The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 186 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing 4G 27 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% - -
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 0
Average salary £35,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.96% +15.55%
4G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
910 886 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.63% 16.03% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 740 766 670
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

4G
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the West Midlands region.

4G Salary Trend in the West Midlands

4G
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 4G across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

4G Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

4G
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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
Warwickshire - 25 £34,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 24 (88.89%) Resource Management
2 23 (85.19%) ITIL
3 17 (62.96%) Degree
4 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
4 16 (59.26%) TETRA
5 14 (51.85%) Telecoms
6 13 (48.15%) Cisco
7 12 (44.44%) PRINCE2
8 11 (40.74%) GPRS
9 10 (37.04%) Windows
9 10 (37.04%) VPN
10 8 (29.63%) HND
11 7 (25.93%) HNC
11 7 (25.93%) Service Management
11 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
12 6 (22.22%) Network Management
12 6 (22.22%) Statistics
12 6 (22.22%) SQL
12 6 (22.22%) ISEB
12 6 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (22.22%) Internet
12 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
13 4 (14.81%) Project Management
13 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
14 3 (11.11%) SLA
14 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
15 2 (7.41%) 3G
16 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) TETRA
2 11 (40.74%) GPRS
3 10 (37.04%) VPN
4 6 (22.22%) Internet
5 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.41%) 3G
7 1 (3.70%) Firewall
7 1 (3.70%) DNS
7 1 (3.70%) LAN
7 1 (3.70%) WAN
7 1 (3.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (51.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
1 6 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (14.81%) Configuration Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Technical Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Design Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Design Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Product Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
2 6 (22.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Resource Management
2 23 (85.19%) ITIL
3 12 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 7 (25.93%) Service Management
5 6 (22.22%) Network Management
5 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Degree
2 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (29.63%) HND
4 7 (25.93%) HNC
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (22.22%) ISEB
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft