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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 236 247 199
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -48
Permanent jobs citing LTE 14 6 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.098% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 0.55% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 11
Average salary £49,000 £135,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-63.70% +390.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,550 £135,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,900 £135,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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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
1145 1098 1005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.23% 17.93% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 981 917 777
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £38,800
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

LTE
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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Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LTE across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

LTE Salary Histogram 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 30 April 2016. 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 +7 9 £43,000 - 2
Wiltshire -6 2 £59,500 -55.92% 1
Cornwall - 2 £47,000 -
Dorset - 1 £37,500 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (56.25%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (50.00%) 2G
3 8 (50.00%) 3G
4 7 (43.75%) GSM
4 7 (43.75%) WCDMA
5 5 (31.25%) C
5 5 (31.25%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) 4G
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) Network Design
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (25.00%) Huawei
6 4 (25.00%) Nokia
6 4 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Device Driver
7 3 (18.75%) Unix
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
7 3 (18.75%) UMTS
7 3 (18.75%) GPRS
7 3 (18.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
8 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
8 2 (12.50%) eggPlant
8 2 (12.50%) High Availability
8 2 (12.50%) Billing
8 2 (12.50%) Ericsson

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (50.00%) 2G
2 8 (50.00%) 3G
3 7 (43.75%) GSM
3 7 (43.75%) WCDMA
4 4 (25.00%) 4G
5 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
5 3 (18.75%) GPRS
5 3 (18.75%) UMTS
5 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
6 2 (12.50%) SMS
7 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) HSPA
7 1 (6.25%) IPsec
7 1 (6.25%) RANAP
7 1 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (6.25%) UTRAN
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) eggPlant
General
1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Billing
2 2 (12.50%) Military
3 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Designer
1 5 (31.25%) Senior Designer
1 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) LTE Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Mobile Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Device Driver
1 3 (18.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
1 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Signal Processing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C
1 5 (31.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Huawei
1 4 (25.00%) Nokia
2 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 1 (6.25%) Actix
3 1 (6.25%) Nortel
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