Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 750 839 1028
Rank change year-on-year +89 +189 +77
Permanent jobs citing 4G 103 138 98
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.82% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 59 81 59
10th Percentile £33,400 £30,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,150 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,900 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.20% - +25.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £58,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £61,250 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 10,876 16,878 22,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 15.09% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,276 13,475 17,722
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,063 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.24%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 +107 95 £52,500 +5.00% 40
UK excluding London +69 81 £45,000 -10.00% 34
South East +52 51 £45,000 -18.18% 20
Work from Home -119 16 £66,250 +55.88% 4
London +97 15 £60,000 +20.00% 7
South West +7 9 £48,900 +15.60% 9
North of England +31 7 £55,000 +57.14%
Yorkshire +7 6 £55,000 +105.61%
Northern Ireland - 6 £45,000 -
Midlands +45 4 £38,500 -23.00% 1
East of England +54 3 £80,000 +68.42% 3
West Midlands +9 2 £32,000 -36.00%
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 - 1
North West +32 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 64 (62.14%) 3G
2 61 (59.22%) Telecoms
2 61 (59.22%) 5G
3 36 (34.95%) 2G
4 31 (30.10%) Linux
5 30 (29.13%) LTE
6 29 (28.16%) Degree
7 26 (25.24%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (22.33%) Computer Science
9 21 (20.39%) Validation
10 20 (19.42%) Wireless
10 20 (19.42%) Remedy
10 20 (19.42%) Ericsson
11 19 (18.45%) ITIL
12 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
12 18 (17.48%) Project Management
12 18 (17.48%) QA
13 17 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (15.53%) MPLS
15 15 (14.56%) WAN
15 15 (14.56%) C
15 15 (14.56%) Presales
15 15 (14.56%) Critical Thinking
16 14 (13.59%) PRINCE2
17 13 (12.62%) LAN
18 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Project
18 12 (11.65%) VPN
18 12 (11.65%) Military
18 12 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (11.65%) Network Virtualisation

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 3 (2.91%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.97%) Confluence
3 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.91%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Azure
4 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.97%) IaaS
4 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (62.14%) 3G
2 61 (59.22%) 5G
3 36 (34.95%) 2G
4 30 (29.13%) LTE
5 26 (25.24%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (19.42%) Wireless
7 16 (15.53%) MPLS
8 15 (14.56%) WAN
9 13 (12.62%) LAN
10 12 (11.65%) VoLTE
10 12 (11.65%) VPN
11 11 (10.68%) Ethernet
11 11 (10.68%) MQTT
11 11 (10.68%) RNC
12 10 (9.71%) TCP/IP
13 8 (7.77%) 3GPP
14 7 (6.80%) DHCP
14 7 (6.80%) DNS
14 7 (6.80%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (6.80%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) Big Data
1 1 (0.97%) MariaDB
1 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Buildbot
1 2 (1.94%) GCC
1 2 (1.94%) GoogleTest
1 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.94%) Subversion
2 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 61 (59.22%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.65%) Military
3 8 (7.77%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.85%) Legal
5 4 (3.88%) Marketing
6 3 (2.91%) Banking
6 3 (2.91%) Electronics
6 3 (2.91%) Finance
7 2 (1.94%) Avionics
8 1 (0.97%) French Language
8 1 (0.97%) German Language
8 1 (0.97%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.97%) Law
8 1 (0.97%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (13.59%) Architect
2 13 (12.62%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.68%) Databuild Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) Voice Project Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Telecoms Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Voice Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Lead Architect
6 6 (5.83%) Programme Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Programme Manager
6 6 (5.83%) RF Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Senior Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Senior Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Senior Programme Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) REST
2 5 (4.85%) HTML
3 3 (2.91%) gRPC
3 3 (2.91%) libvirt
3 3 (2.91%) SOAP
4 2 (1.94%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.74%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.74%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.85%) PMI
4 4 (3.88%) Internet of Things
4 4 (3.88%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.91%) ASIC
5 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.91%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.94%) Social Media
7 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.97%) CCTV
7 1 (0.97%) CMDB
7 1 (0.97%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.97%) Handset
7 1 (0.97%) IVR
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.10%) Linux
2 11 (10.68%) Windows
3 7 (6.80%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.85%) Unix
5 3 (2.91%) Android
5 3 (2.91%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) Computer Science
2 21 (20.39%) Validation
3 19 (18.45%) ITIL
4 18 (17.48%) Project Management
5 15 (14.56%) Critical Thinking
5 15 (14.56%) Presales
6 14 (13.59%) PRINCE2
7 12 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (11.65%) Network Virtualisation
7 12 (11.65%) Project Delivery
8 11 (10.68%) Analytical Thinking
8 11 (10.68%) Change Management
8 11 (10.68%) Data Validation
8 11 (10.68%) QMS
8 11 (10.68%) Quality Management
9 10 (9.71%) Line Management
9 10 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (8.74%) ITIL V3
10 9 (8.74%) Programme Management
10 9 (8.74%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.56%) C
2 11 (10.68%) Python
3 10 (9.71%) Java
4 7 (6.80%) Bash Shell
4 7 (6.80%) C++
5 6 (5.83%) SQL
6 5 (4.85%) Go
7 4 (3.88%) PHP
8 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.94%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.97%) C#
9 1 (0.97%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.97%) Perl
9 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (28.16%) Degree
2 11 (10.68%) MBCS
3 10 (9.71%) CCNA
3 10 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.85%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.88%) CCIE
6 3 (2.91%) CCNP
6 3 (2.91%) CITP
6 3 (2.91%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.94%) HNC
7 2 (1.94%) PMP
8 1 (0.97%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) COBIT
3 1 (0.97%) GDPR
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.88%) KVM
3 2 (1.94%) Docker
4 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Grafana
2 4 (3.88%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.91%) SCCM
4 2 (1.94%) Kibana
5 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (19.42%) Ericsson
1 20 (19.42%) Remedy
2 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.83%) BT
3 6 (5.83%) Openreach
3 6 (5.83%) Sigfox
4 5 (4.85%) EMC
4 5 (4.85%) VMware
5 2 (1.94%) Cisco
5 2 (1.94%) Google
5 2 (1.94%) HP
5 2 (1.94%) iManage
5 2 (1.94%) Nokia
6 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.97%) Intapp
6 1 (0.97%) Meraki
6 1 (0.97%) Polycom
6 1 (0.97%) Samsung
6 1 (0.97%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.97%) Ubiquiti