Period
to 22 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for LTE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LTE over the 6 months to 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 796 850 1012
Rank change year-on-year +54 +162 +60
Permanent jobs citing LTE 60 109 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.10% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.67% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 29 83 88
10th Percentile £42,000 £34,672 £35,650
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,645 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.51% +28.74% -12.00%
75th Percentile £86,250 £61,250 £54,000
90th Percentile " £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +30.68% -12.00%

LTE 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 10,929 16,259 22,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 15.06% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8,283 12,975 17,676
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,750 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,915 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.86% +0.98% -

LTE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LTE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LTE in the UK

LTE
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LTE.

Salary trend for LTE in the UK

LTE
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LTE over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for LTE in the UK

LTE
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LTE within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 2021. 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 +71 58 £57,500 +1.51% 30
UK excluding London +13 43 £55,000 -4.35% 29
South East +58 26 £57,500 +4.55% 16
North of England +28 12 £55,000 -4.35% 3
Yorkshire - 12 £55,000 - 2
London +100 10 £40,000 -28.34% 2
Work from Home -141 8 £82,500 +45.65% 4
South West -8 3 - - 8
Midlands +24 1 £65,000 +26.83%
West Midlands -3 1 £65,000 +26.83%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, IT jobs citing LTE 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 LTE.

1 41 (68.33%) 5G
2 38 (63.33%) 3G
3 34 (56.67%) Wireless
4 31 (51.67%) 4G
5 30 (50.00%) Telecoms
6 22 (36.67%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (25.00%) 2G
7 15 (25.00%) Project Management
8 14 (23.33%) VoLTE
9 12 (20.00%) Degree
9 12 (20.00%) Presales
10 11 (18.33%) Project Delivery
10 11 (18.33%) Network Design
10 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Project
11 10 (16.67%) ITIL
11 10 (16.67%) PRINCE2
11 10 (16.67%) 3GPP
11 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 10 (16.67%) Remedy
11 10 (16.67%) Ericsson
11 10 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 10 (16.67%) Workshop Facilitation
11 10 (16.67%) ITIL V3
11 10 (16.67%) MIMO
12 9 (15.00%) MPLS
12 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.33%) WCDMA
13 8 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 8 (13.33%) WiMAX
13 8 (13.33%) Analytics

LTE
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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (68.33%) 5G
2 38 (63.33%) 3G
3 34 (56.67%) Wireless
4 31 (51.67%) 4G
5 22 (36.67%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (25.00%) 2G
7 14 (23.33%) VoLTE
8 10 (16.67%) 3GPP
8 10 (16.67%) MIMO
9 9 (15.00%) MPLS
9 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (13.33%) WCDMA
10 8 (13.33%) WiMAX
11 6 (10.00%) GSM
11 6 (10.00%) IP Telephony
11 6 (10.00%) NAS
11 6 (10.00%) WebEx
12 5 (8.33%) UMTS
13 3 (5.00%) VoIP
13 3 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) GIS
1 1 (1.67%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 30 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Project Manager
2 12 (20.00%) RF Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Senior RF Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Test Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Voice Project Manager
5 8 (13.33%) Architect
5 8 (13.33%) Design Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Radio Design Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Radio Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) RF Design Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Design Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior RF Design Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Network Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Telecoms Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Programme Delivery Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Programme Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Senior Delivery Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) React
1 2 (3.33%) REST
1 2 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.33%) Algorithms
2 8 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.67%) CESG
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.67%) IVR
5 1 (1.67%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Project Management
2 12 (20.00%) Presales
3 11 (18.33%) Network Design
3 11 (18.33%) Project Delivery
4 10 (16.67%) ITIL
4 10 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 10 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 10 (16.67%) Workshop Facilitation
5 8 (13.33%) Analytics
5 8 (13.33%) Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (11.67%) Programme Management
6 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
6 7 (11.67%) Use Case
7 6 (10.00%) Inventory Management
7 6 (10.00%) Lead Generation
7 6 (10.00%) Network Architecture
7 6 (10.00%) Network Planning
7 6 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
7 6 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) Python
2 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.00%) C
2 3 (5.00%) PHP
3 2 (3.33%) Go
3 2 (3.33%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.33%) Perl
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.00%) CCNA
3 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.67%) CCIE
5 1 (1.67%) CCNP
5 1 (1.67%) CISSP
5 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) NCSC
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Ericsson
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 10 (16.67%) Remedy
2 6 (10.00%) BT
2 6 (10.00%) Keysight
2 6 (10.00%) Openreach
2 6 (10.00%) Sigfox
3 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (1.67%) Brocade
4 1 (1.67%) Empirix
4 1 (1.67%) F5
4 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.67%) Mapinfo