The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 757 780 826
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +46
Permanent jobs citing 2G 140 119 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.64% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 74 58 49
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £63,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%

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
20215 18714 21979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.16% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16048 15086 17947
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

2G
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2G within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

2G
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2G within the UK.

2G Salary Trend in the UK

2G
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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
England +9 138 £52,500 +16.66% 16
South East -4 60 £57,500 -4.16% 12
Berkshire +36 41 £57,500 - 7
East of England -29 32 £50,000 +33.33%
Reading +9 31 £57,500 -4.16% 1
London +27 24 £72,500 +31.81% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 21 £55,000 +12.82%
Cambridge +6 20 £55,000 +12.82%
Buckinghamshire -16 15 - - 1
South West -13 13 £24,000 -26.15%
Bristol +12 12 £24,000 -
City of London +36 9 £55,000 - 1
Bedfordshire -16 9 £28,000 -13.84%
Chesham - 5 - -
Newbury +9 3 £70,000 +43.58% 2
Surrey -11 3 - -
Amersham - 3 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead -7 2 - -
Hertfordshire -23 2 - -
Redhill - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £57,500 -
Windsor - 2 £57,500 -
Hampshire 0 1 £42,000 +20.00%
Bracknell -5 1 - -
Guildford -6 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £42,500 -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing 2G 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 2G.

1 249 (98.81%) 3G
2 214 (84.92%) Telecoms
3 151 (59.92%) 4G
4 122 (48.41%) LTE
5 80 (31.75%) Degree
6 57 (22.62%) Wireless
7 46 (18.25%) GSM
8 42 (16.67%) UMTS
9 41 (16.27%) Radio Access Network
10 34 (13.49%) Finance
11 33 (13.10%) Ericsson
12 31 (12.30%) SS7
13 30 (11.90%) XML
13 30 (11.90%) Linux
13 30 (11.90%) Computer Science
14 29 (11.51%) Network Architecture
15 28 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (11.11%) XMetaL
16 27 (10.71%) QA
17 23 (9.13%) RNC
17 23 (9.13%) Software Engineering
17 23 (9.13%) UNIX
17 23 (9.13%) SLA
18 22 (8.73%) Huawei
19 21 (8.33%) Project Management
19 21 (8.33%) Java
20 20 (7.94%) Nokia
20 20 (7.94%) Nortel
21 19 (7.54%) Internet
21 19 (7.54%) Service Delivery

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing 2G 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 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.57%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 6 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 28 (11.11%) XMetaL
2 10 (3.97%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.97%) FrameMaker
3 4 (1.59%) MS Office
3 4 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 249 (98.81%) 3G
2 151 (59.92%) 4G
3 122 (48.41%) LTE
4 57 (22.62%) Wireless
5 46 (18.25%) GSM
6 42 (16.67%) UMTS
7 41 (16.27%) Radio Access Network
8 31 (12.30%) SS7
9 23 (9.13%) RNC
10 19 (7.54%) WiMAX
10 19 (7.54%) Internet
11 14 (5.56%) 3GPP
11 14 (5.56%) MVNO
12 13 (5.16%) GPRS
13 10 (3.97%) TCAP
13 10 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (3.57%) 2.5G
14 9 (3.57%) SIGTRAN
14 9 (3.57%) Broadband
15 7 (2.78%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.37%) Big Data
2 10 (3.97%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.97%) MySQL
3 6 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) DTS
4 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 9 (3.57%) XMLSpy
2 5 (1.98%) Valgrind
3 4 (1.59%) CppUnit
4 3 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.79%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.79%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.79%) Maven
5 2 (0.79%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.40%) JUnit
6 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.40%) Subversion
6 1 (0.40%) TestLink
General
1 214 (84.92%) Telecoms
2 34 (13.49%) Finance
3 13 (5.16%) Billing
3 13 (5.16%) Marketing
4 6 (2.38%) Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Electronics
6 2 (0.79%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.79%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (11.51%) Author
1 29 (11.51%) Technical Author
2 22 (8.73%) Architect
3 19 (7.54%) Consultant
4 18 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 18 (7.14%) Junior
5 16 (6.35%) Project Coordinator
5 16 (6.35%) Coordinator
6 15 (5.95%) Operations Manager
6 15 (5.95%) Junior Technical Author
7 14 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 14 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
7 14 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (4.37%) Network Manager
8 11 (4.37%) Senior Manager
9 10 (3.97%) Network Consultant
9 10 (3.97%) Technical Manager
10 9 (3.57%) Service Manager
11 8 (3.17%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.90%) XML
2 9 (3.57%) Middleware
3 3 (1.19%) HTML
3 3 (1.19%) MFC
3 3 (1.19%) STL
4 2 (0.79%) SOAP
4 2 (0.79%) J2EE
4 2 (0.79%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.79%) CGI
5 1 (0.40%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 28 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.35%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.57%) E-Learning
4 9 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.17%) Clustering
5 8 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.17%) Device Driver
6 7 (2.78%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.98%) Handset
8 2 (0.79%) Open Source
8 2 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.40%) Statistics
9 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.90%) Linux
2 23 (9.13%) UNIX
3 10 (3.97%) Windows
4 8 (3.17%) Android
4 8 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (11.51%) Network Architecture
2 23 (9.13%) Software Engineering
3 21 (8.33%) Project Management
4 19 (7.54%) Service Delivery
5 12 (4.76%) Service Management
6 10 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (3.97%) Content Management
6 10 (3.97%) Problem Management
7 9 (3.57%) Fault Management
7 9 (3.57%) Workflow
7 9 (3.57%) Change Management
7 9 (3.57%) ITIL
7 9 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (3.17%) High Availability
8 8 (3.17%) Network Planning
9 7 (2.78%) Logistics
9 7 (2.78%) Network Design
9 7 (2.78%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.33%) Java
2 15 (5.95%) C
2 15 (5.95%) C++
3 14 (5.56%) SQL
4 13 (5.16%) Python
4 13 (5.16%) Perl
5 11 (4.37%) Shell Script
6 10 (3.97%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.57%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.98%) Embedded C++
9 4 (1.59%) C#
10 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 80 (31.75%) Degree
2 8 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.78%) HNC
4 3 (1.19%) HND
5 2 (0.79%) ISEB
5 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.79%) PMP
5 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.71%) QA
2 23 (9.13%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.79%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Netcool
1 1 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 33 (13.10%) Ericsson
2 22 (8.73%) Huawei
3 20 (7.94%) Nokia
3 20 (7.94%) Nortel
4 16 (6.35%) Progress
5 14 (5.56%) Oracle
6 12 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 9 (3.57%) Veritas
8 6 (2.38%) VMware
9 4 (1.59%) EMC
9 4 (1.59%) Coverity
9 4 (1.59%) BT
10 3 (1.19%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.19%) MKS
11 2 (0.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (0.79%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.79%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.40%) SGI
12 1 (0.40%) NEC
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