According to GlobalData’s analysis of 175 companies globally the number of job postings by telcos related to 5G increased by 65 per cent last month.
The number stood at 5,265 in January to 8,667 in July.
Active jobs were up by 46 per cent, whereas job closures went up by 75 per cent in the same period.
Jio is hiring for ‘Lead 5G Core & Cloud Architecture’ to support diverse use cases and core products for 5G.
Vodafone Idea is looking for ‘AGM-Practice Lead-Smart Mobility’ who will be required to have experience in the smart mobility vertical and 5G-connected cars and electric vehicles.
Meanwhile several tech companies are looking to hire engineers for developing 5G use cases.
Related tech roles and expertise
For jobs such as network administration, testing and software development the firms want experts in areas such as infrastructure development, equipment, network operations, and spectrum services.
Apple has advertised roles in the 5G protocols layer and is hiring for ‘RF Systems Architect’, which looks at defining and researching emerging 6G spectrum policy, use cases and trends for radio access networks in advance for 6G radios.
Nokia has also posted a job opening for “Graduate Engineer in Technology” at its 5G Industrial Incubation Lab in South Australia.
Hiring for 6G also
Sherla Sriprada, business fundamentals analyst at GlobalData noted that it is not just 5G investments that companies are looking at.
They have also shown interest in 6G investments and related roles.
Over 130 jobs were posted between January 2022 to July 2022 based on 6G as a title search.
For example, Nokia advertised a role for a ‘Senior 6G Sustainability Architect’.
Ericsson is inviting applicants for ‘RF Research Engineer 6G Antennas’ posting.