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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2.5G
Rank 865 - 882
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing 2.5G 5 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.026% - 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £35,000 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 - £47,500

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
19132 18109 21700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.93% 16.95% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15333 14192 17733
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 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 3 March 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
Berkshire - 5 £35,000 -
South East - 5 £35,000 -
England - 5 £35,000 - 1
Reading - 3 - -
Newbury - 1 £35,000 -

2.5G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) GGSN
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
2 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) DMZ
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Security Management
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) GSM
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) SGSN
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (33.33%) NetHawk
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) GGSN
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) GSM
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) DMZ
3 2 (33.33%) Packet Switching
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (33.33%) SGSN
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Risk Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Director
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Security Management
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
1 4 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) NetHawk