Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 677 870 1059
Rank change year-on-year +193 +189 +29
Permanent jobs citing 4G 86 156 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.82% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 68 104 59
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £39,110 £31,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £62,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.75% -3.68% +3.26%

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 9,014 18,934 22,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.08% 15.02% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,165 15,118 18,140
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,850 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 15 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 22 January 2021. 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 +179 80 £55,000 +22.22% 15
UK excluding London +157 71 £52,500 +14.75% 16
South East +136 36 £52,500 - 11
North of England +92 17 £55,000 +71.88%
Yorkshire +47 14 £55,000 +69.23%
Work from Home -53 9 £82,500 +122.97%
London +168 8 £56,250 +34.73% 2
East of England +98 5 £61,250 +75.00% 1
South West +56 5 £43,650 +3.19% 1
Midlands +76 4 £49,250 +9.44%
North West +82 3 £45,000 +42.86%
West Midlands +57 3 £49,250 +9.44%
Northern Ireland - 3 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +57 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 53 (61.63%) 5G
2 37 (43.02%) 3G
3 36 (41.86%) Telecoms
4 31 (36.05%) Degree
5 24 (27.91%) Wireless
5 24 (27.91%) C
5 24 (27.91%) Linux
6 22 (25.58%) 2G
7 19 (22.09%) Validation
8 18 (20.93%) LTE
9 16 (18.60%) Computer Science
10 13 (15.12%) Electronics
10 13 (15.12%) Manufacturing
11 12 (13.95%) C++
11 12 (13.95%) Unix
12 11 (12.79%) Master's Degree
13 10 (11.63%) Presales
13 10 (11.63%) Radio Access Network
13 10 (11.63%) CCNA
13 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (11.63%) Python
13 10 (11.63%) Programme Management
14 9 (10.47%) VMware
14 9 (10.47%) Ethernet
14 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
14 9 (10.47%) MQTT
15 8 (9.30%) Analytics
15 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
15 8 (9.30%) VPN
15 8 (9.30%) EMC

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 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) AWS
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (61.63%) 5G
2 37 (43.02%) 3G
3 24 (27.91%) Wireless
4 22 (25.58%) 2G
5 18 (20.93%) LTE
6 10 (11.63%) Radio Access Network
7 9 (10.47%) Ethernet
7 9 (10.47%) MQTT
7 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
8 8 (9.30%) VPN
9 7 (8.14%) 3GPP
9 7 (8.14%) ADSL
9 7 (8.14%) DHCP
9 7 (8.14%) DNS
9 7 (8.14%) Firewall
9 7 (8.14%) NAS
9 7 (8.14%) SSL
9 7 (8.14%) VoLTE
9 7 (8.14%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (6.98%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) MySQL
2 2 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) JIRA
2 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.16%) Selenium
3 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 36 (41.86%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.12%) Electronics
2 13 (15.12%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.81%) Finance
4 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Military
5 1 (1.16%) Automotive
5 1 (1.16%) Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Fire and Rescue
5 1 (1.16%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
5 1 (1.16%) Police
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) Design Engineer
2 22 (25.58%) Senior Design Engineer
3 18 (20.93%) RF Engineer
4 17 (19.77%) RF Design Engineer
5 16 (18.60%) Senior RF Design Engineer
5 16 (18.60%) Senior RF Engineer
6 12 (13.95%) 4G Engineer
6 12 (13.95%) Architect
6 12 (13.95%) Microwave Engineer
6 12 (13.95%) Senior 4G Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Project Manager
7 7 (8.14%) Telecoms Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Programme Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Programme Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Telecoms Programme Manager
9 5 (5.81%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) SOAP
2 3 (3.49%) REST
3 1 (1.16%) gRPC
3 1 (1.16%) libvirt
3 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.33%) Handset
3 2 (2.33%) NHS
3 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.16%) Analogue Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) ASIC
4 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) PMI
4 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Linux
2 12 (13.95%) Unix
3 4 (4.65%) Solaris
4 3 (3.49%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Validation
2 16 (18.60%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.63%) Presales
3 10 (11.63%) Programme Management
4 8 (9.30%) Analytics
4 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
5 7 (8.14%) Network Planning
5 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.98%) Inventory Management
6 6 (6.98%) Lead Generation
6 6 (6.98%) Programme Delivery
7 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.81%) Defect Management
7 5 (5.81%) Line Management
7 5 (5.81%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.81%) Project Management
7 5 (5.81%) Test Automation
7 5 (5.81%) Test Planning
8 4 (4.65%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.91%) C
2 12 (13.95%) C++
3 10 (11.63%) Python
4 5 (5.81%) MATLAB
5 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.49%) C#
5 3 (3.49%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.16%) Go
6 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (36.05%) Degree
2 11 (12.79%) Master's Degree
3 10 (11.63%) CCNA
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) CCIE
5 3 (3.49%) CCNP
5 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.33%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CITP
7 1 (1.16%) HNC
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.16%) MBA
7 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) COBIT
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.98%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) Docker
3 1 (1.16%) KVM
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) VMware
2 8 (9.30%) EMC
3 7 (8.14%) BT
3 7 (8.14%) Ericsson
4 6 (6.98%) Openreach
4 6 (6.98%) Sigfox
5 5 (5.81%) HP
6 4 (4.65%) Cadence
6 4 (4.65%) Huawei
7 3 (3.49%) Arqiva
7 3 (3.49%) Nokia
8 1 (1.16%) Capita
8 1 (1.16%) Samsung