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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 738 708 798
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +90
Permanent jobs citing 2G 132 146 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.81% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 95 82 57
Average salary £33,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,600
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-37.77% -
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
19575 18136 20292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.89% 17.83% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 15648 14758 16868
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 August 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 22 August 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 -47 41 £52,500 -12.50% 6
East of England -20 38 £31,000 -17.33% 3
London +21 34 £37,500 -31.81% 1
South West +1 18 £24,000 -26.15%
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 181 (97.31%) 3G
2 154 (82.80%) Telecoms
3 103 (55.38%) 4G
4 93 (50.00%) LTE
5 50 (26.88%) Degree
6 38 (20.43%) XML
7 37 (19.89%) GSM
8 36 (19.35%) Radio Access Network
9 35 (18.82%) Computer Science
10 34 (18.28%) UMTS
11 33 (17.74%) XMetaL
12 28 (15.05%) SS7
13 21 (11.29%) GPRS
13 21 (11.29%) Linux
14 18 (9.68%) UNIX
15 16 (8.60%) HNC
15 16 (8.60%) Wireless
15 16 (8.60%) Network Architecture
16 15 (8.06%) Java
16 15 (8.06%) 3GPP
17 14 (7.53%) MS Visio
17 14 (7.53%) Service Management
17 14 (7.53%) Content Management
17 14 (7.53%) FrameMaker
18 13 (6.99%) Workflow
18 13 (6.99%) Finance
18 13 (6.99%) E-Learning
18 13 (6.99%) Huawei
18 13 (6.99%) Internet
18 13 (6.99%) XMLSpy

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (3.76%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
Applications
1 33 (17.74%) XMetaL
2 14 (7.53%) MS Visio
2 14 (7.53%) FrameMaker
3 5 (2.69%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 181 (97.31%) 3G
2 103 (55.38%) 4G
3 93 (50.00%) LTE
4 37 (19.89%) GSM
5 36 (19.35%) Radio Access Network
6 34 (18.28%) UMTS
7 28 (15.05%) SS7
8 21 (11.29%) GPRS
9 16 (8.60%) Wireless
10 15 (8.06%) 3GPP
11 13 (6.99%) Internet
11 13 (6.99%) MVNO
12 10 (5.38%) Broadband
12 10 (5.38%) SIGTRAN
13 9 (4.84%) 2.5G
13 9 (4.84%) TCAP
14 8 (4.30%) TCP/IP
14 8 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (3.23%) SNMP
16 5 (2.69%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.30%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.23%) Big Data
2 6 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (6.99%) XMLSpy
2 5 (2.69%) Valgrind
3 4 (2.15%) CppUnit
4 3 (1.61%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.61%) Maven
4 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.08%) JIRA
5 2 (1.08%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.54%) Subversion
6 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.54%) JUnit
6 1 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 154 (82.80%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.99%) Finance
3 10 (5.38%) Billing
4 9 (4.84%) Marketing
5 3 (1.61%) Advertising
5 3 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (18.28%) Technical Author
1 34 (18.28%) Author
2 18 (9.68%) Architect
3 16 (8.60%) Test Engineer
4 15 (8.06%) Network Manager
5 13 (6.99%) Service Manager
5 13 (6.99%) Junior
6 12 (6.45%) Coordinator
6 12 (6.45%) Operations Manager
6 12 (6.45%) Consultant
6 12 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
7 10 (5.38%) Junior Technical Author
8 8 (4.30%) Service Operations Manager
8 8 (4.30%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.76%) Performance Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.76%) Resourcer
10 6 (3.23%) Tester
10 6 (3.23%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.23%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.43%) XML
2 5 (2.69%) Middleware
3 3 (1.61%) MFC
3 3 (1.61%) STL
4 1 (0.54%) Java EE
4 1 (0.54%) SOAP
4 1 (0.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.82%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.99%) E-Learning
3 11 (5.91%) Smartphone
4 8 (4.30%) Digital Media
4 8 (4.30%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.76%) Clustering
6 6 (3.23%) Handset
7 5 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.15%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.08%) Open Source
10 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.54%) CMDB
10 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.54%) Statistics
10 1 (0.54%) GIS
10 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.29%) Linux
2 18 (9.68%) UNIX
3 10 (5.38%) Windows
4 9 (4.84%) Android
5 8 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.54%) Solaris
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (8.60%) Network Architecture
2 14 (7.53%) Service Management
2 14 (7.53%) Content Management
3 13 (6.99%) Workflow
4 11 (5.91%) Software Engineering
4 11 (5.91%) Problem Management
4 11 (5.91%) Change Management
5 10 (5.38%) ITIL
5 10 (5.38%) Project Management
6 9 (4.84%) Fault Management
6 9 (4.84%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.30%) Logistics
8 7 (3.76%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.23%) Network Design
9 6 (3.23%) Network Planning
9 6 (3.23%) Resource Management
10 5 (2.69%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.06%) Java
2 13 (6.99%) SQL
2 13 (6.99%) C++
3 10 (5.38%) C
3 10 (5.38%) Perl
4 8 (4.30%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.76%) Python
6 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.15%) C#
6 4 (2.15%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.08%) Groovy
8 1 (0.54%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 50 (26.88%) Degree
2 16 (8.60%) HNC
3 8 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.69%) HND
5 4 (2.15%) ISEB
6 3 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.08%) PMP
7 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.99%) SLA
2 9 (4.84%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (2.15%) NDS
3 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) Netcool
2 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.54%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.54%) OpenView
3 1 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (6.99%) Huawei
2 11 (5.91%) Oracle
3 9 (4.84%) Ericsson
3 9 (4.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (3.76%) Veritas
5 5 (2.69%) MKS
5 5 (2.69%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.15%) Coverity
6 4 (2.15%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (1.61%) IBM
7 3 (1.61%) EMC
8 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.08%) HP
8 2 (1.08%) Progress
8 2 (1.08%) Agilent
8 2 (1.08%) BT
8 2 (1.08%) VMware
9 1 (0.54%) Amdocs
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