Period
to 25 February 2018

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 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1065 1012 1056
Rank change year-on-year -53 +44 -100
Permanent jobs citing 4G 116 162 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.56% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 85 130 195
UK median annual salary £42,500 £60,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.17% +16.50% +14.44%
10th Percentile £29,300 £32,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £59,500 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +22.70%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,454 28,910 35,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.19% 16.57% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21,360 23,490 29,082
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

4G
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 4G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 11 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 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 116 £42,500 -32.00% 23
UK excluding London +4 82 £45,000 -5.26% 23
London -49 34 £40,000 -38.46% 2
South East -21 24 £45,000 -14.29% 9
East of England +3 21 £38,500 +40.00% 2
Midlands +24 19 £42,500 -46.88% 7
South West +18 14 £48,000 -23.20% 1
West Midlands +17 14 £45,500 -43.13% 6
East Midlands +9 5 £32,000 - 1
North of England +16 4 £35,000 +55.56% 2
North West +3 4 £35,000 +55.56% 1

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for 4G.

1 74 (63.79%) 3G
2 69 (59.48%) Telecoms
3 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 28 (24.14%) Python
4 28 (24.14%) Wireless
5 27 (23.28%) Microsoft Office
5 27 (23.28%) Linux
6 24 (20.69%) C
6 24 (20.69%) 2G
6 24 (20.69%) LTE
7 22 (18.97%) ITIL
8 21 (18.10%) Java
8 21 (18.10%) Microsoft Excel
8 21 (18.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 20 (17.24%) Active Directory
10 19 (16.38%) Degree
11 17 (14.66%) Windows
11 17 (14.66%) C++
11 17 (14.66%) Blackberry
12 16 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (13.79%) SCCM
12 16 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (12.93%) SLA
14 14 (12.07%) 5G
15 13 (11.21%) Radio Access Network
15 13 (11.21%) VoIP
16 12 (10.34%) Windows 7
17 11 (9.48%) Law
18 10 (8.62%) VMware
18 10 (8.62%) Network Design

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 16 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (7.76%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.03%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (23.28%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (18.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (18.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.86%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.86%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) CSG Singleview
1 2 (1.72%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) Office 365
2 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.17%) Mimecast
4 4 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.72%) GitHub
5 2 (1.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 74 (63.79%) 3G
2 28 (24.14%) Wireless
3 24 (20.69%) 2G
3 24 (20.69%) LTE
4 16 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (12.07%) 5G
6 13 (11.21%) Radio Access Network
6 13 (11.21%) VoIP
7 9 (7.76%) DNS
7 9 (7.76%) VPN
8 8 (6.90%) MPLS
8 8 (6.90%) WAN
9 7 (6.03%) DHCP
9 7 (6.03%) Ethernet
9 7 (6.03%) LAN
9 7 (6.03%) Skype
10 6 (5.17%) OpenVPN
10 6 (5.17%) PBX
10 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
11 5 (4.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.72%) Android Studio
2 2 (1.72%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.72%) JIRA
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.72%) Selenium
2 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 69 (59.48%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.48%) Law
3 8 (6.90%) Billing
4 6 (5.17%) Legal
5 5 (4.31%) Electronics
5 5 (4.31%) Finance
5 5 (4.31%) Retail
6 4 (3.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Automotive
7 1 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (11.21%) Telecoms Manager
2 12 (10.34%) Network Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) Software Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) Test Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) SCCM Specialist
5 8 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
5 8 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.03%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Mobile Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Product Manager
6 7 (6.03%) Security Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Python Software Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (4.31%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Yocto
2 4 (3.45%) CSS
2 4 (3.45%) HTML
2 4 (3.45%) HTML5
2 4 (3.45%) SAP PI
2 4 (3.45%) SAP XI
2 4 (3.45%) SOAP
2 4 (3.45%) Web Services
3 2 (1.72%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.72%) JMS
3 2 (1.72%) REST
3 2 (1.72%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.72%) XML
4 1 (0.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.31%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.45%) Augmented Reality
5 4 (3.45%) CCTV
5 4 (3.45%) Chip and PIN
5 4 (3.45%) Contactless
5 4 (3.45%) PKI
6 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.59%) IVR
7 2 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.72%) Handset
7 2 (1.72%) PMI
7 2 (1.72%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.86%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.28%) Linux
2 17 (14.66%) Windows
3 12 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (5.17%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.31%) Android
6 5 (4.31%) Unix
7 4 (3.45%) VMS
7 4 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.72%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.72%) Solaris
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.97%) ITIL
2 10 (8.62%) Network Design
2 10 (8.62%) Software Engineering
3 9 (7.76%) Open Source
3 9 (7.76%) Project Management
3 9 (7.76%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 8 (6.90%) Security Patching
5 7 (6.03%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.17%) Coaching
6 6 (5.17%) Document Management
6 6 (5.17%) Email Management
6 6 (5.17%) Integration Testing
6 6 (5.17%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.17%) Multithreaded Programming
6 6 (5.17%) Multithreading
6 6 (5.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (5.17%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.14%) Python
2 24 (20.69%) C
3 21 (18.10%) Java
4 17 (14.66%) C++
5 8 (6.90%) C#
6 7 (6.03%) SQL
7 6 (5.17%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.31%) Perl
9 3 (2.59%) Ruby
9 3 (2.59%) Tcl
10 2 (1.72%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.72%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.86%) Lua
Qualifications
1 19 (16.38%) Degree
2 10 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.90%) CCNP
4 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.59%) CCIE
5 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.72%) HNC
6 2 (1.72%) HND
6 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.72%) PhD
6 2 (1.72%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.86%) APMP
7 1 (0.86%) CWNA
7 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.93%) SLA
2 4 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) MISRA
3 1 (0.86%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.86%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.72%) Squid
3 2 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (13.79%) SCCM
2 8 (6.90%) WSUS
3 3 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.59%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.72%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.86%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.62%) Cisco
2 10 (8.62%) Juniper
2 10 (8.62%) VMware
3 6 (5.17%) Capita
3 6 (5.17%) Citrix
3 6 (5.17%) iManage
3 6 (5.17%) MobileIron
3 6 (5.17%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.31%) Oracle
5 4 (3.45%) F5
5 4 (3.45%) Nokia
5 4 (3.45%) SAP
5 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds
5 4 (3.45%) Splunk
6 3 (2.59%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (2.59%) Ericsson
6 3 (2.59%) HP
6 3 (2.59%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.72%) Avaya