The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 763 835 786
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -49
Permanent jobs citing 2G 91 54 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.049% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.28% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 47 36 36
Average salary £42,500 £33,750 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -22.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.28%
2G
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
17713 19069 19894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.77% 17.39% 19.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14262 15325 16193
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,127
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 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 East +14 35 £40,000 -23.80% 5
London +65 23 £77,500 +34.78% 4
East of England +12 19 £31,500 -1.56% 3
North West - 6 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +10 4 - -
South West -9 3 £43,750 -16.26% 2
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 182 (100.00%) 3G
2 129 (70.88%) Telecoms
3 111 (60.99%) 4G
4 93 (51.10%) LTE
5 69 (37.91%) Degree
6 61 (33.52%) Radio Access Network
7 47 (25.82%) Wireless
7 47 (25.82%) Ericsson
7 47 (25.82%) GSM
8 45 (24.73%) Network Architecture
9 42 (23.08%) UMTS
10 36 (19.78%) SS7
11 30 (16.48%) Internet
12 29 (15.93%) Nokia
13 28 (15.38%) RNC
14 27 (14.84%) WiMAX
14 27 (14.84%) Linux
15 25 (13.74%) Capacity Planning
16 24 (13.19%) QA
17 23 (12.64%) SLA
17 23 (12.64%) MVNO
18 21 (11.54%) Nortel
19 20 (10.99%) Oracle
19 20 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (10.44%) Service Delivery
21 18 (9.89%) Fault Management
21 18 (9.89%) UNIX
22 17 (9.34%) Computer Science
22 17 (9.34%) Huawei
23 16 (8.79%) SQL

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (2.75%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.55%) MTS
Applications
1 6 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.20%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.20%) FrameMaker
2 4 (2.20%) XMetaL
3 3 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 182 (100.00%) 3G
2 111 (60.99%) 4G
3 93 (51.10%) LTE
4 61 (33.52%) Radio Access Network
5 47 (25.82%) Wireless
5 47 (25.82%) GSM
6 42 (23.08%) UMTS
7 36 (19.78%) SS7
8 30 (16.48%) Internet
9 28 (15.38%) RNC
10 27 (14.84%) WiMAX
11 23 (12.64%) MVNO
12 13 (7.14%) MPLS
12 13 (7.14%) Ethernet
13 11 (6.04%) SIGTRAN
13 11 (6.04%) Diameter Protocol
14 10 (5.49%) Firewall
15 9 (4.95%) TCP/IP
16 8 (4.40%) VPN
17 7 (3.85%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.75%) MySQL
3 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.20%) XMLSpy
2 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.10%) Subversion
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.55%) CANoe
3 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 129 (70.88%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.85%) Finance
2 7 (3.85%) Electronics
3 6 (3.30%) Billing
4 4 (2.20%) Games
5 2 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (12.09%) Architect
2 19 (10.44%) RAN Engineer
3 18 (9.89%) Network Architect
4 14 (7.69%) Author
4 14 (7.69%) Technical Author
5 13 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
5 13 (7.14%) Operations Manager
6 10 (5.49%) Network Engineer
6 10 (5.49%) Technical Leader
7 8 (4.40%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Senior RAN Engineer
9 6 (3.30%) Head of Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.30%) Development Engineer
9 6 (3.30%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.30%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (2.75%) Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.85%) HTML
2 5 (2.75%) .NET
2 5 (2.75%) SOAP
3 4 (2.20%) Classic ASP
3 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.20%) CSS
3 4 (2.20%) Web Services
3 4 (2.20%) XML
3 4 (2.20%) jQuery
3 4 (2.20%) Ajax
4 3 (1.65%) J2EE
4 3 (1.65%) REST
5 1 (0.55%) STL
5 1 (0.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.34%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.75%) Clustering
4 4 (2.20%) E-Learning
4 4 (2.20%) Wiki
5 3 (1.65%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.65%) Handset
5 3 (1.65%) PMI
5 3 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.10%) Telematics
6 2 (1.10%) iDTV
6 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.10%) BBC
6 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.55%) Statistics
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.84%) Linux
2 18 (9.89%) UNIX
3 5 (2.75%) Android
4 4 (2.20%) Windows
5 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.73%) Network Architecture
2 25 (13.74%) Capacity Planning
3 19 (10.44%) Service Delivery
4 18 (9.89%) Fault Management
5 14 (7.69%) Change Control
6 13 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (5.49%) Software Engineering
7 10 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.49%) Validation
8 9 (4.95%) OpenUP
9 8 (4.40%) Operations Management
10 7 (3.85%) Change Management
10 7 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (3.85%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (3.30%) Project Management
11 6 (3.30%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.30%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (2.75%) Network Planning
12 5 (2.75%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.79%) SQL
2 13 (7.14%) C
3 9 (4.95%) C#
4 8 (4.40%) C++
4 8 (4.40%) Java
4 8 (4.40%) Python
4 8 (4.40%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.20%) Perl
6 4 (2.20%) VB
6 4 (2.20%) VB6
7 1 (0.55%) Ruby
7 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.55%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 69 (37.91%) Degree
2 11 (6.04%) HNC
3 4 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.20%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.10%) APMP
4 2 (1.10%) MCP
4 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) ISEB
5 1 (0.55%) CISSP
5 1 (0.55%) PMP
5 1 (0.55%) CISM
5 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.19%) QA
2 23 (12.64%) SLA
3 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.20%) Xen
3 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 47 (25.82%) Ericsson
2 29 (15.93%) Nokia
3 21 (11.54%) Nortel
4 20 (10.99%) Oracle
5 17 (9.34%) Huawei
6 13 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 13 (7.14%) Amdocs
7 7 (3.85%) VMware
7 7 (3.85%) Cisco
8 6 (3.30%) Veritas
8 6 (3.30%) Cramer
9 5 (2.75%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.20%) Remedy
11 3 (1.65%) Juniper
12 1 (0.55%) Perforce
12 1 (0.55%) Mapinfo
12 1 (0.55%) Apple
12 1 (0.55%) HP
12 1 (0.55%) Intel
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Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: Circa 30,000-50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + good bens
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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