Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3G
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 913 1000 1094
Rank change year-on-year +87 +94 -94
Permanent jobs citing 3G 107 144 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.096% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.64% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 79 117 83
UK median annual salary £50,000 £23,315 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +114.45% -48.19% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £20,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,500 £61,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £22,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +127.27% -45.68% +1.25%

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 18,653 22,627 26,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.01% 15.03% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14,702 17,699 21,369
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

3G
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3G in the UK

3G
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for 3G in the UK

3G
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 3G over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Salary histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 12 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 18 February 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
England +81 106 £48,750 +109.09% 39
UK excluding London +53 71 £50,000 +127.27% 32
London +73 35 £29,250 -41.50% 7
South East +69 34 £52,500 +5.00% 20
North of England +14 17 £35,000 +59.09% 4
East of England +58 9 £33,750 -41.30% 5
West Midlands +36 7 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Midlands +35 7 £50,000 +42.86% 2
North West - 7 £60,000 - 3
Yorkshire -27 6 £22,000 -
South West +17 4 £45,750 +1.67% 1
North East - 4 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 84 (78.50%) 4G
2 47 (43.93%) Degree
3 39 (36.45%) 2G
4 36 (33.64%) Telecoms
5 35 (32.71%) 5G
6 34 (31.78%) Cisco
7 32 (29.91%) Wi-Fi
8 30 (28.04%) Wireless
9 27 (25.23%) WAN
10 25 (23.36%) LAN
10 25 (23.36%) ITIL
10 25 (23.36%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (23.36%) Computer Science
11 24 (22.43%) LTE
11 24 (22.43%) Ethernet
11 24 (22.43%) Linux
12 22 (20.56%) Firewall
13 21 (19.63%) Management Information System
13 21 (19.63%) PKI
13 21 (19.63%) Data Centre
14 20 (18.69%) Electronics
14 20 (18.69%) MPLS
14 20 (18.69%) DSL
15 19 (17.76%) CCNA
16 18 (16.82%) Juniper
16 18 (16.82%) Unix
16 18 (16.82%) TACACS
16 18 (16.82%) IPsec
16 18 (16.82%) Mathematics
16 18 (16.82%) Palo Alto

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 5 (4.67%) Apache Spark
1 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Office 365
2 6 (5.61%) Mimecast
3 5 (4.67%) AWS
4 3 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.93%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 84 (78.50%) 4G
2 39 (36.45%) 2G
3 35 (32.71%) 5G
4 32 (29.91%) Wi-Fi
5 30 (28.04%) Wireless
6 27 (25.23%) WAN
7 25 (23.36%) LAN
8 24 (22.43%) Ethernet
8 24 (22.43%) LTE
9 22 (20.56%) Firewall
10 20 (18.69%) DSL
10 20 (18.69%) MPLS
11 18 (16.82%) IPsec
11 18 (16.82%) TACACS
12 17 (15.89%) BGP
13 16 (14.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (14.95%) DDNS
13 16 (14.95%) FCoE
13 16 (14.95%) Junos
13 16 (14.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.74%) Big Data
3 3 (2.80%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Subversion
2 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.93%) Trac
General
1 36 (33.64%) Telecoms
2 20 (18.69%) Electronics
3 14 (13.08%) Automotive
4 2 (1.87%) Legal
4 2 (1.87%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Finance
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (17.76%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.21%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (11.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 12 (11.21%) Juniper Engineer
2 12 (11.21%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (8.41%) Applications Engineer
3 9 (8.41%) Communications Officer
3 9 (8.41%) Software Applications Engineer
4 8 (7.48%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 8 (7.48%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (7.48%) Telecoms Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) IT Support
5 7 (6.54%) Junior
5 7 (6.54%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Architect
6 5 (4.67%) Product Manager
7 4 (3.74%) IT Administrator
7 4 (3.74%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.87%) Middleware
2 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.63%) Data Centre
1 21 (19.63%) Management Information System
1 21 (19.63%) PKI
2 9 (8.41%) Fibre Optics
3 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.80%) Handset
4 3 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.87%) Analogue Electronics
5 2 (1.87%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.87%) Digital Signage
5 2 (1.87%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.87%) iPad
5 2 (1.87%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.43%) Linux
2 18 (16.82%) Unix
3 6 (5.61%) Android
3 6 (5.61%) Windows
4 3 (2.80%) CentOS
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.36%) Computer Science
1 25 (23.36%) ITIL
2 18 (16.82%) Mathematics
3 16 (14.95%) Adaptive Security
3 16 (14.95%) Information Management
3 16 (14.95%) Kalman Filter
3 16 (14.95%) Load Balancing
3 16 (14.95%) WAN Optimisation
3 16 (14.95%) Web Filtering
4 12 (11.21%) Network Architecture
5 11 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.41%) Telematics
7 8 (7.48%) Change Control
7 8 (7.48%) CRM
7 8 (7.48%) Operations Management
7 8 (7.48%) Project Delivery
8 7 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.54%) Project Management
9 6 (5.61%) Business Development
9 6 (5.61%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.95%) C
2 15 (14.02%) Python
3 11 (10.28%) C++
4 7 (6.54%) Java
4 7 (6.54%) SQL
5 4 (3.74%) Perl
5 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.87%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.87%) Embedded C++
6 2 (1.87%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.87%) sed
Qualifications
1 47 (43.93%) Degree
2 25 (23.36%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (17.76%) CCNA
4 14 (13.08%) CCNP
5 9 (8.41%) HNC
6 8 (7.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (7.48%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.87%) PhD
9 1 (0.93%) CCENT
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE Data Center
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.93%) ISEB
9 1 (0.93%) MCSE
9 1 (0.93%) RIBA
9 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.28%) SLA
2 5 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.80%) GDPR
3 3 (2.80%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.93%) JTAG
4 1 (0.93%) PMO
4 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) vSphere
3 2 (1.87%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.93%) Firmware
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (14.95%) Cisco Prime
1 16 (14.95%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (3.74%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.87%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.87%) SCCM
4 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.93%) RANCID
Vendors
1 34 (31.78%) Cisco
2 18 (16.82%) Juniper
2 18 (16.82%) Palo Alto
3 16 (14.95%) Barracuda Networks
3 16 (14.95%) F5
3 16 (14.95%) Forcepoint
3 16 (14.95%) SolarWinds
4 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.41%) BT
5 9 (8.41%) Nokia
6 8 (7.48%) Huawei
7 5 (4.67%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.74%) Citrix
8 4 (3.74%) Samsung
8 4 (3.74%) VMware
9 3 (2.80%) HP
9 3 (2.80%) Meraki
9 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.87%) Avaya
10 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint