The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 4G 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
4G
Rank 318 315 339
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Permanent jobs citing 4G 8 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.067% 0.059% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.39% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Average salary £63,000 £55,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.54% +83.33%
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +15.55%
4G
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1983 1806 2203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.70% 15.27% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1671 1593 1961
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £34,500 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

4G
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the City of London region.

4G Salary Trend in the City of London

4G
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 4G across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

4G Salary Histogram in the City of London

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing 4G 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 4G.

1 22 (59.46%) Telecoms
2 18 (48.65%) Network Architecture
3 17 (45.95%) Erlang
4 15 (40.54%) SS7
5 12 (32.43%) SIGTRAN
6 10 (27.03%) TCAP
6 10 (27.03%) INAP
6 10 (27.03%) 3G
7 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (21.62%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) UNIX
8 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) SAS
10 5 (13.51%) Retail
10 5 (13.51%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) Change Management
10 5 (13.51%) Java
10 5 (13.51%) Marketing
10 5 (13.51%) Time Management
10 5 (13.51%) Data Quality
10 5 (13.51%) Business Transformation
11 4 (10.81%) LTE
11 4 (10.81%) XML
11 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.81%) 2G
12 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (8.11%) Tcl
12 3 (8.11%) Internet
12 3 (8.11%) ITIL

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing 4G 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 4G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.22%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) SS7
2 12 (32.43%) SIGTRAN
3 10 (27.03%) TCAP
3 10 (27.03%) INAP
3 10 (27.03%) 3G
4 4 (10.81%) 2G
4 4 (10.81%) LTE
5 3 (8.11%) MVNO
5 3 (8.11%) Internet
6 2 (5.41%) GSM
6 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
6 2 (5.41%) VoLTE
6 2 (5.41%) RTP
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
7 1 (2.70%) DHCP
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) DNS
7 1 (2.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
General
1 22 (59.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 5 (13.51%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Multimedia
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Designer
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) SAS Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Data Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.51%) SAS Data Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Quality Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Data Quality Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Implementation Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Senior SAS Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.70%) JSON
2 1 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.70%) Statistics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Network Architecture
2 5 (13.51%) Business Transformation
2 5 (13.51%) Change Management
2 5 (13.51%) Time Management
3 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Network Management
5 2 (5.41%) Use Case
5 2 (5.41%) Network Design
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Stress Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.70%) UML
6 1 (2.70%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (2.70%) OO
6 1 (2.70%) SOA
6 1 (2.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Erlang
2 8 (21.62%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) Tcl
4 3 (8.11%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Groovy
5 1 (2.70%) Scala
5 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) BT