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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 126 128 128
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing 2G 15 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.64% 0.36% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.18% 1.19% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 7
Average salary - - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
688 674 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.25% 30.10% 37.48%
Number of salaries quoted 378 479 585
Average salary £46,500 £47,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 55 (100.00%) 3G
2 44 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 41 (74.55%) LTE
4 40 (72.73%) Wireless
5 35 (63.64%) GSM
6 30 (54.55%) Ericsson
6 30 (54.55%) Degree
7 29 (52.73%) Nokia
7 29 (52.73%) UMTS
8 28 (50.91%) Nortel
8 28 (50.91%) QA
8 28 (50.91%) WiMAX
8 28 (50.91%) RNC
9 22 (40.00%) Service Delivery
10 21 (38.18%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
12 18 (32.73%) 4G
13 14 (25.45%) SLA
14 11 (20.00%) Huawei
15 9 (16.36%) C
16 8 (14.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 6 (10.91%) Linux
18 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
18 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
18 5 (9.09%) SIGTRAN
19 4 (7.27%) GGSN
19 4 (7.27%) VLAN
19 4 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
19 4 (7.27%) Ethical Hacking
19 4 (7.27%) 2.5G

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 55 (100.00%) 3G
2 41 (74.55%) LTE
3 40 (72.73%) Wireless
4 35 (63.64%) GSM
5 29 (52.73%) UMTS
6 28 (50.91%) WiMAX
6 28 (50.91%) RNC
7 20 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
8 18 (32.73%) 4G
9 5 (9.09%) SIGTRAN
10 4 (7.27%) GGSN
10 4 (7.27%) VLAN
10 4 (7.27%) VPN
10 4 (7.27%) DMZ
10 4 (7.27%) LAN
10 4 (7.27%) 2.5G
10 4 (7.27%) Firewall
11 3 (5.45%) HTTP
11 3 (5.45%) SMPP
11 3 (5.45%) XCAP
General
1 44 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Wireless Engineer
2 18 (32.73%) RAN Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Site Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) 3G Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Risk Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Account Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Account Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) Coordinator
7 1 (1.82%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (7.27%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (7.27%) Security Management
2 4 (7.27%) Information Security
2 4 (7.27%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (7.27%) Network Architecture
3 2 (3.64%) Product Management
3 2 (3.64%) Network Planning
4 1 (1.82%) Project Management
4 1 (1.82%) Change Management
4 1 (1.82%) Data Entry
4 1 (1.82%) Time Management
4 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) C
2 4 (7.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (50.91%) QA
2 14 (25.45%) SLA
3 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) Ericsson
2 29 (52.73%) Nokia
3 28 (50.91%) Nortel
4 11 (20.00%) Huawei
5 8 (14.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.82%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.82%) Cramer