Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 690 933 1074
Rank change year-on-year +243 +141 +10
Permanent jobs citing 4G 81 159 116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.71% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 55 89 93
Median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.00% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £35,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.00% +25.00% -11.11%

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 10,103 22,333 25,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 15.62% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,890 16,837 20,487
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 6 August 2020.

Salary histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 14 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 6 August 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 +252 80 £48,500 -3.00% 16
UK excluding London +212 67 £48,500 -3.00% 15
South East +203 37 £52,500 - 7
London +204 13 £30,000 -35.14% 1
North of England +156 10 £35,000 -22.22% 3
East of England +84 8 £65,000 +23.81% 3
Midlands +112 6 £48,500 +10.23%
South West +85 6 £27,500 -51.11% 2
West Midlands +82 5 £48,500 +10.23%
North East - 4 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +115 3 £29,000 -35.56% 2
Work from Home +66 3 £56,645 - 2
North West - 3 £72,500 - 1
East Midlands +72 1 £45,000 +45.16%

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 49 (60.49%) 3G
2 38 (46.91%) 5G
3 32 (39.51%) Telecoms
4 28 (34.57%) Wireless
5 27 (33.33%) 2G
5 27 (33.33%) LTE
6 20 (24.69%) Linux
7 19 (23.46%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (23.46%) Degree
8 18 (22.22%) C
9 12 (14.81%) C++
9 12 (14.81%) Huawei
10 11 (13.58%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (13.58%) Wireshark
10 11 (13.58%) Ethernet
10 11 (13.58%) SLA
10 11 (13.58%) Firmware
11 10 (12.35%) Embedded C
11 10 (12.35%) GSM
11 10 (12.35%) Configuration Management
11 10 (12.35%) Embedded Software Development
12 9 (11.11%) Internet
12 9 (11.11%) Ericsson
13 8 (9.88%) SNMP
13 8 (9.88%) Unix
13 8 (9.88%) Validation
13 8 (9.88%) Electronics
13 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
13 8 (9.88%) Mathematics
14 7 (8.64%) Computer Science

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 2 (2.47%) Confluence
1 2 (2.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) AWS
2 6 (7.41%) GCP
3 3 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (60.49%) 3G
2 38 (46.91%) 5G
3 28 (34.57%) Wireless
4 27 (33.33%) 2G
4 27 (33.33%) LTE
5 19 (23.46%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (13.58%) Ethernet
6 11 (13.58%) Wireshark
7 10 (12.35%) GSM
8 9 (11.11%) Internet
9 8 (9.88%) SNMP
10 7 (8.64%) MPLS
10 7 (8.64%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
11 6 (7.41%) Bluetooth
11 6 (7.41%) IPv4
11 6 (7.41%) SSL
12 5 (6.17%) BGP
12 5 (6.17%) SIGTRAN
12 5 (6.17%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) MS Access
1 5 (6.17%) MySQL
2 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
General
1 32 (39.51%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.88%) Electronics
3 4 (4.94%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.94%) Military
4 2 (2.47%) Finance
4 2 (2.47%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Automotive
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (14.81%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (12.35%) Software Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Firmware Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Smart Energy Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Radio Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) RF Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Development Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Provisioning Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Software Development Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Team Leader
6 4 (4.94%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.70%) HTML
2 3 (3.70%) ODBC
2 3 (3.70%) SOAP
2 3 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.23%) Middleware
3 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Internet of Things
2 6 (7.41%) Smart Energy
2 6 (7.41%) Smart Meter
3 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.70%) iPad
5 3 (3.70%) iPhone
5 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.70%) PKI
5 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.47%) NHS
6 2 (2.47%) VHDL
7 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.23%) PMI
7 1 (1.23%) User Experience
7 1 (1.23%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.69%) Linux
2 8 (9.88%) Unix
3 4 (4.94%) Solaris
4 3 (3.70%) Android
4 3 (3.70%) Windows
4 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.47%) CentOS
5 2 (2.47%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.58%) Requirements Analysis
2 10 (12.35%) Configuration Management
2 10 (12.35%) Embedded Software Development
3 8 (9.88%) Mathematics
3 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
3 8 (9.88%) Validation
4 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.64%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (8.64%) ITIL
4 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
5 6 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (7.41%) Network Design
5 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (7.41%) Quality Management
5 6 (7.41%) Secure Coding
5 6 (7.41%) Static Code Analysis
6 5 (6.17%) OO
6 5 (6.17%) Supplier Management
6 5 (6.17%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.94%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) C
2 12 (14.81%) C++
3 10 (12.35%) Embedded C
4 4 (4.94%) Python
5 3 (3.70%) Embedded C++
5 3 (3.70%) Java
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) VB
5 3 (3.70%) VBA
6 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.47%) SQL
7 1 (1.23%) C#
7 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Degree
2 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) HNC
3 3 (3.70%) HND
3 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.47%) CCNP
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) CCNA
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) SLA
2 6 (7.41%) MISRA
3 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Firmware
2 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) HP ALM
2 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Huawei
2 9 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 7 (8.64%) HP
4 6 (7.41%) Google
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco
5 4 (4.94%) Mapinfo
5 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.94%) Nokia Networks
5 4 (4.94%) VMware
6 3 (3.70%) BT
6 3 (3.70%) Cadence
6 3 (3.70%) Intapp
6 3 (3.70%) Juniper
6 3 (3.70%) McAfee
6 3 (3.70%) Nokia
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle
6 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.70%) Sophos
7 2 (2.47%) F5
7 2 (2.47%) Palo Alto