Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

5G
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 657 1040 1147
Rank change year-on-year +383 +107 +71
Permanent jobs citing 5G 119 71 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.050% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 0.32% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83 53 18
Median annual salary £75,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.43% - -
10th Percentile £42,750 £27,500 £33,258
90th Percentile £127,500 £73,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% +12.90%

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 10,014 22,316 25,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 15.63% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7,827 16,797 20,407
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 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 +371 119 £75,000 +30.43% 19
UK excluding London +306 71 £55,000 +15.79% 19
South East +212 50 £51,250 +2.50% 9
London +241 46 £125,000 +92.31% 5
East of England +96 13 £82,500 +120.00% 2
North of England - 5 £65,000 - 2
Midlands +117 2 £25,000 -
Work from Home +64 2 £30,000 -55.56% 3
North West - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £65,000 - 1
South West +107 1 - - 1
West Midlands +99 1 - -
East Midlands +85 1 £25,000 -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 85 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 37 (31.09%) 4G
3 36 (30.25%) Wireless
4 30 (25.21%) C
5 23 (19.33%) C++
6 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (15.97%) LTE
7 16 (13.45%) Degree
7 16 (13.45%) Radio Access Network
7 16 (13.45%) Algorithms
7 16 (13.45%) Broadband
7 16 (13.45%) 3G
8 15 (12.61%) Firmware
9 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
10 13 (10.92%) JIRA
10 13 (10.92%) Project Delivery
11 12 (10.08%) Huawei
11 12 (10.08%) AWS
11 12 (10.08%) Project Management
11 12 (10.08%) Python
12 11 (9.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 11 (9.24%) Signal Processing
12 11 (9.24%) GCP
13 10 (8.40%) Computer Science
13 10 (8.40%) Time Management
13 10 (8.40%) Linux
13 10 (8.40%) Cadence
14 9 (7.56%) 2G
14 9 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (7.56%) Git (software)

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 9 (7.56%) Confluence
2 5 (4.20%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.08%) AWS
2 11 (9.24%) GCP
3 5 (4.20%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (31.09%) 4G
2 36 (30.25%) Wireless
3 19 (15.97%) LTE
4 16 (13.45%) 3G
4 16 (13.45%) Broadband
4 16 (13.45%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (7.56%) 2G
6 8 (6.72%) Internet
6 8 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (5.04%) 3GPP
8 5 (4.20%) SNMP
9 4 (3.36%) Bluetooth
9 4 (3.36%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.36%) GSM
9 4 (3.36%) IPv4
9 4 (3.36%) IPv6
9 4 (3.36%) RNC
9 4 (3.36%) WCDMA
9 4 (3.36%) WiMAX
9 4 (3.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) Big Data
1 5 (4.20%) Hadoop
1 5 (4.20%) Impala
1 5 (4.20%) NoSQL
1 5 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (4.20%) RDBMS
1 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.52%) MS Access
3 2 (1.68%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.84%) GIS
Development Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.92%) JIRA
3 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.04%) Electronics
3 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.20%) Retail
4 4 (3.36%) Finance
5 2 (1.68%) Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
6 1 (0.84%) Billing
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (8.40%) Design Engineer
2 9 (7.56%) Consultant
3 8 (6.72%) Project Manager
3 8 (6.72%) Software Engineer
4 6 (5.04%) Digital Director
4 6 (5.04%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (5.04%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 6 (5.04%) Firmware Engineer
4 6 (5.04%) Smart Energy Engineer
4 6 (5.04%) Telecoms Consultant
4 6 (5.04%) Telecoms Manager
5 5 (4.20%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (4.20%) Principal Consultant
5 5 (4.20%) Radio Engineer
5 5 (4.20%) RF Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) Architect
6 4 (3.36%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) Software Development Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) 802.1X
1 5 (4.20%) Natural Language Processing
1 5 (4.20%) NumPy
1 5 (4.20%) Pandas
1 5 (4.20%) RESTful
1 5 (4.20%) scikit-learn
1 5 (4.20%) Spring
1 5 (4.20%) XGBoost
2 3 (2.52%) HTML
2 3 (2.52%) ODBC
2 3 (2.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Algorithms
2 11 (9.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (5.88%) Internet of Things
4 6 (5.04%) Smart Energy
4 6 (5.04%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.36%) Device Driver
5 4 (3.36%) FMCG
5 4 (3.36%) GPGPU
5 4 (3.36%) SIMD
5 4 (3.36%) Verilog
6 3 (2.52%) ASIC
6 3 (2.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.68%) VHDL
8 1 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.84%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.84%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Linux
2 2 (1.68%) Windows
3 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (10.92%) Project Delivery
3 12 (10.08%) Project Management
4 11 (9.24%) Signal Processing
5 10 (8.40%) Computer Science
5 10 (8.40%) Time Management
6 9 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.56%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.72%) B2B
7 8 (6.72%) Electronic Design Automation
8 7 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (5.88%) Statistics
9 6 (5.04%) Computer Vision
9 6 (5.04%) Machine Learning
9 6 (5.04%) Mathematics
9 6 (5.04%) Programme Delivery
9 6 (5.04%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (5.04%) Secure Coding
9 6 (5.04%) Static Code Analysis
9 6 (5.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) C
2 23 (19.33%) C++
3 12 (10.08%) Python
4 8 (6.72%) Java
4 8 (6.72%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.88%) Embedded C
6 5 (4.20%) MATLAB
6 5 (4.20%) Scala
6 5 (4.20%) SQL
7 4 (3.36%) Assembly Language
8 3 (2.52%) Go
8 3 (2.52%) VB
8 3 (2.52%) VBA
9 2 (1.68%) Tcl
10 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) HNC
2 3 (2.52%) HND
3 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) MISRA
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (12.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (10.08%) Huawei
2 10 (8.40%) Cadence
3 7 (5.88%) Synopsys
4 6 (5.04%) Google
5 5 (4.20%) Altera
5 5 (4.20%) Databricks
5 5 (4.20%) Mentor Graphics
5 5 (4.20%) Xilinx
6 4 (3.36%) BT
6 4 (3.36%) Ericsson
6 4 (3.36%) Intel
6 4 (3.36%) Mapinfo
6 4 (3.36%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (2.52%) Nokia
7 3 (2.52%) Oracle
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco
8 2 (1.68%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.84%) Juniper
9 1 (0.84%) Openreach
9 1 (0.84%) Samsung