Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

5G
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 579 976 1138
Rank change year-on-year +397 +162 +41
Permanent jobs citing 5G 108 92 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.067% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 0.43% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 81 58 33
Median annual salary £77,500 £48,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +58.97% -15.22% -8.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £27,500 £34,400
90th Percentile £128,750 £72,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% +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 7,545 21,179 24,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.49% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6,013 16,393 19,228
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £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%

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 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for 5G in the UK

5G
Top 16 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 31 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 +389 103 £77,500 +58.97% 24
UK excluding London +299 59 £55,000 +22.22% 22
London +296 46 £125,000 +92.31% 2
South East +218 31 £50,000 - 10
North of England +194 17 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Yorkshire - 14 £55,000 - 3
Midlands +130 3 £50,000 - 1
South West +128 3 £60,000 - 3
North West +131 2 - - 2
East of England +122 2 - - 4
West Midlands +107 2 £50,000 -
Scotland +92 2 - -
Work from Home +9 1 £75,000 +3.45% 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 70 (64.81%) Telecoms
2 46 (42.59%) 4G
3 30 (27.78%) Degree
4 29 (26.85%) Wireless
5 27 (25.00%) C
6 21 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (18.52%) Computer Science
8 19 (17.59%) C++
8 19 (17.59%) Python
9 17 (15.74%) Broadband
10 16 (14.81%) Manufacturing
10 16 (14.81%) 3G
11 14 (12.96%) Algorithms
11 14 (12.96%) Validation
12 13 (12.04%) Project Delivery
13 11 (10.19%) Master's Degree
13 11 (10.19%) Linux
13 11 (10.19%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (10.19%) LTE
14 10 (9.26%) Java
14 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
14 10 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (8.33%) Signal Processing
16 8 (7.41%) Apache Spark
16 8 (7.41%) Computer Vision
16 8 (7.41%) Big Data
16 8 (7.41%) Machine Learning
16 8 (7.41%) Hadoop
16 8 (7.41%) AWS
16 8 (7.41%) JIRA

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 8 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.41%) AWS
2 7 (6.48%) Azure
2 7 (6.48%) GCP
3 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (42.59%) 4G
2 29 (26.85%) Wireless
3 17 (15.74%) Broadband
4 16 (14.81%) 3G
5 11 (10.19%) LTE
5 11 (10.19%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (5.56%) WiMAX
8 5 (4.63%) 2G
9 4 (3.70%) IPv4
9 4 (3.70%) IPv6
9 4 (3.70%) SNMP
9 4 (3.70%) ZigBee
10 3 (2.78%) Bluetooth
10 3 (2.78%) MIMO
10 3 (2.78%) SSL
10 3 (2.78%) UMTS
10 3 (2.78%) UTRAN
10 3 (2.78%) X.509
11 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) Big Data
1 8 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.48%) Impala
2 7 (6.48%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.48%) RDBMS
2 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) JIRA
2 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 70 (64.81%) Telecoms
2 16 (14.81%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.41%) Electronics
4 7 (6.48%) Retail
5 6 (5.56%) Finance
6 2 (1.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (22.22%) Design Engineer
2 19 (17.59%) Senior Design Engineer
3 17 (15.74%) RF Engineer
4 16 (14.81%) Senior RF Engineer
5 15 (13.89%) RF Design Engineer
5 15 (13.89%) Senior RF Design Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Microwave Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) 4G Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Consultant
7 9 (8.33%) Senior 4G Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Principal Consultant
8 8 (7.41%) Software Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Telecoms Consultant
9 6 (5.56%) Data Scientist
9 6 (5.56%) Digital Director
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Data Scientist
10 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.70%) RAN Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) Natural Language Processing
1 7 (6.48%) NumPy
1 7 (6.48%) Pandas
1 7 (6.48%) RESTful
1 7 (6.48%) scikit-learn
1 7 (6.48%) Spring
1 7 (6.48%) XGBoost
2 5 (4.63%) HTML
3 4 (3.70%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.78%) ODBC
4 3 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Algorithms
2 8 (7.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) FMCG
4 2 (1.85%) NHS
4 2 (1.85%) VHDL
5 1 (0.93%) ASIC
5 1 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.93%) GPGPU
5 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.93%) SIMD
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.19%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Android
2 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 14 (12.96%) Validation
4 13 (12.04%) Project Delivery
5 9 (8.33%) Signal Processing
6 8 (7.41%) B2B
6 8 (7.41%) Computer Vision
6 8 (7.41%) Machine Learning
6 8 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 8 (7.41%) Project Management
7 7 (6.48%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (6.48%) Data Science
7 7 (6.48%) Decision Tree
7 7 (6.48%) Naive Bayes
7 7 (6.48%) Neural Network
7 7 (6.48%) Programme Management
7 7 (6.48%) Random Forest
7 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (6.48%) Time Series Forecasting
8 6 (5.56%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.00%) C
2 19 (17.59%) C++
2 19 (17.59%) Python
3 10 (9.26%) Java
3 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.41%) SQL
5 7 (6.48%) MATLAB
5 7 (6.48%) Scala
6 5 (4.63%) Go
7 3 (2.78%) VB
7 3 (2.78%) VBA
8 2 (1.85%) C#
9 1 (0.93%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (27.78%) Degree
2 11 (10.19%) Master's Degree
3 4 (3.70%) HNC
3 4 (3.70%) HND
4 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Firmware
2 2 (1.85%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (7.41%) Huawei
2 7 (6.48%) Cadence
2 7 (6.48%) Databricks
3 6 (5.56%) Nokia
4 4 (3.70%) BT
4 4 (3.70%) Ericsson
5 3 (2.78%) Arqiva
5 3 (2.78%) Oracle
5 3 (2.78%) Synopsys
6 2 (1.85%) Altera
6 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.85%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (1.85%) Xilinx
7 1 (0.93%) Intel
7 1 (0.93%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.93%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (0.93%) Openreach
7 1 (0.93%) Samsung
7 1 (0.93%) Sigfox