Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3G
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 854 1078 1058
Rank change year-on-year +224 -20 -52
Permanent jobs citing 3G 219 88 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.053% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 181 71 119
UK median annual salary £25,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -43.33% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £20,250 £25,750 £25,450
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -43.33% - -

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 21,451 24,518 27,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.60% 14.90% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16,419 19,413 22,536
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +246 214 £25,500 -43.33% 28
UK excluding London +200 200 £25,500 -43.33% 25
North of England +122 113 £22,000 -45.00% 5
Yorkshire +106 109 £22,000 -45.00% 3
East of England +106 35 £37,500 -16.67% 2
South East +42 22 £51,750 +15.00% 10
London +98 19 £60,000 +20.00% 3
South West +1 18 £57,500 +64.29% 2
Midlands +46 7 £45,000 +5.88% 6
West Midlands +37 7 £45,000 - 5
Scotland +22 5 - -
North West - 4 £47,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 148 (67.58%) Wireless
2 146 (66.67%) Cisco
3 124 (56.62%) Cisco Certification
4 118 (53.88%) Firewall
5 116 (52.97%) 4G
6 107 (48.86%) Meraki
7 106 (48.40%) CCNA
8 100 (45.66%) Citrix
9 99 (45.21%) Microsoft
10 97 (44.29%) Broadband
11 96 (43.84%) ADSL
12 93 (42.47%) VoIP
13 92 (42.01%) VMware
14 90 (41.10%) Supplier Management
14 90 (41.10%) Polycom
14 90 (41.10%) Aruba
14 90 (41.10%) Data Centre
15 88 (40.18%) Active Directory
16 86 (39.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 85 (38.81%) VMware Infrastructure
18 83 (37.90%) MCITP
18 83 (37.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 83 (37.90%) MCSE
19 68 (31.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 67 (30.59%) 2G
21 63 (28.77%) ISO 9001
22 54 (24.66%) 5G
23 51 (23.29%) LTE
24 49 (22.37%) Degree
24 49 (22.37%) ITIL

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 7 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.28%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.11%) Office 365
2 3 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (1.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 148 (67.58%) Wireless
2 118 (53.88%) Firewall
3 116 (52.97%) 4G
4 97 (44.29%) Broadband
5 96 (43.84%) ADSL
6 93 (42.47%) VoIP
7 67 (30.59%) 2G
8 54 (24.66%) 5G
9 51 (23.29%) LTE
10 42 (19.18%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (15.53%) DNS
12 31 (14.16%) VPN
13 28 (12.79%) IPsec
14 26 (11.87%) GSM
15 25 (11.42%) OSPF
16 23 (10.50%) BGP
16 23 (10.50%) DHCP
16 23 (10.50%) MPLS
17 21 (9.59%) Radio Access Network
18 19 (8.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.28%) MongoDB
1 5 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.37%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.46%) MS Access
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) JIRA
1 1 (0.46%) Subversion
1 1 (0.46%) Trac
General
1 46 (21.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.02%) Automotive
3 7 (3.20%) Legal
4 6 (2.74%) Electronics
5 2 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Finance
6 1 (0.46%) Law
6 1 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 83 (37.90%) Analyst
2 82 (37.44%) Technical Support
3 81 (36.99%) Support Analyst
4 80 (36.53%) Technical Analyst
4 80 (36.53%) Technical Support Analyst
5 54 (24.66%) 1st Line Support
6 53 (24.20%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 53 (24.20%) 1st Line Technical Support
7 28 (12.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (12.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 27 (12.33%) 2nd Line Technical Support
8 27 (12.33%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
9 25 (11.42%) Network Engineer
10 23 (10.50%) Network Support
11 18 (8.22%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (7.31%) Network Specialist
12 16 (7.31%) Support Engineer
13 12 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (5.48%) Network Support Engineer
14 11 (5.02%) Requirements Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.68%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.83%) XML
3 1 (0.46%) COM
3 1 (0.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 90 (41.10%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.85%) Handset
3 12 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.02%) Virtual Team
5 8 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.20%) PKI
7 5 (2.28%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.91%) CESG
8 2 (0.91%) iPad
8 2 (0.91%) iPhone
8 2 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.79%) Linux
2 24 (10.96%) Unix
3 17 (7.76%) Windows
4 16 (7.31%) CatOS
5 11 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.02%) Ubuntu
5 11 (5.02%) Windows 10
5 11 (5.02%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.65%) CentOS
7 4 (1.83%) Android
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (41.10%) Supplier Management
2 49 (22.37%) ITIL
3 36 (16.44%) Computer Science
4 26 (11.87%) Technical Leadership
5 25 (11.42%) Analytics
6 22 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (10.05%) Data Analytics
7 18 (8.22%) ITIL V3
8 17 (7.76%) DevOps
8 17 (7.76%) SIEM
9 16 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (7.31%) Network Design
10 12 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (5.48%) Mathematics
10 12 (5.48%) Validation
11 11 (5.02%) Requirements Engineering
11 11 (5.02%) Requirements Management
11 11 (5.02%) Use Case
11 11 (5.02%) User Stories
12 10 (4.57%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.16%) Python
2 24 (10.96%) C
3 14 (6.39%) Java
4 12 (5.48%) C++
5 11 (5.02%) Perl
6 7 (3.20%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.74%) sed
8 5 (2.28%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.37%) SQL
11 1 (0.46%) C#
11 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 124 (56.62%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (48.40%) CCNA
3 86 (39.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (37.90%) MCITP
4 83 (37.90%) MCSE
4 83 (37.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 49 (22.37%) Degree
6 35 (15.98%) CCNP
7 8 (3.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.37%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.91%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.91%) MCP
9 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.46%) ISEB
10 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (31.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (28.77%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.74%) SLA
4 2 (0.91%) JTAG
4 2 (0.91%) NCSC
5 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 88 (40.18%) Active Directory
2 85 (38.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.20%) vSphere
4 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (7.76%) FortiGate
1 17 (7.76%) RANCID
2 7 (3.20%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (3.20%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.91%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.91%) Netcool
3 2 (0.91%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 146 (66.67%) Cisco
2 107 (48.86%) Meraki
3 100 (45.66%) Citrix
4 99 (45.21%) Microsoft
5 92 (42.01%) VMware
6 90 (41.10%) Aruba
6 90 (41.10%) Polycom
7 35 (15.98%) Juniper
8 27 (12.33%) Huawei
9 24 (10.96%) Palo Alto
10 19 (8.68%) Fortinet
10 19 (8.68%) Red Hat
11 17 (7.76%) Draytek
12 16 (7.31%) HP
13 13 (5.94%) Nokia
14 11 (5.02%) Dell
14 11 (5.02%) Intel
15 9 (4.11%) SolarWinds
16 7 (3.20%) Barracuda Networks
16 7 (3.20%) Forcepoint