The table below looks at the statistics for LTE skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LTE over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 657 560 726
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +166
Permanent jobs citing LTE 252 333 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 1.81% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 134 198 121
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,050 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.94% +5.55%

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
20561 18357 22401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.16% 19.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16254 14910 18323
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
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

LTE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LTE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LTE
Salary Trend

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

LTE Salary Trend in the UK

LTE
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LTE over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 within the UK.

LTE Salary Histogram in the UK

LTE
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -95 249 £42,500 -10.52% 37
South East -57 139 £41,250 -17.50% 27
Berkshire -6 112 £35,000 -30.00% 22
Reading +3 78 £35,000 -28.57% 8
East of England -39 50 £45,000 +20.00% 5
South West -10 29 £24,000 -43.52% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 26 £47,500 +5.55% 3
London -24 26 £75,000 +57.89% 4
Bristol +6 24 £24,000 -52.00% 1
Cambridge +1 24 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Bedfordshire -29 19 £28,000 -13.84%
Surrey -16 16 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Guildford +14 13 £47,500 -24.00%
Maidenhead -7 11 £38,500 - 1
City of London -6 10 £86,250 +46.18% 2
Slough +9 7 £42,500 -26.08% 11
Buckinghamshire -15 6 £70,000 -6.66%
Luton -16 6 £61,250 +88.46%
Hampshire -14 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire -29 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Swindon - 5 £61,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 £61,000 -
Amersham 0 3 - -
Newbury -20 3 £77,500 +49.03%
Borehamwood +5 2 - - 2
Manchester -5 2 £65,000 -
North West -15 2 £65,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £70,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £70,500 -
Brentford - 2 £65,000 -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 386 (81.09%) Telecoms
2 223 (46.85%) 3G
3 166 (34.87%) 4G
4 130 (27.31%) GSM
5 122 (25.63%) UMTS
6 106 (22.27%) VoLTE
7 105 (22.06%) Degree
8 102 (21.43%) 2G
9 97 (20.38%) Linux
10 89 (18.70%) Broadband
11 87 (18.28%) Radio Access Network
12 75 (15.76%) Internet
13 72 (15.13%) Smartphone
14 69 (14.50%) Network Architecture
15 68 (14.29%) C++
15 68 (14.29%) Wireless
16 67 (14.08%) 3GPP
17 59 (12.39%) Software Engineering
18 57 (11.97%) Billing
19 52 (10.92%) Marketing
20 51 (10.71%) Computer Science
21 48 (10.08%) VoIP
21 48 (10.08%) Project Management
22 47 (9.87%) SS7
23 44 (9.24%) Java
24 38 (7.98%) Cisco
25 34 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
26 32 (6.72%) C
26 32 (6.72%) Python
26 32 (6.72%) OO

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.63%) Apache
2 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
Applications
1 24 (5.04%) XMetaL
2 16 (3.36%) MS Office
3 10 (2.10%) MS Excel
4 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) Simulink
6 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 223 (46.85%) 3G
2 166 (34.87%) 4G
3 130 (27.31%) GSM
4 122 (25.63%) UMTS
5 106 (22.27%) VoLTE
6 102 (21.43%) 2G
7 89 (18.70%) Broadband
8 87 (18.28%) Radio Access Network
9 75 (15.76%) Internet
10 68 (14.29%) Wireless
11 67 (14.08%) 3GPP
12 48 (10.08%) VoIP
13 47 (9.87%) SS7
14 24 (5.04%) GGSN
14 24 (5.04%) SGSN
14 24 (5.04%) WCDMA
14 24 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (4.83%) GPRS
16 22 (4.62%) MVNO
17 21 (4.41%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.04%) MySQL
2 12 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 25 (5.25%) Subversion
2 17 (3.57%) GCC
3 16 (3.36%) GDB
3 16 (3.36%) Trac
4 9 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.68%) TestDirector
6 7 (1.47%) Maven
7 6 (1.26%) Bugzilla
7 6 (1.26%) Ant
7 6 (1.26%) Hudson
7 6 (1.26%) CMake
8 5 (1.05%) CruiseControl
8 5 (1.05%) Valgrind
9 4 (0.84%) CppUnit
10 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.42%) JIRA
10 2 (0.42%) Redmine
11 1 (0.21%) TestLink
11 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 386 (81.09%) Telecoms
2 57 (11.97%) Billing
3 52 (10.92%) Marketing
4 27 (5.67%) Multimedia
5 24 (5.04%) Electronics
6 18 (3.78%) Finance
7 17 (3.57%) Retail
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.26%) German Language
9 5 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (0.84%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.63%) Law
11 3 (0.63%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (9.87%) Software Engineer
2 33 (6.93%) Design Engineer
3 30 (6.30%) Architect
3 30 (6.30%) Network Manager
4 28 (5.88%) Junior
5 25 (5.25%) Technical Author
5 25 (5.25%) Author
5 25 (5.25%) Service Manager
5 25 (5.25%) Network Operator
6 22 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 21 (4.41%) Technical Manager
7 21 (4.41%) Architecture Manager
7 21 (4.41%) Senior Design Engineer
8 20 (4.20%) Telecoms Engineer
9 19 (3.99%) Consultant
10 17 (3.57%) Developer
10 17 (3.57%) Technical Design Authority
11 15 (3.15%) Coordinator
11 15 (3.15%) Tester
11 15 (3.15%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.51%) XML
2 16 (3.36%) STL
2 16 (3.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 12 (2.52%) Middleware
4 6 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (0.84%) HTML
5 4 (0.84%) J2EE
6 3 (0.63%) POSIX
7 2 (0.42%) .NET
7 2 (0.42%) XSLT
7 2 (0.42%) WPF
7 2 (0.42%) LINQ
8 1 (0.21%) jQuery
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.21%) HTML5
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.21%) XSL
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.21%) CSS
8 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.13%) Smartphone
2 51 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 34 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.15%) Smart Meter
5 13 (2.73%) Device Driver
6 11 (2.31%) Visualisation
6 11 (2.31%) Economics
7 9 (1.89%) User Experience
8 8 (1.68%) Handset
8 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.47%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.26%) DTV
11 5 (1.05%) IVR
12 4 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.84%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 2 (0.42%) Open Source
14 2 (0.42%) VHDL
14 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 97 (20.38%) Linux
2 24 (5.04%) UNIX
3 22 (4.62%) Windows
4 12 (2.52%) Solaris
5 11 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.26%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.63%) Android
7 3 (0.63%) Debian
7 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.21%) bada
8 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (14.50%) Network Architecture
2 59 (12.39%) Software Engineering
3 48 (10.08%) Project Management
4 32 (6.72%) OO
5 26 (5.46%) Service Delivery
6 23 (4.83%) Line Management
7 21 (4.41%) Capacity Management
7 21 (4.41%) Validation
7 21 (4.41%) Network Design
7 21 (4.41%) Software Testing
8 18 (3.78%) OOD
8 18 (3.78%) Network Management
9 15 (3.15%) Business Development
10 13 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (2.52%) ITIL
11 12 (2.52%) Service Management
11 12 (2.52%) UML
11 12 (2.52%) Configuration Management
12 11 (2.31%) SWOT Analysis
12 11 (2.31%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (14.29%) C++
2 44 (9.24%) Java
3 32 (6.72%) C
3 32 (6.72%) Python
4 30 (6.30%) Perl
5 16 (3.36%) SQL
6 14 (2.94%) Embedded C
6 14 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.73%) C#
8 7 (1.47%) PHP
8 7 (1.47%) Embedded C++
9 6 (1.26%) Ruby
10 5 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.63%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.42%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 105 (22.06%) Degree
2 30 (6.30%) HNC
3 26 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (5.04%) CCNA
5 23 (4.83%) HND
6 13 (2.73%) ISEB
7 12 (2.52%) CCNP
8 11 (2.31%) RHCA
9 10 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.63%) PMP
10 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.63%) CCIE
11 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.21%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.21%) MBA
12 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.99%) QA
2 8 (1.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (3.99%) NDS
3 3 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.84%) Netcool
4 3 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 38 (7.98%) Cisco
2 32 (6.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 27 (5.67%) Nokia
4 23 (4.83%) VMware
5 18 (3.78%) Microsoft
6 17 (3.57%) Oracle
7 15 (3.15%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.94%) Huawei
9 12 (2.52%) Ericsson
9 12 (2.52%) Juniper
9 12 (2.52%) HP
10 7 (1.47%) MKS
11 6 (1.26%) Perforce
12 5 (1.05%) EMC
13 4 (0.84%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.84%) Genesys
13 4 (0.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (0.84%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.84%) Amdocs
13 4 (0.84%) Remedy
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