Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1062 1053 1153
Rank change year-on-year -9 +100 -276
Permanent jobs citing LTE 149 169 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.089% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.53% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 124 120 139
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,150 £29,400 £30,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £110,000 £77,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.76%

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 28197 32099 36357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22815 26256 30085
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

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 November 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 24 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 +30 141 £50,000 - 10
UK excluding London +39 111 £50,000 - 7
South East +43 79 £52,500 +5.00% 6
London 0 29 £72,500 -3.33% 3
Midlands +47 17 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 16 £45,500 -
South West +21 8 £42,500 +7.59%
East of England +3 6 £70,000 +27.27% 1
East Midlands +29 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £27,500 -1.79%
North of England +11 1 £27,500 -1.79%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 118 (79.19%) Telecoms
2 70 (46.98%) Linux
3 68 (45.64%) GSM
4 67 (44.97%) UMTS
5 51 (34.23%) Software Engineering
6 50 (33.56%) Cisco
7 47 (31.54%) 4G
8 46 (30.87%) C++
9 39 (26.17%) 3G
10 35 (23.49%) Wireshark
11 34 (22.82%) C
12 33 (22.15%) Diameter Protocol
13 32 (21.48%) RANAP
14 30 (20.13%) Wireless
15 28 (18.79%) GCC
16 27 (18.12%) Multithreading
16 27 (18.12%) Asterisk PBX
16 27 (18.12%) Subversion
17 26 (17.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 26 (17.45%) RTP
17 26 (17.45%) STL
17 26 (17.45%) OO
17 26 (17.45%) PBX
17 26 (17.45%) GDB
17 26 (17.45%) Trac
17 26 (17.45%) Cross-Platform Development
18 25 (16.78%) VoIP
18 25 (16.78%) MGW
18 25 (16.78%) SGSN
19 24 (16.11%) GGSN

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 (2.01%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.67%) Apache
2 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.34%) PaaS
1 2 (1.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (45.64%) GSM
2 67 (44.97%) UMTS
3 47 (31.54%) 4G
4 39 (26.17%) 3G
5 35 (23.49%) Wireshark
6 33 (22.15%) Diameter Protocol
7 32 (21.48%) RANAP
8 30 (20.13%) Wireless
9 27 (18.12%) Asterisk PBX
10 26 (17.45%) PBX
10 26 (17.45%) RTP
11 25 (16.78%) MGW
11 25 (16.78%) SGSN
11 25 (16.78%) VoIP
12 24 (16.11%) GGSN
13 20 (13.42%) IPsec
14 19 (12.75%) VPN
15 18 (12.08%) IPv4
15 18 (12.08%) Radio Access Network
16 16 (10.74%) M3UA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.03%) MS Access
2 3 (2.01%) Big Data
3 2 (1.34%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.67%) HBase
4 1 (0.67%) MySQL
4 1 (0.67%) OpenStack Swift
4 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.67%) Redis
4 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (18.79%) GCC
2 27 (18.12%) Subversion
3 26 (17.45%) GDB
3 26 (17.45%) Trac
4 7 (4.70%) JIRA
5 4 (2.68%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.34%) Maven
8 1 (0.67%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.67%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 118 (79.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.03%) Back Office
3 5 (3.36%) Marketing
4 4 (2.68%) Billing
4 4 (2.68%) Finance
5 3 (2.01%) Banking
5 3 (2.01%) Electronics
6 2 (1.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Telecoms Engineer
2 36 (24.16%) Software Engineer
3 26 (17.45%) C++ Software Engineer
4 24 (16.11%) Network Engineer
5 22 (14.77%) Core Network Engineer
6 21 (14.09%) Telecoms Software Engineer
7 20 (13.42%) Architect
8 19 (12.75%) Systems Architect
9 18 (12.08%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (8.72%) Test Engineer
11 11 (7.38%) Senior Architect
11 11 (7.38%) Senior Systems Architect
12 10 (6.71%) Support Engineer
12 10 (6.71%) Telecoms Support Engineer
12 10 (6.71%) Test Manager
13 9 (6.04%) Delivery Manager
14 8 (5.37%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
15 7 (4.70%) Developer
15 7 (4.70%) Telecoms Manager
15 7 (4.70%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 26 (17.45%) STL
2 13 (8.72%) XMPP
3 7 (4.70%) HTML
4 6 (4.03%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.01%) Middleware
6 2 (1.34%) CSS
6 2 (1.34%) Kafka
6 2 (1.34%) REST
6 2 (1.34%) SOAP
6 2 (1.34%) Spring
7 1 (0.67%) .NET
7 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.67%) CSS3
7 1 (0.67%) HTML5
7 1 (0.67%) LAMP
7 1 (0.67%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Internet of Things
2 13 (8.72%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.68%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (2.01%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.34%) CCTV
8 2 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.34%) Handset
8 2 (1.34%) iPhone
8 2 (1.34%) Smart City
9 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.67%) Fintech
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (46.98%) Linux
2 7 (4.70%) Android
3 5 (3.36%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (3.36%) Windows
4 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.01%) Unix
5 3 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.23%) Software Engineering
2 27 (18.12%) Multithreading
3 26 (17.45%) Cross-Platform Development
3 26 (17.45%) OO
4 16 (10.74%) Presales
5 9 (6.04%) Business Development
5 9 (6.04%) Network Architecture
5 9 (6.04%) Project Management
6 8 (5.37%) Process Improvement
6 8 (5.37%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (4.70%) Mentoring
7 7 (4.70%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.03%) Coaching
8 6 (4.03%) ITIL
8 6 (4.03%) ITIL V3
8 6 (4.03%) Logistics
8 6 (4.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (4.03%) QMS
8 6 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.87%) C++
2 34 (22.82%) C
3 24 (16.11%) Python
4 22 (14.77%) Bash Shell
5 21 (14.09%) Perl
6 10 (6.71%) Java
7 8 (5.37%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.03%) Embedded C
8 6 (4.03%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.68%) SQL
10 3 (2.01%) C#
11 2 (1.34%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.67%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.67%) PHP
12 1 (0.67%) Scala
12 1 (0.67%) VB
12 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (13.42%) Degree
2 6 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.36%) CCNP
3 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.68%) CCNA
4 4 (2.68%) HND
5 2 (1.34%) PhD
6 1 (0.67%) CCIE
6 1 (0.67%) CWNA
6 1 (0.67%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) QA
2 7 (4.70%) PMO
3 4 (2.68%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.34%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.34%) MISRA
4 2 (1.34%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.34%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.05%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (33.56%) Cisco
2 13 (8.72%) IBM
2 13 (8.72%) Sigfox
3 6 (4.03%) Ericsson
3 6 (4.03%) HP
3 6 (4.03%) Huawei
3 6 (4.03%) NEC
3 6 (4.03%) Nokia Networks
3 6 (4.03%) Nortel
3 6 (4.03%) Tellabs
4 4 (2.68%) Actix
4 4 (2.68%) Mapinfo
5 3 (2.01%) VMware
6 2 (1.34%) Intel
6 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.67%) Apple
7 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.67%) Juniper
7 1 (0.67%) Vertica