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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 140 137 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Permanent jobs citing 2G 6 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.27% 0.30% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.95% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 6
Average salary £45,000 £26,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.81% -55.83%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £31,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -31.11%
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
605 736 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.20% 31.32% 31.31%
Number of salaries quoted 388 402 541
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 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 11 (100.00%) 3G
2 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 10 (90.91%) 4G
3 7 (63.64%) Wireless
3 7 (63.64%) LTE
3 7 (63.64%) Ericsson
4 6 (54.55%) GSM
5 4 (36.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (36.36%) RNC
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) Project Management
6 3 (27.27%) SS7
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Spanish Language
6 3 (27.27%) QA
6 3 (27.27%) WiMAX
6 3 (27.27%) CDMA
6 3 (27.27%) UNIX
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Nokia
6 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (27.27%) UMTS
6 3 (27.27%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) Nortel
6 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
8 1 (9.09%) Handset

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 11 (100.00%) 3G
2 10 (90.91%) 4G
3 7 (63.64%) LTE
3 7 (63.64%) Wireless
4 6 (54.55%) GSM
5 4 (36.36%) RNC
6 3 (27.27%) WiMAX
6 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (27.27%) UMTS
6 3 (27.27%) CDMA
6 3 (27.27%) SS7
7 1 (9.09%) 802.11
7 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
7 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
7 1 (9.09%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (9.09%) MIMO
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Spanish Language
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Project Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Technical Leader
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) RF Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Network Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Ericsson
2 4 (36.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (27.27%) Nortel
3 3 (27.27%) Nokia