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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 132 116 127
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Permanent jobs citing 2G 11 17 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 0.74% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 2.45% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 0
Average salary £26,500 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.83% -
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-32.12% -8.33%
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
732 695 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.15% 30.18% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 415 506 402
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 23 September 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 17 (100.00%) 3G
1 17 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (88.24%) LTE
3 13 (76.47%) 4G
4 9 (52.94%) Wireless
5 7 (41.18%) 2.5G
5 7 (41.18%) Digital Media
5 7 (41.18%) Logistics
5 7 (41.18%) QA
6 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
7 5 (29.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (23.53%) Product Marketing
8 4 (23.53%) Marketing
8 4 (23.53%) TIBCO
8 4 (23.53%) SS7
8 4 (23.53%) NDS
8 4 (23.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (23.53%) HNC
8 4 (23.53%) HND
8 4 (23.53%) UNIX
8 4 (23.53%) GSM
8 4 (23.53%) UMTS
9 3 (17.65%) Degree
9 3 (17.65%) Huawei
9 3 (17.65%) Network Planning
10 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle
10 2 (11.76%) Change Management
10 2 (11.76%) Electronics
10 2 (11.76%) Service Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) 3G
2 15 (88.24%) LTE
3 13 (76.47%) 4G
4 9 (52.94%) Wireless
5 7 (41.18%) 2.5G
6 4 (23.53%) SS7
6 4 (23.53%) GSM
6 4 (23.53%) UMTS
7 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
8 1 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (5.88%) XCAP
8 1 (5.88%) VoIP
8 1 (5.88%) HTTP
8 1 (5.88%) SMPP
8 1 (5.88%) Broadband
8 1 (5.88%) CDMA
General
1 17 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Resourcer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Business Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Logistics
2 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) Product Marketing
4 3 (17.65%) Network Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) HNC
1 4 (23.53%) HND
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) NDS
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (23.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 4 (23.53%) TIBCO
3 3 (17.65%) Huawei
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia