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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 137 134 137
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing 2G 6 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.26% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 0.78% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Average salary £45,000 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,000 £45,250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.28%
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
593 770 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 26.10% 31.44% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 366 451 577
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 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 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (90.00%) Wireless
2 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (90.00%) LTE
3 8 (80.00%) 4G
3 8 (80.00%) GSM
4 6 (60.00%) Ericsson
4 6 (60.00%) RNC
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
5 5 (50.00%) QA
5 5 (50.00%) WiMAX
5 5 (50.00%) Nokia
5 5 (50.00%) UMTS
5 5 (50.00%) Nortel
6 4 (40.00%) SLA
7 3 (30.00%) SS7
7 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (30.00%) CDMA
7 3 (30.00%) UNIX
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
7 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (10.00%) Handset
9 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
9 1 (10.00%) Project Management
9 1 (10.00%) Electronics
9 1 (10.00%) Network Planning

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) 3G
2 9 (90.00%) Wireless
2 9 (90.00%) LTE
3 8 (80.00%) 4G
3 8 (80.00%) GSM
4 6 (60.00%) RNC
5 5 (50.00%) WiMAX
5 5 (50.00%) UMTS
6 3 (30.00%) CDMA
6 3 (30.00%) SS7
7 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (10.00%) MIMO
8 1 (10.00%) 802.11
8 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
8 1 (10.00%) 3GPP
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Research Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) RF Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3G Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Ericsson
2 5 (50.00%) Nokia
2 5 (50.00%) Nortel
3 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks