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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 94 105 126
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +21
Permanent jobs citing 2G 19 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.06% 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 2.32% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 5
Average salary £55,000 £48,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.82% -11.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £39,750 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
411 388 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.91% 25.80% 21.01%
Number of salaries quoted 284 309 368
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,187 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

2G Salary Histogram in Cambridge

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) 3G
2 21 (84.00%) Telecoms
3 19 (76.00%) 4G
4 14 (56.00%) LTE
5 12 (48.00%) Software Engineering
5 12 (48.00%) Python
5 12 (48.00%) Linux
6 11 (44.00%) C
6 11 (44.00%) C++
7 10 (40.00%) Java
7 10 (40.00%) Perl
7 10 (40.00%) Project Management
7 10 (40.00%) Wireless
7 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
8 9 (36.00%) Middleware
8 9 (36.00%) Embedded C
8 9 (36.00%) MySQL
9 8 (32.00%) GSM
9 8 (32.00%) Device Driver
9 8 (32.00%) High Availability
10 7 (28.00%) UMTS
11 6 (24.00%) VMware
11 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (20.00%) Valgrind
12 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++
12 5 (20.00%) 3GPP
13 4 (16.00%) SNMP
13 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
13 4 (16.00%) Validation

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) 3G
2 19 (76.00%) 4G
3 14 (56.00%) LTE
4 10 (40.00%) Wireless
5 8 (32.00%) GSM
6 7 (28.00%) UMTS
7 5 (20.00%) 3GPP
8 4 (16.00%) SNMP
9 3 (12.00%) RNC
10 2 (8.00%) RANAP
10 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
10 2 (8.00%) DHCP
11 1 (4.00%) ATM
11 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
11 1 (4.00%) WCDMA
11 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (4.00%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Valgrind
2 4 (16.00%) CppUnit
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (8.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (4.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) JUnit
5 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.00%) TestLink
General
1 21 (84.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Technical Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Core Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Software Development Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) C Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) J2EE
2 2 (8.00%) CGI
3 1 (4.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (8.00%) Handset
2 2 (8.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (40.00%) Project Management
3 8 (32.00%) High Availability
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Validation
5 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) Network Management
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
8 1 (4.00%) Fault Management
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.00%) UML
8 1 (4.00%) OO
8 1 (4.00%) OOD
8 1 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Python
2 11 (44.00%) C
2 11 (44.00%) C++
3 10 (40.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) Perl
3 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 9 (36.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (8.00%) Groovy
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Coverity
3 2 (8.00%) MKS
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) Tektronix