Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for 3G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 3G over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3G
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 871 732 882
Rank change year-on-year -139 +150 +227
Permanent jobs citing 3G 116 68 239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.096% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.63% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 67 42 191
10th Percentile £34,700 £28,500 "
25th Percentile £35,125 £34,188 £20,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,900 £46,750 £23,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.60% +103.26% -45.88%
75th Percentile £75,000 £58,173 £47,500
90th Percentile £92,000 £75,875 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +80.00% -48.57%

3G 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14,599 10,803 22,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 15.26% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10,203 8,636 17,237
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,289 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,063 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

3G
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 3G as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 3G in the UK

3G
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for 3G in the UK

3G
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3G over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 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
England -146 100 £45,000 -3.74% 33
UK excluding London -84 90 £45,000 +11.11% 24
South East -46 62 £35,250 -17.06% 11
London -115 15 £100,000 +71.46% 9
Yorkshire -51 11 £75,000 +87.50% 3
North of England -64 11 £75,000 +100.00% 6
Work from Home -255 7 £35,000 -38.21% 1
South West -60 6 £48,900 +77.82% 2
Scotland - 6 £85,000 -
Midlands -74 3 £45,000 -7.22% 3
East of England -36 2 £71,250 - 2
East Midlands -47 2 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -62 1 £45,000 -7.22% 2

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT jobs citing 3G 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 with a requirement for 3G.

1 104 (89.66%) 4G
2 63 (54.31%) Telecoms
3 60 (51.72%) 5G
4 52 (44.83%) 2G
5 36 (31.03%) LTE
6 33 (28.45%) Ericsson
7 32 (27.59%) Degree
8 29 (25.00%) Remedy
9 28 (24.14%) Wireless
10 27 (23.28%) QA
11 26 (22.41%) Validation
12 25 (21.55%) Linux
13 24 (20.69%) Computer Science
13 24 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (19.83%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (19.83%) Network Virtualisation
15 22 (18.97%) Social Skills
16 20 (17.24%) ITIL
17 19 (16.38%) WAN
17 19 (16.38%) Critical Thinking
18 18 (15.52%) Analytical Thinking
18 18 (15.52%) Quality Management
18 18 (15.52%) Change Management
18 18 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (15.52%) QMS
18 18 (15.52%) Data Validation
18 18 (15.52%) MBCS
18 18 (15.52%) RNC
19 17 (14.66%) Project Management
20 16 (13.79%) Python

3G
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 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.86%) Confluence
2 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) AWS
2 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.86%) GitHub
3 1 (0.86%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 104 (89.66%) 4G
2 60 (51.72%) 5G
3 52 (44.83%) 2G
4 36 (31.03%) LTE
5 28 (24.14%) Wireless
6 23 (19.83%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (16.38%) WAN
8 18 (15.52%) RNC
9 14 (12.07%) VoLTE
10 11 (9.48%) LAN
11 10 (8.62%) MIMO
11 10 (8.62%) MPLS
11 10 (8.62%) WiMAX
12 8 (6.90%) 3GPP
12 8 (6.90%) VPN
13 7 (6.03%) Diameter Protocol
14 6 (5.17%) GSM
14 6 (5.17%) MQTT
14 6 (5.17%) MVNO
14 6 (5.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.59%) MariaDB
2 2 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (54.31%) Telecoms
2 24 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (18.97%) Social Skills
4 10 (8.62%) Avionics
5 9 (7.76%) Electronics
5 9 (7.76%) Military
6 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.72%) Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Finance
7 2 (1.72%) Marketing
7 2 (1.72%) Public Speaking
8 1 (0.86%) Legal
8 1 (0.86%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (15.52%) Databuild Engineer
2 17 (14.66%) Support Engineer
3 15 (12.93%) Network Engineer
4 14 (12.07%) Architect
4 14 (12.07%) Voice Engineer
5 12 (10.34%) Project Manager
6 11 (9.48%) RF Engineer
6 11 (9.48%) Voice Project Manager
7 10 (8.62%) Design Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) RF Design Engineer
8 9 (7.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (7.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 9 (7.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (7.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.76%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (7.76%) Telecoms Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) Network Architect
9 7 (6.03%) Test Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Server Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) React
2 6 (5.17%) HTML
2 6 (5.17%) REST
3 2 (1.72%) gRPC
3 2 (1.72%) JSON
3 2 (1.72%) libvirt
3 2 (1.72%) OpenCV
3 2 (1.72%) SOAP
3 2 (1.72%) TensorFlow
3 2 (1.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (1.72%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (1.72%) XML
4 1 (0.86%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Algorithms
2 11 (9.48%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 10 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.17%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.59%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.59%) PMI
5 3 (2.59%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.72%) ASIC
6 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.72%) Robotics
6 2 (1.72%) State Machine
7 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.86%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.55%) Linux
2 8 (6.90%) Windows
3 3 (2.59%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) Validation
2 24 (20.69%) Computer Science
3 23 (19.83%) Network Virtualisation
4 20 (17.24%) ITIL
5 19 (16.38%) Critical Thinking
6 18 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (15.52%) Analytical Thinking
6 18 (15.52%) Change Management
6 18 (15.52%) Data Validation
6 18 (15.52%) QMS
6 18 (15.52%) Quality Management
7 17 (14.66%) Project Management
8 14 (12.07%) PRINCE2
8 14 (12.07%) Project Delivery
9 13 (11.21%) Network Design
10 11 (9.48%) ITIL V3
10 11 (9.48%) Software Engineering
10 11 (9.48%) Workshop Facilitation
11 10 (8.62%) Procure-to-Pay
12 9 (7.76%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.79%) Python
2 14 (12.07%) Java
3 11 (9.48%) C
4 7 (6.03%) SQL
5 6 (5.17%) C++
6 4 (3.45%) Go
6 4 (3.45%) PHP
7 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.72%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.86%) C#
8 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.86%) Perl
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (27.59%) Degree
2 18 (15.52%) MBCS
3 11 (9.48%) CCNA
3 11 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.59%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.72%) CITP
5 2 (1.72%) HNC
5 2 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.86%) CCIE
6 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.86%) PMP
6 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (23.28%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) SLA
3 2 (1.72%) COBIT
4 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) KVM
2 3 (2.59%) Docker
2 3 (2.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.45%) Grafana
3 1 (0.86%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.86%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.86%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (28.45%) Ericsson
2 29 (25.00%) Remedy
3 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.45%) Nokia
5 2 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco
6 1 (0.86%) Citrix
6 1 (0.86%) Empirix
6 1 (0.86%) Huawei
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle
6 1 (0.86%) VMware