The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 55 35 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +25
Permanent jobs citing 2G 1 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.24% 3.38% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 10.62% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 2
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £64,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -49.80%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-31.11% -
2G
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 113 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 18.03% 31.83% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 66 109 108
Average salary £57,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,331 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

2G
Salary Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the Luton region.

2G Salary Trend in Luton

2G
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOD
2 2 (66.67%) GPRS
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) 3GPP
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) FrameMaker
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) HNC

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) GPRS
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) 3GPP
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Software Development Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Author
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OOD
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001