The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 803 814 797
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs citing 3GPP 59 51 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.051% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 19 27 49
Average salary £50,000 £45,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% -3.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £36,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £92,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%
3GPP
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
18587 17555 21380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.04% 17.46% 19.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15101 13867 17951
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 3GPP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in England

3GPP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 3GPP across the England region.

3GPP Salary Trend in England

3GPP
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3GPP across the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

3GPP Salary Histogram in England

3GPP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 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 +22 39 £40,750 -18.50% 2
East of England -27 11 £60,000 -23.80% 1
London -8 8 £49,000 +22.50%
South West -10 1 - -
3GPP
UK

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing 3GPP 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 3GPP.

1 80 (70.18%) Telecoms
2 59 (51.75%) Wireless
3 58 (50.88%) LTE
4 40 (35.09%) GPRS
5 39 (34.21%) WCDMA
6 37 (32.46%) GSM
7 32 (28.07%) UMTS
8 30 (26.32%) Windows
8 30 (26.32%) Degree
9 28 (24.56%) SS7
10 26 (22.81%) UNIX
11 25 (21.93%) Marketing
12 24 (21.05%) Network Architecture
12 24 (21.05%) Sybase
13 22 (19.30%) Huawei
13 22 (19.30%) Network Security
14 19 (16.67%) GGSN
14 19 (16.67%) IPv6
15 18 (15.79%) Linux
16 17 (14.91%) 3G
16 17 (14.91%) SGSN
16 17 (14.91%) Radio Access Network
17 16 (14.04%) Software-Defined Networking
17 16 (14.04%) SWOT Analysis
17 16 (14.04%) Economics
18 15 (13.16%) Ericsson
18 15 (13.16%) Computer Science
18 15 (13.16%) Software Engineering
18 15 (13.16%) SIGTRAN
18 15 (13.16%) VoLTE

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing 3GPP 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 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.63%) Apache
1 3 (2.63%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (51.75%) Wireless
2 58 (50.88%) LTE
3 40 (35.09%) GPRS
4 39 (34.21%) WCDMA
5 37 (32.46%) GSM
6 32 (28.07%) UMTS
7 28 (24.56%) SS7
8 22 (19.30%) Network Security
9 19 (16.67%) GGSN
9 19 (16.67%) IPv6
10 17 (14.91%) 3G
10 17 (14.91%) SGSN
10 17 (14.91%) Radio Access Network
11 16 (14.04%) Software-Defined Networking
12 15 (13.16%) VoLTE
12 15 (13.16%) SIGTRAN
13 14 (12.28%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (11.40%) 4G
15 11 (9.65%) 2G
15 11 (9.65%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) MySQL
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.75%) Big Data
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 80 (70.18%) Telecoms
2 25 (21.93%) Marketing
3 14 (12.28%) Billing
4 5 (4.39%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.75%) Finance
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (20.18%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.91%) Architect
3 16 (14.04%) Security Architect
3 16 (14.04%) Network Architect
3 16 (14.04%) Network Security Architect
4 15 (13.16%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.53%) Core Network Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) CS Core Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Wireless Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Product Manager
8 8 (7.02%) Test Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Developer
9 7 (6.14%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Network Operations Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Sales Director
10 6 (5.26%) Telecoms Consultant
10 6 (5.26%) Consultant
10 6 (5.26%) Technical Support
10 6 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) CSS
1 2 (1.75%) Ajax
1 2 (1.75%) XMPP
1 2 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.04%) Economics
2 15 (13.16%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.26%) Handset
4 5 (4.39%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.51%) User Experience
5 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.63%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.75%) Open Source
8 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.32%) Windows
2 26 (22.81%) UNIX
3 18 (15.79%) Linux
4 9 (7.89%) Windows 2000
4 9 (7.89%) Windows NT
5 5 (4.39%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) Network Architecture
2 16 (14.04%) SWOT Analysis
3 15 (13.16%) Software Engineering
4 13 (11.40%) Network Design
4 13 (11.40%) Project Management
5 10 (8.77%) Business Development
6 7 (6.14%) Network Management
7 6 (5.26%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.39%) Use Case
8 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.39%) Test Strategy
9 4 (3.51%) Software Architecture
9 4 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.63%) Process Management
10 3 (2.63%) Migration
10 3 (2.63%) Signal Processing
11 2 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2
11 2 (1.75%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.02%) Java
2 6 (5.26%) C++
3 5 (4.39%) C
4 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.51%) SQL
5 3 (2.63%) Python
5 3 (2.63%) PHP
6 2 (1.75%) Scala
6 2 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (26.32%) Degree
2 9 (7.89%) CCNP
2 9 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.26%) JNCIE
3 6 (5.26%) CCDP
3 6 (5.26%) CCIE
3 6 (5.26%) CISSP
4 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.63%) CCNA
4 3 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (2.63%) KVM
2 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) Sybase
2 22 (19.30%) Huawei
3 15 (13.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 15 (13.16%) Ericsson
4 13 (11.40%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.02%) Oracle
6 5 (4.39%) Cisco
7 3 (2.63%) HP
8 2 (1.75%) Mitel
8 2 (1.75%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.88%) Tektronix
9 1 (0.88%) Dell
9 1 (0.88%) EMC
9 1 (0.88%) Intel
9 1 (0.88%) Empirix
9 1 (0.88%) Nokia
9 1 (0.88%) BT
9 1 (0.88%) MKS
9 1 (0.88%) Perforce