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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 302 339 323
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -16
Permanent jobs citing 2G 5 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.048% 0.016% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.10% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £47,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1969 1965 2326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 18.71% 15.61% 19.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1643 1635 2078
Average salary £52,500 £50,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (100.00%) 3G
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) Network Architecture
3 6 (60.00%) 4G
4 4 (40.00%) SS7
5 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (30.00%) Veritas
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 3 (30.00%) Billing
5 3 (30.00%) Huawei
5 3 (30.00%) Operations Management
5 3 (30.00%) MVNO
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (30.00%) Fault Management
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
7 1 (10.00%) Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) Business Development
7 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (60.00%) 4G
3 4 (40.00%) SS7
4 3 (30.00%) MVNO
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) TCAP
5 1 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (10.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Billing
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Operations Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas
1 3 (30.00%) Huawei