The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 75 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Permanent jobs citing 3G 59 40 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.47% 1.74% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 5.57% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 23
Average salary £62,500 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.97% +17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £46,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-14.43% +16.87%
3G
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
739 718 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.91% 31.23% 33.13%
Number of salaries quoted 408 521 530
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £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

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 3G across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

3G
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 3G across the Reading region.

3G Salary Trend in Reading

3G
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3G across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

3G Salary Histogram in Reading

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing 3G 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 3G.

1 117 (66.86%) Telecoms
2 108 (61.71%) 4G
3 94 (53.71%) LTE
4 57 (32.57%) 2G
5 55 (31.43%) Broadband
6 53 (30.29%) Wireless
6 53 (30.29%) Internet
6 53 (30.29%) Smartphone
7 48 (27.43%) Radio Access Network
8 46 (26.29%) GSM
9 44 (25.14%) Degree
10 41 (23.43%) Nokia
11 40 (22.86%) UMTS
12 39 (22.29%) WiMAX
13 34 (19.43%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (18.86%) Network Architecture
15 32 (18.29%) Project Management
16 29 (16.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 28 (16.00%) Line Management
17 28 (16.00%) Ericsson
17 28 (16.00%) QA
18 27 (15.43%) VoLTE
19 26 (14.86%) Huawei
19 26 (14.86%) RNC
19 26 (14.86%) Nortel
20 24 (13.71%) Service Delivery
20 24 (13.71%) MVNO
21 21 (12.00%) UNIX
22 17 (9.71%) Network Planning
22 17 (9.71%) Back Office

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing 3G 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 3G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 108 (61.71%) 4G
2 94 (53.71%) LTE
3 57 (32.57%) 2G
4 55 (31.43%) Broadband
5 53 (30.29%) Internet
5 53 (30.29%) Wireless
6 48 (27.43%) Radio Access Network
7 46 (26.29%) GSM
8 40 (22.86%) UMTS
9 39 (22.29%) WiMAX
10 27 (15.43%) VoLTE
11 26 (14.86%) RNC
12 24 (13.71%) MVNO
13 14 (8.00%) Firewall
14 13 (7.43%) VoIP
14 13 (7.43%) CDMA2000
14 13 (7.43%) HSPA
15 12 (6.86%) HTTP
15 12 (6.86%) MGW
16 10 (5.71%) DNS
General
1 117 (66.86%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.71%) Back Office
3 9 (5.14%) Marketing
4 3 (1.71%) Electronics
4 3 (1.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (13.71%) Technical Design Authority
2 21 (12.00%) Network Manager
3 19 (10.86%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 19 (10.86%) Architect
3 19 (10.86%) Solutions Architect
3 19 (10.86%) Senior Architect
4 18 (10.29%) Architecture Manager
4 18 (10.29%) Wireless Engineer
4 18 (10.29%) RAN Engineer
5 17 (9.71%) Network Operator
6 14 (8.00%) Radio Engineer
7 13 (7.43%) Radio Network Engineer
7 13 (7.43%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 13 (7.43%) Network Engineer
8 12 (6.86%) Service Manager
9 9 (5.14%) Team Leader
9 9 (5.14%) Databuild Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) Site Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) Operations Team Leader
10 8 (4.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (30.29%) Smartphone
2 34 (19.43%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.43%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.00%) UNIX
2 15 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (0.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.86%) Network Architecture
2 32 (18.29%) Project Management
3 28 (16.00%) Line Management
4 24 (13.71%) Service Delivery
5 17 (9.71%) Network Planning
6 16 (9.14%) Mentoring
7 13 (7.43%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (5.71%) Capacity Management
8 10 (5.71%) Network Management
8 10 (5.71%) Problem Management
8 10 (5.71%) Service Management
9 9 (5.14%) Workflow
10 6 (3.43%) Validation
11 4 (2.29%) Information Security
11 4 (2.29%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (2.29%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (2.29%) Mobile Commerce
11 4 (2.29%) Security Management
12 2 (1.14%) Logistics
12 2 (1.14%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.14%) C
2 4 (2.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (25.14%) Degree
2 10 (5.71%) CCNP
2 10 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.86%) HND
4 4 (2.29%) HNC
5 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.00%) QA
2 12 (6.86%) SLA
3 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (6.86%) NDS
Vendors
1 41 (23.43%) Nokia
2 29 (16.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 28 (16.00%) Ericsson
4 26 (14.86%) Huawei
4 26 (14.86%) Nortel
5 15 (8.57%) Juniper
5 15 (8.57%) Cisco
6 5 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.57%) Cramer
8 1 (0.57%) Mapinfo