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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 107 93 121
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +28
Permanent jobs citing 2G 9 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.49% 1.38% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 5.99% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 8
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £38,550 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £50,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-37.77% -
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
424 367 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.03% 23.05% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 325 303 294
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 22 August 2014.

2G Salary Histogram in Cambridge

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) C++
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) LTE
4 6 (60.00%) 4G
5 5 (50.00%) Valgrind
5 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (50.00%) MySQL
5 5 (50.00%) Middleware
6 4 (40.00%) Embedded C
6 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (40.00%) Project Management
6 4 (40.00%) Device Driver
6 4 (40.00%) Perl
6 4 (40.00%) C
6 4 (40.00%) GSM
6 4 (40.00%) UMTS
6 4 (40.00%) SNMP
6 4 (40.00%) CppUnit
6 4 (40.00%) Coverity
6 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (40.00%) High Availability
7 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (30.00%) MKS
7 3 (30.00%) Validation
7 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
7 3 (30.00%) RNC

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (10.00%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) LTE
2 6 (60.00%) 4G
3 4 (40.00%) GSM
3 4 (40.00%) UMTS
3 4 (40.00%) SNMP
4 3 (30.00%) RNC
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
5 2 (20.00%) RTP
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Valgrind
2 4 (40.00%) CppUnit
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (20.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) C Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Professional Services Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (30.00%) Handset
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) High Availability
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Fault Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (20.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Coverity
2 3 (30.00%) MKS
3 2 (20.00%) VMware