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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 172 189 196
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +7
Permanent jobs citing 3G 9 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.025% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £36,250 - £21,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,450 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.88% -5.55%
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
590 575 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.31% 14.32% 16.53%
Number of salaries quoted 462 452 553
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
1 13 (92.86%) 2G
2 11 (78.57%) 4G
3 9 (64.29%) LTE
3 9 (64.29%) Wireless
4 7 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (50.00%) SLA
4 7 (50.00%) GSM
4 7 (50.00%) UMTS
4 7 (50.00%) Nortel
4 7 (50.00%) Ericsson
4 7 (50.00%) Nokia
4 7 (50.00%) WiMAX
4 7 (50.00%) RNC
4 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 7 (50.00%) QA
4 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (7.14%) NGN
7 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) BBC
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) iDTV
7 1 (7.14%) SS7
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) C

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (92.86%) 2G
2 11 (78.57%) 4G
3 9 (64.29%) Wireless
3 9 (64.29%) LTE
4 7 (50.00%) WiMAX
4 7 (50.00%) RNC
4 7 (50.00%) GSM
4 7 (50.00%) UMTS
5 6 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) SS7
6 1 (7.14%) NGN
6 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
General
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Project Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) iDTV
2 1 (7.14%) BBC
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) SLA
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Nortel
1 7 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 7 (50.00%) Nokia