Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1057 1052 1169
Rank change year-on-year -5 +117 -214
Permanent jobs citing LTE 141 132 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.076% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 105 103 106
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £37,700 £31,300 £30,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £110,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.40% +7.78%

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 26,872 29,048 34,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.62% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,677 23,596 28,913
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for LTE in the UK

LTE
Top 9 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 20 February 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 0 138 £52,500 -4.55% 25
UK excluding London -3 114 £50,000 -9.09% 21
South East +21 72 £52,500 -2.33% 12
London -18 23 £57,500 -23.33% 5
East of England +1 20 £70,000 +33.33% 3
Midlands +22 15 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands - 14 £42,500 - 4
South West 0 7 £48,000 -16.52% 1
East Midlands +9 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 108 (76.60%) Telecoms
2 73 (51.77%) UMTS
3 69 (48.94%) GSM
4 61 (43.26%) Linux
5 57 (40.43%) Software Engineering
6 52 (36.88%) C++
7 50 (35.46%) Wireshark
8 47 (33.33%) Cisco
9 41 (29.08%) Diameter Protocol
10 40 (28.37%) RANAP
11 39 (27.66%) RTP
11 39 (27.66%) STL
12 36 (25.53%) OO
13 35 (24.82%) GGSN
13 35 (24.82%) SGSN
14 34 (24.11%) Subversion
14 34 (24.11%) Multithreading
14 34 (24.11%) MGW
14 34 (24.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 34 (24.11%) Asterisk PBX
14 34 (24.11%) GCC
14 34 (24.11%) GDB
14 34 (24.11%) PBX
14 34 (24.11%) Trac
14 34 (24.11%) Cross-Platform Development
15 32 (22.70%) Wireless
15 32 (22.70%) Degree
16 31 (21.99%) Python
17 25 (17.73%) 4G
17 25 (17.73%) C

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 (2.84%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.42%) PaaS
2 2 (1.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (51.77%) UMTS
2 69 (48.94%) GSM
3 50 (35.46%) Wireshark
4 41 (29.08%) Diameter Protocol
5 40 (28.37%) RANAP
6 39 (27.66%) RTP
7 35 (24.82%) GGSN
7 35 (24.82%) SGSN
8 34 (24.11%) Asterisk PBX
8 34 (24.11%) MGW
8 34 (24.11%) PBX
9 32 (22.70%) Wireless
10 25 (17.73%) 3GPP
10 25 (17.73%) 4G
11 23 (16.31%) 3G
11 23 (16.31%) 5G
12 16 (11.35%) DNS
12 16 (11.35%) IPsec
12 16 (11.35%) VoIP
12 16 (11.35%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) Big Data
1 4 (2.84%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.42%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.42%) HBase
2 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.42%) Redis
2 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (24.11%) GCC
1 34 (24.11%) GDB
1 34 (24.11%) Subversion
1 34 (24.11%) Trac
2 15 (10.64%) JIRA
3 10 (7.09%) ClearCase
4 5 (3.55%) ClearQuest
4 5 (3.55%) LabVIEW
5 4 (2.84%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.84%) Selenium
6 3 (2.13%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.71%) Android Studio
General
1 108 (76.60%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.93%) Electronics
3 3 (2.13%) Finance
3 3 (2.13%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.42%) Billing
4 2 (1.42%) Marketing
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Automotive
5 1 (0.71%) Military
5 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (36.88%) Telecoms Engineer
2 42 (29.79%) Software Engineer
3 34 (24.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 29 (20.57%) Network Engineer
5 28 (19.86%) Core Network Engineer
6 26 (18.44%) Telecoms Software Engineer
7 20 (14.18%) Test Engineer
8 15 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (9.22%) Architect
10 11 (7.80%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 9 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (6.38%) Systems Architect
11 9 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (6.38%) Test Manager
12 8 (5.67%) Embedded C Engineer
12 8 (5.67%) Embedded Engineer
12 8 (5.67%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
12 8 (5.67%) Telecoms Architect
13 7 (4.96%) Algorithm Engineer
13 7 (4.96%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.66%) STL
2 34 (24.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (4.26%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.42%) CSS
4 2 (1.42%) CSS3
4 2 (1.42%) HTML
4 2 (1.42%) HTML5
4 2 (1.42%) Kafka
4 2 (1.42%) REST
4 2 (1.42%) SOAP
4 2 (1.42%) XML
5 1 (0.71%) .NET
5 1 (0.71%) Ajax
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.71%) jQuery
5 1 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.71%) RESTful
5 1 (0.71%) WCF
5 1 (0.71%) XMPP
5 1 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (7.80%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.13%) Handset
7 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.42%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.71%) Fintech
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (43.26%) Linux
2 5 (3.55%) Solaris
2 5 (3.55%) VxWorks
3 2 (1.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.71%) Android
4 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (40.43%) Software Engineering
2 36 (25.53%) OO
3 34 (24.11%) Cross-Platform Development
3 34 (24.11%) Multithreading
4 11 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.80%) Signal Processing
4 11 (7.80%) Test Automation
5 10 (7.09%) Integration Testing
5 10 (7.09%) ITIL
5 10 (7.09%) Physics
5 10 (7.09%) Project Management
6 9 (6.38%) Mathematics
7 8 (5.67%) Mentoring
8 7 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.96%) Network Architecture
8 7 (4.96%) Scrum
9 6 (4.26%) Coaching
9 6 (4.26%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (36.88%) C++
2 31 (21.99%) Python
3 25 (17.73%) C
4 19 (13.48%) MATLAB
5 16 (11.35%) Perl
6 13 (9.22%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.51%) Java
8 10 (7.09%) Embedded C
9 6 (4.26%) C#
10 5 (3.55%) Tcl
11 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.13%) SQL
12 2 (1.42%) R
12 2 (1.42%) Scala
12 2 (1.42%) TTCN
13 1 (0.71%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.71%) VB
13 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (22.70%) Degree
2 7 (4.96%) PhD
2 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.42%) CCNP
5 2 (1.42%) HNC
5 2 (1.42%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.42%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.71%) APMP
6 1 (0.71%) CCIE
6 1 (0.71%) CWNA
6 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.80%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) MISRA
2 3 (2.13%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.42%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.71%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 47 (33.33%) Cisco
2 10 (7.09%) HP
3 5 (3.55%) Sun
4 4 (2.84%) Actix
4 4 (2.84%) Mapinfo
5 2 (1.42%) Intel
5 2 (1.42%) Juniper
5 2 (1.42%) Tableau
6 1 (0.71%) Acme Packet
6 1 (0.71%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.71%) Huawei
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) NetScout
6 1 (0.71%) Nokia
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle
6 1 (0.71%) Redknee
6 1 (0.71%) Sigfox
6 1 (0.71%) Tekelec