The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 140 124 132
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs citing 2G 4 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 1.14% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
2G
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
730 699 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.47% 29.35% 37.33%
Number of salaries quoted 389 465 624
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

2G
Salary Trend in Reading

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

2G Salary Trend in Reading

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 29 (100.00%) 3G
2 26 (89.66%) Telecoms
3 22 (75.86%) LTE
3 22 (75.86%) GSM
4 19 (65.52%) Wireless
5 15 (51.72%) Degree
6 14 (48.28%) RNC
6 14 (48.28%) Ericsson
6 14 (48.28%) 4G
7 13 (44.83%) Nokia
7 13 (44.83%) Nortel
7 13 (44.83%) UMTS
7 13 (44.83%) QA
7 13 (44.83%) WiMAX
8 12 (41.38%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
10 7 (24.14%) Linux
11 6 (20.69%) C
11 6 (20.69%) SLA
12 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
12 5 (17.24%) UNIX
12 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
12 5 (17.24%) SIGTRAN
12 5 (17.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
13 4 (13.79%) GGSN
13 4 (13.79%) VLAN
13 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) 3G
2 22 (75.86%) GSM
2 22 (75.86%) LTE
3 19 (65.52%) Wireless
4 14 (48.28%) RNC
4 14 (48.28%) 4G
5 13 (44.83%) WiMAX
5 13 (44.83%) UMTS
6 12 (41.38%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (17.24%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (13.79%) GGSN
8 4 (13.79%) VLAN
8 4 (13.79%) VPN
8 4 (13.79%) DMZ
8 4 (13.79%) LAN
8 4 (13.79%) 2.5G
8 4 (13.79%) Firewall
9 3 (10.34%) SS7
9 3 (10.34%) CDMA
10 2 (6.90%) LDAP
General
1 26 (89.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) RAN Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Wireless Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) 3G Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
4 3 (10.34%) Site Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Sales Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Director
6 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
2 4 (13.79%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (13.79%) Security Management
2 4 (13.79%) Information Security
2 4 (13.79%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Entry
4 1 (3.45%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) QA
2 6 (20.69%) SLA
3 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Ericsson
2 13 (44.83%) Nokia
2 13 (44.83%) Nortel
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (10.34%) Huawei
5 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.45%) Cramer
Reading
Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago