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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 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

5G
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 930 715 660
Rank change year-on-year -215 -55 +386
Permanent jobs citing 5G 285 315 121
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 2.09% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 143 175 86
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,125 £43,750
25th Percentile £54,750 £42,500 £51,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,500 £55,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +28.18% -29.03% +53.47%
75th Percentile £75,625 £68,481 £127,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £128,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +31.82% - +15.79%

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 21,508 15,093 9,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.02% 13.06% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11,946 10,441 7,561
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,680 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022. 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 -218 230 £73,750 +28.26% 57
UK excluding London -67 198 £72,500 +31.82% 46
Work from Home -126 119 £67,500 +12.50% 14
South East -61 86 £70,500 +56.67% 21
North of England -76 54 £75,000 +25.00% 9
Yorkshire -9 51 £75,000 +25.00%
London -228 50 £75,000 +10.29% 10
Scotland -18 32 £75,000 +36.36%
South West +1 22 £48,750 -12.48% 1
East Midlands +1 14 £53,000 +17.78% 1
Midlands -32 14 £53,000 +17.78% 1
East of England -73 3 £55,000 +4.76% 14
North West -75 3 £45,000 -16.67% 9
Wales - 1 £72,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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.

1 108 (37.89%) Telecoms
1 108 (37.89%) Test Automation
2 87 (30.53%) Degree
3 79 (27.72%) 4G
4 78 (27.37%) Software Engineering
5 77 (27.02%) Agile
6 75 (26.32%) Broadband
7 73 (25.61%) Social Skills
8 69 (24.21%) Python
9 64 (22.46%) Wireless
10 52 (18.25%) Linux
11 50 (17.54%) CRM
12 49 (17.19%) WAN
13 47 (16.49%) Finance
13 47 (16.49%) Computer Science
14 44 (15.44%) Cybersecurity
15 42 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
15 42 (14.74%) Software Testing
15 42 (14.74%) 3G
15 42 (14.74%) SD-WAN
16 41 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
17 40 (14.04%) IT Strategy
17 40 (14.04%) Retail
17 40 (14.04%) Technology Strategy
18 39 (13.68%) Test Assurance
18 39 (13.68%) NoSQL
19 38 (13.33%) Analytics
20 37 (12.98%) TypeScript
20 37 (12.98%) Aerospace
20 37 (12.98%) B2B

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 (4.91%) Confluence
2 9 (3.16%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.81%) Oracle Spatial
4 4 (1.40%) MTS
5 3 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 14 (4.91%) Sketch
2 7 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (2.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.46%) InVision
2 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.46%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.63%) Azure
2 32 (11.23%) AWS
3 31 (10.88%) GCP
4 14 (4.91%) Figma
5 10 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.81%) Firebase
7 7 (2.46%) Miro
7 7 (2.46%) SaaS
8 3 (1.05%) GitHub
8 3 (1.05%) IaaS
8 3 (1.05%) PaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 79 (27.72%) 4G
2 75 (26.32%) Broadband
3 64 (22.46%) Wireless
4 49 (17.19%) WAN
5 42 (14.74%) 3G
5 42 (14.74%) SD-WAN
6 36 (12.63%) LTE
7 25 (8.77%) Internet
8 24 (8.42%) IPv4
8 24 (8.42%) IPv6
9 23 (8.07%) MIMO
9 23 (8.07%) Radio Access Network
9 23 (8.07%) WiMAX
10 14 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (4.56%) 3GPP
12 11 (3.86%) 2G
12 11 (3.86%) DNS
12 11 (3.86%) HTTP
12 11 (3.86%) SMTP
12 11 (3.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.68%) NoSQL
2 30 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 27 (9.47%) RDBMS
4 20 (7.02%) Big Data
5 17 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (5.61%) MySQL
7 13 (4.56%) GIS
8 12 (4.21%) Spatial Data
9 8 (2.81%) Metadata
9 8 (2.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.40%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.35%) ClickHouse
11 1 (0.35%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.35%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 35 (12.28%) JIRA
2 20 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (4.56%) CircleCI
6 11 (3.86%) GitLab
7 8 (2.81%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.40%) NUnit
8 4 (1.40%) Postman
8 4 (1.40%) Selenium
8 4 (1.40%) Subversion
8 4 (1.40%) TestCafe
9 1 (0.35%) GoCD
9 1 (0.35%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 108 (37.89%) Telecoms
2 73 (25.61%) Social Skills
3 47 (16.49%) Finance
4 41 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (14.04%) Retail
6 37 (12.98%) Aerospace
6 37 (12.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 33 (11.58%) Electronics
8 28 (9.82%) Games
9 26 (9.12%) Presentation Skills
10 21 (7.37%) Legal
11 14 (4.91%) Marketing
12 3 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.70%) Banking
13 2 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.35%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (13.68%) Developer
2 27 (9.47%) Design Engineer
3 26 (9.12%) Software Engineer
4 24 (8.42%) Graduate
5 23 (8.07%) Project Manager
5 23 (8.07%) RF Design Engineer
5 23 (8.07%) RF Engineer
6 17 (5.96%) Designer
7 16 (5.61%) Architect
8 14 (4.91%) Acquisition Surveyor
8 14 (4.91%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (4.91%) Junior
8 14 (4.91%) Lead Designer
8 14 (4.91%) Lead UX Designer
8 14 (4.91%) Software Integration Engineer
8 14 (4.91%) Tester
8 14 (4.91%) UI Designer
8 14 (4.91%) UI/UX Designer
8 14 (4.91%) UX Designer
9 13 (4.56%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.47%) RESTful
2 16 (5.61%) Middleware
3 14 (4.91%) JSON
4 13 (4.56%) React Native
4 13 (4.56%) XML
5 9 (3.16%) ActiveMQ
5 9 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (3.16%) gRPC
5 9 (3.16%) Kafka
5 9 (3.16%) LAPP Stack
5 9 (3.16%) REST
5 9 (3.16%) Web Services
6 8 (2.81%) GraphQL
6 8 (2.81%) PostGIS
7 7 (2.46%) CSS
7 7 (2.46%) CSS3
7 7 (2.46%) HTML
7 7 (2.46%) HTML5
7 7 (2.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 7 (2.46%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.82%) User Experience
2 27 (9.47%) Algorithms
3 26 (9.12%) FPGA
4 24 (8.42%) Embedded Systems
5 21 (7.37%) Mobile App
6 20 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (5.96%) Public Cloud
8 14 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (4.56%) GNSS
9 13 (4.56%) Satnav
9 13 (4.56%) Social Media
10 11 (3.86%) Tandem
11 7 (2.46%) IoT
11 7 (2.46%) Video\Live Streaming
11 7 (2.46%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.05%) ASIC
12 3 (1.05%) Device Driver
12 3 (1.05%) PCIe
12 3 (1.05%) SystemC
12 3 (1.05%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 52 (18.25%) Linux
2 26 (9.12%) Android
3 20 (7.02%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.56%) Unix
5 6 (2.11%) Windows
6 4 (1.40%) CentOS
6 4 (1.40%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (37.89%) Test Automation
2 78 (27.37%) Software Engineering
3 77 (27.02%) Agile
4 50 (17.54%) CRM
5 47 (16.49%) Computer Science
6 44 (15.44%) Cybersecurity
7 42 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (14.74%) Software Testing
8 40 (14.04%) IT Strategy
8 40 (14.04%) Technology Strategy
9 39 (13.68%) Test Assurance
10 38 (13.33%) Analytics
11 37 (12.98%) B2B
11 37 (12.98%) CI/CD
12 35 (12.28%) Artificial Intelligence
13 33 (11.58%) Customer Experience
13 33 (11.58%) DevOps
14 32 (11.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (8.42%) Quality Management
16 23 (8.07%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 69 (24.21%) Python
2 37 (12.98%) TypeScript
3 35 (12.28%) Java
4 33 (11.58%) C
5 31 (10.88%) C++
6 27 (9.47%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.26%) SQL
8 8 (2.81%) Kotlin
9 4 (1.40%) C#
10 2 (0.70%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.70%) Bash
10 2 (0.70%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.70%) PHP
11 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (30.53%) Degree
2 16 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.16%) AWS Certification
3 9 (3.16%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
3 9 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.16%) PhD
4 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.75%) PMP
6 4 (1.40%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.81%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.11%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) SLA
3 4 (1.40%) JTAG
4 3 (1.05%) PMO
5 1 (0.35%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (6.32%) Docker
2 3 (1.05%) vSphere
3 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.35%) KVM
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (7.02%) Ansible
1 20 (7.02%) Kubernetes
1 20 (7.02%) Terraform
2 2 (0.70%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (6.32%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.91%) Cisco
2 14 (4.91%) Ericsson
3 13 (4.56%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (3.16%) Oracle
4 9 (3.16%) Rackspace
5 8 (2.81%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.81%) Nokia
6 7 (2.46%) Adobe
7 6 (2.11%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.75%) Huawei
8 5 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.05%) HP
10 2 (0.70%) Aruba
10 2 (0.70%) BT
10 2 (0.70%) Google
10 2 (0.70%) Juniper
10 2 (0.70%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.70%) Riverbed
10 2 (0.70%) Zscaler