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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 779 787 785
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing 2G 100 85 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.082% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.48% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 53 17 60
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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
18832 17703 21929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.06% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 15289 13892 18201
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 27 January 2015 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 27 January 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
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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 +17 96 £42,000 +5.00% 21
South East -13 38 £65,000 +62.50% 9
Berkshire +21 32 £72,500 +31.81% 4
Reading +27 26 £70,000 - 1
London +3 20 £57,500 +15.00% 3
East of England -10 11 £40,000 -3.03% 4
Bristol -6 7 £24,000 -50.00% 1
South West -13 7 £24,000 -50.00% 1
North West - 6 £40,000 -
Manchester - 6 £40,000 -
City of London +1 5 £57,500 - 2
Hertfordshire -8 5 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £45,000 +9.09% 4
Cambridge -4 4 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North Yorkshire - 4 £23,000 -
York - 4 £23,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £23,000 -
Altrincham - 3 £40,000 -
Ipswich +2 2 - -
Suffolk +1 2 - -
Slough -1 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 - - 1
Guildford -9 2 - -
Hampshire -19 2 £42,000 +5.00%
West Midlands - 2 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £72,500 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 238 (99.17%) 3G
2 200 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 147 (61.25%) 4G
4 127 (52.92%) LTE
5 81 (33.75%) Degree
6 79 (32.92%) Wireless
7 61 (25.42%) GSM
8 51 (21.25%) Ericsson
8 51 (21.25%) Radio Access Network
9 50 (20.83%) UMTS
10 42 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (17.08%) QA
12 39 (16.25%) Nokia
13 38 (15.83%) Network Architecture
14 36 (15.00%) Nortel
14 36 (15.00%) Linux
14 36 (15.00%) RNC
15 35 (14.58%) WiMAX
15 35 (14.58%) Finance
16 28 (11.67%) Service Delivery
16 28 (11.67%) Huawei
17 26 (10.83%) UNIX
17 26 (10.83%) C
18 25 (10.42%) SS7
19 23 (9.58%) SLA
20 22 (9.17%) Project Management
20 22 (9.17%) Software Engineering
21 21 (8.75%) Oracle
22 19 (7.92%) MVNO
22 19 (7.92%) Java

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (3.75%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 6 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.42%) TeamSite
Applications
1 11 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.17%) XMetaL
3 5 (2.08%) MS Office
4 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 238 (99.17%) 3G
2 147 (61.25%) 4G
3 127 (52.92%) LTE
4 79 (32.92%) Wireless
5 61 (25.42%) GSM
6 51 (21.25%) Radio Access Network
7 50 (20.83%) UMTS
8 36 (15.00%) RNC
9 35 (14.58%) WiMAX
10 25 (10.42%) SS7
11 19 (7.92%) MVNO
12 18 (7.50%) Internet
13 11 (4.58%) Firewall
13 11 (4.58%) SIGTRAN
14 10 (4.17%) TCAP
15 9 (3.75%) GGSN
15 9 (3.75%) VoIP
16 8 (3.33%) 3GPP
16 8 (3.33%) VPN
17 6 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.00%) MySQL
2 9 (3.75%) Big Data
2 9 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.42%) DTS
5 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) CppUnit
1 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.83%) Valgrind
2 1 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.42%) XMLSpy
2 1 (0.42%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.42%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.42%) Maven
2 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 200 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 35 (14.58%) Finance
3 14 (5.83%) Marketing
4 11 (4.58%) Billing
5 7 (2.92%) Banking
6 5 (2.08%) Electronics
6 5 (2.08%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.83%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (10.83%) Project Manager
2 25 (10.42%) Wireless Engineer
3 21 (8.75%) RAN Engineer
4 19 (7.92%) Consultant
5 15 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 15 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
5 15 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 13 (5.42%) Architect
7 12 (5.00%) Senior Manager
7 12 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
8 11 (4.58%) Operations Manager
8 11 (4.58%) Network Consultant
8 11 (4.58%) Site Engineer
9 10 (4.17%) Author
9 10 (4.17%) Technical Author
9 10 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.17%) Technical Manager
10 9 (3.75%) Junior
10 9 (3.75%) Junior Technical Author
11 8 (3.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.58%) XML
2 10 (4.17%) HTML
3 6 (2.50%) SOAP
3 6 (2.50%) Middleware
4 5 (2.08%) Web Services
4 5 (2.08%) Ajax
4 5 (2.08%) jQuery
4 5 (2.08%) .NET
4 5 (2.08%) Classic ASP
4 5 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.08%) CSS
5 3 (1.25%) J2EE
6 2 (0.83%) CGI
6 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.42%) HTML5
7 1 (0.42%) REST
7 1 (0.42%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.58%) Smartphone
4 7 (2.92%) Clustering
4 7 (2.92%) Device Driver
5 6 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.83%) Handset
8 2 (0.83%) PMI
8 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.42%) Statistics
9 1 (0.42%) Telematics
9 1 (0.42%) Open Source
9 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.00%) Linux
2 26 (10.83%) UNIX
3 7 (2.92%) Android
4 6 (2.50%) Windows
5 5 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.83%) Solaris
6 2 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.42%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.83%) Network Architecture
2 28 (11.67%) Service Delivery
3 22 (9.17%) Project Management
3 22 (9.17%) Software Engineering
4 14 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (3.75%) Marketing Strategy
7 9 (3.75%) Validation
7 9 (3.75%) Configuration Management
8 6 (2.50%) PRINCE2
8 6 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (2.50%) Network Planning
8 6 (2.50%) Change Control
8 6 (2.50%) High Availability
8 6 (2.50%) Analytics
8 6 (2.50%) Machine Learning
9 5 (2.08%) Product Management
9 5 (2.08%) Business Development
9 5 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.83%) C
2 19 (7.92%) Java
3 14 (5.83%) SQL
4 12 (5.00%) Python
5 10 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.17%) C++
5 10 (4.17%) Perl
6 9 (3.75%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.33%) Embedded C
7 8 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.92%) C#
9 6 (2.50%) Embedded C++
10 5 (2.08%) VB6
10 5 (2.08%) VB
11 1 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 81 (33.75%) Degree
2 5 (2.08%) PMI Certification
2 5 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.25%) PMP
4 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.83%) HND
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB
5 1 (0.42%) CISSP
5 1 (0.42%) CISM
5 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.08%) QA
2 23 (9.58%) SLA
3 5 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) Netcool
1 1 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 51 (21.25%) Ericsson
2 39 (16.25%) Nokia
3 36 (15.00%) Nortel
4 28 (11.67%) Huawei
5 21 (8.75%) Oracle
6 14 (5.83%) Progress
7 13 (5.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 10 (4.17%) VMware
8 10 (4.17%) Microsoft
9 9 (3.75%) Veritas
10 7 (2.92%) Cisco
11 2 (0.83%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.83%) Sun
11 2 (0.83%) HP
11 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.83%) Coverity
11 2 (0.83%) BT
12 1 (0.42%) NEC
12 1 (0.42%) MKS
12 1 (0.42%) Cramer
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 1 hour ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £280 - £285 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 13 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 14 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 20 days ago
Solihull
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 20 days ago