Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3G
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 631 858 1079
Rank change year-on-year +227 +221 -1
Permanent jobs citing 3G 49 205 91
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.97% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 30 168 77
Median annual salary £41,750 £29,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.74% -35.00% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £20,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £55,250 £59,125 £66,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £26,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +52.83% -41.11% -

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 7,473 21,179 24,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.30% 15.57% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,946 16,254 19,239
Median annual salary £51,000 £45,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.09% -4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 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 +216 46 £40,500 +38.46% 12
UK excluding London +153 42 £40,500 +52.83% 11
South East +210 19 £40,000 -22.71% 4
North of England +76 9 £42,500 +93.18% 3
Midlands +135 6 £48,500 +7.78%
Yorkshire +39 6 £40,000 +81.82% 2
London +248 5 £35,750 -40.42% 1
South West +105 4 £27,500 -52.17% 1
West Midlands +101 4 £48,500 +7.78%
North West +131 3 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East of England +105 3 £72,500 +93.33% 3
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
Scotland +91 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 43 (87.76%) 4G
2 23 (46.94%) 2G
3 22 (44.90%) Telecoms
4 19 (38.78%) Linux
5 15 (30.61%) LTE
5 15 (30.61%) 5G
6 14 (28.57%) Degree
7 12 (24.49%) Radio Access Network
8 11 (22.45%) C
8 11 (22.45%) C++
8 11 (22.45%) Validation
9 10 (20.41%) Electronics
9 10 (20.41%) Wireless
10 9 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (18.37%) Ericsson
10 9 (18.37%) Wireshark
11 8 (16.33%) Mathematics
11 8 (16.33%) HP ALM
11 8 (16.33%) Firmware
11 8 (16.33%) HP
11 8 (16.33%) Unix
11 8 (16.33%) GSM
11 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.33%) Huawei
12 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 7 (14.29%) Python
12 7 (14.29%) VoWiFi
12 7 (14.29%) VoLTE
12 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol

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 (4.08%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.04%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (87.76%) 4G
2 23 (46.94%) 2G
3 15 (30.61%) 5G
3 15 (30.61%) LTE
4 12 (24.49%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (20.41%) Wireless
6 9 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (18.37%) Wireshark
7 8 (16.33%) GSM
7 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
8 7 (14.29%) VoLTE
8 7 (14.29%) VoWiFi
9 6 (12.24%) INAP
9 6 (12.24%) Megaco
9 6 (12.24%) MGW
9 6 (12.24%) RTP
9 6 (12.24%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (12.24%) SS7
10 5 (10.20%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) MySQL
2 3 (6.12%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 22 (44.90%) Telecoms
2 10 (20.41%) Electronics
3 4 (8.16%) Finance
4 2 (4.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
5 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Software Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) RF Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) SOAP
2 4 (8.16%) XML
3 3 (6.12%) ODBC
4 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (6.12%) iPad
2 3 (6.12%) iPhone
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Handset
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Unix
3 6 (12.24%) Solaris
4 3 (6.12%) Android
4 3 (6.12%) Windows
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) CentOS
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Validation
2 8 (16.33%) Mathematics
3 7 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 7 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (12.24%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
5 5 (10.20%) Network Design
5 5 (10.20%) Quality Management
5 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.12%) CRM
6 3 (6.12%) ITIL
6 3 (6.12%) Line Management
6 3 (6.12%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.12%) Network Planning
6 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.12%) Project Governance
6 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) C
1 11 (22.45%) C++
2 7 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (6.12%) VB
3 3 (6.12%) VBA
4 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) HNC
2 3 (6.12%) HND
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) GDPR
1 1 (2.04%) ISO 26262
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Firmware
2 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) HP ALM
2 4 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Ericsson
2 8 (16.33%) HP
2 8 (16.33%) Huawei
3 6 (12.24%) Nokia
4 3 (6.12%) Arqiva
4 3 (6.12%) BT
4 3 (6.12%) Intapp
4 3 (6.12%) McAfee
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 3 (6.12%) Sophos
4 3 (6.12%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.04%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (2.04%) Samsung