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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 802 788 752
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -36
Permanent jobs citing 2G 76 109 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.100% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.56% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 53 80 58
Average salary £42,500 £33,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.78% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £31,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -31.11%
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
17307 19542 18860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.93% 17.87% 18.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14322 15698 15238
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -6 30 £45,000 -10.00% 7
London +24 21 £50,000 +33.33% 2
East of England -9 19 £31,500 +1.61% 2
South West -19 3 £44,000 +83.33% 1
North West - 2 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 160 (99.38%) 3G
2 115 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 105 (65.22%) 4G
4 72 (44.72%) LTE
5 56 (34.78%) Degree
6 49 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
7 37 (22.98%) SS7
8 36 (22.36%) Network Architecture
9 33 (20.50%) Ericsson
10 29 (18.01%) UMTS
11 28 (17.39%) GSM
11 28 (17.39%) Internet
12 27 (16.77%) Wireless
12 27 (16.77%) Computer Science
13 22 (13.66%) Capacity Planning
14 19 (11.80%) Fault Management
14 19 (11.80%) RNC
14 19 (11.80%) SLA
14 19 (11.80%) HNC
15 16 (9.94%) MPLS
16 15 (9.32%) Nokia
16 15 (9.32%) WiMAX
17 14 (8.70%) Amdocs
18 13 (8.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
18 13 (8.07%) Linux
18 13 (8.07%) SQL
18 13 (8.07%) MVNO
19 12 (7.45%) Ethernet
20 11 (6.83%) Oracle
20 11 (6.83%) UNIX

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (2.48%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.62%) WorkSite
2 1 (0.62%) MTS
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Visio
1 5 (3.11%) FrameMaker
1 5 (3.11%) XMetaL
2 4 (2.48%) MS Office
3 3 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.62%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (99.38%) 3G
2 105 (65.22%) 4G
3 72 (44.72%) LTE
4 49 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
5 37 (22.98%) SS7
6 29 (18.01%) UMTS
7 28 (17.39%) GSM
7 28 (17.39%) Internet
8 27 (16.77%) Wireless
9 19 (11.80%) RNC
10 16 (9.94%) MPLS
11 15 (9.32%) WiMAX
12 13 (8.07%) MVNO
13 12 (7.45%) Ethernet
14 8 (4.97%) SMS
15 7 (4.35%) SIGTRAN
16 6 (3.73%) Network Security
16 6 (3.73%) Diameter Protocol
16 6 (3.73%) IP Telephony
17 5 (3.11%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.62%) MySQL
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.11%) XMLSpy
2 2 (1.24%) Subversion
2 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.62%) JIRA
3 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.62%) ClearCase
General
1 115 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.83%) Finance
3 7 (4.35%) Billing
4 4 (2.48%) Electronics
5 3 (1.86%) Advertising
5 3 (1.86%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (14.29%) Author
1 23 (14.29%) Technical Author
2 18 (11.18%) Architect
3 14 (8.70%) Network Architect
4 10 (6.21%) Technical Leader
4 10 (6.21%) RAN Engineer
4 10 (6.21%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.97%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 7 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Operations Manager
7 6 (3.73%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Head of Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.11%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (3.11%) Technical Writer
8 5 (3.11%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.48%) Transmission Engineer
9 4 (2.48%) Transmission Planning Engineer
9 4 (2.48%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) XML
2 3 (1.86%) Web Services
2 3 (1.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) J2EE
3 1 (0.62%) SOAP
3 1 (0.62%) STL
3 1 (0.62%) REST
3 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.77%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.11%) Wiki
3 5 (3.11%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.86%) iDTV
4 3 (1.86%) BBC
4 3 (1.86%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.24%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.24%) Handset
5 2 (1.24%) Clustering
5 2 (1.24%) PMI
5 2 (1.24%) Statistics
5 2 (1.24%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.62%) Telematics
6 1 (0.62%) Social Media
6 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.07%) Linux
2 11 (6.83%) UNIX
3 5 (3.11%) Windows
3 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.86%) SUSE
5 1 (0.62%) Android
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.36%) Network Architecture
2 22 (13.66%) Capacity Planning
3 19 (11.80%) Fault Management
4 11 (6.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (6.21%) Change Control
5 10 (6.21%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.59%) Project Management
7 8 (4.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.97%) Network Management
8 7 (4.35%) OpenUP
8 7 (4.35%) Migration
9 6 (3.73%) Strategic Planning
9 6 (3.73%) Operations Management
10 5 (3.11%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.11%) Network Planning
10 5 (3.11%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.11%) Workflow
10 5 (3.11%) Content Management
10 5 (3.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.07%) SQL
2 7 (4.35%) Python
2 7 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 6 (3.73%) C++
4 5 (3.11%) C
4 5 (3.11%) Perl
5 3 (1.86%) C#
6 2 (1.24%) Java
6 2 (1.24%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.24%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.24%) F#
7 1 (0.62%) TTCN
7 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (34.78%) Degree
2 19 (11.80%) HNC
3 8 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.48%) MCP
6 3 (1.86%) APMP
7 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.62%) CISM
8 1 (0.62%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.62%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.62%) PhD
8 1 (0.62%) CCIE
8 1 (0.62%) CCNP
8 1 (0.62%) CCDP
8 1 (0.62%) CISSP
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.80%) SLA
2 9 (5.59%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Firmware
2 2 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Netcool
1 1 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.62%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 33 (20.50%) Ericsson
2 15 (9.32%) Nokia
3 14 (8.70%) Amdocs
4 13 (8.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 11 (6.83%) Oracle
6 9 (5.59%) Nortel
7 8 (4.97%) Huawei
8 6 (3.73%) Cramer
9 5 (3.11%) ION Trading
10 4 (2.48%) Remedy
10 4 (2.48%) Cisco
11 3 (1.86%) Juniper
12 2 (1.24%) Microsoft
12 2 (1.24%) Veritas
12 2 (1.24%) Mapinfo
12 2 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.62%) HP
13 1 (0.62%) Perforce
13 1 (0.62%) VMware
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