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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 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1098 861 694
Rank change year-on-year -237 -167 +260
Permanent jobs citing 4G 116 164 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 1.08% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 43 100 53
10th Percentile £32,900 £34,475 £26,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £35,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £45,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +44.44% -7.22% +2.11%
75th Percentile £78,000 £60,375 £55,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £45,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year +38.89% -8.63% -1.50%

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 21,518 15,154 9,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 13.06% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 11,984 10,453 7,479
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,248 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 August 2022.

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 19 August 2022. 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 -211 90 £67,500 +50.00% 12
UK excluding London -94 89 £62,500 +38.89% 12
South East -84 39 £75,000 +66.67% 6
Work from Home -203 36 £76,000 +55.42% 3
Scotland -28 24 £56,500 -33.53%
London -177 24 £65,000 -35.00% 1
Midlands -25 17 - -
West Midlands -42 17 - -
North of England -65 6 £35,000 -50.35%
North East - 4 £35,000 -
East of England -56 3 £55,000 -22.81% 4
Yorkshire -24 1 £80,000 -
South West -47 1 - - 1
North West -62 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 79 (68.10%) 5G
2 68 (58.62%) Degree
3 51 (43.97%) 3G
4 41 (35.34%) Telecoms
5 40 (34.48%) Python
6 38 (32.76%) Software Testing
7 36 (31.03%) Customer Experience
8 34 (29.31%) Social Skills
9 31 (26.72%) Software Engineering
10 30 (25.86%) 2G
11 29 (25.00%) DevOps
12 28 (24.14%) Linux
13 26 (22.41%) Computer Science
14 24 (20.69%) Java
14 24 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (19.83%) Network Design
16 22 (18.97%) Electronics
17 21 (18.10%) Migration
17 21 (18.10%) Test Automation
17 21 (18.10%) Radio Access Network
17 21 (18.10%) Root Cause Analysis
17 21 (18.10%) Capacity Management
18 19 (16.38%) NoSQL
18 19 (16.38%) Relational Database
18 19 (16.38%) C
19 18 (15.52%) Azure
20 17 (14.66%) AWS
20 17 (14.66%) Ansible
20 17 (14.66%) Public Cloud
20 17 (14.66%) Benchmarking

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 8 (6.90%) Confluence
2 4 (3.45%) MTS
3 1 (0.86%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.86%) CMS
3 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.86%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.52%) Azure
2 17 (14.66%) AWS
3 16 (13.79%) GCP
4 11 (9.48%) Microsoft 365
5 8 (6.90%) Dropbox
5 8 (6.90%) OneDrive
5 8 (6.90%) Slack
6 2 (1.72%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (68.10%) 5G
2 51 (43.97%) 3G
3 30 (25.86%) 2G
4 24 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (18.10%) Radio Access Network
6 16 (13.79%) Broadband
6 16 (13.79%) MPLS
6 16 (13.79%) Wireless
7 14 (12.07%) IPv4
7 14 (12.07%) IPv6
8 13 (11.21%) WAN
9 12 (10.34%) BGP
9 12 (10.34%) Firewall
9 12 (10.34%) LAN
10 10 (8.62%) 3GPP
11 8 (6.90%) LTE
12 6 (5.17%) Ethernet
12 6 (5.17%) GSM
12 6 (5.17%) VoIP
12 6 (5.17%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.38%) NoSQL
1 19 (16.38%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.79%) MySQL
2 16 (13.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.86%) ClickHouse
3 1 (0.86%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 16 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 16 (13.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (12.93%) JIRA
3 8 (6.90%) Bitbucket
3 8 (6.90%) GitLab
General
1 41 (35.34%) Telecoms
2 34 (29.31%) Social Skills
3 22 (18.97%) Electronics
4 9 (7.76%) Finance
4 9 (7.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 8 (6.90%) Retail
6 2 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (1.72%) Legal
6 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.86%) Marketing
7 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (12.07%) Graduate
1 14 (12.07%) Integration Engineer
1 14 (12.07%) Software Integration Engineer
2 12 (10.34%) Software Engineer
3 9 (7.76%) Analyst
3 9 (7.76%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.76%) Support Analyst
4 8 (6.90%) Operational Support Analyst
4 8 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
4 8 (6.90%) Operations Support Analyst
5 7 (6.03%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Agile Project Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Network Project Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Scrum Master
7 5 (4.31%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.31%) Software Tester
7 5 (4.31%) Telecoms Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Public Cloud
2 14 (12.07%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (7.76%) IoT
3 9 (7.76%) Social Media
4 4 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.45%) PKI
5 1 (0.86%) Animation
5 1 (0.86%) Blog
5 1 (0.86%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.86%) iPad
5 1 (0.86%) iPhone
5 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.14%) Linux
2 10 (8.62%) Android
3 5 (4.31%) Unix
4 4 (3.45%) CentOS
5 3 (2.59%) Windows
6 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.76%) Software Testing
2 36 (31.03%) Customer Experience
3 31 (26.72%) Software Engineering
4 29 (25.00%) DevOps
5 26 (22.41%) Computer Science
6 23 (19.83%) Network Design
7 21 (18.10%) Capacity Management
7 21 (18.10%) Migration
7 21 (18.10%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (18.10%) Test Automation
8 17 (14.66%) Benchmarking
9 16 (13.79%) Full Stack Development
9 16 (13.79%) Microservices
10 14 (12.07%) Agile
10 14 (12.07%) Integration Testing
10 14 (12.07%) Quality Management
10 14 (12.07%) System Integration Testing
10 14 (12.07%) System Testing
11 12 (10.34%) Mathematics
12 11 (9.48%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.48%) Python
2 24 (20.69%) Java
3 19 (16.38%) C
4 16 (13.79%) TypeScript
5 5 (4.31%) C++
6 1 (0.86%) Bash
6 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (58.62%) Degree
2 14 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.31%) PMP
4 4 (3.45%) CCNA
4 4 (3.45%) CCNP
4 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) KVM
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) Ansible
2 16 (13.79%) Terraform
3 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.72%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Cisco
2 10 (8.62%) Ericsson
3 8 (6.90%) Atlassian
3 8 (6.90%) Freshdesk
3 8 (6.90%) MobileIron
3 8 (6.90%) Nokia
3 8 (6.90%) Samsung
3 8 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.31%) Huawei
4 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (3.45%) F5
5 4 (3.45%) Forcepoint
5 4 (3.45%) Juniper
5 4 (3.45%) Palo Alto
5 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.59%) HP
6 3 (2.59%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.72%) Apple
7 2 (1.72%) Sophos