Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 749 1014 1094
Rank change year-on-year +265 +80 +8
Permanent jobs citing LTE 67 110 121
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.075% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 53 88 76
Median annual salary £57,500 £47,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.34% -6.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £42,100 £33,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £75,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +11.11%

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 11,530 23,060 26,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 15.66% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9,000 17,422 21,314
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for LTE in the UK

LTE
Top 13 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 13 July 2020. 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 +237 65 £57,500 +15.00% 21
UK excluding London +218 59 £57,500 +15.00% 20
South East +151 30 £55,000 +4.76% 11
North of England +159 13 £57,500 +53.33% 5
North West +123 12 £57,500 +53.33% 2
London +162 6 £56,645 +38.16% 1
South West +107 6 £75,000 +66.67% 2
East of England +86 5 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Midlands +85 5 £48,500 +18.29% 1
West Midlands +75 4 £49,250 +20.12%
Work from Home +66 3 £56,645 +41.61%
East Midlands +60 1 £45,000 +9.76% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £65,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 31 (46.27%) Degree
2 28 (41.79%) 4G
3 27 (40.30%) C
3 27 (40.30%) Wireless
4 25 (37.31%) Wi-Fi
4 25 (37.31%) Telecoms
5 24 (35.82%) Computer Science
6 22 (32.84%) C++
6 22 (32.84%) 3G
7 20 (29.85%) Embedded C
8 19 (28.36%) 5G
9 18 (26.87%) Internet of Things
9 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
9 18 (26.87%) Firmware
9 18 (26.87%) Internet
10 17 (25.37%) TCP/IP
11 16 (23.88%) Bluetooth
11 16 (23.88%) Project Management
12 14 (20.90%) Validation
13 13 (19.40%) 2G
13 13 (19.40%) C#
13 13 (19.40%) Windows
13 13 (19.40%) Linux
14 12 (17.91%) .NET
14 12 (17.91%) Eclipse
14 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
14 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
14 12 (17.91%) Use Case
14 12 (17.91%) MQTT
14 12 (17.91%) GCC

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 (4.48%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.91%) GitHub
2 9 (13.43%) AWS
3 6 (8.96%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.79%) 4G
2 27 (40.30%) Wireless
3 25 (37.31%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (32.84%) 3G
5 19 (28.36%) 5G
6 18 (26.87%) Internet
7 17 (25.37%) TCP/IP
8 16 (23.88%) Bluetooth
9 13 (19.40%) 2G
10 12 (17.91%) MQTT
11 10 (14.93%) Radio Access Network
12 9 (13.43%) GSM
13 6 (8.96%) UMTS
14 5 (7.46%) IPsec
14 5 (7.46%) IPv4
14 5 (7.46%) IPv6
14 5 (7.46%) VoIP
14 5 (7.46%) VPN
14 5 (7.46%) WCDMA
14 5 (7.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Big Data
1 3 (4.48%) MS Access
2 2 (2.99%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Eclipse
1 12 (17.91%) GCC
2 8 (11.94%) JIRA
3 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.45%) Subversion
4 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.49%) Maven
5 1 (1.49%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) TestRail
General
1 25 (37.31%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.45%) Electronics
3 6 (8.96%) Military
4 5 (7.46%) Aerospace
4 5 (7.46%) Finance
5 3 (4.48%) Automotive
6 2 (2.99%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Embedded Engineer
1 10 (14.93%) Software Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Developer
2 8 (11.94%) Firmware Developer
3 6 (8.96%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Firmware Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Smart Energy Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Technical Manager
4 5 (7.46%) Radio Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) RF Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Test Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) Node.js
4 3 (4.48%) Yocto
5 2 (2.99%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.99%) Spring
6 1 (1.49%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.87%) Internet of Things
2 6 (8.96%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (8.96%) Smart Energy
2 6 (8.96%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.99%) CESG
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
4 2 (2.99%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
1 13 (19.40%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) CentOS
3 3 (4.48%) Unix
4 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Computer Science
2 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
3 16 (23.88%) Project Management
4 14 (20.90%) Validation
5 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
5 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
5 12 (17.91%) Use Case
6 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.94%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (10.45%) Static Code Analysis
10 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (8.96%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (8.96%) Secure Coding
11 5 (7.46%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (7.46%) Strategic Thinking
12 4 (5.97%) High Availability
12 4 (5.97%) Line Management
12 4 (5.97%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.97%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) C
2 22 (32.84%) C++
3 20 (29.85%) Embedded C
4 13 (19.40%) C#
5 11 (16.42%) Python
6 6 (8.96%) SQL
7 5 (7.46%) Bash Shell
7 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.97%) Java
8 4 (5.97%) Perl
8 4 (5.97%) PHP
9 3 (4.48%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.48%) Tcl
10 1 (1.49%) Groovy
10 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (46.27%) Degree
2 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) CCNP
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.99%) CCIE
5 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) MISRA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Firmware
2 2 (2.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Ericsson
2 6 (8.96%) Google
3 5 (7.46%) Huawei
4 4 (5.97%) Mapinfo
4 4 (5.97%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (5.97%) VMware
5 3 (4.48%) T-Plan
6 2 (2.99%) Brocade
6 2 (2.99%) BT
6 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco
6 2 (2.99%) F5
6 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.99%) HP
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.49%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.49%) Nokia
7 1 (1.49%) Remedy
7 1 (1.49%) Vertica