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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 809 865 815
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -50
Permanent jobs citing 2G 93 73 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.062% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 58 54 37
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £65,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%

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
18879 20458 20390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15383 16370 16541
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% -

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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 27 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 3 July 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 +36 85 £42,500 +21.42% 8
South East +23 31 £45,000 -27.71% 4
Berkshire +10 26 £40,000 -35.74% 2
London +28 24 £60,000 +60.00%
East of England 0 23 £31,500 -1.56% 1
Bedfordshire +10 17 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Slough +3 11 £37,500 +15.38%
City of London +33 8 £48,500 +29.33%
Reading -4 6 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 4 £31,500 -47.93%
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £50,000 - 2
South West -4 3 £44,000 +83.33% 2
North West - 3 £40,000 -
Manchester - 3 £40,000 -
Newbury +2 2 £40,000 -32.77%
Bristol -21 2 £46,750 +94.79%
Leeds +5 1 - -
West Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Yorkshire +2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £42,500 -4.49%
Essex - 1 £140,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £44,000 -
Surrey - 1 £80,000 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £140,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £20,000 -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 181 (100.00%) 3G
2 133 (73.48%) Telecoms
3 121 (66.85%) 4G
4 94 (51.93%) LTE
5 70 (38.67%) Degree
6 63 (34.81%) Radio Access Network
7 49 (27.07%) UMTS
8 48 (26.52%) GSM
8 48 (26.52%) Ericsson
9 44 (24.31%) Wireless
10 38 (20.99%) Network Architecture
11 36 (19.89%) SS7
12 31 (17.13%) WiMAX
12 31 (17.13%) RNC
13 30 (16.57%) Internet
13 30 (16.57%) SLA
14 26 (14.36%) Nokia
15 23 (12.71%) Computer Science
16 22 (12.15%) Capacity Planning
17 21 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (11.60%) Fault Management
17 21 (11.60%) Nortel
17 21 (11.60%) Linux
18 20 (11.05%) SQL
18 20 (11.05%) Service Delivery
18 20 (11.05%) QA
19 19 (10.50%) MVNO
20 17 (9.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
20 17 (9.39%) HNC
21 15 (8.29%) UNIX

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (1.66%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.55%) MTS
Applications
1 7 (3.87%) MS Office
2 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.76%) FrameMaker
3 5 (2.76%) XMetaL
4 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 181 (100.00%) 3G
2 121 (66.85%) 4G
3 94 (51.93%) LTE
4 63 (34.81%) Radio Access Network
5 49 (27.07%) UMTS
6 48 (26.52%) GSM
7 44 (24.31%) Wireless
8 36 (19.89%) SS7
9 31 (17.13%) WiMAX
9 31 (17.13%) RNC
10 30 (16.57%) Internet
11 19 (10.50%) MVNO
12 15 (8.29%) MPLS
13 13 (7.18%) Ethernet
14 11 (6.08%) Diameter Protocol
15 8 (4.42%) TCAP
16 7 (3.87%) TCP/IP
16 7 (3.87%) VoIP
16 7 (3.87%) SCTP
16 7 (3.87%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.21%) MySQL
1 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) XMLSpy
2 2 (1.10%) Subversion
2 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.55%) CANoe
3 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 133 (73.48%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.52%) Electronics
3 9 (4.97%) Finance
4 4 (2.21%) Billing
4 4 (2.21%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (13.26%) Architect
2 21 (11.60%) Technical Author
2 21 (11.60%) Author
2 21 (11.60%) RAN Engineer
3 15 (8.29%) Network Architect
4 14 (7.73%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 10 (5.52%) Technical Leader
5 10 (5.52%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.52%) Operations Manager
6 9 (4.97%) Network Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) Wireless Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.31%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Head of Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.76%) Wireless Architect
9 5 (2.76%) Technical Writer
9 5 (2.76%) Senior Support Engineer
10 4 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.21%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.87%) XML
2 3 (1.66%) REST
2 3 (1.66%) .NET
2 3 (1.66%) J2EE
2 3 (1.66%) SOAP
3 1 (0.55%) STL
3 1 (0.55%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) HTML
3 1 (0.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.71%) Computer Science
2 21 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.76%) Wiki
3 5 (2.76%) E-Learning
4 4 (2.21%) Handset
4 4 (2.21%) Telematics
5 3 (1.66%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.66%) Clustering
5 3 (1.66%) Statistics
5 3 (1.66%) iDTV
5 3 (1.66%) BBC
6 2 (1.10%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.10%) PMI
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.60%) Linux
2 15 (8.29%) UNIX
3 5 (2.76%) Windows
3 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.21%) Solaris
5 3 (1.66%) Android
6 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.99%) Network Architecture
2 22 (12.15%) Capacity Planning
3 21 (11.60%) Fault Management
4 20 (11.05%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 11 (6.08%) Change Control
6 11 (6.08%) Validation
7 10 (5.52%) Network Planning
7 10 (5.52%) Project Management
8 8 (4.42%) Change Management
8 8 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (4.42%) Operations Management
9 7 (3.87%) OpenUP
9 7 (3.87%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.31%) Strategic Planning
11 5 (2.76%) Data Analysis
11 5 (2.76%) Software Engineering
11 5 (2.76%) Migration
11 5 (2.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.05%) SQL
2 9 (4.97%) C++
3 7 (3.87%) Python
4 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.31%) MATLAB
4 6 (3.31%) C
4 6 (3.31%) C#
4 6 (3.31%) Perl
5 5 (2.76%) Java
6 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.10%) F#
7 1 (0.55%) TTCN
7 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (38.67%) Degree
2 17 (9.39%) HNC
3 6 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.21%) MCP
5 3 (1.66%) APMP
5 3 (1.66%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.55%) CISM
7 1 (0.55%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.55%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.55%) PhD
7 1 (0.55%) CCIE
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.55%) CCDP
7 1 (0.55%) CISSP
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.57%) SLA
2 20 (11.05%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.10%) Xen
2 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Netcool
1 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.55%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 48 (26.52%) Ericsson
2 26 (14.36%) Nokia
3 21 (11.60%) Nortel
4 17 (9.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 15 (8.29%) Oracle
6 14 (7.73%) Amdocs
7 12 (6.63%) Huawei
8 7 (3.87%) Cisco
9 6 (3.31%) Cramer
9 6 (3.31%) Mapinfo
10 5 (2.76%) VMware
11 4 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.21%) Remedy
11 4 (2.21%) Juniper
12 3 (1.66%) Veritas
12 3 (1.66%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.10%) ION Trading
14 1 (0.55%) Perforce
14 1 (0.55%) HP
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