Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for 5G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 5G over the 6 months to 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

5G
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 691 708 1052
Rank change year-on-year +17 +344 +93
Permanent jobs citing 5G 308 109 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.15% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 1.01% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 170 74 47
10th Percentile £35,125 £44,875 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £71,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.81% +29.55% -
75th Percentile £68,000 £126,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £127,500 £74,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.82% +10.00% -

5G 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 14,493 10,791 22,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 15.26% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10,108 8,627 17,311
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,356 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,024
Median % change year-on-year - +11.05% -4.21%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for 5G in the UK

5G
Top 14 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 26 July 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 -2 284 £55,000 -22.81% 56
UK excluding London -23 182 £54,000 -1.82% 46
London -52 104 £68,000 -45.60% 11
South East -23 98 £45,000 -16.28% 27
North of England -8 61 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Yorkshire -18 34 £60,000 -7.69% 2
North West -13 27 £54,000 -
Work from Home -237 23 £61,250 +104.17% 4
South West -57 6 £55,700 - 4
Scotland - 6 £55,000 -
East of England -36 5 £52,500 -41.67% 6
Northern Ireland - 4 £45,000 -
East Midlands -47 2 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Midlands -79 2 £45,000 -10.00% 4

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT jobs citing 5G 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 5G.

1 137 (44.48%) Telecoms
2 95 (30.84%) 4G
3 89 (28.90%) Social Skills
4 73 (23.70%) IT Strategy
4 73 (23.70%) CRM
4 73 (23.70%) Broadband
5 68 (22.08%) Social Media
6 63 (20.45%) Degree
7 61 (19.81%) 3G
8 55 (17.86%) Network Management
9 54 (17.53%) LTE
10 52 (16.88%) Wireless
11 45 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (12.34%) Retail
12 38 (12.34%) Smart City
13 37 (12.01%) Linux
14 35 (11.36%) Artificial Intelligence
15 29 (9.42%) Software Engineering
16 28 (9.09%) Python
17 26 (8.44%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (8.44%) Network Virtualisation
18 23 (7.47%) Test Automation
19 22 (7.14%) Kubernetes
19 22 (7.14%) Network Design
20 21 (6.82%) Presales
20 21 (6.82%) Computer Science
21 19 (6.17%) 2G
22 18 (5.84%) Resource Management
22 18 (5.84%) Time Management

5G
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 14 (4.55%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
2 3 (0.97%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) Confluence
4 1 (0.32%) lighttpd
Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.92%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.87%) AWS
2 10 (3.25%) Azure
3 6 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.95%) GCP
4 4 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.30%) Google Workspace
5 3 (0.97%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.65%) Serverless
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (30.84%) 4G
2 73 (23.70%) Broadband
3 61 (19.81%) 3G
4 54 (17.53%) LTE
5 52 (16.88%) Wireless
6 26 (8.44%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (6.17%) 2G
8 15 (4.87%) 3GPP
9 13 (4.22%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (3.90%) Internet
10 12 (3.90%) LAN
10 12 (3.90%) MPLS
11 11 (3.57%) MIMO
11 11 (3.57%) WAN
11 11 (3.57%) WiMAX
12 8 (2.60%) BGP
13 7 (2.27%) Network Security
14 6 (1.95%) Ethernet
14 6 (1.95%) OpenFlow
14 6 (1.95%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.87%) Big Data
2 12 (3.90%) Data Lake
3 9 (2.92%) Metadata
4 7 (2.27%) Blockchain
5 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.97%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.97%) MySQL
6 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.62%) JIRA
3 5 (1.62%) Subversion
4 4 (1.30%) GitLab
5 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.97%) GCC
5 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.65%) Buildbot
6 2 (0.65%) GoogleTest
6 2 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.65%) Xcode
7 1 (0.32%) GDB
7 1 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 137 (44.48%) Telecoms
2 89 (28.90%) Social Skills
3 38 (12.34%) Retail
4 14 (4.55%) Finance
5 12 (3.90%) Marketing
6 10 (3.25%) Avionics
7 9 (2.92%) Military
8 7 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.95%) Games
10 5 (1.62%) Legal
11 4 (1.30%) Advertising
11 4 (1.30%) Law
12 3 (0.97%) Local Government
12 3 (0.97%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.65%) Billing
13 2 (0.65%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.65%) Public Speaking
14 1 (0.32%) Electronics
14 1 (0.32%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 39 (12.66%) Consultant
2 38 (12.34%) Telecoms Consultant
3 29 (9.42%) Architect
3 29 (9.42%) RF Engineer
3 29 (9.42%) Support Engineer
4 28 (9.09%) Developer
4 28 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 22 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 17 (5.52%) RF Test Engineer
6 17 (5.52%) Senior RF Engineer
6 17 (5.52%) Senior Test Engineer
7 16 (5.19%) Telecoms Engineer
8 14 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.22%) Technical Engineer
9 13 (4.22%) Technical Support
9 13 (4.22%) Technical Support Engineer
10 12 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (3.57%) Design Engineer
11 11 (3.57%) RF Design Engineer
12 10 (3.25%) Electrical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.90%) REST
2 9 (2.92%) HTML
3 8 (2.60%) gRPC
4 6 (1.95%) libvirt
5 4 (1.30%) Django
5 4 (1.30%) LDAP
5 4 (1.30%) SOAP
6 3 (0.97%) CSS
6 3 (0.97%) Kafka
6 3 (0.97%) React
6 3 (0.97%) Web Services
6 3 (0.97%) XML
7 2 (0.65%) GraphQL
7 2 (0.65%) JSON
7 2 (0.65%) Node.js
7 2 (0.65%) Redux
7 2 (0.65%) RESTful
7 2 (0.65%) Spring
7 2 (0.65%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 68 (22.08%) Social Media
2 38 (12.34%) Smart City
3 14 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 12 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 10 (3.25%) Internet of Things
7 9 (2.92%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.27%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.30%) Over-the-Top Content
10 4 (1.30%) PMI
10 4 (1.30%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.30%) User Experience
11 3 (0.97%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.97%) Fibre Optics
12 2 (0.65%) ASIC
12 2 (0.65%) Blog
13 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.32%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.01%) Linux
2 9 (2.92%) Windows
3 7 (2.27%) Ubuntu
4 6 (1.95%) Unix
5 5 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.30%) Android
7 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (23.70%) CRM
1 73 (23.70%) IT Strategy
2 55 (17.86%) Network Management
3 45 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (11.36%) Artificial Intelligence
6 29 (9.42%) Software Engineering
7 26 (8.44%) Network Virtualisation
8 23 (7.47%) Test Automation
9 22 (7.14%) Network Design
10 21 (6.82%) Computer Science
10 21 (6.82%) Presales
11 18 (5.84%) Resource Management
11 18 (5.84%) Time Management
12 17 (5.52%) Analytics
12 17 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (5.52%) SDLC
13 16 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (5.19%) Project Management
14 15 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.09%) Python
2 15 (4.87%) Java
3 14 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 12 (3.90%) C++
5 11 (3.57%) C
6 10 (3.25%) Perl
7 9 (2.92%) SQL
8 6 (1.95%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.62%) Go
9 5 (1.62%) Groovy
10 4 (1.30%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.97%) C#
12 2 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.65%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.32%) PHP
13 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (20.45%) Degree
2 15 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.55%) CCNA
4 6 (1.95%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.62%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.97%) CCIE
6 3 (0.97%) CCNP
6 3 (0.97%) PMP
7 2 (0.65%) CCDP
7 2 (0.65%) HNC
7 2 (0.65%) PhD
8 1 (0.32%) CISSP
8 1 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.19%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) NIST
3 4 (1.30%) NCSC
4 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.97%) PMO
4 3 (0.97%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (3.90%) Docker
2 9 (2.92%) KVM
3 5 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.25%) Grafana
3 5 (1.62%) Kibana
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.32%) Nmap
5 1 (0.32%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (2.92%) Adobe
2 8 (2.60%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 6 (1.95%) Cisco
5 4 (1.30%) CyberArk
5 4 (1.30%) Nokia
5 4 (1.30%) Openreach
6 3 (0.97%) Ericsson
6 3 (0.97%) Google
6 3 (0.97%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.97%) Virgin Media
6 3 (0.97%) VMware
7 2 (0.65%) BT
7 2 (0.65%) Juniper
8 1 (0.32%) ANSYS
8 1 (0.32%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.32%) EMC
8 1 (0.32%) Empirix
8 1 (0.32%) NetApp
8 1 (0.32%) SAP