The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 106 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing 2G 4 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 0.85% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
2G
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
348 355 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.77% 23.75% 22.77%
Number of salaries quoted 258 299 309
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,435 £30,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

2G
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

2G Salary Trend in Cambridge

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (100.00%) 3G
2 16 (84.21%) Telecoms
3 14 (73.68%) Wireless
4 13 (68.42%) 4G
5 9 (47.37%) Linux
6 8 (42.11%) Python
6 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
6 8 (42.11%) LTE
7 7 (36.84%) Project Management
8 6 (31.58%) C
9 5 (26.32%) C++
10 4 (21.05%) HTML
10 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 4 (21.05%) Perl
10 4 (21.05%) 3GPP
10 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
11 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (15.79%) MySQL
11 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
11 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
11 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
12 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
12 2 (10.53%) VMware
12 2 (10.53%) Finance
12 2 (10.53%) Validation
12 2 (10.53%) Web Development
12 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
12 2 (10.53%) RANAP
12 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
12 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (100.00%) 3G
2 14 (73.68%) Wireless
3 13 (68.42%) 4G
4 8 (42.11%) LTE
5 4 (21.05%) 3GPP
6 2 (10.53%) GSM
6 2 (10.53%) RANAP
6 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
7 1 (5.26%) SSL
7 1 (5.26%) Frame Relay
7 1 (5.26%) RNC
7 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.26%) UMTS
7 1 (5.26%) DHCP
7 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
7 1 (5.26%) GPRS
7 1 (5.26%) RTP
7 1 (5.26%) SS7
7 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (84.21%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Project Manager
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Technical Project Manager
1 7 (36.84%) Technical Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Test Development Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Core Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Development Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) C++ Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) J2EE
2 2 (10.53%) CGI
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
1 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Network Management
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Web Development
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Python
2 6 (31.58%) C
3 5 (26.32%) C++
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Perl
4 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
5 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
6 2 (10.53%) Java
7 1 (5.26%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) VMware