The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
UK / England
Rank 827 875 823
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -52
Permanent jobs citing 2G 13 39 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.041% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.24% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5 29 46
Median salary £47,500 £60,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +39.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £37,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%

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
12817 16434 18093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.29% 17.20% 18.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10513 13808 14758
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in England

2G
Salary Trend in England

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

2G Salary Trend in England

2G
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

2G Salary Histogram in England

2G
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +72 6 £35,000 -33.33% 1
London +47 4 £47,500 -24.00%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £52,500 -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for 2G.

1 35 (100.00%) 3G
2 27 (77.14%) LTE
3 25 (71.43%) 4G
4 24 (68.57%) Telecoms
5 10 (28.57%) Linux
5 10 (28.57%) GSM
5 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 9 (25.71%) VoIP
7 8 (22.86%) Windows
7 8 (22.86%) Degree
8 7 (20.00%) GPRS
8 7 (20.00%) UMTS
9 6 (17.14%) SS7
9 6 (17.14%) H.323
9 6 (17.14%) CCNA
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
9 6 (17.14%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (17.14%) Network Security
9 6 (17.14%) Network Management
9 6 (17.14%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
10 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (14.29%) EMC
10 5 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (14.29%) SQL
10 5 (14.29%) ITIL
10 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.43%) Cisco
11 4 (11.43%) Netcool

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Traffica
2 2 (5.71%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (100.00%) 3G
2 27 (77.14%) LTE
3 25 (71.43%) 4G
4 10 (28.57%) GSM
4 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 9 (25.71%) VoIP
6 7 (20.00%) GPRS
6 7 (20.00%) UMTS
7 6 (17.14%) H.323
7 6 (17.14%) Network Security
7 6 (17.14%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (17.14%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (17.14%) SS7
8 4 (11.43%) Firewall
9 3 (8.57%) 3GPP
9 3 (8.57%) ADSL
9 3 (8.57%) Broadband
9 3 (8.57%) DNS
9 3 (8.57%) WCDMA
9 3 (8.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.86%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) MS Access
General
1 24 (68.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) 3G Engineer
1 12 (34.29%) 4G Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Trainee
3 6 (17.14%) Field Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Graduate
3 6 (17.14%) Junior
3 6 (17.14%) Junior 3G Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Junior 4G Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Junior Field Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) NOC Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Design Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Field Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Junior Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Network Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Network Operations Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) CPLD
2 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.71%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.86%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
1 6 (17.14%) Network Management
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
3 4 (11.43%) Network Performance Management
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Management
3 4 (11.43%) Six Sigma
3 4 (11.43%) Validation
4 3 (8.57%) Fault Management
4 3 (8.57%) Network Architecture
4 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
6 1 (2.86%) Business Development
6 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) CCNA
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.43%) CCENT
4 2 (5.71%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Firmware
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Netcool
1 4 (11.43%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) EMC
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco
3 3 (8.57%) BT
3 3 (8.57%) Openreach
4 2 (5.71%) Arqiva
4 2 (5.71%) Huawei
4 2 (5.71%) Nokia
5 1 (2.86%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Virgin Media
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