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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 241 249 223
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Permanent jobs citing 2G 3 1 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.054% 0.017% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.087% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 17
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.85%
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
1082 1149 1047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.36% 19.44% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 889 1008 888
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing 2G as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +11 3 £55,000 +10.00%
2G
England

2G
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for 2G.

1 11 (100.00%) 4G
2 10 (90.91%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
3 8 (72.73%) LTE
4 7 (63.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (63.64%) 3G
5 6 (54.55%) Network Design
5 6 (54.55%) GSM
5 6 (54.55%) WCDMA
6 4 (36.36%) Nokia
6 4 (36.36%) High Availability
6 4 (36.36%) Huawei
7 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
7 3 (27.27%) HSPA
7 3 (27.27%) Actix
7 3 (27.27%) Nortel
7 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
8 2 (18.18%) VMS
8 2 (18.18%) MPLS
8 2 (18.18%) Service Management
8 2 (18.18%) Fault Management
8 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
8 2 (18.18%) MGW
9 1 (9.09%) QA
9 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
9 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 1 (9.09%) HP
9 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
9 1 (9.09%) Python

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) 4G
2 10 (90.91%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (72.73%) LTE
4 7 (63.64%) 3G
5 6 (54.55%) GSM
5 6 (54.55%) WCDMA
6 3 (27.27%) HSPA
6 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
7 2 (18.18%) MGW
7 2 (18.18%) MPLS
8 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
8 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Designer
1 7 (63.64%) Senior Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Mobile Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Designer
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (54.55%) Network Design
3 4 (36.36%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Fault Management
4 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Huawei
1 4 (36.36%) Nokia
2 3 (27.27%) Actix
2 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
2 3 (27.27%) Nortel
3 1 (9.09%) HP