Elementary OS 5 comes with a very limited systray functionality that needs to be fixed. For this you need to install wingpanel-indicator-ayatana that can be installed via a PPA and change autostart config of the indicator app.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yunnxx/elementary sudo apt update sudo apt install indicator-application wingpanel-indicator-ayatana
Change autostart config
Open the config file with
sudo vim /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop
and change the line
Then reboot your machine and you should have a systray that displays your application icons too.