The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3G 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
3G
Rank 178 184 186
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing 3G 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.056% 0.050% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.35% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +177.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -19.44%
3G
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
506 564 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.15% 14.07% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 424 497 503
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

3G
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

3G Salary Trend in Manchester

3G
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing 3G 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 3G.

1 10 (100.00%) Wireless
2 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (90.00%) 2G
2 9 (90.00%) LTE
2 9 (90.00%) 4G
3 7 (70.00%) SLA
4 6 (60.00%) GSM
4 6 (60.00%) UMTS
4 6 (60.00%) Nortel
4 6 (60.00%) Ericsson
4 6 (60.00%) Nokia
4 6 (60.00%) WiMAX
4 6 (60.00%) RNC
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 6 (60.00%) QA
4 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (30.00%) APMP
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) BBC
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) iDTV
7 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (10.00%) Service Management

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing 3G 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 3G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Wireless
2 9 (90.00%) 2G
2 9 (90.00%) LTE
2 9 (90.00%) 4G
3 6 (60.00%) GSM
3 6 (60.00%) UMTS
3 6 (60.00%) WiMAX
3 6 (60.00%) RNC
4 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) iDTV
2 3 (30.00%) BBC
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) SLA
2 6 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Nortel
1 6 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (60.00%) Nokia