Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for 4G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 4G over the 6 months to 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 870 1038 1085
Rank change year-on-year +168 +47 -68
Permanent jobs citing 4G 156 76 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.050% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 97 55 83
UK median annual salary £47,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% -29.23%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £28,650
90th Percentile £61,000 £61,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +3.26% -23.33%

4G 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 18,771 22,859 26,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.06% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,766 17,886 21,459
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

4G
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 4G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 4G.

Salary trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 4G over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the UK over the 6 months to 25 January 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 +181 151 £47,000 -6.00% 40
UK excluding London +141 115 £47,000 -1.05% 38
South East +93 57 £52,500 - 22
London +98 36 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South West +33 25 £42,300 -0.47% 3
East of England +82 15 £35,000 -26.32% 6
North of England +51 10 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Midlands +55 8 £45,000 +62.90% 3
West Midlands +45 7 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Yorkshire +38 6 £32,500 -13.33%
North West - 3 £31,500 - 3
East Midlands +23 1 - -
North East - 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, IT jobs citing 4G 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 4G.

1 89 (57.05%) 3G
2 61 (39.10%) Degree
3 50 (32.05%) Telecoms
4 48 (30.77%) 5G
5 46 (29.49%) Cisco
6 43 (27.56%) 2G
7 39 (25.00%) Wireless
7 39 (25.00%) Linux
8 37 (23.72%) LTE
9 36 (23.08%) Management Information System
10 31 (19.87%) Wi-Fi
10 31 (19.87%) ITIL
10 31 (19.87%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (18.59%) CCNA
12 27 (17.31%) WAN
12 27 (17.31%) Computer Science
13 24 (15.38%) Windows
14 23 (14.74%) C
15 22 (14.10%) Electronics
15 22 (14.10%) Office 365
16 21 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (13.46%) Systems Engineering
16 21 (13.46%) Aerospace
17 20 (12.82%) Microsoft
17 20 (12.82%) PKI
17 20 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
18 19 (12.18%) Military
19 18 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (11.54%) LAN
19 18 (11.54%) Ethernet

4G
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 12 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.64%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.10%) Office 365
2 4 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.92%) AWS
4 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.28%) G Suite
4 2 (1.28%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.64%) GCP
5 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (57.05%) 3G
2 48 (30.77%) 5G
3 43 (27.56%) 2G
4 39 (25.00%) Wireless
5 37 (23.72%) LTE
6 31 (19.87%) Wi-Fi
7 27 (17.31%) WAN
8 20 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
9 18 (11.54%) Ethernet
9 18 (11.54%) LAN
10 17 (10.90%) IPsec
11 16 (10.26%) DNS
11 16 (10.26%) MPLS
11 16 (10.26%) SAN
12 15 (9.62%) Firewall
12 15 (9.62%) VoIP
13 14 (8.97%) DSL
14 13 (8.33%) BGP
14 13 (8.33%) DDNS
14 13 (8.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.56%) FileMaker
1 4 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.28%) Big Data
4 1 (0.64%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.64%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.64%) MySQL
4 1 (0.64%) Presto
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) JIRA
1 3 (1.92%) Subversion
2 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.64%) Trac
General
1 50 (32.05%) Telecoms
2 22 (14.10%) Electronics
3 21 (13.46%) Aerospace
4 19 (12.18%) Military
5 16 (10.26%) Automotive
6 5 (3.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.28%) Finance
8 1 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (17.31%) Systems Engineer
2 21 (13.46%) Network Engineer
3 12 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
3 12 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (5.77%) Communications Officer
5 8 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (5.13%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 8 (5.13%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (5.13%) Software Applications Engineer
5 8 (5.13%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.49%) Junior
6 7 (4.49%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 7 (4.49%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.85%) Network Support
7 6 (3.85%) Product Manager
7 6 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 20 (12.82%) PKI
3 16 (10.26%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.77%) Fibre Optics
5 7 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.21%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (3.21%) Verilog
6 5 (3.21%) VHDL
7 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.56%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.92%) Analogue Electronics
8 3 (1.92%) Handset
8 3 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.28%) Digital Signage
9 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.28%) iPad
9 2 (1.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.00%) Linux
2 24 (15.38%) Windows
3 17 (10.90%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.62%) Unix
5 6 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.21%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.56%) CentOS
8 2 (1.28%) Android
8 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.87%) ITIL
2 27 (17.31%) Computer Science
3 21 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (13.46%) Systems Engineering
4 18 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (10.90%) Actionable Insight
6 16 (10.26%) Network Design
6 16 (10.26%) Time Management
7 14 (8.97%) Network Architecture
8 13 (8.33%) Adaptive Security
8 13 (8.33%) Business Development
8 13 (8.33%) Information Management
8 13 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 13 (8.33%) Mathematics
8 13 (8.33%) Network Management
8 13 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
8 13 (8.33%) Web Filtering
9 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.74%) C
2 15 (9.62%) Python
3 13 (8.33%) C++
4 11 (7.05%) Java
5 8 (5.13%) SQL
6 7 (4.49%) Perl
6 7 (4.49%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.49%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.21%) Embedded C
7 5 (3.21%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.92%) sed
9 1 (0.64%) Go
9 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (39.10%) Degree
2 31 (19.87%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (18.59%) CCNA
4 15 (9.62%) CCNP
5 14 (8.97%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.77%) HNC
7 8 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.21%) PhD
10 4 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (2.56%) MCSA
10 4 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.64%) CCENT
11 1 (0.64%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) SLA
2 6 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.56%) QA
4 3 (1.92%) GDPR
4 3 (1.92%) ISO 26262
4 3 (1.92%) JTAG
5 1 (0.64%) HL7
5 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (5.13%) vSphere
3 5 (3.21%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (10.90%) SolarWinds Orion
2 13 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (5.13%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.92%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.92%) PaperCut
4 3 (1.92%) WSUS
5 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.28%) Netcool
5 2 (1.28%) SCCM
6 1 (0.64%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.64%) RANCID
Vendors
1 46 (29.49%) Cisco
2 20 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.90%) Juniper
3 17 (10.90%) SolarWinds
4 15 (9.62%) Huawei
4 15 (9.62%) Palo Alto
5 13 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
5 13 (8.33%) F5
5 13 (8.33%) Forcepoint
6 11 (7.05%) Nokia
6 11 (7.05%) VMware
7 9 (5.77%) BT
7 9 (5.77%) EMC
8 8 (5.13%) Samsung
9 6 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.21%) Citrix
10 5 (3.21%) Ericsson
10 5 (3.21%) HP
11 4 (2.56%) Meraki
12 3 (1.92%) Lauterbach