Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1062 1050 1052
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 -202
Permanent jobs citing 4G 122 197 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.61% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 102 143 152
UK median annual salary £46,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £26,875 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £82,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -16.36% +10.00% +25.00%

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 27826 32033 36606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22571 26294 30201
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 12 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 22 October 2017. 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 -26 117 £46,000 -20.00% 6
UK excluding London +11 103 £46,000 -16.36% 4
South East -4 52 £60,000 +11.63% 1
Midlands +53 22 £45,000 +12.50%
East of England +22 21 £53,500 -2.73%
London -31 14 £62,500 -3.85% 2
East Midlands +50 11 £32,000 -
West Midlands +25 11 £46,000 +15.00%
South West +1 5 £42,500 -39.29% 1
North of England +18 3 £21,000 - 2
North West -3 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £21,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 83 (68.03%) 3G
2 70 (57.38%) Telecoms
3 49 (40.16%) Wireless
4 41 (33.61%) Linux
4 41 (33.61%) LTE
5 36 (29.51%) C
6 31 (25.41%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (24.59%) Cisco
8 27 (22.13%) C++
9 26 (21.31%) Management Information System
10 24 (19.67%) LAN
10 24 (19.67%) WAN
11 23 (18.85%) Firewall
11 23 (18.85%) IPsec
11 23 (18.85%) BGP
12 22 (18.03%) MPLS
12 22 (18.03%) Ethernet
12 22 (18.03%) Python
12 22 (18.03%) Degree
13 21 (17.21%) SolarWinds
14 20 (16.39%) Network Design
14 20 (16.39%) SLA
15 19 (15.57%) OSPF
15 19 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (14.75%) ITIL
16 18 (14.75%) Operations Management
17 17 (13.93%) SSL
17 17 (13.93%) Juniper
18 16 (13.11%) IPv6
18 16 (13.11%) Load Balancing

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:

Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Office 365
2 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 83 (68.03%) 3G
2 49 (40.16%) Wireless
3 41 (33.61%) LTE
4 31 (25.41%) Wi-Fi
5 24 (19.67%) LAN
5 24 (19.67%) WAN
6 23 (18.85%) BGP
6 23 (18.85%) Firewall
6 23 (18.85%) IPsec
7 22 (18.03%) Ethernet
7 22 (18.03%) MPLS
8 19 (15.57%) OSPF
9 17 (13.93%) SSL
10 16 (13.11%) IPv6
10 16 (13.11%) Junos
10 16 (13.11%) Unified Communications
11 15 (12.30%) 2G
11 15 (12.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (12.30%) DHCP
11 15 (12.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.82%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.82%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.82%) JIRA
3 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (57.38%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.92%) Back Office
2 6 (4.92%) Electronics
2 6 (4.92%) Marketing
3 5 (4.10%) Finance
4 4 (3.28%) Billing
5 2 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (18.85%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.39%) Telecoms Manager
3 18 (14.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) Software Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) Juniper Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) Test Manager
7 10 (8.20%) Product Manager
7 10 (8.20%) Python Software Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Mobile Product Manager
9 6 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.92%) Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Linux Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.92%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) C++ Software Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) Yocto
2 6 (4.92%) 802.1X
3 5 (4.10%) HTML
4 3 (2.46%) Middleware
4 3 (2.46%) XMPP
5 2 (1.64%) SOAP
5 2 (1.64%) XML
6 1 (0.82%) CSS
6 1 (0.82%) JMS
6 1 (0.82%) REST
6 1 (0.82%) WAP
6 1 (0.82%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.31%) Management Information System
2 16 (13.11%) PKI
3 15 (12.30%) Data Centre
4 13 (10.66%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (5.74%) Internet of Things
7 4 (3.28%) CCTV
7 4 (3.28%) Handset
7 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.46%) User Experience
9 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.64%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (1.64%) Contactless
9 2 (1.64%) Smart City
10 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.82%) PMI
10 1 (0.82%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.61%) Linux
2 16 (13.11%) Embedded Linux
3 15 (12.30%) Unix
4 8 (6.56%) Windows
5 6 (4.92%) Android
6 5 (4.10%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.10%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.64%) VMS
8 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.39%) Network Design
2 18 (14.75%) ITIL
2 18 (14.75%) Operations Management
3 16 (13.11%) Information Management
3 16 (13.11%) Load Balancing
4 15 (12.30%) Change Control
5 13 (10.66%) Adaptive Security
5 13 (10.66%) Software Engineering
6 12 (9.84%) Mathematics
6 12 (9.84%) WAN Optimisation
7 10 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (8.20%) Multithreaded Programming
7 10 (8.20%) Multithreading
7 10 (8.20%) Web Filtering
8 8 (6.56%) Presales
8 8 (6.56%) Product Management
9 7 (5.74%) Coaching
9 7 (5.74%) Project Management
9 7 (5.74%) Service Management
10 6 (4.92%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.51%) C
2 27 (22.13%) C++
3 22 (18.03%) Python
4 8 (6.56%) Java
5 7 (5.74%) Perl
6 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.28%) C#
9 3 (2.46%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.64%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.82%) Lua
11 1 (0.82%) Ruby
11 1 (0.82%) SQL
11 1 (0.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (18.03%) Degree
2 19 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.74%) CCIE
4 6 (4.92%) CCNP
5 5 (4.10%) CCNA
6 4 (3.28%) HND
6 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.64%) PhD
8 1 (0.82%) CCIP
8 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.82%) HNC
8 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.39%) SLA
2 6 (4.92%) PMO
3 4 (3.28%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.64%) QA
5 1 (0.82%) MISRA
5 1 (0.82%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.46%) Firmware
1 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (10.66%) Cisco Prime
1 13 (10.66%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.82%) Cacti
2 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.82%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (24.59%) Cisco
2 21 (17.21%) SolarWinds
3 17 (13.93%) Juniper
4 15 (12.30%) F5
5 13 (10.66%) Barracuda Networks
5 13 (10.66%) Palo Alto
6 10 (8.20%) Forcepoint
7 7 (5.74%) Ericsson
8 6 (4.92%) Huawei
8 6 (4.92%) NEC
8 6 (4.92%) Nokia Networks
8 6 (4.92%) Nortel
8 6 (4.92%) Tellabs
9 3 (2.46%) Aruba
9 3 (2.46%) Google
9 3 (2.46%) IBM
9 3 (2.46%) Meraki
9 3 (2.46%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.46%) Sigfox
9 3 (2.46%) VMware