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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 98 139 123
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -16
Permanent jobs citing 2G 46 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.80% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.17% 1.15% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 8
Average salary £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.36% -
90% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £46,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £55,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
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
890 783 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.85% 31.47% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 450 536 505
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

2G Salary Histogram in Reading

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 59 (100.00%) 3G
2 48 (81.36%) Telecoms
3 43 (72.88%) Wireless
3 43 (72.88%) LTE
4 31 (52.54%) QA
5 30 (50.85%) GSM
6 28 (47.46%) Degree
7 26 (44.07%) Ericsson
8 25 (42.37%) UMTS
8 25 (42.37%) Nokia
9 24 (40.68%) Nortel
9 24 (40.68%) WiMAX
9 24 (40.68%) RNC
9 24 (40.68%) 4G
10 19 (32.20%) Service Delivery
10 19 (32.20%) Radio Access Network
11 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (18.64%) SLA
12 11 (18.64%) Huawei
13 10 (16.95%) 2.5G
14 8 (13.56%) C
15 7 (11.86%) Logistics
15 7 (11.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 7 (11.86%) Digital Media
16 5 (8.47%) Linux
17 4 (6.78%) UNIX
17 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
17 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
17 4 (6.78%) Network Planning
17 4 (6.78%) SIGTRAN

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 59 (100.00%) 3G
2 43 (72.88%) Wireless
2 43 (72.88%) LTE
3 30 (50.85%) GSM
4 25 (42.37%) UMTS
5 24 (40.68%) WiMAX
5 24 (40.68%) RNC
5 24 (40.68%) 4G
6 19 (32.20%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (16.95%) 2.5G
8 4 (6.78%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (5.08%) GGSN
9 3 (5.08%) Firewall
9 3 (5.08%) XCAP
9 3 (5.08%) VLAN
9 3 (5.08%) SMPP
9 3 (5.08%) HTTP
9 3 (5.08%) VPN
9 3 (5.08%) DMZ
9 3 (5.08%) LAN
General
1 48 (81.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Wireless Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) RAN Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Site Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Resourcer
4 7 (11.86%) Consultant
4 7 (11.86%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Network Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) 3G Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Business Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Account Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Account Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Risk Consultant
8 1 (1.69%) Radio Engineer
8 1 (1.69%) Database Engineer
8 1 (1.69%) Customer Support Engineer
8 1 (1.69%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Service Delivery
2 7 (11.86%) Logistics
3 4 (6.78%) Network Planning
4 3 (5.08%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (5.08%) Security Management
4 3 (5.08%) Information Security
4 3 (5.08%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (5.08%) Mobile Commerce
4 3 (5.08%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.39%) Product Management
6 1 (1.69%) Data Entry
6 1 (1.69%) Time Management
6 1 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.69%) Project Management
6 1 (1.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) C
2 3 (5.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (47.46%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (52.54%) QA
2 11 (18.64%) SLA
3 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Ericsson
2 25 (42.37%) Nokia
3 24 (40.68%) Nortel
4 11 (18.64%) Huawei
5 7 (11.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.69%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.69%) Cramer