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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
4G
Rank 825 808 596
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -212
Permanent jobs citing 4G 110 129 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.67% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 86 71 56
Average salary £51,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.75% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £81,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.59%

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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 2016 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 10 February 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
England +5 110 £51,500 +28.75% 5
South East +9 57 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Berkshire -12 45 £52,500 -19.23% 1
London +14 31 £60,000 +46.34% 1
Yorkshire - 16 £50,000 -
Reading -11 13 £55,000 -18.51%
West Midlands -9 12 £50,000 +81.81% 2
Newbury - 11 £50,000 -
City of London +52 8 £47,500 +53.22%
Birmingham +3 8 £50,000 +81.81% 2
Hertfordshire +3 8 £51,500 +28.75%
East of England -6 8 £51,500 +28.75%
Watford - 8 £51,500 -
Harrogate - 8 £55,000 -
Leeds - 8 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 8 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
Surrey +10 7 £38,500 -7.22% 1
Rugby -1 3 - -
Warwickshire -17 3 - -
Bracknell +6 2 £50,000 -10.71% 1
West Sussex -4 2 £70,000 +86.66%
South West -18 2 £38,500 +60.41%
Gloucestershire - 2 £38,500 -
Reigate - 2 £46,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £38,500 -
Slough +1 1 - -
Oxfordshire -5 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Home Counties - 1 £70,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £52,500 -

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 170 (67.19%) 3G
2 138 (54.55%) Telecoms
3 80 (31.62%) 2G
4 66 (26.09%) Cisco
5 55 (21.74%) Wireless
6 49 (19.37%) Linux
7 41 (16.21%) LTE
8 40 (15.81%) Unix
9 37 (14.62%) Huawei
10 35 (13.83%) Retail
10 35 (13.83%) Firewall
10 35 (13.83%) Broadband
10 35 (13.83%) LAN
10 35 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (13.44%) GSM
12 33 (13.04%) VoIP
13 32 (12.65%) MPLS
13 32 (12.65%) Finance
13 32 (12.65%) VoLTE
14 31 (12.25%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (11.07%) TCP/IP
16 27 (10.67%) GGSN
17 26 (10.28%) Windows
18 25 (9.88%) Solaris
18 25 (9.88%) Network Design
19 24 (9.49%) Degree
19 24 (9.49%) VPN
20 23 (9.09%) Ethernet
21 22 (8.70%) WAN
22 21 (8.30%) SGSN

4G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (3.16%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.16%) MS Office
2 8 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 170 (67.19%) 3G
2 80 (31.62%) 2G
3 55 (21.74%) Wireless
4 41 (16.21%) LTE
5 35 (13.83%) Broadband
5 35 (13.83%) Firewall
5 35 (13.83%) LAN
6 34 (13.44%) GSM
7 33 (13.04%) VoIP
8 32 (12.65%) MPLS
8 32 (12.65%) VoLTE
9 31 (12.25%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (11.07%) TCP/IP
11 27 (10.67%) GGSN
12 24 (9.49%) VPN
13 23 (9.09%) Ethernet
14 22 (8.70%) WAN
15 21 (8.30%) SGSN
16 20 (7.91%) Diameter Protocol
16 20 (7.91%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.58%) MySQL
3 3 (1.19%) Big Data
4 1 (0.40%) BODI
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) GIS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.19%) Ant
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 138 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 35 (13.83%) Retail
3 32 (12.65%) Finance
4 15 (5.93%) Electronics
5 12 (4.74%) Billing
6 10 (3.95%) Marketing
7 7 (2.77%) Back Office
8 6 (2.37%) Advertising
9 4 (1.58%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.58%) Military
10 3 (1.19%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.79%) Legal
12 1 (0.40%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (15.02%) Architect
2 32 (12.65%) Solutions Architect
3 26 (10.28%) Design Engineer
4 23 (9.09%) Designer
4 23 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 17 (6.72%) Product Manager
5 17 (6.72%) Telecoms Manager
6 16 (6.32%) Solutions Designer
6 16 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.53%) Account Manager
8 13 (5.14%) Consultant
9 12 (4.74%) Sales Manager
9 12 (4.74%) Telecoms Account Manager
10 11 (4.35%) IP Engineer
10 11 (4.35%) Senior Manager
11 10 (3.95%) Cisco Engineer
11 10 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (3.95%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.56%) Senior Product Manager
13 8 (3.16%) Ericsson Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.77%) SOAP
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) COM
2 1 (0.40%) JMS
2 1 (0.40%) SPML
2 1 (0.40%) Web Services
2 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.72%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.53%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.95%) Handset
5 8 (3.16%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.77%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (2.77%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.98%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.98%) Telematics
8 3 (1.19%) EPoS
8 3 (1.19%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.19%) User Experience
8 3 (1.19%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.79%) IVR
9 2 (0.79%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.79%) PKI
9 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.37%) Linux
2 40 (15.81%) Unix
3 26 (10.28%) Windows
4 25 (9.88%) Solaris
5 18 (7.11%) HPUX
6 11 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.77%) Android
7 7 (2.77%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.37%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.98%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.98%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.58%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.79%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.40%) CentOS
13 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (9.88%) Network Design
2 18 (7.11%) Service Management
2 18 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (6.72%) CRM
3 17 (6.72%) Performance Management
4 15 (5.93%) Product Management
5 14 (5.53%) Project Management
5 14 (5.53%) Test Management
6 12 (4.74%) ITIL
6 12 (4.74%) Network Architecture
6 12 (4.74%) Validation
7 10 (3.95%) OpenUP
8 9 (3.56%) Business Development
8 9 (3.56%) Line Management
8 9 (3.56%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.16%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.77%) Change Management
10 7 (2.77%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.77%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.11%) Shell Script
2 11 (4.35%) SQL
3 9 (3.56%) C
4 7 (2.77%) C++
5 5 (1.98%) Java
5 5 (1.98%) Perl
5 5 (1.98%) Python
6 4 (1.58%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.58%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.19%) PHP
8 2 (0.79%) C#
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (9.49%) Degree
3 20 (7.91%) CCNP
4 13 (5.14%) CCIE
5 10 (3.95%) CCNA
6 9 (3.56%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.77%) CCSP
8 7 (2.77%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.37%) MCSE
10 5 (1.98%) HNC
10 5 (1.98%) HND
10 5 (1.98%) ISEB
10 5 (1.98%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.58%) CCNP Voice
11 4 (1.58%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.19%) CCIP
12 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.79%) MCITP
13 2 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.95%) SLA
2 8 (3.16%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) JTAG
System Software
1 12 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.58%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.58%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.58%) Netcool
3 3 (1.19%) TeMIP
3 3 (1.19%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.40%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (26.09%) Cisco
2 37 (14.62%) Huawei
3 20 (7.91%) Ericsson
3 20 (7.91%) Juniper
4 18 (7.11%) HP
5 15 (5.93%) Microsoft
6 12 (4.74%) SolarWinds
6 12 (4.74%) VMware
7 11 (4.35%) Palo Alto
8 9 (3.56%) Remedy
9 8 (3.16%) BroadSoft
9 8 (3.16%) Citrix
9 8 (3.16%) Nokia
9 8 (3.16%) Polycom
9 8 (3.16%) Redback
10 7 (2.77%) Oracle
11 5 (1.98%) Agilent
11 5 (1.98%) Anite
11 5 (1.98%) IBM
12 4 (1.58%) Assembla
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £37,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: £Attractive, plus shift allowance and annual bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vodafone
Salary: £Attractive, plus shift allowance and annual bonus
Posted: 21 days ago