The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 225 198 269
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +71
Permanent jobs citing 2G 35 45 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.45% 0.64% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 3.05% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 31 32 15
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,000 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
2G
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1596 1475 1878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.38% 20.89% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1234 1170 1494
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

2G
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

2G Salary Trend in the East of England

2G
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

2G Salary Histogram in the East of England

2G
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +19 21 £55,000 +12.82%
Bedfordshire -21 11 £28,000 -13.84%
Hertfordshire -24 3 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 67 (100.00%) 3G
2 54 (80.60%) Telecoms
3 37 (55.22%) LTE
4 31 (46.27%) Computer Science
4 31 (46.27%) Degree
5 30 (44.78%) XML
6 29 (43.28%) XMetaL
6 29 (43.28%) 4G
7 13 (19.40%) Linux
8 12 (17.91%) Python
8 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
9 11 (16.42%) C
9 11 (16.42%) C++
9 11 (16.42%) Perl
9 11 (16.42%) Project Management
9 11 (16.42%) Wireless
10 10 (14.93%) FrameMaker
10 10 (14.93%) Java
10 10 (14.93%) Content Management
10 10 (14.93%) Bash Shell
11 9 (13.43%) MySQL
11 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
11 9 (13.43%) Embedded C
11 9 (13.43%) XMLSpy
11 9 (13.43%) Middleware
11 9 (13.43%) Workflow
11 9 (13.43%) E-Learning
12 8 (11.94%) Device Driver
12 8 (11.94%) GSM
12 8 (11.94%) 3GPP

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (1.49%) GlassFish
Applications
1 29 (43.28%) XMetaL
2 10 (14.93%) FrameMaker
3 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 67 (100.00%) 3G
2 37 (55.22%) LTE
3 29 (43.28%) 4G
4 11 (16.42%) Wireless
5 8 (11.94%) GSM
5 8 (11.94%) 3GPP
6 7 (10.45%) UMTS
7 4 (5.97%) SNMP
8 3 (4.48%) RNC
8 3 (4.48%) RANAP
8 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.99%) DHCP
9 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.49%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (1.49%) ATM
10 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.49%) VPN
10 1 (1.49%) WCDMA
10 1 (1.49%) GGSN
10 1 (1.49%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) XMLSpy
2 5 (7.46%) Valgrind
3 4 (5.97%) CppUnit
4 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.99%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.49%) Subversion
6 1 (1.49%) Maven
6 1 (1.49%) JUnit
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) TestLink
General
1 54 (80.60%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Author
1 30 (44.78%) Technical Author
2 16 (23.88%) Junior
3 15 (22.39%) Junior Technical Author
4 9 (13.43%) Architect
5 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Architect
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Project Manager
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Technical Design Authority
7 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Core Network Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.99%) Development Team Leader
9 2 (2.99%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (44.78%) XML
2 9 (13.43%) Middleware
3 3 (4.48%) HTML
4 2 (2.99%) J2EE
4 2 (2.99%) CGI
4 2 (2.99%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (46.27%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.43%) E-Learning
3 8 (11.94%) Device Driver
4 7 (10.45%) Smartphone
4 7 (10.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.99%) Open Source
5 2 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.99%) Handset
6 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Android
2 7 (10.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.48%) UNIX
4 2 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
2 11 (16.42%) Project Management
3 10 (14.93%) Content Management
4 9 (13.43%) Workflow
5 8 (11.94%) High Availability
6 7 (10.45%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.46%) Resource Management
9 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.97%) Validation
10 3 (4.48%) Network Management
11 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
11 2 (2.99%) Test Automation
11 2 (2.99%) Network Architecture
11 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (2.99%) Network Design
11 2 (2.99%) Web Development
12 1 (1.49%) Supplier Management
12 1 (1.49%) Requirements Analysis
12 1 (1.49%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) Python
2 11 (16.42%) C
2 11 (16.42%) C++
2 11 (16.42%) Perl
3 10 (14.93%) Bash Shell
3 10 (14.93%) Java
4 9 (13.43%) Embedded C
5 5 (7.46%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.99%) Groovy
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (46.27%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) HNC
3 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) VMware
2 4 (5.97%) Coverity
3 2 (2.99%) MKS
4 1 (1.49%) EMC
4 1 (1.49%) Agilent
4 1 (1.49%) Tektronix
4 1 (1.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks