The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2.5G
Rank 859 - 860
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing 2.5G 1 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.001% - 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.006% - 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Average salary - - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary - - £55,000
2.5G
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17952 19268 19769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.83% 17.44% 19.52%
Number of salaries quoted 14467 15482 16077
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2.5G across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in England

2.5G
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2.5G across the England region.

2.5G Salary Trend in England

2.5G
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2.5G within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
South West - 1 - -
2.5G
UK

2.5G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G.

1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (85.71%) GGSN
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
3 5 (71.43%) 2G
4 4 (57.14%) Information Security
4 4 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Mobile Commerce
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Security Management
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) C
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) GSM
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) DMZ
4 4 (57.14%) Network Architecture
4 4 (57.14%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (57.14%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (42.86%) Python
5 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
5 3 (42.86%) Perl
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (85.71%) GGSN
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
3 5 (71.43%) 2G
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) DMZ
4 4 (57.14%) GSM
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) SGSN
6 2 (28.57%) Packet Switching
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
7 1 (14.29%) SDH
7 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Risk Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Director
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile Commerce
1 4 (57.14%) Security Management
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Network Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) NetHawk