The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 392 397 395
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing 4G 54 72 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.47% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 30 10 23
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,900 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.27%
4G
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4448 4901 5289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.17% 21.46% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3491 3817 4212
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

4G
Salary Trend in the South East

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

4G Salary Trend in the South East

4G
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 4G across the South East region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

4G Salary Histogram in the South East

4G
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 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
(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
Berkshire -22 40 £70,000 +16.66% 9
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Surrey - 4 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £42,500 -
Kent - 2 £30,000 -
Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 81 (72.97%) 3G
2 59 (53.15%) Telecoms
3 46 (41.44%) 2G
4 33 (29.73%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (26.13%) Wireless
6 28 (25.23%) LTE
7 27 (24.32%) MPLS
8 26 (23.42%) Degree
9 22 (19.82%) Cisco
10 19 (17.12%) Ethernet
11 18 (16.22%) GSM
12 15 (13.51%) Linux
13 14 (12.61%) TCP/IP
13 14 (12.61%) Retail
14 13 (11.71%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (11.71%) UMTS
14 13 (11.71%) SLA
14 13 (11.71%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (10.81%) DNS
15 12 (10.81%) Finance
15 12 (10.81%) Network Design
16 11 (9.91%) Firewall
16 11 (9.91%) Windows
16 11 (9.91%) Ericsson
16 11 (9.91%) BGP
17 10 (9.01%) OSPF
17 10 (9.01%) ITIL
17 10 (9.01%) Broadband
17 10 (9.01%) CCNP

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 1 (0.90%) MTS
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
2 1 (0.90%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 81 (72.97%) 3G
2 46 (41.44%) 2G
3 33 (29.73%) Radio Access Network
4 29 (26.13%) Wireless
5 28 (25.23%) LTE
6 27 (24.32%) MPLS
7 19 (17.12%) Ethernet
8 18 (16.22%) GSM
9 14 (12.61%) TCP/IP
10 13 (11.71%) UMTS
10 13 (11.71%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (10.81%) DNS
12 11 (9.91%) BGP
12 11 (9.91%) Firewall
13 10 (9.01%) OSPF
13 10 (9.01%) Broadband
13 10 (9.01%) Unified Communications
14 9 (8.11%) WAN
14 9 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (7.21%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
General
1 59 (53.15%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.61%) Retail
3 12 (10.81%) Finance
4 6 (5.41%) Back Office
5 4 (3.60%) Legal
6 3 (2.70%) Billing
6 3 (2.70%) Marketing
6 3 (2.70%) Electronics
6 3 (2.70%) Games
7 2 (1.80%) Law
7 2 (1.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (9.91%) Network Engineer
2 10 (9.01%) Architect
2 10 (9.01%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (9.01%) Technical Leader
3 7 (6.31%) Designer
3 7 (6.31%) IP Engineer
3 7 (6.31%) Head of Capacity Planning
4 6 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Support Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Design Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Test Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Transmission Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Consultant
7 3 (2.70%) Account Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Software Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Operations Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) .NET
2 2 (1.80%) J2EE
2 2 (1.80%) SOAP
2 2 (1.80%) CGI
2 2 (1.80%) Ajax
2 2 (1.80%) jQuery
2 2 (1.80%) REST
2 2 (1.80%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.50%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.60%) Machine to Machine
5 3 (2.70%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.70%) Handset
6 2 (1.80%) PKI
6 2 (1.80%) SCADA
6 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.90%) iPhone
7 1 (0.90%) PMI
7 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Linux
2 11 (9.91%) Windows
3 5 (4.50%) UNIX
3 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.71%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (10.81%) Network Design
3 10 (9.01%) ITIL
3 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 10 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (8.11%) Project Management
5 8 (7.21%) DNA
5 8 (7.21%) OpenUP
6 7 (6.31%) Performance Management
6 7 (6.31%) CRM
7 6 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.41%) Validation
7 6 (5.41%) Strategic Planning
7 6 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.41%) Capacity Management
7 6 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (4.50%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.50%) Product Management
8 5 (4.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.31%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) C
2 5 (4.50%) Perl
3 4 (3.60%) C#
3 4 (3.60%) C++
4 3 (2.70%) Python
4 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.80%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.80%) F#
5 2 (1.80%) Java
5 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (23.42%) Degree
2 12 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (9.01%) CCNP
4 5 (4.50%) CCIP
5 4 (3.60%) CCNA
5 4 (3.60%) MCP
6 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.70%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) CISSP
7 2 (1.80%) PMP
7 2 (1.80%) CCSA
7 2 (1.80%) CCSE
7 2 (1.80%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.90%) PhD
8 1 (0.90%) CCIE
8 1 (0.90%) CCDP
8 1 (0.90%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.71%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.90%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (1.80%) Firmware
2 2 (1.80%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) Netcool
1 5 (4.50%) Nagios
2 4 (3.60%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.80%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.80%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.90%) OpenView
4 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.90%) Iperf
Vendors
1 22 (19.82%) Cisco
2 11 (9.91%) Ericsson
3 8 (7.21%) Remedy
3 8 (7.21%) Juniper
4 7 (6.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (6.31%) Nortel
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle
6 5 (4.50%) VMware
7 4 (3.60%) Amdocs
7 4 (3.60%) F5
8 3 (2.70%) Veeam
8 3 (2.70%) HP
8 3 (2.70%) Nokia
9 2 (1.80%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.80%) Websense
9 2 (1.80%) BT
9 2 (1.80%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds
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