Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1053 1019 1062
Rank change year-on-year -34 +43 -198
Permanent jobs citing 4G 135 204 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 110 150 158
UK median annual salary £45,500 £65,000 £56,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +14.54% +26.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,425 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,300 £78,875 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +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 28017 32111 36287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 16.97% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22671 26276 30038
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -50 130 £46,000 -29.23% 7
UK excluding London +19 110 £45,000 -18.18% 6
South East -13 47 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Midlands +57 26 £40,000 -33.33%
East of England +24 23 £53,500 +4.39% 1
London -47 20 £62,500 -3.85% 1
West Midlands +35 16 £45,000 -25.00%
East Midlands +34 10 £32,000 -
South West +5 9 £42,500 -39.29% 2
North of England +15 5 £28,000 - 1
North West +4 4 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £21,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 94 (69.63%) 3G
2 85 (62.96%) Telecoms
3 50 (37.04%) Wireless
4 47 (34.81%) Linux
4 47 (34.81%) LTE
5 41 (30.37%) C
6 29 (21.48%) C++
6 29 (21.48%) Python
6 29 (21.48%) Wi-Fi
7 25 (18.52%) Cisco
8 23 (17.04%) LAN
9 22 (16.30%) Management Information System
10 21 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (15.56%) WAN
11 19 (14.07%) Firewall
11 19 (14.07%) IPsec
11 19 (14.07%) MPLS
11 19 (14.07%) Ethernet
11 19 (14.07%) 2G
11 19 (14.07%) Network Design
12 18 (13.33%) BGP
13 17 (12.59%) SolarWinds
13 17 (12.59%) Embedded Linux
13 17 (12.59%) Degree
14 16 (11.85%) SLA
14 16 (11.85%) Java
14 16 (11.85%) ITIL
15 14 (10.37%) DHCP
15 14 (10.37%) OSPF
15 14 (10.37%) Juniper

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 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.74%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 94 (69.63%) 3G
2 50 (37.04%) Wireless
3 47 (34.81%) LTE
4 29 (21.48%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (17.04%) LAN
6 21 (15.56%) WAN
7 19 (14.07%) 2G
7 19 (14.07%) Ethernet
7 19 (14.07%) Firewall
7 19 (14.07%) IPsec
7 19 (14.07%) MPLS
8 18 (13.33%) BGP
9 14 (10.37%) DHCP
9 14 (10.37%) Junos
9 14 (10.37%) OSPF
10 13 (9.63%) 5G
10 13 (9.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (9.63%) DNS
10 13 (9.63%) IPv6
10 13 (9.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.96%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.48%) Android Studio
2 2 (1.48%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 85 (62.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.44%) Back Office
2 6 (4.44%) Electronics
2 6 (4.44%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Marketing
3 5 (3.70%) Billing
3 5 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (1.48%) Advertising
5 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (15.56%) Telecoms Manager
2 20 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 14 (10.37%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (10.37%) Software Engineer
4 11 (8.15%) Integration Engineer
4 11 (8.15%) Product Manager
4 11 (8.15%) Test Manager
5 10 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) Python Software Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Developer
7 7 (5.19%) Mobile Product Manager
7 7 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.19%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.44%) Linux Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) Yocto
2 7 (5.19%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (2.22%) Middleware
4 3 (2.22%) SOAP
4 3 (2.22%) XMPP
5 2 (1.48%) REST
6 1 (0.74%) JMS
6 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.30%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.63%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.63%) PKI
3 11 (8.15%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (5.93%) Internet of Things
5 6 (4.44%) CCTV
6 4 (2.96%) Chip and PIN
6 4 (2.96%) Contactless
6 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.96%) User Experience
7 3 (2.22%) Handset
8 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.48%) PMI
8 2 (1.48%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (1.48%) Smart City
9 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.81%) Linux
2 17 (12.59%) Embedded Linux
3 12 (8.89%) Unix
4 11 (8.15%) Windows
5 8 (5.93%) Android
5 8 (5.93%) Windows 10
6 7 (5.19%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.96%) VMS
8 3 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.07%) Network Design
2 16 (11.85%) ITIL
3 14 (10.37%) Operations Management
3 14 (10.37%) Software Engineering
4 13 (9.63%) Information Management
4 13 (9.63%) Load Balancing
5 11 (8.15%) Adaptive Security
5 11 (8.15%) Change Control
6 10 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 10 (7.41%) Multithreaded Programming
6 10 (7.41%) Multithreading
7 9 (6.67%) Presales
7 9 (6.67%) Project Management
7 9 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
8 8 (5.93%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (5.93%) Open Source
8 8 (5.93%) Web Filtering
9 7 (5.19%) Coaching
9 7 (5.19%) Product Management
9 7 (5.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.37%) C
2 29 (21.48%) C++
2 29 (21.48%) Python
3 16 (11.85%) Java
4 8 (5.93%) Perl
5 7 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.70%) C#
7 4 (2.96%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.48%) SQL
9 1 (0.74%) Lua
9 1 (0.74%) Ruby
9 1 (0.74%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (12.59%) Degree
3 11 (8.15%) CCNP
4 7 (5.19%) CCIE
5 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.70%) CCNA
7 4 (2.96%) HND
8 2 (1.48%) PhD
8 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.74%) CWNA
9 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.85%) SLA
2 7 (5.19%) PMO
3 4 (2.96%) Def Stans
4 3 (2.22%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) MISRA
5 1 (0.74%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.22%) Firmware
2 3 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) Cisco Prime
1 11 (8.15%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (18.52%) Cisco
2 17 (12.59%) SolarWinds
3 14 (10.37%) Juniper
4 13 (9.63%) F5
5 11 (8.15%) Barracuda Networks
5 11 (8.15%) Palo Alto
6 8 (5.93%) Forcepoint
7 7 (5.19%) Ericsson
7 7 (5.19%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.44%) Huawei
8 6 (4.44%) NEC
8 6 (4.44%) Nokia Networks
8 6 (4.44%) Nortel
8 6 (4.44%) Tellabs
9 3 (2.22%) Aruba
9 3 (2.22%) Capita
9 3 (2.22%) Google
9 3 (2.22%) Meraki
9 3 (2.22%) Sigfox
9 3 (2.22%) VMware