The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Rank 666 641 740
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +99
Permanent jobs citing LTE 245 232 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.18% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 136 138 110
Average salary £47,250 £47,750 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.04% +1.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,050 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,950
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +7.77%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20479 19735 21042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.52% 18.15% 17.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16425 15868 17367
Average salary £44,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.48% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 July 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 July 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 -29 231 £47,500 - 32
South East -20 103 £38,750 -22.50% 24
Berkshire +18 86 £38,750 -22.50% 15
Reading +11 50 £35,000 -27.08% 11
East of England -6 48 £46,500 +16.25% 3
London -6 42 £65,000 +36.84% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 26 £47,500 +5.55% 1
South West +3 24 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Cambridge +1 23 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Maidenhead - 15 - - 2
Brentford - 15 £65,000 -
Bedfordshire -9 14 £30,000 -17.24% 1
Bristol +5 12 £24,000 -46.66% 2
Wiltshire +3 12 £45,000 -25.00%
Swindon +2 12 £45,000 -25.00%
Hertfordshire -18 7 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Surrey -33 7 £50,000 -13.04% 6
Hampshire +5 6 - - 2
City of London 0 6 £83,750 - 2
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £70,000 - 1
Newbury -7 6 £77,500 +49.03%
Guildford -11 6 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Slough +5 5 £37,500 -33.33% 1
Leicestershire - 5 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £30,000 -
Basingstoke +1 4 - -
Stevenage -5 4 £51,250 +13.88%
Luton -16 3 £57,500 +76.92%
Amersham - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £61,250 -

LTE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 409 (77.61%) Telecoms
2 191 (36.24%) 3G
3 186 (35.29%) 4G
4 163 (30.93%) GSM
5 153 (29.03%) UMTS
6 144 (27.32%) Degree
7 124 (23.53%) VoLTE
8 111 (21.06%) Linux
9 98 (18.60%) Billing
9 98 (18.60%) Radio Access Network
10 85 (16.13%) 3GPP
11 78 (14.80%) 2G
12 74 (14.04%) Broadband
13 73 (13.85%) Wireless
14 69 (13.09%) C++
14 69 (13.09%) Java
15 62 (11.76%) SS7
16 61 (11.57%) Internet
17 58 (11.01%) Network Architecture
18 55 (10.44%) Software Engineering
19 54 (10.25%) VoIP
20 52 (9.87%) Smartphone
21 51 (9.68%) Project Management
22 46 (8.73%) GPRS
23 45 (8.54%) Computer Science
24 43 (8.16%) Marketing
25 42 (7.97%) Cisco
26 41 (7.78%) Software Testing
27 36 (6.83%) HP
27 36 (6.83%) C

LTE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (0.38%) Apache
2 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
Applications
1 17 (3.23%) XMetaL
2 12 (2.28%) MS Office
2 12 (2.28%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.57%) Simulink
5 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 23 (4.36%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 191 (36.24%) 3G
2 186 (35.29%) 4G
3 163 (30.93%) GSM
4 153 (29.03%) UMTS
5 124 (23.53%) VoLTE
6 98 (18.60%) Radio Access Network
7 85 (16.13%) 3GPP
8 78 (14.80%) 2G
9 74 (14.04%) Broadband
10 73 (13.85%) Wireless
11 62 (11.76%) SS7
12 61 (11.57%) Internet
13 54 (10.25%) VoIP
14 46 (8.73%) GPRS
15 34 (6.45%) INAP
16 30 (5.69%) WCDMA
17 28 (5.31%) LAN
18 25 (4.74%) Wi-Fi
19 23 (4.36%) GGSN
19 23 (4.36%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.88%) MySQL
2 15 (2.85%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.76%) Big Data
4 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 31 (5.88%) Subversion
2 27 (5.12%) TestDirector
3 15 (2.85%) GCC
3 15 (2.85%) GDB
3 15 (2.85%) Trac
4 11 (2.09%) JIRA
5 7 (1.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.14%) Maven
6 6 (1.14%) Bugzilla
7 5 (0.95%) Ant
7 5 (0.95%) Valgrind
7 5 (0.95%) Hudson
7 5 (0.95%) CMake
8 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.76%) CppUnit
8 4 (0.76%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.57%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.38%) Redmine
11 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
General
1 409 (77.61%) Telecoms
2 98 (18.60%) Billing
3 43 (8.16%) Marketing
4 33 (6.26%) Finance
4 33 (6.26%) Retail
5 26 (4.93%) Electronics
6 22 (4.17%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.14%) German Language
9 5 (0.95%) Advertising
9 5 (0.95%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 49 (9.30%) Software Engineer
2 39 (7.40%) Design Engineer
3 37 (7.02%) Architect
4 33 (6.26%) Test Engineer
5 32 (6.07%) Analyst
6 30 (5.69%) Test Analyst
7 26 (4.93%) Support Engineer
8 25 (4.74%) Senior Design Engineer
9 24 (4.55%) Network Manager
10 23 (4.36%) Service Manager
10 23 (4.36%) Consultant
11 22 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
12 21 (3.98%) Telecoms Engineer
12 21 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (3.80%) Network Operator
13 20 (3.80%) Voice Engineer
14 19 (3.61%) Technical Author
14 19 (3.61%) Author
14 19 (3.61%) Technical Manager
15 18 (3.42%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.12%) XML
2 15 (2.85%) STL
2 15 (2.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (1.33%) POSIX
4 5 (0.95%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (0.95%) XSLT
5 4 (0.76%) J2EE
5 4 (0.76%) Middleware
6 2 (0.38%) WPF
6 2 (0.38%) LINQ
6 2 (0.38%) HTML
6 2 (0.38%) .NET
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) Web Services
7 1 (0.19%) jQuery
7 1 (0.19%) Java EE
7 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.19%) SyncML
7 1 (0.19%) WinForms
7 1 (0.19%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.87%) Smartphone
2 45 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.47%) Handset
4 12 (2.28%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.90%) PKI
6 9 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.52%) Economics
7 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.14%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.14%) IVR
8 6 (1.14%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.14%) Internet of Things
9 4 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.57%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.57%) GIS
10 3 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.38%) CMDB
11 2 (0.38%) VHDL
11 2 (0.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 111 (21.06%) Linux
2 32 (6.07%) UNIX
3 28 (5.31%) Windows
4 20 (3.80%) Solaris
5 11 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.33%) Android
7 6 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) Debian
9 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.19%) bada
10 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (11.01%) Network Architecture
2 55 (10.44%) Software Engineering
3 51 (9.68%) Project Management
4 41 (7.78%) Software Testing
5 34 (6.45%) OO
6 31 (5.88%) Service Management
7 25 (4.74%) Validation
7 25 (4.74%) Capacity Management
8 21 (3.98%) Network Design
9 20 (3.80%) Service Delivery
10 19 (3.61%) OOD
11 18 (3.42%) B2B
11 18 (3.42%) Risk Management
12 17 (3.23%) Network Management
13 15 (2.85%) Product Management
13 15 (2.85%) Business Development
14 12 (2.28%) Risk Analysis
14 12 (2.28%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (2.28%) Logistics
14 12 (2.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.09%) C++
1 69 (13.09%) Java
2 36 (6.83%) C
3 33 (6.26%) Python
4 23 (4.36%) Perl
5 22 (4.17%) SQL
6 17 (3.23%) C#
7 5 (0.95%) VB
7 5 (0.95%) PHP
7 5 (0.95%) Tcl
7 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.95%) Ruby
7 5 (0.95%) Embedded C
8 4 (0.76%) Erlang
8 4 (0.76%) TTCN
8 4 (0.76%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.57%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.38%) MapBasic
10 2 (0.38%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 144 (27.32%) Degree
2 33 (6.26%) ISEB
3 31 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.55%) CCNA
6 23 (4.36%) HNC
7 20 (3.80%) HND
8 11 (2.09%) CCNP
9 6 (1.14%) RHCE
10 5 (0.95%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.57%) RHCA
12 2 (0.38%) MBA
12 2 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.38%) CCIE
12 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.19%) CCIP
13 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.83%) QA
2 16 (3.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (2.28%) NDS
2 9 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (5.50%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.71%) Netcool
3 7 (1.33%) NSN NetAct
4 6 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.38%) HP NNM
5 2 (0.38%) OpenView
5 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (7.97%) Cisco
2 36 (6.83%) HP
3 34 (6.45%) Oracle
3 34 (6.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 21 (3.98%) Nokia
5 18 (3.42%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.85%) VMware
7 14 (2.66%) Huawei
7 14 (2.66%) Ericsson
8 12 (2.28%) Microsoft
8 12 (2.28%) Juniper
9 8 (1.52%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.14%) CA
10 6 (1.14%) Perforce
10 6 (1.14%) MKS
11 5 (0.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (0.76%) Genesys
12 4 (0.76%) JBoss
12 4 (0.76%) EMC
12 4 (0.76%) TIBCO
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