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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank - - 232
Permanent jobs citing 2G 0 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £28,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+46.42% -32.12%
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
1002 1084 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 14.71% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 800 901 834
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 £22,100 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,220 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (100.00%) Wireless
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) APMP
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) BBC
2 3 (50.00%) WiMAX
2 3 (50.00%) RNC
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) GSM
2 3 (50.00%) UMTS
2 3 (50.00%) SLA
2 3 (50.00%) iDTV
2 3 (50.00%) Nortel
2 3 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (50.00%) Nokia

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) Wireless
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (50.00%) GSM
2 3 (50.00%) UMTS
2 3 (50.00%) WiMAX
2 3 (50.00%) RNC
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) iDTV
1 3 (50.00%) BBC
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Nortel
1 3 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia