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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 827 825
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2  
Permanent jobs citing LTE 52 123 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.68% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 41 95 75
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  

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 13636 18120 19660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.97% 17.36% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11111 14994 15669
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

LTE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LTE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for LTE in the UK

LTE
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 50 £45,000 -12.19% 10
South East +39 24 £51,250 -10.86% 5
East of England +17 17 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 16 £45,000 -33.33% 1
Cambridge +7 15 £45,000 -33.33% 1
Surrey +47 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Camberley - 7 £55,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 5 - -
London +40 4 £43,500 -6.45% 2
Hampshire +26 4 £52,500 - 1
Basingstoke +9 4 £52,500 -
Berkshire +10 3 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Staines - 3 £27,500 -
South West +20 2 £75,000 +100.00% 1
Newbury +7 2 £47,500 -17.39%
Dorset +27 1 - -
Yorkshire +22 1 - -
Wiltshire +21 1 £75,000 +29.31%
Kent +16 1 - -
Hertfordshire +6 1 £47,500 +10.46% 1
North Yorkshire -5 1 - -
North West -7 1 - -
Amersham -9 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £40,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £35,000 -
Borehamwood - 1 £47,500 - 1
Canterbury - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Durham - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 82 (71.93%) Telecoms
2 50 (43.86%) Degree
3 39 (34.21%) C++
4 38 (33.33%) Wireless
5 30 (26.32%) 3G
5 30 (26.32%) C
5 30 (26.32%) GSM
5 30 (26.32%) 4G
6 29 (25.44%) Python
7 28 (24.56%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (22.81%) Linux
9 25 (21.93%) UMTS
10 23 (20.18%) 2G
11 21 (18.42%) Bluetooth
12 20 (17.54%) Computer Science
12 20 (17.54%) Software Engineering
13 19 (16.67%) Cisco
14 17 (14.91%) MATLAB
14 17 (14.91%) Mathematics
14 17 (14.91%) Business Development
15 16 (14.04%) Digital Signal Processing
15 16 (14.04%) Signal Processing
16 15 (13.16%) Radio Access Network
16 15 (13.16%) DVB
17 14 (12.28%) RTP
17 14 (12.28%) OO
17 14 (12.28%) RANAP
17 14 (12.28%) VoLTE
17 14 (12.28%) Diameter Protocol
18 12 (10.53%) Network Management

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:

Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.88%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.88%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 38 (33.33%) Wireless
2 30 (26.32%) 3G
2 30 (26.32%) 4G
2 30 (26.32%) GSM
3 28 (24.56%) Wi-Fi
4 25 (21.93%) UMTS
5 23 (20.18%) 2G
6 21 (18.42%) Bluetooth
7 15 (13.16%) DVB
7 15 (13.16%) Radio Access Network
8 14 (12.28%) Diameter Protocol
8 14 (12.28%) RANAP
8 14 (12.28%) RTP
8 14 (12.28%) VoLTE
9 12 (10.53%) VoIP
10 11 (9.65%) 3GPP
10 11 (9.65%) SIGTRAN
10 11 (9.65%) TCP/IP
10 11 (9.65%) Wireshark
11 10 (8.77%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Subversion
2 10 (8.77%) GCC
2 10 (8.77%) GDB
2 10 (8.77%) Trac
3 4 (3.51%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.63%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.88%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA
5 1 (0.88%) Maven
5 1 (0.88%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 82 (71.93%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.65%) Marketing
3 10 (8.77%) Electronics
4 5 (4.39%) Military
5 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Finance
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
2 12 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) 3G Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) 4G Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) LTE Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Design Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) DSP Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) RF Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Senior Design Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Senior DSP Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) MATLAB Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Telecoms Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Graduate
6 8 (7.02%) Junior
6 8 (7.02%) Sales Director
7 7 (6.14%) Architect
7 7 (6.14%) Field Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (8.77%) STL
2 5 (4.39%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.51%) HTML
3 4 (3.51%) HTML5
3 4 (3.51%) jQuery
3 4 (3.51%) JSON
4 2 (1.75%) Ajax
4 2 (1.75%) CSS
4 2 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.88%) JavaFX
5 1 (0.88%) Spring
5 1 (0.88%) Swing
5 1 (0.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.54%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 9 (7.89%) Algorithms
3 9 (7.89%) Internet of Things
3 9 (7.89%) Smartphone
4 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.26%) ASIC
4 6 (5.26%) SystemC
4 6 (5.26%) Verilog
5 4 (3.51%) Handset
6 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.81%) Linux
2 7 (6.14%) Windows
3 3 (2.63%) Unix
3 3 (2.63%) VxWorks
4 2 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.88%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.54%) Software Engineering
2 17 (14.91%) Business Development
2 17 (14.91%) Mathematics
3 16 (14.04%) Digital Signal Processing
3 16 (14.04%) Signal Processing
4 14 (12.28%) OO
5 12 (10.53%) Network Management
6 10 (8.77%) Cross-Platform Development
6 10 (8.77%) Multithreading
7 8 (7.02%) Mentoring
7 8 (7.02%) Presales
8 7 (6.14%) Embedded Software Development
8 7 (6.14%) Validation
9 6 (5.26%) FPGA Design
9 6 (5.26%) Network Design
9 6 (5.26%) Project Management
10 5 (4.39%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.39%) ITIL
10 5 (4.39%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.39%) UML
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.21%) C++
2 30 (26.32%) C
3 29 (25.44%) Python
4 17 (14.91%) MATLAB
5 11 (9.65%) Perl
6 9 (7.89%) Java
7 5 (4.39%) SQL
8 4 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.51%) Tcl
9 2 (1.75%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.88%) C#
10 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (43.86%) Degree
2 8 (7.02%) CCNA
2 8 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.26%) CCENT
3 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) CCNP
5 2 (1.75%) PMP
6 1 (0.88%) MBA
6 1 (0.88%) PhD
6 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) Def Stans
1 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) Netcool
1 4 (3.51%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (2.63%) Nessus
2 3 (2.63%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Cisco
2 7 (6.14%) Huawei
3 6 (5.26%) EMC
3 6 (5.26%) Ericsson
4 4 (3.51%) Nokia
5 3 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (1.75%) Arqiva
6 2 (1.75%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Apple
7 1 (0.88%) BT
7 1 (0.88%) Intel
7 1 (0.88%) Juniper
7 1 (0.88%) Openreach
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) Virgin Media
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