The first table below looks at the demand for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 769 745 785
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +40
Permanent jobs citing 2G 105 100 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.098% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.53% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 78 54 75
Average salary £33,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,050 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £45,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year
-31.86% +2.82%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19294 18739 19929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.62% 18.40% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15599 15157 16682
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
2G
UK

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 July 2014.

2G Salary Histogram in England

2G
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
South East -27 34 £50,000 -13.04% 2
East of England -7 33 £32,000 -20.00% 3
London -24 26 £37,500 -36.17% 2
South West -2 11 £24,000 -60.00% 2
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 160 (95.24%) 3G
2 139 (82.74%) Telecoms
3 88 (52.38%) 4G
4 74 (44.05%) LTE
5 39 (23.21%) Degree
5 39 (23.21%) GSM
6 32 (19.05%) XML
6 32 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
7 30 (17.86%) UMTS
7 30 (17.86%) Computer Science
8 28 (16.67%) XMetaL
9 23 (13.69%) SS7
10 22 (13.10%) Linux
11 21 (12.50%) UNIX
12 20 (11.90%) GPRS
13 17 (10.12%) HNC
14 15 (8.93%) SLA
14 15 (8.93%) Service Management
15 14 (8.33%) 3GPP
15 14 (8.33%) Network Architecture
16 13 (7.74%) Broadband
16 13 (7.74%) FrameMaker
16 13 (7.74%) Content Management
17 12 (7.14%) E-Learning
17 12 (7.14%) Workflow
17 12 (7.14%) Wireless
17 12 (7.14%) XMLSpy
17 12 (7.14%) MS Visio
17 12 (7.14%) Java
18 11 (6.55%) ITIL

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the 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 6 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Portal
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 4 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
Applications
1 28 (16.67%) XMetaL
2 13 (7.74%) FrameMaker
3 12 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
5 5 (2.98%) MS Office
6 4 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 160 (95.24%) 3G
2 88 (52.38%) 4G
3 74 (44.05%) LTE
4 39 (23.21%) GSM
5 32 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (17.86%) UMTS
7 23 (13.69%) SS7
8 20 (11.90%) GPRS
9 14 (8.33%) 3GPP
10 13 (7.74%) Broadband
11 12 (7.14%) Wireless
12 10 (5.95%) Internet
12 10 (5.95%) TCP/IP
13 9 (5.36%) VoIP
13 9 (5.36%) TCAP
13 9 (5.36%) MVNO
13 9 (5.36%) SIGTRAN
14 7 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (4.17%) 2.5G
15 6 (3.57%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.79%) MySQL
3 2 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (7.14%) XMLSpy
2 7 (4.17%) Maven
3 3 (1.79%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.79%) Valgrind
4 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.19%) JIRA
4 2 (1.19%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.60%) JUnit
5 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.60%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 139 (82.74%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.95%) Finance
3 8 (4.76%) Billing
4 6 (3.57%) Marketing
5 5 (2.98%) Law
6 4 (2.38%) Banking
7 3 (1.79%) Advertising
8 2 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (17.26%) Technical Author
1 29 (17.26%) Author
2 15 (8.93%) Test Engineer
3 14 (8.33%) Architect
4 13 (7.74%) Service Manager
4 13 (7.74%) Network Manager
5 12 (7.14%) Operations Manager
6 9 (5.36%) Junior
7 8 (4.76%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.76%) Consultant
7 8 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
7 8 (4.76%) Service Operations Manager
8 7 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.17%) Performance Manager
9 6 (3.57%) Junior Technical Author
9 6 (3.57%) Tester
10 5 (2.98%) Analyst
10 5 (2.98%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.98%) Telecoms Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) Network Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.05%) XML
2 3 (1.79%) Middleware
2 3 (1.79%) MFC
2 3 (1.79%) SOAP
2 3 (1.79%) STL
3 1 (0.60%) Java EE
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.14%) E-Learning
3 7 (4.17%) Smartphone
3 7 (4.17%) Handset
4 6 (3.57%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.98%) Clustering
5 5 (2.98%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.19%) GIS
6 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.19%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.19%) CMDB
7 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.60%) Open Source
7 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) PDA
7 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) Linux
2 21 (12.50%) UNIX
3 8 (4.76%) Windows
3 8 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.57%) Android
5 5 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.79%) Solaris
7 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.19%) CentOS
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.93%) Service Management
2 14 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 13 (7.74%) Content Management
4 12 (7.14%) Workflow
5 11 (6.55%) Change Management
5 11 (6.55%) ITIL
5 11 (6.55%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.36%) Fault Management
7 8 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.57%) Project Management
9 6 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.57%) Logistics
9 6 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (2.98%) Network Design
10 5 (2.98%) Network Planning
10 5 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.38%) Validation
11 4 (2.38%) UML
11 4 (2.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.14%) Java
2 10 (5.95%) SQL
2 10 (5.95%) C++
3 9 (5.36%) C
4 7 (4.17%) Perl
5 6 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.98%) Python
7 3 (1.79%) C#
8 2 (1.19%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.19%) MapBasic
8 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 39 (23.21%) Degree
2 17 (10.12%) HNC
3 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.57%) HND
5 4 (2.38%) ISEB
6 3 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PMP
8 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.93%) SLA
2 7 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (2.38%) NDS
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.98%) Netcool
2 2 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.19%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.19%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.19%) OpenView
2 2 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (5.36%) MKS
1 9 (5.36%) Huawei
2 8 (4.76%) Oracle
2 8 (4.76%) IBM
2 8 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 8 (4.76%) Ericsson
3 7 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (2.98%) Veritas
4 5 (2.98%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.79%) HP
6 3 (1.79%) EMC
7 2 (1.19%) BMC
7 2 (1.19%) SAP
7 2 (1.19%) Progress
7 2 (1.19%) Nokia
7 2 (1.19%) Mapinfo
7 2 (1.19%) Vitria
7 2 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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