The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 436 425 434
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Permanent jobs citing 2G 12 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% 0.19% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.84% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 1
Average salary £47,500 £68,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.90% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
2G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4000 4627 4319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.79% 22.17% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3391 3566 3384
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

2G
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the South East region.

2G Salary Trend in the South East

2G
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

2G Salary Histogram in the South East

2G
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -32 9 £29,500 -60.00%
Hampshire +22 1 £52,500 +25.00%
Surrey +8 1 £47,500 +2.15%
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 31 (96.88%) 3G
2 26 (81.25%) Telecoms
3 24 (75.00%) 4G
4 16 (50.00%) LTE
5 10 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (31.25%) SS7
5 10 (31.25%) Linux
5 10 (31.25%) SMS
6 9 (28.13%) Unix
6 9 (28.13%) Project Management
6 9 (28.13%) Wireless
7 8 (25.00%) Validation
7 8 (25.00%) MPLS
7 8 (25.00%) VoIP
8 7 (21.88%) GPRS
8 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
8 7 (21.88%) Ericsson
8 7 (21.88%) Nokia
8 7 (21.88%) Wireshark
9 6 (18.75%) Huawei
9 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
9 6 (18.75%) Presales
9 6 (18.75%) HTTPS
9 6 (18.75%) PMP
9 6 (18.75%) PMI Certification
9 6 (18.75%) GSM
9 6 (18.75%) SDH
9 6 (18.75%) Electronics
9 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
10 5 (15.63%) Firewall

2G
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (96.88%) 3G
2 24 (75.00%) 4G
3 16 (50.00%) LTE
4 10 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (31.25%) SMS
4 10 (31.25%) SS7
5 9 (28.13%) Wireless
6 8 (25.00%) MPLS
6 8 (25.00%) VoIP
7 7 (21.88%) GPRS
7 7 (21.88%) Wireshark
8 6 (18.75%) GSM
8 6 (18.75%) HTTPS
8 6 (18.75%) SDH
9 5 (15.63%) ATM
9 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
9 5 (15.63%) SNMP
9 5 (15.63%) SSH
9 5 (15.63%) Telnet
9 5 (15.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) GIS
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) CppUnit
1 1 (3.13%) Hudson
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 26 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (18.75%) Electronics
3 4 (12.50%) Billing
4 3 (9.38%) Multimedia
5 2 (6.25%) Finance
6 1 (3.13%) Advertising
6 1 (3.13%) Italian Language
6 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (12.50%) Analyst
1 4 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Architect
2 3 (9.38%) Network Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) OSS Architect
2 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Technical Tester
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) Tester
3 2 (6.25%) Graduate
3 2 (6.25%) Graduate Tester
3 2 (6.25%) Junior
3 2 (6.25%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 2 (6.25%) Junior Tester
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Developer
4 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (3.13%) POSIX
1 1 (3.13%) STL
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) PMI
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) BBC
5 1 (3.13%) iDTV
5 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) Unix
3 5 (15.63%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) Android
5 2 (6.25%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Project Management
2 8 (25.00%) Validation
3 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
4 6 (18.75%) Presales
4 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
5 4 (12.50%) Test Management
6 3 (9.38%) Business Development
6 3 (9.38%) Line Management
6 3 (9.38%) Network Management
6 3 (9.38%) Network Performance Management
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.25%) Fault Management
7 2 (6.25%) Network Design
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) PMI Certification
1 6 (18.75%) PMP
2 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) APMP
3 1 (3.13%) CCDP
3 1 (3.13%) CCIE
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CISM
3 1 (3.13%) CISSP
3 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
3 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.38%) Netcool
2 3 (9.38%) TeMIP
2 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Ericsson
1 7 (21.88%) Nokia
2 6 (18.75%) Huawei
3 5 (15.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 5 (15.63%) HP
3 5 (15.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (12.50%) BT
4 4 (12.50%) Cramer
4 4 (12.50%) ZTE
5 3 (9.38%) Amdocs
5 3 (9.38%) BMC
5 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Infovista
5 3 (9.38%) ION Trading
5 3 (9.38%) Remedy
5 3 (9.38%) Telcordia
5 3 (9.38%) TIBCO
6 2 (6.25%) Symbian
7 1 (3.13%) Juniper