The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 95 88 119
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +31
Permanent jobs citing 3G 25 23 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.42% 1.47% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.20% 6.08% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 9
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £44,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +12.50%
3G
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
403 378 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.92% 24.17% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 306 316 323
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,900
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

3G
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

3G Salary Trend in Cambridge

3G
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3G across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

3G Salary Histogram in Cambridge

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing 3G 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 3G.

1 25 (80.65%) Telecoms
2 20 (64.52%) 2G
3 19 (61.29%) LTE
4 18 (58.06%) Linux
5 17 (54.84%) C
5 17 (54.84%) Python
6 16 (51.61%) C++
6 16 (51.61%) 4G
7 15 (48.39%) Java
7 15 (48.39%) Perl
8 11 (35.48%) GSM
8 11 (35.48%) Wireless
8 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
9 10 (32.26%) Embedded C
10 9 (29.03%) MySQL
10 9 (29.03%) MKS
10 9 (29.03%) Middleware
10 9 (29.03%) Bash Shell
10 9 (29.03%) Jenkins
11 8 (25.81%) High Availability
11 8 (25.81%) Bugzilla
11 8 (25.81%) Device Driver
12 7 (22.58%) Subversion
12 7 (22.58%) UMTS
12 7 (22.58%) Maven
13 6 (19.35%) Ruby
13 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (19.35%) CMake
13 6 (19.35%) Hudson

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing 3G 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 3G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) 2G
2 19 (61.29%) LTE
3 16 (51.61%) 4G
4 11 (35.48%) GSM
4 11 (35.48%) Wireless
5 7 (22.58%) UMTS
6 5 (16.13%) 3GPP
7 4 (12.90%) SNMP
8 3 (9.68%) RNC
8 3 (9.68%) DHCP
9 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.45%) Bluetooth
9 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.45%) RTP
9 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
9 2 (6.45%) ZigBee
9 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (3.23%) PABX
10 1 (3.23%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Jenkins
2 8 (25.81%) Bugzilla
3 7 (22.58%) Subversion
3 7 (22.58%) Maven
4 6 (19.35%) Ant
4 6 (19.35%) Hudson
4 6 (19.35%) CMake
5 5 (16.13%) Valgrind
5 5 (16.13%) CruiseControl
6 4 (12.90%) CppUnit
7 2 (6.45%) Redmine
8 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.23%) JUnit
8 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (80.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Software Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Release Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Build and Release Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Design Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Junior
5 3 (9.68%) Electronics Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Professional Services Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) C++ Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Software Development Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) C Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Middleware
2 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Device Driver
2 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (9.68%) Handset
3 3 (9.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) CCTV
5 1 (3.23%) SCADA
5 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Debian
2 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
2 8 (25.81%) High Availability
3 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.90%) Validation
5 3 (9.68%) Web Development
6 2 (6.45%) Fault Management
6 2 (6.45%) Data Management
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) Bug Management
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) Test Management
7 1 (3.23%) Coaching
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.23%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) C
1 17 (54.84%) Python
2 16 (51.61%) C++
3 15 (48.39%) Java
3 15 (48.39%) Perl
4 10 (32.26%) Embedded C
5 9 (29.03%) Bash Shell
6 6 (19.35%) PHP
6 6 (19.35%) Ruby
7 5 (16.13%) Embedded C++
8 3 (9.68%) Assembly Language
8 3 (9.68%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) Groovy
10 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) MKS
2 6 (19.35%) Perforce
2 6 (19.35%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Coverity
3 4 (12.90%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Tektronix