The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2.5G
Rank 135 - 132
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing 2.5G 4 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% - 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% - 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary - - £47,500
2.5G
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
727 722 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.81% 31.36% 34.02%
Number of salaries quoted 402 520 535
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2.5G across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

2.5G
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2.5G across the Reading region.

2.5G Salary Trend in Reading

2.5G
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G.

1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
2 4 (80.00%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (80.00%) GGSN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Security Management
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (80.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) DMZ
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Logistics

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing 2.5G 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 2.5G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
2 4 (80.00%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (80.00%) GGSN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) DMZ
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Director
2 1 (20.00%) Resourcer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Security Management
1 4 (80.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
1 4 (80.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft