The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2.5G
Rank 900 - 873
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing 2.5G 3 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% - 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% - 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £35,000 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 - £55,000

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20204 20462 22582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 16.94% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 16204 18194
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2.5G within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

2.5G
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2.5G within the UK.

2.5G Salary Trend in the UK

2.5G
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2.5G within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
England - 3 £35,000 -
South East - 2 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 - -

2.5G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing 2.5G 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 2.5G.

1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (85.71%) GGSN
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
3 5 (71.43%) 2G
4 4 (57.14%) Information Security
4 4 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Mobile Commerce
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Security Management
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) C
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) GSM
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) DMZ
4 4 (57.14%) Network Architecture
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (57.14%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (42.86%) Python
5 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
5 3 (42.86%) Perl
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
6 2 (28.57%) NetHawk

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing 2.5G 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 2.5G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
2 6 (85.71%) GGSN
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
3 5 (71.43%) 2G
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) DMZ
4 4 (57.14%) GSM
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
5 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) SGSN
6 2 (28.57%) Packet Switching
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
7 1 (14.29%) SDH
7 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Risk Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Director
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile Commerce
1 4 (57.14%) Security Management
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Network Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) NetHawk