5G
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring 5G skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited 5G over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 513 733 970
Rank change year-on-year +220 +237 -240
Permanent jobs citing 5G 446 188 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 1.24% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85 114 158
10th Percentile £40,500 £22,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £32,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £46,500 £70,250
Median % change year-on-year +29.03% -33.81% +27.73%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,625 £83,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £70,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -39.72% +34.29%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

5G falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,853 15,169 22,929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 16.40% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,443 7,634 11,811
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £51,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.86% -2.86% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,938 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,886 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.25% -5.26% +5.56%

5G
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 5G as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 5G in the UK

5G
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 5G.

Salary trend for 5G in the UK

5G
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing 5G over the 6 months to 23 June 2024.

Salary histogram for 5G in the UK

5G
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 5G within the UK over the 6 months to 23 June 2024. 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 +252 442 £60,000 +29.03% 34
Work from Home +173 275 £71,250 +53.23% 12
UK excluding London +43 265 £55,000 +29.41% 21
London +252 177 £75,000 - 14
South East +42 151 £55,000 +18.28% 9
South West -15 45 £60,000 -11.11%
East of England - 44 £65,000 -
West Midlands 0 13 £55,000 -21.99% 7
Midlands -27 13 £55,000 -21.99% 7
North of England -29 12 £40,000 - 3
Yorkshire +19 5 £27,500 -31.25% 1
North West - 4 £40,000 - 2
North East - 3 £80,000 -

5G
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.24%) Confluence
2 4 (0.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.90%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 213 (47.76%) Azure
2 212 (47.53%) Entra ID
3 10 (2.24%) GitHub
4 8 (1.79%) SaaS
5 7 (1.57%) AWS
6 6 (1.35%) GCP
7 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.22%) Azure DevOps
8 1 (0.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.22%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 252 (56.50%) Broadband
2 55 (12.33%) WAN
3 54 (12.11%) 4G
4 52 (11.66%) Wireless
5 37 (8.30%) LTE
5 37 (8.30%) SD-WAN
6 35 (7.85%) Firewall
7 27 (6.05%) Bluetooth
7 27 (6.05%) GSM
8 26 (5.83%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (5.16%) UMTS
10 22 (4.93%) ISDN
10 22 (4.93%) PSTN
11 18 (4.04%) DNS
12 17 (3.81%) MPLS
12 17 (3.81%) Radio Access Network
12 17 (3.81%) VPN
13 13 (2.91%) DHCP
13 13 (2.91%) Internet
14 10 (2.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (4.93%) LabVIEW
2 21 (4.71%) JIRA
3 14 (3.14%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.91%) Git
5 10 (2.24%) Trac
6 4 (0.90%) GCC
7 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 274 (61.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 271 (60.76%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (25.78%) Telecoms
4 104 (23.32%) Social Skills
5 51 (11.43%) Finance
6 40 (8.97%) Marketing
7 35 (7.85%) Presentation Skills
8 24 (5.38%) Electronics
9 14 (3.14%) Law
10 12 (2.69%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (1.57%) Legal
12 6 (1.35%) Aerospace
12 6 (1.35%) Public Sector
13 5 (1.12%) Back Office
14 4 (0.90%) Banking
15 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.22%) Automotive
16 1 (0.22%) Avionics
16 1 (0.22%) Games
16 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 215 (48.21%) Technical Specialist
2 210 (47.09%) Linux Specialist
3 160 (35.87%) Senior
4 127 (28.48%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 127 (28.48%) Senior Linux Specialist
4 127 (28.48%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 127 (28.48%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
5 25 (5.61%) Lead
6 18 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (3.81%) Senior Manager
8 16 (3.59%) GNSS Engineer
8 16 (3.59%) RF Engineer
9 15 (3.36%) Developer
9 15 (3.36%) Hardware Engineer
10 14 (3.14%) Software Engineer
10 14 (3.14%) Technical Leader
11 13 (2.91%) Project Leader
11 13 (2.91%) Project Manager
11 13 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (2.91%) Technical Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.57%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (0.90%) REST
3 4 (0.90%) Web Services
4 2 (0.45%) Middleware
5 1 (0.22%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 210 (47.09%) Social Media
2 25 (5.61%) IoT
3 22 (4.93%) Acoustics
3 22 (4.93%) Satnav
4 18 (4.04%) Driving Licence
5 16 (3.59%) GNSS
5 16 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.69%) FPGA
7 11 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.47%) Robotics
8 9 (2.02%) ARM Cortex
8 9 (2.02%) VHDL
9 8 (1.79%) MicroBlaze
10 6 (1.35%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.35%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.35%) PCIe
11 5 (1.12%) Culture of Ownership
11 5 (1.12%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 256 (57.40%) Linux
2 210 (47.09%) Ubuntu
3 26 (5.83%) Windows
4 10 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.90%) AIX
6 4 (0.90%) Unix
7 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (54.71%) Cybersecurity
2 224 (50.22%) Artificial Intelligence
3 210 (47.09%) CRM
3 210 (47.09%) IT Strategy
3 210 (47.09%) Technology Strategy
4 77 (17.26%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (13.45%) Test Automation
6 52 (11.66%) Project Management
7 47 (10.54%) Mentoring
8 44 (9.87%) B2B
9 43 (9.64%) Agile
10 39 (8.74%) Data Management
10 39 (8.74%) Knowledge Transfer
11 36 (8.07%) Roadmaps
12 35 (7.85%) Project Delivery
12 35 (7.85%) Test Assurance
13 32 (7.17%) Collaborative Culture
13 32 (7.17%) Validation
14 30 (6.73%) Market Research
14 30 (6.73%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 211 (47.31%) Bash
2 42 (9.42%) Python
3 22 (4.93%) C++
4 19 (4.26%) C
5 12 (2.69%) MATLAB
6 10 (2.24%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.02%) Perl
7 9 (2.02%) Tcl
8 8 (1.79%) VB
9 6 (1.35%) Assembly Language
10 3 (0.67%) C#
11 2 (0.45%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby
12 1 (0.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (20.40%) Degree
2 42 (9.42%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.73%) Master's Degree
3 30 (6.73%) MBA
4 20 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (2.02%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.12%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.12%) CISM
7 5 (1.12%) CISSP
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.93%) PMO
2 17 (3.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (2.02%) COSHH
3 9 (2.02%) GDPR
4 8 (1.79%) NCSC
5 6 (1.35%) QA
6 5 (1.12%) NIST
6 5 (1.12%) SLA
7 3 (0.67%) JTAG
8 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 221 (49.55%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.62%) Hyper-V
3 21 (4.71%) Firmware
4 17 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (3.59%) pfSense
6 15 (3.36%) Embedded Firmware
7 12 (2.69%) Docker
8 10 (2.24%) NFS
9 1 (0.22%) KVM
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 210 (47.09%) Jamf Pro
1 210 (47.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (3.81%) FortiGate
3 16 (3.59%) Grafana
3 16 (3.59%) ZABBIX
4 10 (2.24%) Ansible
4 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 10 (2.24%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 221 (49.55%) Microsoft
2 210 (47.09%) CyberArk
2 210 (47.09%) Tanium
3 40 (8.97%) Virgin Media
4 18 (4.04%) Cisco
5 17 (3.81%) Darktrace
5 17 (3.81%) HP
5 17 (3.81%) Juniper
5 17 (3.81%) NEC
5 17 (3.81%) VMware
6 16 (3.59%) Fortinet
7 10 (2.24%) McAfee
7 10 (2.24%) Oracle
7 10 (2.24%) Veeam
8 9 (2.02%) Mitel
8 9 (2.02%) Ribbon
8 9 (2.02%) Xilinx
9 8 (1.79%) Altera
9 8 (1.79%) Green Hills
9 8 (1.79%) Motorola