4G
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring 4G skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited 4G over the 6 months leading up to 19 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
19 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 775 792 1137
Rank change year-on-year +17 +345 -296
Permanent jobs citing 4G 114 83 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.100% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 0.62% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 75 60 62
10th Percentile £29,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £39,188 £51,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £52,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -19.05% -25.00% +55.56%
75th Percentile £57,500 £69,063 £94,688
90th Percentile £62,500 £76,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -19.05% -12.50% +33.33%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

4G falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,354 13,357 23,037
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 16.01% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8,187 7,498 12,482
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £32,750 £36,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £51,536 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.83% -1.84% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,318 £70,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

4G
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 4G.

Salary trend for 4G in the UK

4G
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing 4G over the 6 months to 19 July 2024.

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 19 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +48 113 £42,500 -19.05% 19
UK excluding London -9 109 £42,500 -19.05% 12
South East -4 50 £41,250 -11.29% 5
East of England +19 28 £52,500 - 2
Work from Home +19 26 £55,000 +4.76% 7
North of England +19 20 £30,000 -30.23% 3
Yorkshire +52 19 £28,750 -42.50% 1
Midlands - 8 £55,000 - 3
London +67 4 £72,500 +36.79% 7
East Midlands - 4 £32,501 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £55,000 - 2
South West -37 3 £42,500 -39.29%
North West - 1 £45,000 - 2

4G
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Exchange
1 10 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.88%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.26%) OrCAD
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft 365
2 9 (7.89%) Azure
2 9 (7.89%) Entra ID
2 9 (7.89%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.88%) AWS
4 1 (0.88%) GCP
4 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (47.37%) 5G
2 47 (41.23%) Wireless
3 42 (36.84%) 3G
4 28 (24.56%) LTE
5 23 (20.18%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (15.79%) Firewall
6 18 (15.79%) WAN
7 16 (14.04%) MPLS
8 15 (13.16%) GPRS
8 15 (13.16%) MQTT
8 15 (13.16%) RS-485
9 13 (11.40%) Bluetooth
10 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 11 (9.65%) GSM
12 9 (7.89%) DSL
13 7 (6.14%) DNS
14 6 (5.26%) DHCP
14 6 (5.26%) Modbus
14 6 (5.26%) SSH
14 6 (5.26%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (7.02%) JIRA
2 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.51%) GCC
2 4 (3.51%) Subversion
3 2 (1.75%) Apache Continuum
3 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 57 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 39 (34.21%) Social Skills
3 19 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.53%) Finance
4 12 (10.53%) Mandarin Language
5 10 (8.77%) Electronics
6 9 (7.89%) Legal
6 9 (7.89%) Marketing
7 8 (7.02%) Military
8 6 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (5.26%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.75%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.75%) Retail
10 1 (0.88%) Billing
10 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.88%) French Language
10 1 (0.88%) Games
10 1 (0.88%) Law
10 1 (0.88%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (17.54%) Embedded Engineer
1 20 (17.54%) Technical Engineer
2 19 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 17 (14.91%) Software Engineer
3 17 (14.91%) Support Engineer
4 16 (14.04%) Field Engineer
4 16 (14.04%) Technical Support Engineer
5 15 (13.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 15 (13.16%) Senior
6 10 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Network Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Network Field Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) RF Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Senior Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Delivery Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Telecoms Manager
11 5 (4.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) REST
2 4 (3.51%) Flash
3 2 (1.75%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.81%) IoT
2 18 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (14.91%) Driving Licence
4 12 (10.53%) ARM Cortex
5 11 (9.65%) Smartphone
6 10 (8.77%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (5.26%) NB-IoT
8 4 (3.51%) CCTV
8 4 (3.51%) FPGA
9 3 (2.63%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.63%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.75%) Digital Signage
10 2 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.75%) Legacy Systems
11 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.88%) iPhone
11 1 (0.88%) Onboarding
11 1 (0.88%) SystemC
11 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.56%) Windows
2 27 (23.68%) Linux
3 18 (15.79%) Windows 10
4 15 (13.16%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (8.77%) Android
5 10 (8.77%) Windows Server
6 9 (7.89%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.51%) VMS
8 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.93%) Problem-Solving
1 25 (21.93%) Software Engineering
2 20 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (16.67%) User Experience
4 18 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 17 (14.91%) Agile
6 16 (14.04%) Data Management
7 15 (13.16%) Test Automation
8 14 (12.28%) Project Management
9 13 (11.40%) OO
9 13 (11.40%) OOD
10 11 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (8.77%) Validation
12 9 (7.89%) Business Development
12 9 (7.89%) Logistics
13 8 (7.02%) Customer Service
14 7 (6.14%) Project Delivery
15 6 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
15 6 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
15 6 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.18%) C++
2 16 (14.04%) C
3 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.02%) C#
5 6 (5.26%) Assembly Language
6 3 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (1.75%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.77%) Degree
3 9 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (7.02%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (5.26%) GCSC
6 4 (3.51%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.42%) GDPR
2 16 (14.04%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (7.02%) COSHH
4 6 (5.26%) SLA
5 4 (3.51%) IEC 61131
5 4 (3.51%) JTAG
6 2 (1.75%) QA
7 1 (0.88%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (21.93%) Hyper-V
2 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.14%) Firmware
4 3 (2.63%) Docker
5 2 (1.75%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (14.04%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) Cisco
2 22 (19.30%) HP
3 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.04%) Darktrace
4 16 (14.04%) NEC
5 9 (7.89%) Citrix
6 8 (7.02%) Mitel
6 8 (7.02%) Ribbon
7 7 (6.14%) EMC
8 6 (5.26%) SAP
9 2 (1.75%) Atmel
9 2 (1.75%) Freescale
9 2 (1.75%) Thales
10 1 (0.88%) Apple
10 1 (0.88%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.88%) CA
10 1 (0.88%) Freshdesk
10 1 (0.88%) NCR
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle
10 1 (0.88%) Remedy