Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1074 1090 1054
Rank change year-on-year +16 -36 -13
Permanent jobs citing LTE 112 111 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.064% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.40% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 69 90 185
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% -
10th Percentile £39,600 £31,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £73,000 £65,000 £92,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £53,250
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.49% +6.50%

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 26,330 27,651 34,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.98% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 20,912 22,540 28,293
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

LTE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LTE in the UK

LTE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LTE.

Salary trend for LTE in the UK

LTE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LTE over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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 -3 112 £50,000 +11.11% 16
UK excluding London -10 83 £50,000 +11.11% 12
South East +1 55 £50,000 +5.26% 8
London +12 29 £45,000 -18.18% 4
East of England -12 14 - - 1
Midlands +14 10 £40,000 -16.67% 1
West Midlands +16 7 £40,000 -16.67% 1
South West -11 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire +31 1 £49,000 +78.18% 1
North of England +16 1 £49,000 +50.77% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 57 (50.89%) Telecoms
2 45 (40.18%) UMTS
3 38 (33.93%) GSM
3 38 (33.93%) Linux
3 38 (33.93%) Wireless
4 35 (31.25%) Degree
5 34 (30.36%) C++
6 30 (26.79%) Wi-Fi
7 28 (25.00%) C
7 28 (25.00%) Python
8 26 (23.21%) Electronics
9 23 (20.54%) JavaScript
10 22 (19.64%) 3G
10 22 (19.64%) 4G
11 21 (18.75%) Computer Science
12 18 (16.07%) WCDMA
13 17 (15.18%) 3GPP
13 17 (15.18%) Wireshark
13 17 (15.18%) Test Automation
13 17 (15.18%) Software Engineering
14 16 (14.29%) OO
14 16 (14.29%) Perl
14 16 (14.29%) Java
14 16 (14.29%) MATLAB
14 16 (14.29%) Mobile App
15 15 (13.39%) HTML
16 14 (12.50%) GPRS
16 14 (12.50%) Cisco
16 14 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
16 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (40.18%) UMTS
2 38 (33.93%) GSM
2 38 (33.93%) Wireless
3 30 (26.79%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (19.64%) 3G
4 22 (19.64%) 4G
5 18 (16.07%) WCDMA
6 17 (15.18%) 3GPP
6 17 (15.18%) Wireshark
7 14 (12.50%) GPRS
8 13 (11.61%) RTP
9 11 (9.82%) SNMP
10 10 (8.93%) CDMA
10 10 (8.93%) Ethernet
10 10 (8.93%) WiMAX
11 9 (8.04%) 5G
11 9 (8.04%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (8.04%) GGSN
11 9 (8.04%) SGSN
12 8 (7.14%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.46%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.57%) Big Data
5 2 (1.79%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.89%) Power BI
6 1 (0.89%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) ClearCase
1 9 (8.04%) Subversion
1 9 (8.04%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.14%) GCC
2 8 (7.14%) GDB
2 8 (7.14%) Trac
3 6 (5.36%) JIRA
4 5 (4.46%) LabVIEW
5 4 (3.57%) ClearQuest
6 3 (2.68%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.68%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.89%) Maven
7 1 (0.89%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.89%) Selenium
7 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (50.89%) Telecoms
2 26 (23.21%) Electronics
3 3 (2.68%) Finance
3 3 (2.68%) Law
3 3 (2.68%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.86%) Software Engineer
2 16 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 15 (13.39%) Telecoms Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) Developer
5 13 (11.61%) Network Engineer
6 11 (9.82%) Development Engineer
7 10 (8.93%) Core Network Engineer
8 9 (8.04%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (8.04%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
9 8 (7.14%) QA Engineer
9 8 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
10 7 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (6.25%) Telecoms Software Engineer
11 6 (5.36%) Java Engineer
11 6 (5.36%) Network Manager
11 6 (5.36%) Network Performance Manager
11 6 (5.36%) Performance Manager
11 6 (5.36%) Software Development Engineer
12 5 (4.46%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) HTML
2 13 (11.61%) STL
3 12 (10.71%) XML
4 9 (8.04%) Ajax
4 9 (8.04%) CSS
4 9 (8.04%) CSS3
4 9 (8.04%) HTML5
4 9 (8.04%) jQuery
4 9 (8.04%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (8.04%) WCF
4 9 (8.04%) XSLT
5 8 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (5.36%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.79%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.89%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.89%) Spring
8 1 (0.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 16 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 14 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (11.61%) W3C
5 9 (8.04%) N-Tier
6 6 (5.36%) User Experience
7 5 (4.46%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.79%) Handset
10 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.93%) Linux
2 7 (6.25%) Unix
3 5 (4.46%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (4.46%) Mac OS X
3 5 (4.46%) Solaris
3 5 (4.46%) VxWorks
4 4 (3.57%) Windows
5 2 (1.79%) Android
5 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) Software Engineering
1 17 (15.18%) Test Automation
2 16 (14.29%) OO
3 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (9.82%) E-Commerce
5 10 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.93%) Unit Testing
6 9 (8.04%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (8.04%) Multithreading
6 9 (8.04%) MVC
6 9 (8.04%) Signal Processing
7 8 (7.14%) Cross-Platform Development
7 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 7 (6.25%) Decision-Making
8 7 (6.25%) Mathematics
8 7 (6.25%) Performance Management
9 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.36%) Network Performance Management
9 6 (5.36%) OOD
9 6 (5.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.36%) C++
2 28 (25.00%) C
2 28 (25.00%) Python
3 23 (20.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.29%) Java
4 16 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 16 (14.29%) Perl
5 9 (8.04%) C#
6 8 (7.14%) Embedded C
6 8 (7.14%) Ruby
7 6 (5.36%) SQL
8 5 (4.46%) Objective-C
8 5 (4.46%) Tcl
9 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.68%) TTCN
10 2 (1.79%) R
11 1 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (31.25%) Degree
2 11 (9.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) PhD
5 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.68%) HNC
6 3 (2.68%) HND
7 2 (1.79%) CCIE
7 2 (1.79%) CCNP
7 2 (1.79%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.89%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.89%) CCNA
8 1 (0.89%) ISEB
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.61%) QA
2 4 (3.57%) MISRA
2 4 (3.57%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (4.46%) Netcool
3 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.89%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (12.50%) Cisco
2 6 (5.36%) Apple
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.46%) BT
3 5 (4.46%) Sun
4 3 (2.68%) Juniper
4 3 (2.68%) OpenText
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle
4 3 (2.68%) Tableau
5 2 (1.79%) Dell
5 2 (1.79%) EMC
5 2 (1.79%) F5
5 2 (1.79%) NetApp
5 2 (1.79%) Splunk
5 2 (1.79%) VMware
6 1 (0.89%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Nokia
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.89%) Redknee