The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 220 205 172
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -33
Permanent jobs citing LTE 21 15 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.28% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 1.85% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 38
Average salary £24,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +6.66%
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1021 811 1146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.07% 15.22% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 861 637 956
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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Salary Trend in the South West

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

LTE Salary Trend in the South West

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Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol +9 19 £24,000 -68.00%
Wiltshire - 2 - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing LTE 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 LTE.

1 38 (86.36%) Telecoms
2 26 (59.09%) 4G
3 24 (54.55%) 3G
4 23 (52.27%) 2G
5 10 (22.73%) VoLTE
5 10 (22.73%) C++
6 9 (20.45%) VoIP
6 9 (20.45%) SS7
7 6 (13.64%) C
8 5 (11.36%) Finance
8 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.09%) Wireless
9 4 (9.09%) Perl
9 4 (9.09%) 3GPP
10 3 (6.82%) WCDMA
10 3 (6.82%) NFS
10 3 (6.82%) GSM
10 3 (6.82%) Linux
10 3 (6.82%) Python
10 3 (6.82%) Remedy
10 3 (6.82%) Law
10 3 (6.82%) Legal
10 3 (6.82%) Amdocs
10 3 (6.82%) Degree
11 2 (4.55%) Signal Processing
11 2 (4.55%) HSPA
11 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
11 2 (4.55%) Embedded Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing LTE 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 LTE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) 4G
2 24 (54.55%) 3G
3 23 (52.27%) 2G
4 10 (22.73%) VoLTE
5 9 (20.45%) SS7
5 9 (20.45%) VoIP
6 4 (9.09%) 3GPP
6 4 (9.09%) Wireless
7 3 (6.82%) WCDMA
7 3 (6.82%) GSM
8 2 (4.55%) CDMA2000
8 2 (4.55%) Broadband
8 2 (4.55%) GPRS
8 2 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.55%) WiMAX
8 2 (4.55%) HSPA
9 1 (2.27%) UMTS
9 1 (2.27%) RTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
General
1 38 (86.36%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Law
3 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Coordinator
1 16 (36.36%) Project Coordinator
2 9 (20.45%) Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Project Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) RF Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) RF Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) VoIP Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) RAN Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.27%) Handset
2 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
2 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
2 2 (4.55%) Signal Processing
3 1 (2.27%) Test Strategy
3 1 (2.27%) Demand Management
3 1 (2.27%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (2.27%) Coaching
3 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
3 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.27%) Network Design
3 1 (2.27%) Network Architecture
3 1 (2.27%) Software Architecture
3 1 (2.27%) Network Management
3 1 (2.27%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (2.27%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (2.27%) Use Case
3 1 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) C++
2 6 (13.64%) C
3 4 (9.09%) Perl
4 3 (6.82%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded C
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded C++
5 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) NFS
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Remedy
1 3 (6.82%) Amdocs
2 2 (4.55%) Agilent
3 1 (2.27%) Perforce