The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for 4G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 834 864
Rank change year-on-year +19 +30  
Permanent jobs citing 4G 59 113 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.68% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 48 80 62
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,450 £65,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  

4G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14351 16668 19314
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.16% 16.90% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11670 13853 15719
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,597 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

4G
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing 4G as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 4G over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 29 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 56 £47,500 -5.00% 5
South East +9 34 £46,250 -3.64% 1
Berkshire +2 17 £45,000 -6.25%
Surrey +47 13 £70,000 +48.93%
London +21 12 £55,000 +65.41% 2
Slough +10 11 £45,000 +18.42%
Redhill -7 4 £70,000 +48.93%
West Yorkshire +16 3 £25,000 -50.00%
Yorkshire +3 3 £25,000 -50.00%
South West 0 3 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Newbury -4 3 £50,000 -
Dorset - 3 £42,500 - 1
Leeds +8 2 £41,250 -17.50%
West Sussex +1 2 £52,500 +0.47%
Hertfordshire -3 2 £32,500 -40.90%
East of England -6 2 £32,500 -40.90% 1
East Midlands - 2 £32,750 -
Hampshire +27 1 £43,500 -1.13% 1
City of London +22 1 £47,500 +11.76%
Reading +14 1 £85,000 +47.82%
Gatwick 0 1 £70,000 +33.33%
Horsham -4 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £23,000 -
Bradford - 1 £21,000 -
Derby - 1 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £43,500 -
Guildford - 1 £44,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for 4G.

1 100 (66.67%) 3G
2 70 (46.67%) Telecoms
3 56 (37.33%) Linux
4 40 (26.67%) Wireless
5 39 (26.00%) C
6 38 (25.33%) LTE
7 32 (21.33%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (20.67%) Cisco
9 30 (20.00%) MPLS
10 28 (18.67%) C++
10 28 (18.67%) VoIP
10 28 (18.67%) Firewall
11 27 (18.00%) Degree
12 26 (17.33%) IPsec
13 25 (16.67%) BGP
13 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (16.00%) TCP/IP
14 24 (16.00%) GSM
15 21 (14.00%) LAN
15 21 (14.00%) WAN
15 21 (14.00%) OSPF
15 21 (14.00%) VMware
16 20 (13.33%) Management Information System
17 19 (12.67%) Windows
18 18 (12.00%) Juniper
18 18 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (10.67%) Multithreading
19 16 (10.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 16 (10.67%) Puppet
19 16 (10.67%) Opscode Chef

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.67%) CMS
1 4 (2.67%) IIS
1 4 (2.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (2.67%) WordPress
2 2 (1.33%) Apache
2 2 (1.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.67%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 100 (66.67%) 3G
2 40 (26.67%) Wireless
3 38 (25.33%) LTE
4 32 (21.33%) Wi-Fi
5 30 (20.00%) MPLS
6 28 (18.67%) Firewall
6 28 (18.67%) VoIP
7 26 (17.33%) IPsec
8 25 (16.67%) BGP
9 24 (16.00%) GSM
9 24 (16.00%) TCP/IP
10 21 (14.00%) LAN
10 21 (14.00%) OSPF
10 21 (14.00%) WAN
11 16 (10.67%) IPv6
11 16 (10.67%) OpenFlow
11 16 (10.67%) VoLTE
12 15 (10.00%) DNS
13 14 (9.33%) DHCP
14 13 (8.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.67%) MS Access
2 2 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.33%) JasperReports
2 2 (1.33%) MySQL
2 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.67%) JIRA
4 1 (0.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 70 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.00%) Marketing
3 5 (3.33%) Billing
3 5 (3.33%) Finance
4 4 (2.67%) Back Office
4 4 (2.67%) Military
5 3 (2.00%) Advertising
5 3 (2.00%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.00%) Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 19 (12.67%) Developer
4 14 (9.33%) C++ Developer
5 12 (8.00%) Analyst
6 11 (7.33%) Juniper Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Linux Developer
8 9 (6.00%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Product Manager
10 7 (4.67%) 4G Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Mobile Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Telecoms Manager
10 7 (4.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 14 (9.33%) 802.1X
3 6 (4.00%) XML
4 4 (2.67%) HTML
5 3 (2.00%) FreeSWITCH
6 2 (1.33%) JMS
6 2 (1.33%) SOAP
7 1 (0.67%) .NET
7 1 (0.67%) CSS
7 1 (0.67%) JavaFX
7 1 (0.67%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.67%) Swing
7 1 (0.67%) WAP
7 1 (0.67%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.33%) PKI
4 8 (5.33%) Smart Meter
5 7 (4.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.67%) iPhone
6 4 (2.67%) Replication
7 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.00%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.33%) Clustering
8 2 (1.33%) User Experience
9 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.67%) Handset
9 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Smart City
9 1 (0.67%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 56 (37.33%) Linux
2 19 (12.67%) Windows
3 16 (10.67%) Unix
4 13 (8.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.67%) Android
6 7 (4.67%) CentOS
6 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (2.67%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.67%) Windows Phone
9 3 (2.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.67%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.67%) Multithreading
1 16 (10.67%) Network Design
2 15 (10.00%) Information Management
2 15 (10.00%) ITIL
3 13 (8.67%) Change Control
3 13 (8.67%) Operations Management
3 13 (8.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 12 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 11 (7.33%) Functional Testing
5 11 (7.33%) Load Balancing
5 11 (7.33%) WAN Optimisation
6 9 (6.00%) Product Management
7 8 (5.33%) Adaptive Security
7 8 (5.33%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (5.33%) Project Management
8 7 (4.67%) Network Management
9 6 (4.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (4.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (3.33%) Test Strategy
10 5 (3.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.00%) C
2 28 (18.67%) C++
3 15 (10.00%) Java
4 10 (6.67%) Python
5 9 (6.00%) C#
6 7 (4.67%) Perl
7 6 (4.00%) PHP
7 6 (4.00%) SQL
8 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.67%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.00%) Ruby
10 3 (2.00%) Tcl
11 2 (1.33%) VB
11 2 (1.33%) VB6
12 1 (0.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 27 (18.00%) Degree
2 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.33%) CCNP
4 10 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.67%) CCNA
7 3 (2.00%) HND
7 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.33%) CCIE
8 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) CCENT
9 1 (0.67%) CCIP
9 1 (0.67%) HNC
9 1 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.67%) SLA
2 5 (3.33%) Def Stans
3 4 (2.67%) PMO
4 3 (2.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (10.67%) KVM
3 6 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.00%) Firmware
4 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.67%) Docker
5 1 (0.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (10.67%) Ansible
1 16 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (10.67%) Puppet
2 7 (4.67%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (4.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.67%) Cacti
5 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.67%) OpenView
5 1 (0.67%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (20.67%) Cisco
2 21 (14.00%) VMware
3 18 (12.00%) Juniper
4 15 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 15 (10.00%) HP
5 14 (9.33%) SolarWinds
6 11 (7.33%) Microsoft
7 10 (6.67%) F5
8 9 (6.00%) Draytek
9 8 (5.33%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (5.33%) Huawei
9 8 (5.33%) Palo Alto
10 7 (4.67%) Avaya
10 7 (4.67%) BroadSoft
10 7 (4.67%) Meraki
11 6 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
11 6 (4.00%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.00%) Cyberoam
11 6 (4.00%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.00%) Red Hat
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