The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
4G
Rank 778 658 655
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -3
Permanent jobs citing 4G 115 252 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 1.21% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 78 112 82
Average salary £56,000 £41,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.58% -24.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £38,120 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+54.11% -26.69%

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
18260 20805 18853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 18.13% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15141 16472 15224
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

4G
Jobs Demand Trend

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

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

4G
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 4G within the UK.

4G Salary Trend in the UK

4G
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 4G over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

4G Salary Histogram in the UK

4G
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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 -117 113 £56,000 +36.58% 16
South East -44 70 £70,000 +55.55% 8
Berkshire -35 52 £70,000 +100.00% 7
London +16 31 £56,000 +1.81% 6
Surrey +8 7 £40,000 - 1
Reading -48 7 £43,000 +22.85% 2
Newbury +10 6 £67,500 -3.57% 3
South West -38 6 £35,000 +45.83% 1
Buckinghamshire -24 5 - -
Dorset - 5 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +6 4 £45,000 -10.00%
City of London +21 3 £42,500 -32.53%
Amersham 0 3 - -
Hertfordshire -15 3 £33,000 -49.42%
East of England -22 3 £33,000 -42.60%
Kent +3 2 £30,000 -36.84%
Slough -6 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Romsey - 2 £45,000 -
North West +3 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Manchester +1 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Bristol -39 1 £50,000 +108.33%
Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Watford - 1 £30,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 186 (77.50%) 3G
2 150 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 119 (49.58%) 2G
4 65 (27.08%) LTE
5 59 (24.58%) Wireless
6 57 (23.75%) Degree
7 50 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
8 44 (18.33%) Finance
9 39 (16.25%) SS7
9 39 (16.25%) Linux
10 35 (14.58%) GSM
11 33 (13.75%) Cisco
11 33 (13.75%) MPLS
12 31 (12.92%) UMTS
13 30 (12.50%) Network Architecture
14 29 (12.08%) Ericsson
15 27 (11.25%) Internet
15 27 (11.25%) UNIX
16 26 (10.83%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (10.00%) Firewall
17 24 (10.00%) ITIL
18 23 (9.58%) Windows
18 23 (9.58%) Project Management
18 23 (9.58%) Retail
19 20 (8.33%) Broadband
19 20 (8.33%) Ethernet
20 19 (7.92%) SLA
20 19 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
20 19 (7.92%) SQL
21 18 (7.50%) LAN

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 3 (1.25%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (0.83%) JBoss
3 1 (0.42%) MTS
3 1 (0.42%) SAS
3 1 (0.42%) WorkSite
3 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (3.75%) MS Office
2 7 (2.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.83%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.42%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 186 (77.50%) 3G
2 119 (49.58%) 2G
3 65 (27.08%) LTE
4 59 (24.58%) Wireless
5 50 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
6 39 (16.25%) SS7
7 35 (14.58%) GSM
8 33 (13.75%) MPLS
9 31 (12.92%) UMTS
10 27 (11.25%) Internet
11 26 (10.83%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (10.00%) Firewall
13 20 (8.33%) Broadband
13 20 (8.33%) Ethernet
14 18 (7.50%) WAN
14 18 (7.50%) TCP/IP
14 18 (7.50%) LAN
14 18 (7.50%) MVNO
15 16 (6.67%) Network Security
15 16 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.50%) MySQL
2 5 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.67%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.25%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.25%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.83%) Infinispan
5 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.83%) BODI
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 150 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 44 (18.33%) Finance
3 23 (9.58%) Retail
4 10 (4.17%) Billing
5 8 (3.33%) Spanish Language
6 7 (2.92%) Marketing
7 6 (2.50%) Back Office
8 5 (2.08%) Legal
8 5 (2.08%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.08%) Military
9 4 (1.67%) Advertising
9 4 (1.67%) Games
10 3 (1.25%) Banking
10 3 (1.25%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.25%) Law
10 3 (1.25%) Electronics
10 3 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (15.83%) Architect
2 23 (9.58%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (7.08%) Project Manager
4 14 (5.83%) Network Engineer
4 14 (5.83%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 12 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
6 11 (4.58%) IP Engineer
7 10 (4.17%) Design Engineer
8 9 (3.75%) Senior RAN Engineer
9 8 (3.33%) Designer
9 8 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.92%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.92%) Analyst
10 7 (2.92%) Transmission Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) Transmission Planning Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) Operations Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) Technical Leader
11 6 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.50%) .NET
2 5 (2.08%) JMS
2 5 (2.08%) HTML
3 4 (1.67%) SOAP
3 4 (1.67%) XML
3 4 (1.67%) jQuery
4 3 (1.25%) REST
4 3 (1.25%) J2EE
4 3 (1.25%) CGI
4 3 (1.25%) Ajax
5 2 (0.83%) Java SE
5 2 (0.83%) Java EE
5 2 (0.83%) JMX
5 2 (0.83%) JTA
5 2 (0.83%) GWT
5 2 (0.83%) EJB
5 2 (0.83%) CSS
5 2 (0.83%) Java RMI
5 2 (0.83%) Java EE 5
5 2 (0.83%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.75%) Handset
5 6 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.08%) BBC
6 5 (2.08%) CCTV
6 5 (2.08%) iDTV
6 5 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.08%) Machine to Machine
6 5 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.25%) iPhone
8 3 (1.25%) Telematics
8 3 (1.25%) SCADA
8 3 (1.25%) PKI
8 3 (1.25%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.25%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.25%) Linux
2 27 (11.25%) UNIX
3 23 (9.58%) Windows
4 17 (7.08%) Solaris
5 11 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.92%) Android
7 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.50%) HPUX
8 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.67%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.25%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 24 (10.00%) ITIL
3 23 (9.58%) Project Management
4 16 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 14 (5.83%) Network Management
5 14 (5.83%) Fault Management
5 14 (5.83%) PRINCE2
5 14 (5.83%) Network Design
6 12 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.00%) Change Management
6 12 (5.00%) CRM
7 11 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (4.58%) Change Control
7 11 (4.58%) OpenUP
8 10 (4.17%) DNA
9 9 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.33%) Software Engineering
10 8 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.92%) SQL
2 14 (5.83%) C
3 9 (3.75%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.33%) C++
4 8 (3.33%) Java
5 7 (2.92%) Python
5 7 (2.92%) Perl
6 5 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.08%) C#
7 4 (1.67%) PHP
7 4 (1.67%) Tcl
7 4 (1.67%) MATLAB
7 4 (1.67%) Ruby
7 4 (1.67%) R
8 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.83%) F#
Qualifications
1 57 (23.75%) Degree
2 19 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (6.67%) CCNP
4 13 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.42%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.50%) CISSP
6 5 (2.08%) CCIP
6 5 (2.08%) APMP
7 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.67%) CCNA
7 4 (1.67%) MCP
7 4 (1.67%) CISM
8 3 (1.25%) JNCIS
9 2 (0.83%) JNCIE
9 2 (0.83%) PMP
9 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.83%) CCSA
9 2 (0.83%) CCSE
9 2 (0.83%) OCMJEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.92%) SLA
2 11 (4.58%) QA
3 7 (2.92%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.08%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.42%) GMP
6 1 (0.42%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (1.25%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.83%) Firmware
5 2 (0.83%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.08%) Netcool
1 5 (2.08%) Nagios
2 3 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (1.25%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.42%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (13.75%) Cisco
2 29 (12.08%) Ericsson
3 16 (6.67%) Huawei
4 14 (5.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 12 (5.00%) Remedy
5 12 (5.00%) Oracle
6 11 (4.58%) Juniper
7 10 (4.17%) HP
7 10 (4.17%) Nortel
8 9 (3.75%) Citrix
8 9 (3.75%) Microsoft
8 9 (3.75%) VMware
8 9 (3.75%) ION Trading
9 8 (3.33%) Nokia
10 6 (2.50%) Amdocs
11 5 (2.08%) Sun
11 5 (2.08%) F5
12 3 (1.25%) Assembla
12 3 (1.25%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.25%) Barracuda Networks
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus bonuses and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Voxsmart
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + good bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 19 days ago
Other
Vodafone
Posted: 22 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 22 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago