The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 249 236 221
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Permanent jobs citing 2G 5 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.087% 0.12% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.72% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 0
Average salary £37,500 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1102 967 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.09% 16.49% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 932 835 698
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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 West

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

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

2G
Salary Trend in the South West

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

2G Salary Trend in the South West

2G
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South West region over the 3 months to 14 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
Bristol -11 3 £40,000 +66.66%
Dorset - 2 £37,500 -
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 5 (62.50%) LTE
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) C
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
5 2 (25.00%) GSM
5 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (25.00%) 4G
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
6 1 (12.50%) OpenRasta
6 1 (12.50%) High Availability
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (12.50%) ServiceStack

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (12.50%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) 3G
2 5 (62.50%) LTE
3 2 (25.00%) 4G
3 2 (25.00%) GSM
3 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (12.50%) GGSN
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) SGSN
4 1 (12.50%) TETRA
4 1 (12.50%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DSP Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DSP Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Handset Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (12.50%) OpenRasta
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) Sensu
1 1 (12.50%) ServiceStack
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (12.50%) Handset
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) API Development
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) JTAG
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Grafana
1 1 (12.50%) Graphite
1 1 (12.50%) HAProxy
1 1 (12.50%) logstash
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
1 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
1 1 (12.50%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Huawei
1 1 (12.50%) Incapsula