Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

4G
UK
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 621 911 1082
Rank change year-on-year +290 +171 0
Permanent jobs citing 4G 87 162 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 0.77% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 62 100 87
Median annual salary £49,250 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.07% -3.16% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £27,300
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -2.17%

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 7,523 21,148 24,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.26% 15.55% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6,011 16,282 19,312
Median annual salary £50,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.78% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for 4G in the UK

4G
Top 16 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 26 October 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 +313 82 £50,000 +8.70% 43
UK excluding London +249 75 £50,000 +5.82% 37
South East +223 37 £51,250 -0.97% 19
North of England +182 18 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Yorkshire +121 13 £55,000 +29.41% 3
London +245 9 £25,500 -38.92% 5
Midlands +134 7 £48,500 +7.78% 1
East of England +115 6 £72,500 +93.33% 8
West Midlands +100 5 £48,500 +7.78%
South West +95 5 £33,650 -38.82% 5
North West - 4 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +96 2 £45,000 - 1
Work from Home +35 2 £63,750 - 4
Scotland +93 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 45 (51.72%) 5G
2 41 (47.13%) 3G
3 40 (45.98%) Telecoms
4 29 (33.33%) Degree
5 25 (28.74%) Wireless
6 24 (27.59%) Linux
7 23 (26.44%) C
8 22 (25.29%) 2G
9 19 (21.84%) LTE
10 18 (20.69%) Validation
11 17 (19.54%) C++
12 16 (18.39%) Electronics
13 15 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
14 13 (14.94%) Radio Access Network
15 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
16 11 (12.64%) Master's Degree
16 11 (12.64%) Ethernet
17 10 (11.49%) Embedded Software Development
17 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (10.34%) Unix
18 9 (10.34%) Python
18 9 (10.34%) Manufacturing
19 8 (9.20%) Ericsson
19 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
19 8 (9.20%) Huawei
19 8 (9.20%) Mathematics
20 7 (8.05%) HP ALM
20 7 (8.05%) Wireshark
20 7 (8.05%) Test Automation

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 (2.30%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.15%) AWS
2 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (51.72%) 5G
2 41 (47.13%) 3G
3 25 (28.74%) Wireless
4 22 (25.29%) 2G
5 19 (21.84%) LTE
6 15 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (14.94%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
9 11 (12.64%) Ethernet
10 7 (8.05%) SSL
10 7 (8.05%) Wireshark
11 6 (6.90%) Bluetooth
11 6 (6.90%) GSM
11 6 (6.90%) VPN
12 5 (5.75%) Diameter Protocol
12 5 (5.75%) INAP
12 5 (5.75%) VoLTE
12 5 (5.75%) VoWiFi
12 5 (5.75%) ZigBee
13 4 (4.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) MySQL
2 3 (3.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.15%) Big Data
3 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Selenium
3 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 40 (45.98%) Telecoms
2 16 (18.39%) Electronics
3 9 (10.34%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.75%) Finance
5 2 (2.30%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Automotive
6 1 (1.15%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (1.15%) Local Government
6 1 (1.15%) Police
Job Titles
1 22 (25.29%) Design Engineer
2 18 (20.69%) Senior Design Engineer
3 15 (17.24%) RF Engineer
4 13 (14.94%) RF Design Engineer
5 12 (13.79%) Senior RF Design Engineer
5 12 (13.79%) Senior RF Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Software Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) 4G Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Microwave Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Senior 4G Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Architect
8 6 (6.90%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Embedded Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Development Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Provisioning Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) RAN Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) 802.1X
1 4 (4.60%) SOAP
1 4 (4.60%) XML
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
2 3 (3.45%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) iPad
2 3 (3.45%) iPhone
2 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.30%) Handset
3 2 (2.30%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.15%) Analogue Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) PKI
4 1 (1.15%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.59%) Linux
2 9 (10.34%) Unix
3 4 (4.60%) Solaris
4 3 (3.45%) Android
4 3 (3.45%) Windows
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) CentOS
5 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) Validation
2 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.49%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (9.20%) Mathematics
4 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
5 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
6 5 (5.75%) Defect Management
6 5 (5.75%) ITIL
6 5 (5.75%) Network Planning
6 5 (5.75%) Programme Management
6 5 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.75%) Test Planning
7 4 (4.60%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (4.60%) Digital Signal Processing
7 4 (4.60%) Network Design
7 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.60%) Quality Management
7 4 (4.60%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (4.60%) Signal Processing
7 4 (4.60%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.44%) C
2 17 (19.54%) C++
3 9 (10.34%) Python
4 5 (5.75%) MATLAB
5 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.45%) C#
6 3 (3.45%) Java
6 3 (3.45%) VB
6 3 (3.45%) VBA
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (33.33%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) Master's Degree
3 5 (5.75%) CCNA
3 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.60%) HNC
5 3 (3.45%) HND
5 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CCNP
6 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) GDPR
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Active Directory
1 7 (8.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) HP ALM
2 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) Ericsson
1 8 (9.20%) Huawei
2 7 (8.05%) HP
2 7 (8.05%) VMware
3 6 (6.90%) Nokia
4 5 (5.75%) BT
4 5 (5.75%) EMC
5 4 (4.60%) Cadence
6 3 (3.45%) Arqiva
6 3 (3.45%) Intapp
6 3 (3.45%) McAfee
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle
6 3 (3.45%) Sophos
7 1 (1.15%) Capita
7 1 (1.15%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.15%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.15%) Openreach
7 1 (1.15%) Samsung
7 1 (1.15%) Sigfox