The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 204 187 204
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Permanent jobs citing 2G 22 46 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.38% 0.81% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 2.82% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 2
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £47,950 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -23.80%
2G
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1777 1630 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.37% 28.60% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 979 1143 1098
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £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
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 14 £26,500 -55.83% 1
Newbury -5 6 £70,000 +32.07%
Slough +3 2 £57,500 -
Windsor - 2 £57,500 -
2G
South East

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 33 (100.00%) 3G
2 29 (87.88%) Telecoms
3 25 (75.76%) 4G
4 21 (63.64%) LTE
5 10 (30.30%) Wireless
6 9 (27.27%) QA
7 8 (24.24%) Logistics
7 8 (24.24%) Marketing
7 8 (24.24%) Degree
7 8 (24.24%) UMTS
8 7 (21.21%) 2.5G
8 7 (21.21%) Product Management
8 7 (21.21%) Digital Media
8 7 (21.21%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
9 6 (18.18%) GSM
10 5 (15.15%) UNIX
10 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (15.15%) Big Data
10 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (15.15%) Performance Engineering
10 5 (15.15%) Network Planning
10 5 (15.15%) Use Case
11 4 (12.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (12.12%) Electronics
11 4 (12.12%) Linux
11 4 (12.12%) Broadband
12 3 (9.09%) HNC
12 3 (9.09%) HND

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 33 (100.00%) 3G
2 25 (75.76%) 4G
3 21 (63.64%) LTE
4 10 (30.30%) Wireless
5 8 (24.24%) UMTS
6 7 (21.21%) 2.5G
6 7 (21.21%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (18.18%) GSM
8 4 (12.12%) Broadband
9 3 (9.09%) GPRS
9 3 (9.09%) Internet
9 3 (9.09%) SS7
9 3 (9.09%) Firewall
10 2 (6.06%) VoLTE
10 2 (6.06%) XCAP
10 2 (6.06%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (6.06%) GGSN
10 2 (6.06%) SGSN
10 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (6.06%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Big Data
General
1 29 (87.88%) Telecoms
2 8 (24.24%) Marketing
3 4 (12.12%) Electronics
4 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Consultant
2 7 (21.21%) Resourcer
3 5 (15.15%) Solutions Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Account Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Business Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Account Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Digital Media
2 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Logistics
2 7 (21.21%) Product Management
3 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (15.15%) Performance Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) Network Planning
4 5 (15.15%) Use Case
5 3 (9.09%) Product Marketing
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.06%) Service Management
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.03%) Change Management
7 1 (3.03%) Process Management
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) HNC
2 3 (9.09%) HND
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 3 (9.09%) Ericsson
2 3 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 3 (9.09%) Huawei
3 2 (6.06%) Nokia
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Nortel
4 1 (3.03%) F5