The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 300 310 323
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Permanent jobs citing 2G 1 23 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.010% 0.19% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.075% 1.14% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 20 5
Average salary £48,500 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £31,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -29.14%
2G
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1338 2020 1817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.81% 16.99% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1143 1695 1598
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

2G
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

2G Salary Trend in the City of London

2G
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 8 (100.00%) 3G
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (75.00%) Network Architecture
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
3 5 (62.50%) SS7
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) UMTS
4 3 (37.50%) Operations Management
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
4 3 (37.50%) LTE
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Campaign Management
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 8 (100.00%) 3G
1 8 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
3 5 (62.50%) SS7
4 3 (37.50%) LTE
4 3 (37.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Operations Management
2 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
2 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Campaign Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree