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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 111 137 115
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -22
Permanent jobs citing 2G 27 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.13% 0.30% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 0.96% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 11
Average salary £70,000 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
741 727 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.12% 31.13% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 409 527 530
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
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 26 January 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 57 (100.00%) 3G
2 46 (80.70%) Telecoms
3 41 (71.93%) LTE
4 40 (70.18%) Wireless
5 33 (57.89%) GSM
6 30 (52.63%) Degree
7 28 (49.12%) QA
7 28 (49.12%) Ericsson
8 27 (47.37%) Nokia
8 27 (47.37%) UMTS
9 26 (45.61%) Nortel
9 26 (45.61%) WiMAX
9 26 (45.61%) RNC
10 21 (36.84%) Radio Access Network
11 20 (35.09%) 4G
11 20 (35.09%) Service Delivery
12 19 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (21.05%) SLA
14 11 (19.30%) Huawei
15 9 (15.79%) C
16 8 (14.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 6 (10.53%) 2.5G
17 6 (10.53%) Linux
18 5 (8.77%) SIGTRAN
18 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
18 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
19 4 (7.02%) Firewall
19 4 (7.02%) Security Management
19 4 (7.02%) Information Security
19 4 (7.02%) Ethical Hacking

2G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (8.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 57 (100.00%) 3G
2 41 (71.93%) LTE
3 40 (70.18%) Wireless
4 33 (57.89%) GSM
5 27 (47.37%) UMTS
6 26 (45.61%) WiMAX
6 26 (45.61%) RNC
7 21 (36.84%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (35.09%) 4G
9 6 (10.53%) 2.5G
10 5 (8.77%) SIGTRAN
11 4 (7.02%) GGSN
11 4 (7.02%) VLAN
11 4 (7.02%) Firewall
11 4 (7.02%) VPN
11 4 (7.02%) DMZ
11 4 (7.02%) LAN
12 3 (5.26%) HTTP
12 3 (5.26%) SMPP
12 3 (5.26%) XCAP
General
1 46 (80.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Wireless Engineer
1 18 (31.58%) RAN Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Site Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Consultant
4 7 (12.28%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 3G Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Account Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Resourcer
8 2 (3.51%) Business Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Account Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Customer Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Service Delivery
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (7.02%) Security Management
2 4 (7.02%) Information Security
2 4 (7.02%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (7.02%) Network Planning
2 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (7.02%) Network Architecture
3 2 (3.51%) Product Management
3 2 (3.51%) Logistics
4 1 (1.75%) Time Management
4 1 (1.75%) Project Management
4 1 (1.75%) Change Management
4 1 (1.75%) Data Entry
4 1 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) C
2 4 (7.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (52.63%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (49.12%) QA
2 12 (21.05%) SLA
3 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Ericsson
2 27 (47.37%) Nokia
3 26 (45.61%) Nortel
4 11 (19.30%) Huawei
5 8 (14.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.75%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.75%) Cramer