The first table below looks at the demand for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 204 185 202
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Permanent jobs citing 2G 15 36 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.65% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 2.37% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 14
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £50,650 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,750 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-31.11% -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1684 1517 1566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.85% 27.40% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 948 1125 1215
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
2G
South East

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

2G
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the Berkshire region.

2G Salary Trend in Berkshire

2G
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

2G Salary Histogram in Berkshire

2G
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 9 £26,500 -55.83% 2
Newbury -8 3 £70,000 +32.07%
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 2G.

1 31 (100.00%) 3G
2 29 (93.55%) Telecoms
3 23 (74.19%) 4G
4 18 (58.06%) LTE
5 11 (35.48%) GSM
6 8 (25.81%) Wireless
6 8 (25.81%) UMTS
6 8 (25.81%) UNIX
7 7 (22.58%) Logistics
7 7 (22.58%) Marketing
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) QA
8 6 (19.35%) Digital Media
8 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
8 6 (19.35%) 2.5G
9 5 (16.13%) Linux
9 5 (16.13%) Broadband
10 4 (12.90%) HNC
10 4 (12.90%) HND
10 4 (12.90%) VoIP
10 4 (12.90%) NDS
10 4 (12.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (12.90%) SS7
10 4 (12.90%) TIBCO
10 4 (12.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (12.90%) Product Marketing
11 3 (9.68%) Use Case
11 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Network Planning
11 3 (9.68%) Product Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) 3G
2 23 (74.19%) 4G
3 18 (58.06%) LTE
4 11 (35.48%) GSM
5 8 (25.81%) Wireless
5 8 (25.81%) UMTS
6 6 (19.35%) 2.5G
7 5 (16.13%) Broadband
8 4 (12.90%) VoIP
8 4 (12.90%) SS7
9 3 (9.68%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (6.45%) Internet
10 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.45%) VoLTE
11 1 (3.23%) SIGTRAN
11 1 (3.23%) Network Security
11 1 (3.23%) XCAP
11 1 (3.23%) MGW
11 1 (3.23%) Firewall
11 1 (3.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
General
1 29 (93.55%) Telecoms
2 7 (22.58%) Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Electronics
4 2 (6.45%) Finance
5 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Resourcer
3 4 (12.90%) IP Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.23%) RF Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Director
6 1 (3.23%) Project Director
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Digital Media
2 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) UNIX
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Logistics
2 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.90%) Product Marketing
4 3 (9.68%) Use Case
4 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Network Planning
4 3 (9.68%) Product Management
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.23%) Process Management
6 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) HNC
2 4 (12.90%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 4 (12.90%) TIBCO
1 4 (12.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Huawei
4 1 (3.23%) F5
4 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.23%) HP