The table below looks at the statistics for 3G 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 3G over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 204 200 202
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing 3G 23 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 1.29% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 14
Average salary £24,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
3G
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
1026 853 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.55% 16.48% 19.85%
Number of salaries quoted 880 694 952
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

3G
Salary Trend in the South West

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

3G Salary Trend in the South West

3G
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3G across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

3G Salary Histogram in the South West

3G
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 3G within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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 +13 18 £24,000 -46.66%
Wiltshire - 4 £22,250 - 1
Devon - 1 £21,000 -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 27 (69.23%) LTE
2 26 (66.67%) 4G
3 22 (56.41%) Telecoms
4 20 (51.28%) 2G
5 11 (28.21%) Internet
6 8 (20.51%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (17.95%) DNS
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco
7 7 (17.95%) Windows
7 7 (17.95%) Linux
7 7 (17.95%) DHCP
8 6 (15.38%) Python
8 6 (15.38%) C++
8 6 (15.38%) C
8 6 (15.38%) UNIX
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.38%) SAN
8 6 (15.38%) CA
8 6 (15.38%) Subversion
8 6 (15.38%) Degree
8 6 (15.38%) JIRA
8 6 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (15.38%) Internet of Things
9 5 (12.82%) Wireless Security
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
9 5 (12.82%) NGN
9 5 (12.82%) Wireless
9 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
9 5 (12.82%) Broadband

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) LTE
2 26 (66.67%) 4G
3 20 (51.28%) 2G
4 11 (28.21%) Internet
5 8 (20.51%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (17.95%) DNS
6 7 (17.95%) DHCP
7 6 (15.38%) SAN
8 5 (12.82%) Wireless Security
8 5 (12.82%) NGN
8 5 (12.82%) Wireless
8 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
8 5 (12.82%) Broadband
9 4 (10.26%) VPN
9 4 (10.26%) HTTP
9 4 (10.26%) LAN
9 4 (10.26%) WCDMA
10 3 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (7.69%) IPsec
11 2 (5.13%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Subversion
1 6 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) Valgrind
2 2 (5.13%) CppUnit
General
1 22 (56.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
2 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.69%) Electronics
4 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.13%) Back Office
4 2 (5.13%) Advertising
4 2 (5.13%) Military
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Coordinator
1 12 (30.77%) Project Coordinator
2 6 (15.38%) Project Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Development Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Senior Development Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior RF Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Product Manager
4 4 (10.26%) RF Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.56%) RAN Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Network Support
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Internet of Things
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.56%) Handset
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) iPhone
3 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Performance Analysis
1 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
2 4 (10.26%) Product Management
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (5.13%) ERP
4 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.13%) Scrum
4 2 (5.13%) Information Management
4 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.13%) Communications Security
5 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.56%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Python
1 6 (15.38%) C++
1 6 (15.38%) C
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Postgraduate
2 4 (10.26%) MBA
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) CA
3 4 (10.26%) Siebel
3 4 (10.26%) Broadcom
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) Lotus
5 1 (2.56%) Apple