Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

5G
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 815 657 950
Rank change year-on-year -158 +293 +147
Permanent jobs citing 5G 264 114 87
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 1.27% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 128 78 47
10th Percentile £44,562 £42,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £57,188 £52,500 £34,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.67% +20.00% -13.04%
75th Percentile £75,000 £102,500 £60,625
90th Percentile £95,000 £127,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% +17.02% -18.26%

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 17,318 8,974 18,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.34% 14.07% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11,068 7,185 15,006
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,050 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -140 235 £70,000 +12.00% 64
UK excluding London -98 178 £65,000 +18.18% 53
North of England -61 83 £67,000 +21.82% 3
Yorkshire -25 70 £75,000 +36.36% 2
London -182 65 £85,000 -30.61% 15
South East -105 43 £67,500 +22.73% 29
South West -26 28 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Work from Home -201 17 £62,500 -24.24% 6
Scotland -53 15 £46,974 -14.59% 3
Midlands -85 14 £38,750 -22.50% 2
North West -82 13 £54,000 - 1
East Midlands -52 11 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands -75 3 £30,000 -40.00% 1
East of England -91 2 - - 9

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 94 (35.61%) IT Strategy
2 87 (32.95%) LTE
3 77 (29.17%) CRM
4 71 (26.89%) Broadband
4 71 (26.89%) Wireless
4 71 (26.89%) Telecoms
5 70 (26.52%) Artificial Intelligence
6 65 (24.62%) Social Skills
7 61 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (22.73%) Degree
9 56 (21.21%) Social Media
10 51 (19.32%) 3G
11 42 (15.91%) Cybersecurity
12 39 (14.77%) Wi-Fi
13 38 (14.39%) Retail
13 38 (14.39%) Jenkins
14 37 (14.02%) WiMAX
14 37 (14.02%) FPGA
14 37 (14.02%) JavaScript
15 36 (13.64%) Algorithms
16 34 (12.88%) 4G
17 33 (12.50%) AWS
17 33 (12.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 32 (12.12%) REST
18 32 (12.12%) Docker
18 32 (12.12%) Network Design
19 31 (11.74%) Kubernetes
20 30 (11.36%) Scrum
21 29 (10.98%) Finance
21 29 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement

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 6 (2.27%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Adobe XD
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.50%) AWS
2 11 (4.17%) Serverless
3 10 (3.79%) GCP
4 7 (2.65%) Azure
4 7 (2.65%) Firebase
5 5 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.89%) PaaS
6 3 (1.14%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.76%) Cloud Functions
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (32.95%) LTE
2 71 (26.89%) Broadband
2 71 (26.89%) Wireless
3 51 (19.32%) 3G
4 39 (14.77%) Wi-Fi
5 37 (14.02%) WiMAX
6 34 (12.88%) 4G
7 27 (10.23%) MIMO
8 18 (6.82%) WAN
9 17 (6.44%) IPv6
10 15 (5.68%) SD-WAN
11 14 (5.30%) Firewall
12 12 (4.55%) Internet
13 11 (4.17%) 3GPP
13 11 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (4.17%) TCP/IP
14 10 (3.79%) UMTS
15 9 (3.41%) MPLS
15 9 (3.41%) VPN
16 7 (2.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.82%) NoSQL
2 11 (4.17%) MySQL
3 9 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.14%) GIS
5 3 (1.14%) Power BI
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.76%) QGIS
7 1 (0.38%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.38%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (14.39%) Jenkins
2 27 (10.23%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.58%) JIRA
4 15 (5.68%) Maven
5 8 (3.03%) IntelliJ
6 7 (2.65%) Gradle
6 7 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.89%) CircleCI
7 5 (1.89%) git-flow
8 3 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.14%) JUnit
9 2 (0.76%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 71 (26.89%) Telecoms
2 65 (24.62%) Social Skills
3 38 (14.39%) Retail
4 33 (12.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 29 (10.98%) Finance
6 28 (10.61%) Games
7 21 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (7.58%) Electronics
9 16 (6.06%) Aerospace
10 15 (5.68%) Automotive
10 15 (5.68%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (4.55%) Marketing
12 8 (3.03%) Manufacturing
13 4 (1.52%) Legal
13 4 (1.52%) Public Sector
14 2 (0.76%) Billing
15 1 (0.38%) Advertising
15 1 (0.38%) Back Office
15 1 (0.38%) Law
15 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (20.45%) RF Engineer
2 46 (17.42%) Developer
3 28 (10.61%) Design Engineer
4 27 (10.23%) RF Design Engineer
4 27 (10.23%) Test Engineer
5 25 (9.47%) RF Test Engineer
6 23 (8.71%) Architect
7 17 (6.44%) Project Manager
7 17 (6.44%) React Developer
8 16 (6.06%) Principal Architect
8 16 (6.06%) Senior Developer
9 15 (5.68%) Senior RF Engineer
9 15 (5.68%) Senior Test Engineer
10 13 (4.92%) Technical Leader
11 12 (4.55%) Software Engineer
12 11 (4.17%) Network Engineer
13 10 (3.79%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.79%) Principal Engineer
14 9 (3.41%) AWS Engineer
14 9 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.12%) REST
2 21 (7.95%) JSON
3 18 (6.82%) CSS
4 17 (6.44%) React
5 14 (5.30%) HTML
6 13 (4.92%) GraphQL
7 12 (4.55%) RESTful
7 12 (4.55%) Web Services
8 10 (3.79%) Redux
8 10 (3.79%) XML
9 8 (3.03%) Java EE
10 7 (2.65%) .NET
10 7 (2.65%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.65%) React Native
10 7 (2.65%) SOAP
10 7 (2.65%) WPF
11 6 (2.27%) HTML5
12 5 (1.89%) CSS3
12 5 (1.89%) Django
12 5 (1.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 56 (21.21%) Social Media
2 37 (14.02%) FPGA
3 36 (13.64%) Algorithms
4 17 (6.44%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (4.92%) Internet of Things
6 13 (4.92%) User Experience
7 11 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (3.79%) Blog
9 9 (3.41%) ASIC
9 9 (3.41%) ASIC Verification
9 9 (3.41%) Handset
9 9 (3.41%) Verilog
10 8 (3.03%) Mobile App
10 8 (3.03%) Reference Data
11 6 (2.27%) SCADA
12 5 (1.89%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.89%) Industry 4.0
12 5 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.58%) Linux
2 14 (5.30%) Android
3 12 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.27%) Unix
5 3 (1.14%) Windows
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) Debian
6 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.61%) IT Strategy
2 77 (29.17%) CRM
3 70 (26.52%) Artificial Intelligence
4 61 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (15.91%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (12.12%) Network Design
7 30 (11.36%) Scrum
8 29 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (10.23%) Computer Science
9 27 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (10.23%) Procure-to-Pay
10 26 (9.85%) Test Automation
10 26 (9.85%) Use Case
11 23 (8.71%) Mentoring
12 22 (8.33%) Software Engineering
13 20 (7.58%) Open Source
13 20 (7.58%) Risk Management
14 19 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (6.44%) OO
15 17 (6.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.02%) JavaScript
2 27 (10.23%) Python
3 25 (9.47%) Java
4 23 (8.71%) SQL
5 14 (5.30%) C++
6 10 (3.79%) ES6
7 9 (3.41%) C
7 9 (3.41%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.65%) C#
8 7 (2.65%) Kotlin
8 7 (2.65%) VB
9 5 (1.89%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.52%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.52%) Perl
10 4 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.76%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.76%) Bash
11 2 (0.76%) Go
11 2 (0.76%) Ruby
11 2 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (22.73%) Degree
2 6 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.89%) CCNA
4 4 (1.52%) PhD
5 3 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.14%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.76%) HND
6 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.38%) APMP
7 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.03%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) Accessibility
2 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) NCSC
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (12.12%) Docker
2 21 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.52%) vCloud
4 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (11.74%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.17%) Terraform
3 7 (2.65%) Grafana
3 7 (2.65%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.52%) Ansible
5 3 (1.14%) CASB
6 1 (0.38%) Dell DRAC
6 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (10.23%) Cisco
2 21 (7.95%) VMware
3 19 (7.20%) Microsoft
4 16 (6.06%) Adobe
4 16 (6.06%) Aruba
4 16 (6.06%) Zscaler
5 7 (2.65%) Google
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle
7 4 (1.52%) CA
7 4 (1.52%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.52%) Juniper
8 3 (1.14%) Ekahau
8 3 (1.14%) Nokia
8 3 (1.14%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.14%) Sigfox
9 2 (0.76%) Ericsson
9 2 (0.76%) Huawei
9 2 (0.76%) Intel
10 1 (0.38%) BMC
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat