Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for 3GPP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 3GPP over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 863 1078 1142
Rank change year-on-year +215 +64 +45
Permanent jobs citing 3GPP 37 26 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.018% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29 17 30
Median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £46,000 £40,000 £39,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £59,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +27.84% -12.00% -4.76%

3GPP 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 13,736 22,559 26,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.55% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10,758 17,137 20,823
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

3GPP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3GPP over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +212 37 £55,000 +25.00% 3
UK excluding London +174 28 £56,250 +27.84% 3
South East +123 15 £52,500 -12.50% 1
East of England +89 10 £90,000 +56.52% 1
London +143 9 £50,000 +5.26%
North of England - 3 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
North West - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT jobs citing 3GPP 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 3GPP.

1 25 (67.57%) Wireless
2 20 (54.05%) C
3 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
4 12 (32.43%) Bluetooth
4 12 (32.43%) ZigBee
4 12 (32.43%) Multithreading
5 11 (29.73%) C++
5 11 (29.73%) Firmware
5 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
6 10 (27.03%) Embedded C
6 10 (27.03%) Smart Meter
6 10 (27.03%) SDLC
6 10 (27.03%) Secure Coding
6 10 (27.03%) Multithreaded Programming
7 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (24.32%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
7 9 (24.32%) Java
7 9 (24.32%) 5G
8 8 (21.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (21.62%) Line Management
9 7 (18.92%) Node.js
9 7 (18.92%) Billing
9 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
9 7 (18.92%) Migration
9 7 (18.92%) Handset
9 7 (18.92%) Linux
10 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.22%) Degree
11 5 (13.51%) Network Management

3GPP
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:

Communications & Networking
1 25 (67.57%) Wireless
2 12 (32.43%) Bluetooth
2 12 (32.43%) ZigBee
3 9 (24.32%) 5G
4 5 (13.51%) Internet
5 4 (10.81%) MPLS
5 4 (10.81%) Network Security
5 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.11%) 4G
6 3 (8.11%) Broadband
6 3 (8.11%) LTE
6 3 (8.11%) tcpdump
7 2 (5.41%) 2G
7 2 (5.41%) 3G
7 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
7 2 (5.41%) GPRS
7 2 (5.41%) Intranet
7 2 (5.41%) LAN
7 2 (5.41%) WAN
7 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Maven
2 1 (2.70%) JMeter
General
1 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
2 7 (18.92%) Billing
3 3 (8.11%) Automotive
4 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 2 (5.41%) Military
5 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Firmware Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Architect
3 7 (18.92%) Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Java Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Technical Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Telecoms Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Wireless Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Software Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Computer Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Node.js
2 5 (13.51%) RESTful
3 4 (10.81%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (10.81%) Apache Camel
3 4 (10.81%) Kafka
4 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
4 2 (5.41%) RFC 2544
5 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Smart Meter
2 8 (21.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (18.92%) Handset
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Internet of Things
4 2 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Smart City
4 2 (5.41%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Multithreading
2 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
3 10 (27.03%) Multithreaded Programming
3 10 (27.03%) SDLC
3 10 (27.03%) Secure Coding
4 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (24.32%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
5 8 (21.62%) Line Management
6 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
6 7 (18.92%) Migration
7 5 (13.51%) Network Management
8 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.81%) OO
8 4 (10.81%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (10.81%) Task Automation
9 3 (8.11%) Microservices
9 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) C
2 11 (29.73%) C++
3 10 (27.03%) Embedded C
4 9 (24.32%) Java
5 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.81%) AWK
6 4 (10.81%) Groovy
6 4 (10.81%) Python
6 4 (10.81%) Scala
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) CCNP
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Ericsson
1 2 (5.41%) Splunk
1 2 (5.41%) VMware