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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 780 744 706
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -38
Permanent jobs citing 2G 81 142 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.72% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 58 101 89
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £31,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+30.64% -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
17361 19676 18035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.81% 18.15% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14501 15652 14656
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -19 40 £68,750 +30.95% 4
London -4 23 £60,000 +60.00% 4
East of England -22 16 £31,500 +1.61%
South West -32 1 £50,000 +108.33%
2G
UK

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 166 (98.22%) 3G
2 122 (72.19%) Telecoms
3 109 (64.50%) 4G
4 75 (44.38%) LTE
5 55 (32.54%) Degree
6 42 (24.85%) SS7
7 37 (21.89%) Radio Access Network
8 33 (19.53%) Computer Science
9 31 (18.34%) Network Architecture
10 26 (15.38%) Internet
11 25 (14.79%) Ericsson
11 25 (14.79%) UMTS
12 24 (14.20%) GSM
12 24 (14.20%) Wireless
13 23 (13.61%) HNC
14 22 (13.02%) Linux
15 19 (11.24%) MPLS
16 18 (10.65%) UNIX
17 16 (9.47%) SMS
17 16 (9.47%) Huawei
17 16 (9.47%) Capacity Planning
18 15 (8.88%) Network Management
18 15 (8.88%) RNC
19 14 (8.28%) Shell Script
19 14 (8.28%) XML
19 14 (8.28%) Fault Management
19 14 (8.28%) Network Security
19 14 (8.28%) Finance
19 14 (8.28%) IP Telephony
19 14 (8.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

2G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (1.78%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (1.18%) WorkSite
2 2 (1.18%) SAS
3 1 (0.59%) MTS
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
1 6 (3.55%) FrameMaker
1 6 (3.55%) XMetaL
2 4 (2.37%) MS Office
3 3 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.59%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (98.22%) 3G
2 109 (64.50%) 4G
3 75 (44.38%) LTE
4 42 (24.85%) SS7
5 37 (21.89%) Radio Access Network
6 26 (15.38%) Internet
7 25 (14.79%) UMTS
8 24 (14.20%) GSM
8 24 (14.20%) Wireless
9 19 (11.24%) MPLS
10 16 (9.47%) SMS
11 15 (8.88%) RNC
12 14 (8.28%) IP Telephony
12 14 (8.28%) Network Security
13 13 (7.69%) Broadband
14 12 (7.10%) MVNO
15 9 (5.33%) WiMAX
15 9 (5.33%) Ethernet
16 6 (3.55%) SIGTRAN
17 5 (2.96%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (1.78%) MySQL
1 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) XMLSpy
2 3 (1.78%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.18%) Subversion
3 2 (1.18%) CppUnit
3 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 122 (72.19%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.28%) Finance
3 6 (3.55%) Billing
4 5 (2.96%) Electronics
5 4 (2.37%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.78%) Advertising
7 2 (1.18%) Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (16.57%) Author
1 28 (16.57%) Technical Author
2 15 (8.88%) Architect
3 12 (7.10%) Network Architect
4 10 (5.92%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.73%) RAN Engineer
6 7 (4.14%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.55%) Network Engineer
7 6 (3.55%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.55%) Technical Writer
7 6 (3.55%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (3.55%) Transmission Engineer
7 6 (3.55%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 6 (3.55%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 6 (3.55%) Technical Leader
8 5 (2.96%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (2.96%) IP Engineer
8 5 (2.96%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.37%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (2.37%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.28%) XML
2 5 (2.96%) .NET
3 3 (1.78%) STL
3 3 (1.78%) Web Services
4 2 (1.18%) COM
4 2 (1.18%) POSIX
4 2 (1.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.59%) REST
5 1 (0.59%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.59%) SOAP
5 1 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.53%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.55%) Wiki
2 6 (3.55%) E-Learning
3 5 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.37%) Handset
5 3 (1.78%) iDTV
5 3 (1.78%) GIS
5 3 (1.78%) BBC
5 3 (1.78%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.18%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.18%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.18%) Statistics
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) PMI
7 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.59%) Telematics
7 1 (0.59%) Social Media
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.02%) Linux
2 18 (10.65%) UNIX
3 9 (5.33%) Solaris
4 8 (4.73%) HPUX
5 7 (4.14%) Windows
6 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.78%) SUSE
8 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.34%) Network Architecture
2 16 (9.47%) Capacity Planning
3 15 (8.88%) Network Management
4 14 (8.28%) Fault Management
5 13 (7.69%) Project Management
6 10 (5.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (5.33%) Change Control
8 8 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (4.14%) Software Engineering
10 6 (3.55%) Migration
10 6 (3.55%) Content Management
10 6 (3.55%) Change Management
10 6 (3.55%) Workflow
10 6 (3.55%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.96%) OpenUP
11 5 (2.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (2.96%) SDLC
11 5 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (2.37%) Network Planning
12 4 (2.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.28%) Shell Script
2 12 (7.10%) SQL
3 8 (4.73%) C++
4 5 (2.96%) C#
4 5 (2.96%) Python
4 5 (2.96%) Perl
5 4 (2.37%) C
6 2 (1.18%) Java
6 2 (1.18%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.18%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.18%) F#
7 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (32.54%) Degree
2 23 (13.61%) HNC
3 13 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.10%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.37%) CISM
5 4 (2.37%) MCP
5 4 (2.37%) CISSP
6 3 (1.78%) APMP
7 2 (1.18%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.18%) JNCIE
7 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.18%) CCIE
7 2 (1.18%) CCNP
7 2 (1.18%) CCDP
8 1 (0.59%) PhD
8 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Netcool
1 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.59%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (14.79%) Ericsson
2 16 (9.47%) Huawei
3 14 (8.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 12 (7.10%) Amdocs
5 10 (5.92%) ION Trading
5 10 (5.92%) Nokia
6 9 (5.33%) Oracle
6 9 (5.33%) Cramer
7 8 (4.73%) Remedy
8 5 (2.96%) Cisco
9 4 (2.37%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.37%) Nortel
10 3 (1.78%) Juniper
10 3 (1.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.78%) HP
10 3 (1.78%) ComArch
11 2 (1.18%) Dialogic
11 2 (1.18%) Siemens
11 2 (1.18%) Mapinfo
11 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Circa £30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + good bens
Posted: 22 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 26 days ago