Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1053 1002 1048
Rank change year-on-year -51 +46 -266
Permanent jobs citing 4G 124 266 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.80% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 106 214 127
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,375 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,875 £78,750 £76,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 28031 33252 37586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.96% 16.86% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22729 27560 30584
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -63 118 £47,500 -5.00% 7
UK excluding London -39 88 £45,000 -10.00% 7
South East +2 59 £50,000 - 5
London +8 31 £55,000 -15.38%
East of England -2 13 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Midlands +15 8 £41,250 -17.50%
East Midlands +24 6 £35,000 -
South West -14 4 £42,500 -22.73%
Yorkshire +15 3 £25,000 -50.00%
North of England -24 3 £25,000 -50.00%
West Midlands +17 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 79 (63.71%) 3G
2 61 (49.19%) Telecoms
3 49 (39.52%) Wireless
4 43 (34.68%) Linux
5 39 (31.45%) Cisco
6 37 (29.84%) LTE
7 30 (24.19%) Firewall
7 30 (24.19%) IPsec
7 30 (24.19%) BGP
8 29 (23.39%) MPLS
9 28 (22.58%) C
9 28 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (20.97%) Degree
12 25 (20.16%) WAN
13 24 (19.35%) OSPF
14 23 (18.55%) Management Information System
14 23 (18.55%) LAN
15 21 (16.94%) IPv6
15 21 (16.94%) Juniper
16 20 (16.13%) SolarWinds
17 18 (14.52%) SLA
17 18 (14.52%) VoIP
17 18 (14.52%) C++
18 17 (13.71%) ITIL
18 17 (13.71%) Ethernet
18 17 (13.71%) DSL
18 17 (13.71%) Network Design
18 17 (13.71%) Computer Science
18 17 (13.71%) Operations Management

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 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (63.71%) 3G
2 49 (39.52%) Wireless
3 37 (29.84%) LTE
4 30 (24.19%) BGP
4 30 (24.19%) Firewall
4 30 (24.19%) IPsec
5 29 (23.39%) MPLS
6 28 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
7 25 (20.16%) WAN
8 24 (19.35%) OSPF
9 23 (18.55%) LAN
10 21 (16.94%) IPv6
11 18 (14.52%) VoIP
12 17 (13.71%) DSL
12 17 (13.71%) Ethernet
12 17 (13.71%) Unified Communications
13 16 (12.90%) DNS
13 16 (12.90%) SSL
14 15 (12.10%) DHCP
14 15 (12.10%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.84%) MS Access
2 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 61 (49.19%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.45%) Marketing
3 6 (4.84%) Back Office
3 6 (4.84%) Billing
4 3 (2.42%) Advertising
5 2 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Finance
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (24.19%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.35%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (11.29%) Telecoms Manager
4 13 (10.48%) Juniper Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) Analyst
6 9 (7.26%) Product Manager
7 8 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.45%) Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Senior Support Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) C++ Developer
9 6 (4.84%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.84%) Linux Developer
9 6 (4.84%) Network Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Network Support
9 6 (4.84%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Senior Network Support
9 6 (4.84%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.03%) HTML
3 4 (3.23%) XML
4 3 (2.42%) Middleware
4 3 (2.42%) XMPP
4 3 (2.42%) Yocto
5 2 (1.61%) FreeSWITCH
5 2 (1.61%) JMS
5 2 (1.61%) SOAP
6 1 (0.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.81%) CSS
6 1 (0.81%) JavaFX
6 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.81%) Swing
6 1 (0.81%) WAP
6 1 (0.81%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.55%) Management Information System
2 17 (13.71%) Computer Science
3 16 (12.90%) Data Centre
4 15 (12.10%) PKI
5 7 (5.65%) Internet of Things
5 7 (5.65%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.65%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.42%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.61%) CCTV
7 2 (1.61%) Handset
7 2 (1.61%) Smart City
8 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (34.68%) Linux
2 16 (12.90%) Unix
3 14 (11.29%) Windows
4 9 (7.26%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (5.65%) CentOS
6 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.03%) Android
7 5 (4.03%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.03%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.81%) Solaris
9 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.71%) ITIL
1 17 (13.71%) Network Design
1 17 (13.71%) Operations Management
2 15 (12.10%) Change Control
2 15 (12.10%) Information Management
2 15 (12.10%) Load Balancing
3 13 (10.48%) WAN Optimisation
4 11 (8.87%) Adaptive Security
5 9 (7.26%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (7.26%) Mathematics
5 9 (7.26%) Product Management
5 9 (7.26%) Web Filtering
6 8 (6.45%) Functional Testing
7 7 (5.65%) Service Management
8 6 (4.84%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (4.84%) Logistics
8 6 (4.84%) Process Improvement
8 6 (4.84%) QMS
9 5 (4.03%) Network Management
9 5 (4.03%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.58%) C
2 18 (14.52%) C++
3 13 (10.48%) Java
3 13 (10.48%) Python
4 8 (6.45%) Perl
5 6 (4.84%) C#
6 5 (4.03%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.42%) PHP
7 3 (2.42%) Ruby
7 3 (2.42%) SQL
7 3 (2.42%) Tcl
8 2 (1.61%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.97%) Degree
3 12 (9.68%) CCNP
4 8 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (5.65%) CCNA
6 5 (4.03%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.23%) CCIE
7 4 (3.23%) HND
8 3 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) CCENT
10 1 (0.81%) CCIP
10 1 (0.81%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.52%) SLA
2 6 (4.84%) PMO
3 4 (3.23%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.23%) Firmware
2 3 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.81%) KVM
3 1 (0.81%) Squid
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) Cisco Prime
1 11 (8.87%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.81%) Ansible
4 1 (0.81%) Cacti
4 1 (0.81%) OpenView
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (31.45%) Cisco
2 21 (16.94%) Juniper
3 20 (16.13%) SolarWinds
4 14 (11.29%) HP
5 13 (10.48%) Ericsson
5 13 (10.48%) F5
6 11 (8.87%) Barracuda Networks
6 11 (8.87%) Palo Alto
7 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
8 9 (7.26%) Forcepoint
8 9 (7.26%) Meraki
9 8 (6.45%) Avaya
10 6 (4.84%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.84%) Draytek
10 6 (4.84%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.84%) Huawei
10 6 (4.84%) NEC
10 6 (4.84%) Nortel
10 6 (4.84%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.84%) SonicWALL