Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for 5G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 5G over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

5G
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 697 569 981
Rank change year-on-year -128 +412 +121
Permanent jobs citing 5G 300 104 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.23% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 1.49% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 143 78 57
10th Percentile £40,000 £46,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £77,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -22.58% +63.16% -17.39%
75th Percentile £75,000 £127,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £93,000 £128,750 £68,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £77,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -22.58% +63.16% -17.39%

5G 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 advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14,541 6,972 19,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.05% 15.34% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10,045 5,741 15,596
10th Percentile £27,250 £29,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

5G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing 5G as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for 5G in England

5G
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 5G in England.

Salary trend for 5G in England

5G
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing 5G in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for 5G in England

5G
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 5G within the England region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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
London -209 96 £85,000 -32.00% 14
North of England -52 92 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South East -103 84 £45,000 -10.00% 33
Yorkshire -59 58 £60,000 +9.09% 6
North West -64 34 £57,000 -
South West -86 10 £65,000 +8.33% 5
East of England -97 4 £51,250 - 4
Midlands -135 3 £38,750 -22.50% 8
West Midlands -97 2 £38,750 -22.50% 2
East Midlands -64 1 - - 6
5G
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT jobs citing 5G 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 across the England region with a requirement for 5G.

1 121 (40.33%) Telecoms
2 100 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 91 (30.33%) IT Strategy
4 84 (28.00%) LTE
5 78 (26.00%) Broadband
6 76 (25.33%) CRM
7 75 (25.00%) Social Media
8 72 (24.00%) Degree
9 70 (23.33%) Wireless
10 62 (20.67%) 4G
11 61 (20.33%) Retail
12 57 (19.00%) Network Management
13 53 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (16.33%) Artificial Intelligence
15 44 (14.67%) 3G
16 42 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (14.00%) Smart City
17 39 (13.00%) Network Design
18 35 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (11.67%) AWS
19 34 (11.33%) Computer Science
20 33 (11.00%) Algorithms
21 32 (10.67%) Software Engineering
22 26 (8.67%) Web Services
22 26 (8.67%) Resource Management
22 26 (8.67%) Time Management
23 24 (8.00%) MIMO
23 24 (8.00%) Procure-to-Pay
23 24 (8.00%) WiMAX
23 24 (8.00%) VMware

5G
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (2.33%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) Apache
3 1 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.33%) CMS
3 1 (0.33%) lighttpd
Business Applications
1 15 (5.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.67%) AWS
2 9 (3.00%) Serverless
3 5 (1.67%) Azure
4 4 (1.33%) PaaS
5 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.33%) GCP
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.33%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (28.00%) LTE
2 78 (26.00%) Broadband
3 70 (23.33%) Wireless
4 62 (20.67%) 4G
5 44 (14.67%) 3G
6 35 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (8.00%) MIMO
7 24 (8.00%) WiMAX
8 18 (6.00%) IPv6
9 15 (5.00%) 3GPP
10 11 (3.67%) 2G
10 11 (3.67%) Firewall
10 11 (3.67%) Network Security
11 8 (2.67%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.67%) VPN
12 6 (2.00%) LAN
12 6 (2.00%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (1.67%) SNMP
13 5 (1.67%) VoLTE
13 5 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.33%) Big Data
2 12 (4.00%) Data Lake
3 10 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.33%) Metadata
6 4 (1.33%) MySQL
7 2 (0.67%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.67%) JIRA
4 7 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.33%) GitLab
6 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.00%) Subversion
7 2 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.67%) Xcode
8 1 (0.33%) GCC
8 1 (0.33%) GDB
General
1 121 (40.33%) Telecoms
2 100 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 61 (20.33%) Retail
4 16 (5.33%) Finance
5 10 (3.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 9 (3.00%) Games
6 9 (3.00%) Marketing
7 4 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.33%) Law
7 4 (1.33%) Legal
8 3 (1.00%) Advertising
8 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.67%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 50 (16.67%) RF Engineer
2 43 (14.33%) Consultant
3 42 (14.00%) Telecoms Consultant
4 37 (12.33%) Architect
5 29 (9.67%) Test Engineer
6 27 (9.00%) Developer
7 25 (8.33%) RF Test Engineer
7 25 (8.33%) Senior RF Engineer
7 25 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
8 24 (8.00%) Design Engineer
8 24 (8.00%) RF Design Engineer
8 24 (8.00%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.33%) Principal Architect
10 14 (4.67%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.67%) Technical Engineer
10 14 (4.67%) Technical Support
10 14 (4.67%) Technical Support Engineer
11 12 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
12 11 (3.67%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.67%) Web Services
2 10 (3.33%) REST
2 10 (3.33%) SOAP
3 9 (3.00%) XML
4 7 (2.33%) .NET
4 7 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.33%) WPF
5 4 (1.33%) Django
5 4 (1.33%) OAuth
5 4 (1.33%) RESTful
6 3 (1.00%) CSS
6 3 (1.00%) HTML
6 3 (1.00%) React
7 2 (0.67%) GraphQL
7 2 (0.67%) JSON
7 2 (0.67%) Node.js
7 2 (0.67%) Redux
7 2 (0.67%) Velocity
8 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 75 (25.00%) Social Media
2 42 (14.00%) Smart City
3 33 (11.00%) Algorithms
4 24 (8.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 20 (6.67%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.00%) Blog
7 6 (2.00%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.00%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.67%) PMI
9 4 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.33%) PKI
10 3 (1.00%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (1.00%) User Experience
11 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.33%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.33%) SCADA
11 1 (0.33%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.33%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.67%) Linux
2 9 (3.00%) Android
3 5 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.67%) Ubuntu
3 5 (1.67%) Unix
4 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.33%) Windows
5 1 (0.33%) CentOS
5 1 (0.33%) Debian
5 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.33%) Solaris
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.33%) IT Strategy
2 76 (25.33%) CRM
3 57 (19.00%) Network Management
4 53 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (16.33%) Artificial Intelligence
6 42 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (13.00%) Network Design
8 34 (11.33%) Computer Science
9 32 (10.67%) Software Engineering
10 26 (8.67%) Resource Management
10 26 (8.67%) Time Management
11 24 (8.00%) Procure-to-Pay
12 23 (7.67%) Cybersecurity
13 22 (7.33%) Use Case
14 21 (7.00%) Risk Management
15 20 (6.67%) Edge Computing
16 18 (6.00%) Analytics
16 18 (6.00%) Migration
16 18 (6.00%) Presales
16 18 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.67%) Python
2 13 (4.33%) C++
2 13 (4.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (3.33%) C#
4 8 (2.67%) Perl
5 7 (2.33%) VB
6 5 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.33%) C
7 4 (1.33%) Kotlin
8 3 (1.00%) Groovy
8 3 (1.00%) SQL
9 2 (0.67%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.67%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) Go
10 1 (0.33%) Java
10 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (24.00%) Degree
2 9 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.33%) CCNA
4 5 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) CCNP
7 2 (0.67%) CCDP
7 2 (0.67%) CCIE
7 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.33%) CISSP
8 1 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.33%) QA
2 5 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.00%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) NCSC
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.67%) Docker
3 4 (1.33%) vCloud
4 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.67%) KVM
4 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.33%) Grafana
2 4 (1.33%) Terraform
3 3 (1.00%) Kibana
4 2 (0.67%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) CASB
5 1 (0.33%) Nmap
5 1 (0.33%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 24 (8.00%) Cisco
1 24 (8.00%) VMware
2 16 (5.33%) Aruba
2 16 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.33%) Zscaler
3 15 (5.00%) Adobe
4 6 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.67%) Nokia
6 4 (1.33%) CA
6 4 (1.33%) Ericsson
7 2 (0.67%) Juniper
8 1 (0.33%) ANSYS
8 1 (0.33%) BMC
8 1 (0.33%) Cadence
8 1 (0.33%) Ekahau
8 1 (0.33%) EMC
8 1 (0.33%) Huawei
8 1 (0.33%) NetApp
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle
8 1 (0.33%) Remedy