Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1075 1014 1060
Rank change year-on-year -61 +46 -212
Permanent jobs citing LTE 108 243 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.73% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 95 186 177
UK median annual salary £47,500 £54,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.84% +3.81% +11.70%
10th Percentile £34,450 £28,625 £30,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £92,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%

LTE is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28119 33450 37806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.91% 16.89% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 22783 27721 30720
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -73 102 £47,500 -5.00% 14
UK excluding London -56 81 £45,000 -10.00% 10
South East +16 50 £48,750 -2.50% 1
London +14 21 £72,500 +52.63% 4
East of England -4 21 £45,000 -17.43% 3
South West -24 5 £42,500 -22.73% 3
Midlands +31 3 £48,000 -26.15% 1
West Midlands +14 3 £48,000 -26.15%
North of England -10 2 £32,500 -18.75% 2
North East +28 1 £37,500 -16.67%
Yorkshire +5 1 £27,500 -31.25%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 76 (70.37%) Telecoms
2 47 (43.52%) Wireless
3 44 (40.74%) C++
4 43 (39.81%) C
5 38 (35.19%) Linux
6 37 (34.26%) 4G
7 36 (33.33%) GSM
8 34 (31.48%) UMTS
9 31 (28.70%) 3G
10 29 (26.85%) Degree
11 28 (25.93%) Python
12 27 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (21.30%) Cisco
13 23 (21.30%) Internet of Things
14 21 (19.44%) Software Engineering
15 19 (17.59%) Computer Science
16 17 (15.74%) Internet
16 17 (15.74%) Bluetooth
16 17 (15.74%) MATLAB
17 16 (14.81%) DVB
17 16 (14.81%) IPv4
17 16 (14.81%) Mathematics
17 16 (14.81%) Digital Signal Processing
17 16 (14.81%) Signal Processing
17 16 (14.81%) Diameter Protocol
17 16 (14.81%) Presales
18 14 (12.96%) Radio Access Network
18 14 (12.96%) GPRS
19 13 (12.04%) Java
19 13 (12.04%) Perl

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 1 (0.93%) Apache
1 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (43.52%) Wireless
2 37 (34.26%) 4G
3 36 (33.33%) GSM
4 34 (31.48%) UMTS
5 31 (28.70%) 3G
6 27 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (15.74%) Bluetooth
7 17 (15.74%) Internet
8 16 (14.81%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (14.81%) DVB
8 16 (14.81%) IPv4
9 14 (12.96%) GPRS
9 14 (12.96%) Radio Access Network
10 13 (12.04%) Ethernet
11 12 (11.11%) AMQP
11 12 (11.11%) BGP
11 12 (11.11%) MQTT
11 12 (11.11%) VoIP
11 12 (11.11%) VoLTE
12 11 (10.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) MS Access
2 3 (2.78%) Big Data
3 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) GCC
1 10 (9.26%) Subversion
2 8 (7.41%) GDB
2 8 (7.41%) Trac
3 4 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.78%) Maven
5 2 (1.85%) JIRA
5 2 (1.85%) NetBeans
General
1 76 (70.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.56%) Back Office
3 5 (4.63%) Electronics
3 5 (4.63%) Marketing
4 4 (3.70%) Billing
5 3 (2.78%) Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Finance
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (18.52%) Telecoms Engineer
2 16 (14.81%) LTE Engineer
2 16 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 12 (11.11%) Architect
3 12 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 12 (11.11%) Systems Architect
4 11 (10.19%) DSP Engineer
4 11 (10.19%) MATLAB Engineer
4 11 (10.19%) Network Engineer
4 11 (10.19%) Senior DSP Engineer
4 11 (10.19%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (6.48%) Core Network Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Developer
6 7 (6.48%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Messaging Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) XMPP
2 8 (7.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (7.41%) STL
3 6 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 6 (5.56%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) Middleware
4 3 (2.78%) Spring
4 3 (2.78%) WAP
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.93%) JavaFX
5 1 (0.93%) Kafka
5 1 (0.93%) LAMP
5 1 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.93%) REST
5 1 (0.93%) Swing
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.30%) Internet of Things
2 19 (17.59%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.19%) Algorithms
3 11 (10.19%) Smartphone
4 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.63%) ASIC
6 5 (4.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (4.63%) SystemC
6 5 (4.63%) Verilog
7 4 (3.70%) Handset
7 4 (3.70%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.85%) CCTV
9 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.85%) iPhone
9 2 (1.85%) Smart City
10 1 (0.93%) Fintech
10 1 (0.93%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.19%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Android
3 6 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (5.56%) Windows
4 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.78%) CentOS
5 3 (2.78%) Unix
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Software Engineering
2 16 (14.81%) Digital Signal Processing
2 16 (14.81%) Mathematics
2 16 (14.81%) Presales
2 16 (14.81%) Signal Processing
3 9 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 9 (8.33%) OO
4 8 (7.41%) Cross-Platform Development
5 7 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.48%) Business Development
5 7 (6.48%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (5.56%) Logistics
6 6 (5.56%) Process Improvement
6 6 (5.56%) Project Management
6 6 (5.56%) QMS
7 5 (4.63%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (4.63%) FPGA Design
7 5 (4.63%) Network Management
8 4 (3.70%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.74%) C++
2 43 (39.81%) C
3 28 (25.93%) Python
4 17 (15.74%) MATLAB
5 13 (12.04%) Java
5 13 (12.04%) Perl
6 12 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.48%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.70%) SQL
10 3 (2.78%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) C#
12 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 29 (26.85%) Degree
2 5 (4.63%) CCNA
2 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.70%) CCNP
3 4 (3.70%) HND
3 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) CCENT
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) QA
2 6 (5.56%) PMO
3 4 (3.70%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Docker
3 1 (0.93%) Firmware
3 1 (0.93%) iptables
3 1 (0.93%) pfSense
3 1 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Nagios
1 1 (0.93%) Netcool
1 1 (0.93%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 23 (21.30%) Cisco
2 12 (11.11%) IBM
3 10 (9.26%) Ericsson
4 6 (5.56%) Huawei
4 6 (5.56%) NEC
4 6 (5.56%) Nokia Networks
4 6 (5.56%) Nortel
4 6 (5.56%) Tellabs
5 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.93%) Vertica