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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 646 654 843
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +189
Permanent jobs citing 4G 261 221 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 1.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 115 82 36
Average salary £41,000 £54,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.77% +21.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +15.55%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +11 246 £43,000 -20.37% 28
South East +19 133 £45,000 -16.66% 16
Berkshire +30 103 £35,000 -32.69% 11
Reading +9 55 £35,000 -30.00% 5
London +7 30 £55,000 -2.22% 5
Maidenhead +11 28 £38,500 -38.40% 1
West Midlands - 27 £35,500 -
East of England -29 25 £58,750 +38.23% 2
Warwickshire - 25 £34,000 -
Rugby - 25 £34,000 -
South West -23 22 £24,000 -40.00% 3
Bristol -11 21 £24,000 -40.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 19 £70,000 +12.00%
Cambridge -9 11 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire -10 11 £40,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -6 9 £65,250 +4.40%
Hertfordshire -33 9 £65,250 +33.84% 2
Amersham +5 8 - -
City of London -3 8 £63,000 +14.54%
Bedfordshire +5 5 £65,000 +85.71%
Newbury -9 5 £70,000 +32.07% 1
Luton - 5 £65,000 -
Slough +9 4 £39,000 -32.17% 2
Hampshire -14 4 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Scotland - 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Southampton +7 3 £50,000 +66.66%
Surrey -10 3 - - 2
Windsor - 3 - -
East Midlands -18 2 £37,250 -25.50% 2

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 416 (69.22%) Telecoms
2 285 (47.42%) 3G
3 171 (28.45%) LTE
4 149 (24.79%) Network Architecture
5 133 (22.13%) Erlang
6 114 (18.97%) 2G
7 108 (17.97%) SS7
8 102 (16.97%) SIGTRAN
9 94 (15.64%) Internet
10 88 (14.64%) Broadband
11 77 (12.81%) Radio Access Network
12 76 (12.65%) Degree
13 75 (12.48%) Project Management
14 74 (12.31%) Linux
15 73 (12.15%) Smartphone
16 72 (11.98%) TCAP
16 72 (11.98%) INAP
17 61 (10.15%) Finance
18 60 (9.98%) Cisco
19 57 (9.48%) ITIL
20 51 (8.49%) Wireless
21 48 (7.99%) GSM
22 41 (6.82%) Resource Management
23 39 (6.49%) C++
24 37 (6.16%) MPLS
24 37 (6.16%) VoLTE
25 36 (5.99%) UMTS
26 35 (5.82%) SLA
27 33 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
27 33 (5.49%) UNIX

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (1.33%) SAS
2 5 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.17%) Apache
4 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.50%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 285 (47.42%) 3G
2 171 (28.45%) LTE
3 114 (18.97%) 2G
4 108 (17.97%) SS7
5 102 (16.97%) SIGTRAN
6 94 (15.64%) Internet
7 88 (14.64%) Broadband
8 77 (12.81%) Radio Access Network
9 72 (11.98%) TCAP
9 72 (11.98%) INAP
10 51 (8.49%) Wireless
11 48 (7.99%) GSM
12 37 (6.16%) MPLS
12 37 (6.16%) VoLTE
13 36 (5.99%) UMTS
14 28 (4.66%) 3GPP
14 28 (4.66%) DNS
14 28 (4.66%) Firewall
15 26 (4.33%) VoIP
15 26 (4.33%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.16%) MySQL
2 7 (1.16%) Big Data
3 4 (0.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) EDMS
5 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (2.50%) TestDirector
2 12 (2.00%) Subversion
3 11 (1.83%) JIRA
4 6 (1.00%) CppUnit
4 6 (1.00%) Valgrind
5 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.50%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.33%) Ant
7 2 (0.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.33%) Hudson
7 2 (0.33%) CMake
8 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 416 (69.22%) Telecoms
2 61 (10.15%) Finance
3 30 (4.99%) Billing
4 20 (3.33%) Retail
5 12 (2.00%) Marketing
6 11 (1.83%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.33%) Electronics
7 8 (1.33%) Banking
8 5 (0.83%) Legal
8 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.67%) Advertising
9 4 (0.67%) German Language
10 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.50%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Front Office
11 2 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 90 (14.98%) Designer
2 49 (8.15%) Developer
3 42 (6.99%) Architect
4 39 (6.49%) Senior Developer
4 39 (6.49%) Service Manager
5 36 (5.99%) Analyst
6 34 (5.66%) Test Engineer
7 31 (5.16%) Network Manager
8 29 (4.83%) Senior Test Engineer
9 27 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
10 26 (4.33%) Consultant
11 20 (3.33%) Senior Architect
12 19 (3.16%) Network Operator
12 19 (3.16%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.00%) Architecture Manager
14 17 (2.83%) Software Engineer
14 17 (2.83%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.66%) Test Analyst
16 15 (2.50%) Manual Test Analyst
17 13 (2.16%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.83%) XML
2 7 (1.16%) POSIX
2 7 (1.16%) STL
3 6 (1.00%) Middleware
4 4 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (0.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (0.67%) Web Services
4 4 (0.67%) JSON
5 3 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.50%) jQuery
5 3 (0.50%) CSS
5 3 (0.50%) HTML
5 3 (0.50%) MFC
5 3 (0.50%) HTML5
5 3 (0.50%) REST
6 2 (0.33%) CSS3
6 2 (0.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (0.33%) SOAP
6 2 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.15%) Smartphone
2 23 (3.83%) Digital Media
3 13 (2.16%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.00%) DTV
4 12 (2.00%) Social Media
5 10 (1.66%) Device Driver
5 10 (1.66%) Statistics
6 9 (1.50%) Handset
6 9 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.33%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.16%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.00%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.00%) Blog
9 6 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.00%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.67%) Streaming Video
10 4 (0.67%) PKI
11 3 (0.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.31%) Linux
2 33 (5.49%) UNIX
3 29 (4.83%) Windows
4 23 (3.83%) Solaris
5 19 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 18 (3.00%) Android
7 13 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (24.79%) Network Architecture
2 75 (12.48%) Project Management
3 57 (9.48%) ITIL
4 41 (6.82%) Resource Management
5 29 (4.83%) Software Engineering
6 28 (4.66%) Service Management
7 26 (4.33%) PRINCE2
7 26 (4.33%) Network Management
8 22 (3.66%) Service Delivery
9 20 (3.33%) Network Design
10 19 (3.16%) Change Management
11 17 (2.83%) Configuration Management
11 17 (2.83%) Software Testing
12 15 (2.50%) Risk Management
12 15 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (2.33%) OO
14 13 (2.16%) Mobile Device Management
14 13 (2.16%) Performance Engineering
15 11 (1.83%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (1.83%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 133 (22.13%) Erlang
2 39 (6.49%) C++
3 32 (5.32%) Java
4 27 (4.49%) Perl
5 23 (3.83%) Python
6 22 (3.66%) PowerHouse
6 22 (3.66%) SQL
6 22 (3.66%) C
7 9 (1.50%) Embedded C
8 8 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.16%) C#
10 6 (1.00%) Groovy
11 5 (0.83%) Ruby
11 5 (0.83%) Embedded C++
12 4 (0.67%) Tcl
12 4 (0.67%) Scala
13 3 (0.50%) PHP
14 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 76 (12.65%) Degree
2 33 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (5.16%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.83%) ISEB
5 22 (3.66%) HND
6 21 (3.49%) HNC
7 20 (3.33%) CCNP
8 15 (2.50%) CCNA
8 15 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.16%) RHCA
11 6 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.83%) CCIE
13 4 (0.67%) CCIP
13 4 (0.67%) RHCE
13 4 (0.67%) APMP
13 4 (0.67%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.50%) CISSP
14 3 (0.50%) CEH
14 3 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.82%) SLA
2 26 (4.33%) QA
3 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.16%) NDS
3 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.66%) Netcool
3 2 (0.33%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (9.98%) Cisco
2 25 (4.16%) Huawei
3 23 (3.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 21 (3.49%) Ericsson
5 18 (3.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (2.83%) HP
6 17 (2.83%) VMware
6 17 (2.83%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.50%) Juniper
8 11 (1.83%) BT
9 8 (1.33%) NetScout
9 8 (1.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 8 (1.33%) Nortel
10 7 (1.16%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.16%) Aruba
10 7 (1.16%) Fujitsu
10 7 (1.16%) Aerohive Networks
10 7 (1.16%) Ruckus Wireless
11 6 (1.00%) Facebook
11 6 (1.00%) Twitter
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