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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 729 676 806
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +130
Permanent jobs citing 2G 146 161 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 0.92% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 102 92 54
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 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-32.12% -8.33%
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
19336 17466 21031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.14% 17.54% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15411 14245 17427
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 £62,500 £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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -54 45 £50,000 -16.66% 2
East of England -39 43 £31,000 -17.33% 2
London +7 33 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South West +2 21 £24,000 -26.15% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 207 (97.18%) 3G
2 180 (84.51%) Telecoms
3 127 (59.62%) 4G
4 105 (49.30%) LTE
5 61 (28.64%) Degree
6 40 (18.78%) XML
7 39 (18.31%) Radio Access Network
8 38 (17.84%) Computer Science
9 36 (16.90%) GSM
9 36 (16.90%) XMetaL
10 34 (15.96%) UMTS
11 31 (14.55%) SS7
12 23 (10.80%) Linux
12 23 (10.80%) Network Architecture
13 22 (10.33%) Wireless
13 22 (10.33%) Finance
14 20 (9.39%) Java
14 20 (9.39%) GPRS
15 18 (8.45%) UNIX
15 18 (8.45%) Software Engineering
16 17 (7.98%) C++
17 16 (7.51%) Internet
18 15 (7.04%) HNC
18 15 (7.04%) 3GPP
18 15 (7.04%) Huawei
19 14 (6.57%) Content Management
19 14 (6.57%) MS Visio
19 14 (6.57%) Project Management
19 14 (6.57%) Service Management
19 14 (6.57%) FrameMaker

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (3.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 3 (1.41%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.41%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.47%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
Applications
1 36 (16.90%) XMetaL
2 14 (6.57%) MS Visio
2 14 (6.57%) FrameMaker
3 6 (2.82%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 207 (97.18%) 3G
2 127 (59.62%) 4G
3 105 (49.30%) LTE
4 39 (18.31%) Radio Access Network
5 36 (16.90%) GSM
6 34 (15.96%) UMTS
7 31 (14.55%) SS7
8 22 (10.33%) Wireless
9 20 (9.39%) GPRS
10 16 (7.51%) Internet
11 15 (7.04%) 3GPP
12 14 (6.57%) MVNO
13 10 (4.69%) Broadband
14 9 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (4.23%) 2.5G
14 9 (4.23%) SIGTRAN
15 8 (3.76%) TCAP
16 6 (2.82%) Firewall
16 6 (2.82%) TCP/IP
17 5 (2.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.69%) MySQL
2 8 (3.76%) Big Data
2 8 (3.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 13 (6.10%) XMLSpy
2 5 (2.35%) Valgrind
3 4 (1.88%) CppUnit
3 4 (1.88%) Maven
4 3 (1.41%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.94%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.94%) JIRA
6 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.47%) JUnit
6 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 180 (84.51%) Telecoms
2 22 (10.33%) Finance
3 13 (6.10%) Marketing
4 9 (4.23%) Billing
5 4 (1.88%) Electronics
6 3 (1.41%) Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (17.37%) Author
1 37 (17.37%) Technical Author
2 20 (9.39%) Architect
3 17 (7.98%) Consultant
4 16 (7.51%) Junior
5 14 (6.57%) Test Engineer
5 14 (6.57%) Network Manager
6 13 (6.10%) Project Coordinator
6 13 (6.10%) Operations Manager
6 13 (6.10%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.10%) Coordinator
6 13 (6.10%) Junior Technical Author
7 12 (5.63%) Service Manager
8 8 (3.76%) Technical Architect
8 8 (3.76%) Service Operations Manager
9 7 (3.29%) Resourcer
9 7 (3.29%) Network Consultant
9 7 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.29%) Project Engineer
9 7 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.78%) XML
2 9 (4.23%) Middleware
3 3 (1.41%) MFC
3 3 (1.41%) STL
4 1 (0.47%) Java EE
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.84%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.10%) E-Learning
2 13 (6.10%) Smartphone
3 8 (3.76%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.76%) Device Driver
4 7 (3.29%) Digital Media
4 7 (3.29%) Clustering
5 6 (2.82%) Handset
6 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.94%) Open Source
8 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.80%) Linux
2 18 (8.45%) UNIX
3 9 (4.23%) Windows
4 8 (3.76%) Android
4 8 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.80%) Network Architecture
2 18 (8.45%) Software Engineering
3 14 (6.57%) Project Management
3 14 (6.57%) Service Management
3 14 (6.57%) Content Management
4 13 (6.10%) Workflow
5 11 (5.16%) Change Management
5 11 (5.16%) Problem Management
6 9 (4.23%) Fault Management
6 9 (4.23%) ITIL
6 9 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (3.76%) High Availability
7 8 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.76%) Logistics
8 7 (3.29%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.29%) Network Design
8 7 (3.29%) Network Planning
8 7 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.29%) Coaching
9 6 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.39%) Java
2 17 (7.98%) C++
3 13 (6.10%) Perl
3 13 (6.10%) SQL
4 12 (5.63%) C
5 11 (5.16%) Python
6 9 (4.23%) Embedded C
7 8 (3.76%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.76%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.35%) Embedded C++
9 4 (1.88%) C#
10 2 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 61 (28.64%) Degree
2 15 (7.04%) HNC
3 8 (3.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.88%) HND
4 4 (1.88%) ISEB
5 3 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.41%) PMP
5 3 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.63%) SLA
2 9 (4.23%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.88%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) Netcool
2 2 (0.94%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (7.04%) Huawei
2 11 (5.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (5.16%) Oracle
2 11 (5.16%) Ericsson
3 7 (3.29%) Veritas
3 7 (3.29%) Progress
4 6 (2.82%) MKS
4 6 (2.82%) VMware
5 4 (1.88%) Coverity
5 4 (1.88%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.88%) EMC
5 4 (1.88%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (1.41%) IBM
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.94%) BT
7 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.47%) Nokia
8 1 (0.47%) SGI
8 1 (0.47%) HP
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £70k - 100k per year + 25% bonus + relocation
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Medical
Posted: 12 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Chertsey
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + car, fuel, bonus, pension
Posted: 25 days ago