The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 227 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing 2G 8 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £40,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
2G
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1110 1086 1296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.35% 15.49% 17.70%
Number of salaries quoted 836 832 1027
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

2G
Salary Trend in the North West

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

2G Salary Trend in the North West

2G
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Manchester - 8 £40,000 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 14 (100.00%) 3G
1 14 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (85.71%) 4G
3 10 (71.43%) LTE
4 9 (64.29%) Wireless
5 7 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (50.00%) GSM
5 7 (50.00%) UMTS
5 7 (50.00%) Nortel
5 7 (50.00%) Ericsson
5 7 (50.00%) Nokia
5 7 (50.00%) Degree
5 7 (50.00%) QA
5 7 (50.00%) WiMAX
5 7 (50.00%) RNC
5 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (42.86%) SLA
7 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) BBC
8 2 (14.29%) APMP
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) iDTV
8 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 1 (7.14%) Windows
9 1 (7.14%) C
9 1 (7.14%) SS7
9 1 (7.14%) Android
9 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) 3G
2 12 (85.71%) 4G
3 10 (71.43%) LTE
4 9 (64.29%) Wireless
5 7 (50.00%) GSM
5 7 (50.00%) UMTS
5 7 (50.00%) WiMAX
5 7 (50.00%) RNC
6 6 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (7.14%) SS7
7 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (7.14%) NGN
General
1 14 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) BBC
2 2 (14.29%) iDTV
3 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 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (42.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Nortel
1 7 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 7 (50.00%) Nokia