Period
to 19 October 2017

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

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1066 1037 1109
Rank change year-on-year -29 +72 -242
Permanent jobs citing LTE 107 196 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.10% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.61% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 89 143 162
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £30,525
90th Percentile £76,750 £100,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year -8.00% +23.46% -4.71%

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 27906 32322 36734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22638 26537 30275
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

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 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 -50 99 £48,000 -11.11% 12
UK excluding London -6 75 £46,000 -8.00% 8
South East +8 50 £50,000 - 7
London +1 23 £72,500 +9.02% 4
Midlands +55 12 £46,000 -
West Midlands - 11 £46,000 -
South West +4 6 £42,500 -22.73% 1
East of England -7 6 £50,000 -9.09%
East Midlands +36 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +29 1 £27,500 -1.79%
North of England -1 1 £27,500 -1.79%

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT jobs citing LTE 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 LTE.

1 77 (71.96%) Telecoms
2 40 (37.38%) Linux
2 40 (37.38%) 4G
3 37 (34.58%) GSM
4 36 (33.64%) UMTS
5 31 (28.97%) 3G
5 31 (28.97%) C
5 31 (28.97%) Wireless
6 29 (27.10%) C++
7 23 (21.50%) Cisco
8 21 (19.63%) Software Engineering
9 18 (16.82%) Degree
9 18 (16.82%) IPv4
10 17 (15.89%) Python
11 16 (14.95%) Radio Access Network
11 16 (14.95%) Presales
12 15 (14.02%) Ethernet
13 14 (13.08%) Perl
13 14 (13.08%) Bash Shell
13 14 (13.08%) Internet of Things
14 13 (12.15%) MQTT
14 13 (12.15%) Sigfox
14 13 (12.15%) AMQP
14 13 (12.15%) XMPP
14 13 (12.15%) VoIP
14 13 (12.15%) IBM
14 13 (12.15%) BGP
14 13 (12.15%) IPsec
15 12 (11.21%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (11.21%) VPN

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 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.87%) PaaS
1 2 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (37.38%) 4G
2 37 (34.58%) GSM
3 36 (33.64%) UMTS
4 31 (28.97%) 3G
4 31 (28.97%) Wireless
5 18 (16.82%) IPv4
6 16 (14.95%) Radio Access Network
7 15 (14.02%) Ethernet
8 13 (12.15%) AMQP
8 13 (12.15%) BGP
8 13 (12.15%) IPsec
8 13 (12.15%) MQTT
8 13 (12.15%) VoIP
9 12 (11.21%) Diameter Protocol
9 12 (11.21%) VPN
9 12 (11.21%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (10.28%) RANAP
11 10 (9.35%) 5G
11 10 (9.35%) IPv6
12 9 (8.41%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) MS Access
2 2 (1.87%) Big Data
2 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack Swift
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) GCC
2 8 (7.48%) Subversion
3 7 (6.54%) GDB
3 7 (6.54%) Trac
4 4 (3.74%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.80%) JIRA
6 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.87%) Maven
7 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
General
1 77 (71.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.61%) Back Office
3 4 (3.74%) Billing
4 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Electronics
4 3 (2.80%) Finance
4 3 (2.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (20.56%) Telecoms Engineer
2 17 (15.89%) Software Engineer
3 16 (14.95%) Architect
3 16 (14.95%) Systems Architect
4 11 (10.28%) Network Engineer
5 9 (8.41%) Delivery Manager
5 9 (8.41%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.48%) C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Core Network Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Senior Architect
6 8 (7.48%) Senior Systems Architect
6 8 (7.48%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Telecoms Manager
7 7 (6.54%) Telecoms Support Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) LTE Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Messaging Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Telecoms Software Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) XMPP
2 7 (6.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (6.54%) HTML
2 7 (6.54%) STL
3 5 (4.67%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.80%) Middleware
5 2 (1.87%) CSS
5 2 (1.87%) Spring
5 2 (1.87%) WAP
6 1 (0.93%) .NET
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.93%) CSS3
6 1 (0.93%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) Kafka
6 1 (0.93%) LAMP
6 1 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.93%) REST
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Internet of Things
2 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.74%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.80%) Handset
7 2 (1.87%) CCTV
7 2 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.87%) iPhone
7 2 (1.87%) Smart City
8 1 (0.93%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.38%) Linux
2 6 (5.61%) Android
2 6 (5.61%) Windows
3 5 (4.67%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.80%) Unix
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.87%) CentOS
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) Software Engineering
2 16 (14.95%) Presales
3 8 (7.48%) Multithreading
3 8 (7.48%) OO
3 8 (7.48%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (6.54%) Business Development
4 7 (6.54%) Cross-Platform Development
4 7 (6.54%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (6.54%) Process Improvement
4 7 (6.54%) Project Management
5 6 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.61%) Coaching
5 6 (5.61%) ITIL
5 6 (5.61%) ITIL V3
5 6 (5.61%) Logistics
5 6 (5.61%) Network Architecture
5 6 (5.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (5.61%) QMS
5 6 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.97%) C
2 29 (27.10%) C++
3 17 (15.89%) Python
4 14 (13.08%) Bash Shell
4 14 (13.08%) Perl
5 9 (8.41%) Java
6 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.54%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.74%) Embedded C
8 3 (2.80%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.80%) SQL
9 1 (0.93%) C#
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (16.82%) Degree
2 4 (3.74%) CCNA
2 4 (3.74%) CCNP
2 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.74%) HND
2 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) QA
2 6 (5.61%) PMO
3 4 (3.74%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.87%) SLA
5 1 (0.93%) DO-178B
System Software
1 12 (11.21%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Docker
3 1 (0.93%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (21.50%) Cisco
2 13 (12.15%) IBM
2 13 (12.15%) Sigfox
3 7 (6.54%) Ericsson
4 6 (5.61%) Huawei
4 6 (5.61%) NEC
4 6 (5.61%) Nokia Networks
4 6 (5.61%) Nortel
4 6 (5.61%) Tellabs
5 4 (3.74%) Actix
5 4 (3.74%) Mapinfo
6 3 (2.80%) VMware
7 2 (1.87%) HP
7 2 (1.87%) Intel
7 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.93%) Apple
8 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.93%) Vertica