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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 614 631 844
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +213
Permanent jobs citing 4G 296 251 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 1.35% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 131 77 46
Average salary £41,000 £54,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.07% +23.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £40,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,120 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-26.69% +30.00%

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
20603 18575 21971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.41% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 15126 17980
Average salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

4G Salary Histogram in the UK

4G
Top 30 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 19 September 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
England +41 286 £41,000 -22.64% 21
South East +35 155 £38,500 -30.00% 12
Berkshire +44 124 £35,000 -32.69% 12
Reading +26 75 £35,000 -39.13% 9
London -11 38 £61,000 +10.90% 4
Maidenhead +5 29 £38,500 -31.55% 2
East of England -43 29 £55,000 +29.41% 1
West Midlands - 27 £35,500 -
South West -38 25 £24,000 -40.00% 2
Rugby - 25 £34,000 -
Warwickshire - 25 £34,000 -
Bristol -17 24 £24,000 -40.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 21 £70,000 +10.23%
Cambridgeshire +5 16 £47,500 -
Cambridge -2 16 £47,500 -
City of London +8 9 £63,000 +14.54% 1
Hertfordshire -37 7 £70,000 +43.58% 1
Amersham +6 6 - -
Newbury +2 6 £70,000 +32.07%
Bedfordshire -9 6 £61,250 +75.00%
Hemel Hempstead -9 6 £70,000 +12.00%
Luton - 6 £61,250 -
Slough +8 4 £42,500 -26.08%
Hampshire -6 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Chesham - 4 - -
Southampton +3 3 £50,000 +66.66%
Surrey -3 3 - -
Windsor - 3 - -
Redhill - 2 - -
Guildford +9 1 - -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 445 (72.36%) Telecoms
2 320 (52.03%) 3G
3 165 (26.83%) LTE
4 164 (26.67%) Network Architecture
5 132 (21.46%) Erlang
6 131 (21.30%) 2G
7 113 (18.37%) SS7
8 112 (18.21%) Internet
9 100 (16.26%) Broadband
9 100 (16.26%) SIGTRAN
10 89 (14.47%) Smartphone
11 87 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
12 82 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
12 82 (13.33%) Degree
13 78 (12.68%) Project Management
14 74 (12.03%) Linux
15 71 (11.54%) TCAP
15 71 (11.54%) INAP
16 63 (10.24%) Finance
17 57 (9.27%) ITIL
18 55 (8.94%) Cisco
18 55 (8.94%) Wireless
19 43 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (6.67%) Resource Management
21 40 (6.50%) MPLS
22 39 (6.34%) GSM
22 39 (6.34%) VoLTE
23 36 (5.85%) C++
24 35 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
25 34 (5.53%) SLA

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (0.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (0.81%) SAS
2 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (0.16%) Apache
2 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.14%) MS Office
1 7 (1.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 320 (52.03%) 3G
2 165 (26.83%) LTE
3 131 (21.30%) 2G
4 113 (18.37%) SS7
5 112 (18.21%) Internet
6 100 (16.26%) Broadband
6 100 (16.26%) SIGTRAN
7 82 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
8 71 (11.54%) TCAP
8 71 (11.54%) INAP
9 55 (8.94%) Wireless
10 40 (6.50%) MPLS
11 39 (6.34%) GSM
11 39 (6.34%) VoLTE
12 32 (5.20%) Firewall
13 29 (4.72%) VoIP
14 28 (4.55%) UMTS
14 28 (4.55%) MVNO
15 27 (4.39%) DNS
16 24 (3.90%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.46%) MySQL
1 9 (1.46%) Big Data
2 6 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.65%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.16%) EDMS
4 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (1.63%) TestDirector
2 7 (1.14%) Subversion
3 5 (0.81%) JIRA
3 5 (0.81%) CppUnit
3 5 (0.81%) Valgrind
4 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.49%) CruiseControl
5 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.33%) Ant
6 2 (0.33%) Maven
6 2 (0.33%) Hudson
6 2 (0.33%) CMake
7 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
General
1 445 (72.36%) Telecoms
2 63 (10.24%) Finance
3 24 (3.90%) Billing
4 15 (2.44%) Marketing
5 14 (2.28%) Multimedia
6 12 (1.95%) Back Office
7 11 (1.79%) Retail
8 10 (1.63%) Banking
9 9 (1.46%) Electronics
9 9 (1.46%) Legal
10 4 (0.65%) German Language
11 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 2 (0.33%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (14.31%) Designer
2 49 (7.97%) Developer
3 43 (6.99%) Architect
4 40 (6.50%) Senior Developer
5 36 (5.85%) Service Manager
6 30 (4.88%) Consultant
7 29 (4.72%) Test Engineer
7 29 (4.72%) Network Manager
8 28 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (4.39%) Analyst
10 25 (4.07%) Senior Test Engineer
11 22 (3.58%) Network Operator
12 21 (3.41%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.41%) Architecture Manager
13 20 (3.25%) Senior Architect
14 19 (3.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.60%) Software Engineer
16 15 (2.44%) Team Leader
16 15 (2.44%) Technical Leader
17 14 (2.28%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.95%) XML
2 9 (1.46%) STL
3 8 (1.30%) Middleware
4 6 (0.98%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (0.98%) JSON
4 6 (0.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (0.81%) POSIX
5 5 (0.81%) Web Services
6 3 (0.49%) MFC
6 3 (0.49%) HTML
6 3 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.33%) jQuery
7 2 (0.33%) CSS
7 2 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.33%) HTML5
7 2 (0.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.16%) REST
8 1 (0.16%) CSS3
8 1 (0.16%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.47%) Smartphone
2 43 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.25%) Digital Media
4 16 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.95%) Social Media
6 11 (1.79%) DTV
6 11 (1.79%) Device Driver
7 10 (1.63%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.63%) Statistics
7 10 (1.63%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.30%) Handset
9 8 (1.30%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.98%) Blog
11 6 (0.98%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.81%) User Experience
12 5 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.65%) Streaming Video
14 3 (0.49%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.03%) Linux
2 31 (5.04%) Windows
3 29 (4.72%) UNIX
4 21 (3.41%) Solaris
5 19 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.60%) Android
7 11 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.81%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (26.67%) Network Architecture
2 87 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (12.68%) Project Management
4 57 (9.27%) ITIL
5 41 (6.67%) Resource Management
6 34 (5.53%) Line Management
7 32 (5.20%) Software Engineering
8 31 (5.04%) Network Management
9 26 (4.23%) Service Delivery
10 25 (4.07%) Service Management
11 23 (3.74%) PRINCE2
11 23 (3.74%) Mentoring
12 19 (3.09%) Configuration Management
12 19 (3.09%) Network Design
13 16 (2.60%) Change Management
14 15 (2.44%) Risk Management
15 14 (2.28%) OO
15 14 (2.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (2.11%) Software Testing
16 13 (2.11%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 132 (21.46%) Erlang
2 36 (5.85%) C++
3 33 (5.37%) Java
4 26 (4.23%) Perl
5 23 (3.74%) PowerHouse
6 21 (3.41%) Python
7 19 (3.09%) SQL
7 19 (3.09%) C
8 11 (1.79%) Embedded C
9 10 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.30%) Groovy
11 7 (1.14%) Embedded C++
12 6 (0.98%) Scala
12 6 (0.98%) C#
13 5 (0.81%) Ruby
14 3 (0.49%) Tcl
14 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.33%) PHP
15 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (13.33%) Degree
2 35 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.07%) HND
5 24 (3.90%) HNC
6 23 (3.74%) CCNP
7 19 (3.09%) ISEB
8 14 (2.28%) CCNA
9 12 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.63%) RHCA
10 10 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.81%) CCIE
13 4 (0.65%) CCIP
13 4 (0.65%) APMP
14 3 (0.49%) CEH
14 3 (0.49%) PMP
14 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.49%) CWNA
15 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.53%) SLA
2 21 (3.41%) QA
3 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) Basel III
System Software
1 21 (3.41%) NDS
2 20 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (1.63%) Netcool
1 10 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) OpenView
2 1 (0.16%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 55 (8.94%) Cisco
2 33 (5.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 31 (5.04%) Huawei
4 22 (3.58%) Ericsson
5 21 (3.41%) VMware
6 18 (2.93%) Juniper
7 16 (2.60%) Microsoft
8 15 (2.44%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.28%) Nokia
10 12 (1.95%) HP
11 11 (1.79%) BT
12 10 (1.63%) Progress
13 8 (1.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 8 (1.30%) Nortel
13 8 (1.30%) NetScout
14 7 (1.14%) Fujitsu
14 7 (1.14%) Aruba
14 7 (1.14%) Aerohive Networks
14 7 (1.14%) Ruckus Wireless
15 6 (0.98%) Facebook
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £67000 - £70000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Salary: Competitive + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Salary: £Competitive, bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Posted: Yesterday
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £72000 - £80000 per annum + comm
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Paramount Enterprizes Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Posted: 5 days ago
Borehamwood
Everything Everywhere
Salary: £Competitive+benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £70k - 100k per year + 25% bonus + relocation
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: 14 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Medical
Posted: 17 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + Package
Posted: 23 days ago
Daventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £35000.0000 - £45000.0000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago