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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 100 108 122
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Permanent jobs citing 2G 9 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.52% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 0.58% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 1
Average salary £55,000 £44,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.59% +3.48%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -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
383 344 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.15% 23.32% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 277 245 379
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
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 24 December 2014.

2G Salary Histogram in Cambridge

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (84.62%) Telecoms
3 20 (76.92%) 4G
4 14 (53.85%) Wireless
5 13 (50.00%) Linux
5 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 12 (46.15%) LTE
7 11 (42.31%) C
8 10 (38.46%) Python
9 9 (34.62%) Project Management
10 8 (30.77%) C++
10 8 (30.77%) Perl
10 8 (30.77%) Embedded C
10 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
11 7 (26.92%) MySQL
11 7 (26.92%) GSM
11 7 (26.92%) Device Driver
12 6 (23.08%) Java
12 6 (23.08%) Embedded C++
12 6 (23.08%) Middleware
12 6 (23.08%) High Availability
13 5 (19.23%) 3GPP
13 5 (19.23%) UMTS
13 5 (19.23%) VMware
13 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (15.38%) HTML
14 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
14 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (11.54%) Network Management
15 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) 3G
2 20 (76.92%) 4G
3 14 (53.85%) Wireless
4 12 (46.15%) LTE
5 7 (26.92%) GSM
6 5 (19.23%) 3GPP
6 5 (19.23%) UMTS
7 2 (7.69%) SNMP
7 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
7 2 (7.69%) RTP
7 2 (7.69%) RNC
7 2 (7.69%) RANAP
8 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (3.85%) SS7
8 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.85%) SSL
8 1 (3.85%) Frame Relay
8 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) CppUnit
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) Valgrind
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
General
1 22 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Project Manager
1 8 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Technical Project Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Technical Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) C++ Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Software Development Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Professional Services Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) C Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Software Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) J2EE
3 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 2 (7.69%) CGI
4 1 (3.85%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Device Driver
2 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Internet of Things
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (34.62%) Project Management
3 6 (23.08%) High Availability
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Network Management
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Validation
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Data Management
7 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C
2 10 (38.46%) Python
3 8 (30.77%) Embedded C
3 8 (30.77%) C++
3 8 (30.77%) Perl
3 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 6 (23.08%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) Embedded C++
5 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) VMware
2 2 (7.69%) Coverity
3 1 (3.85%) Tektronix
3 1 (3.85%) EMC
3 1 (3.85%) MKS