Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

5G
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 582 955 1094
Rank change year-on-year +373 +139 +42
Permanent jobs citing 5G 108 86 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.069% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 0.44% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 82 53 31
Median annual salary £77,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +55.00% -13.04% -8.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £128,750 £64,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £76,250 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +52.50% -13.04% -8.00%

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 7,599 19,457 22,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.51% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6,141 15,311 17,860
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 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
London +294 45 £125,000 +92.31% 7
South East +189 29 £50,000 - 18
North of England +160 25 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Yorkshire - 21 £55,000 - 1
Midlands +124 3 £50,000 - 2
North West +117 3 - - 1
South West +112 3 £60,000 - 5
West Midlands +95 2 £50,000 - 1
East of England +111 1 - - 7
North East - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
5G
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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 69 (63.89%) Telecoms
2 43 (39.81%) 4G
3 33 (30.56%) Wireless
4 26 (24.07%) Degree
5 25 (23.15%) C
6 23 (21.30%) Computer Science
7 20 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (17.59%) Manufacturing
9 17 (15.74%) Broadband
10 16 (14.81%) Python
10 16 (14.81%) 3G
11 15 (13.89%) Project Delivery
11 15 (13.89%) Algorithms
11 15 (13.89%) LTE
12 14 (12.96%) C++
13 13 (12.04%) Validation
14 11 (10.19%) Master's Degree
15 10 (9.26%) WiMAX
15 10 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (9.26%) Java
15 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
16 9 (8.33%) Electronics
16 9 (8.33%) Project Management
17 8 (7.41%) SQL
17 8 (7.41%) B2B
17 8 (7.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 8 (7.41%) Retail
17 8 (7.41%) Computer Vision
17 8 (7.41%) Apache Spark
17 8 (7.41%) Hadoop

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 8 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.63%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.41%) AWS
2 7 (6.48%) Azure
2 7 (6.48%) GCP
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (39.81%) 4G
2 33 (30.56%) Wireless
3 17 (15.74%) Broadband
4 16 (14.81%) 3G
5 15 (13.89%) LTE
6 10 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (9.26%) WiMAX
7 7 (6.48%) MIMO
8 6 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (3.70%) IPv4
9 4 (3.70%) IPv6
9 4 (3.70%) SNMP
10 3 (2.78%) 2G
10 3 (2.78%) Bluetooth
10 3 (2.78%) SSL
10 3 (2.78%) UMTS
10 3 (2.78%) X.509
10 3 (2.78%) ZigBee
11 2 (1.85%) WCDMA
11 2 (1.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) Big Data
1 8 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.48%) Impala
2 7 (6.48%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.48%) RDBMS
2 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) JIRA
2 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 69 (63.89%) Telecoms
2 19 (17.59%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.33%) Electronics
4 8 (7.41%) Retail
5 5 (4.63%) Finance
6 3 (2.78%) Banking
7 2 (1.85%) Automotive
8 1 (0.93%) Legal
8 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 26 (24.07%) Senior Design Engineer
3 24 (22.22%) RF Engineer
4 23 (21.30%) Senior RF Engineer
5 22 (20.37%) RF Design Engineer
5 22 (20.37%) Senior RF Design Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) Microwave Engineer
7 12 (11.11%) 4G Engineer
7 12 (11.11%) Senior 4G Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) Consultant
9 8 (7.41%) Principal Consultant
9 8 (7.41%) Telecoms Consultant
10 7 (6.48%) Radio Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Software Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Data Scientist
11 6 (5.56%) Digital Director
11 6 (5.56%) Radio Design Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) Natural Language Processing
1 7 (6.48%) NumPy
1 7 (6.48%) Pandas
1 7 (6.48%) RESTful
1 7 (6.48%) scikit-learn
1 7 (6.48%) Spring
1 7 (6.48%) XGBoost
2 6 (5.56%) HTML
3 4 (3.70%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Algorithms
2 8 (7.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (5.56%) FMCG
4 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.93%) PACS
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) Computer Science
2 20 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (13.89%) Project Delivery
4 13 (12.04%) Validation
5 9 (8.33%) Project Management
6 8 (7.41%) B2B
6 8 (7.41%) Computer Vision
6 8 (7.41%) Machine Learning
7 7 (6.48%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (6.48%) Data Science
7 7 (6.48%) Decision Tree
7 7 (6.48%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (6.48%) Naive Bayes
7 7 (6.48%) Neural Network
7 7 (6.48%) Programme Delivery
7 7 (6.48%) Programme Management
7 7 (6.48%) Random Forest
7 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (6.48%) Time Series Forecasting
8 6 (5.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.15%) C
2 16 (14.81%) Python
3 14 (12.96%) C++
4 10 (9.26%) Java
4 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.41%) SQL
6 7 (6.48%) Scala
7 6 (5.56%) Go
7 6 (5.56%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.85%) C#
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 26 (24.07%) Degree
2 11 (10.19%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.93%) HNC
4 1 (0.93%) HND
4 1 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.93%) PMO
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Docker
2 2 (1.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (6.48%) Databricks
2 5 (4.63%) Cadence
3 4 (3.70%) Huawei
4 3 (2.78%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.78%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.85%) Arqiva
5 2 (1.85%) BT
5 2 (1.85%) Nokia
5 2 (1.85%) Openreach
5 2 (1.85%) Sigfox
6 1 (0.93%) Altera
6 1 (0.93%) Keysight
6 1 (0.93%) Mapinfo
6 1 (0.93%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (0.93%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (0.93%) Samsung
6 1 (0.93%) Synopsys
6 1 (0.93%) Xilinx