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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2.5G
Rank - 945 864
Permanent jobs citing 2.5G 0 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.010% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 11
Average salary - £35,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -36.36%
UK excluding London average salary - - £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
18667 20738 20557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.30% 18.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16600 16658
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) GGSN
2 2 (66.67%) SGSN
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) NetHawk
2 2 (66.67%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Packet Switching
3 1 (33.33%) SDH
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (33.33%) STL
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) GGSN
2 2 (66.67%) SGSN
2 2 (66.67%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Packet Switching
3 1 (33.33%) SDH
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) NetHawk