The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for 4G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 231 207
Rank change year-on-year +25 -24  
Permanent jobs citing 4G 1 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.26% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 1.71% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 3
Median salary £80,000 £50,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% +81.81%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year -15.00% +9.28%  

4G 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 728 938 792
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.27% 15.19% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 598 748 676
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

4G
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing 4G as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 4G in the West Midlands

4G
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 4G in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for 4G in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing 4G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for 4G.

1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (66.67%) Private Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) Remote Infrastructure Management
1 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson

4G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Remote Infrastructure Management
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson