
General
1 19 (47.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (22.50%) Marketing
3 3 (7.50%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) German Language
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Test Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Core Network Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 5 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.50%) Project Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) RF Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) CS Core Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Architect
6 2 (5.00%) RF Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
1 2 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) SyncML
2 1 (2.50%) XSL
2 1 (2.50%) WAP
2 1 (2.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Streaming Video
2 1 (2.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) UNIX
3 5 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 5 (12.50%) Windows NT
4 3 (7.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) bada
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 5 (12.50%) Network Planning
1 5 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (10.00%) Demand Management
2 4 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.00%) Signal Processing
4 2 (5.00%) Information Management
4 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Time Management
4 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Validation
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Product Management
5 1 (2.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Java
1 3 (7.50%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) HNC
3 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Sybase
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.50%) Huawei
4 5 (12.50%) Ericsson
4 5 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Agilent
7 1 (2.50%) SGI
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) Symbian