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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 788 804 792
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Permanent jobs citing 2G 87 74 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.069% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.41% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 41
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £51,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
19137 18089 21512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.95% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15313 14187 17546
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

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 4 March 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 4 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
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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 +16 81 £47,500 +18.75% 20
South East -1 32 £59,500 +120.37% 10
London +16 23 £70,000 +71.77% 2
Berkshire +1 20 £72,500 - 8
Reading +3 14 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 9 - -
East of England -3 7 £43,500 +5.45% 1
City of London +4 6 £57,500 +21.05%
Yorkshire -6 6 £23,000 -51.57% 3
Cambridge +6 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Cambridgeshire +2 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Manchester - 5 - - 1
North West - 5 - - 1
York - 4 £23,000 -
Scotland - 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 4 £23,000 -
Bristol -3 2 £24,000 - 1
Surrey -4 2 £46,500 - 1
Leeds -6 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire -11 2 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -14 2 - - 3
South West -16 2 £24,000 - 2
West Midlands - 2 - -
Slough - 2 - - 3
Newbury - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 £72,500 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 227 (100.00%) 3G
2 185 (81.50%) Telecoms
3 141 (62.11%) 4G
4 111 (48.90%) LTE
5 84 (37.00%) Wireless
6 76 (33.48%) Degree
7 66 (29.07%) GSM
8 63 (27.75%) Ericsson
9 62 (27.31%) Radio Access Network
10 54 (23.79%) UMTS
11 48 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (20.70%) Nokia
12 47 (20.70%) QA
13 46 (20.26%) RNC
14 45 (19.82%) WiMAX
15 43 (18.94%) Nortel
16 41 (18.06%) Network Architecture
17 36 (15.86%) SLA
17 36 (15.86%) Service Delivery
18 34 (14.98%) Linux
19 29 (12.78%) Finance
20 28 (12.33%) Huawei
21 26 (11.45%) UNIX
22 23 (10.13%) C
23 22 (9.69%) SS7
24 21 (9.25%) Oracle
25 16 (7.05%) Project Management
25 16 (7.05%) Software Engineering
25 16 (7.05%) MVNO
26 15 (6.61%) Internet

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (3.52%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 4 (1.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.76%) XMetaL
3 3 (1.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 227 (100.00%) 3G
2 141 (62.11%) 4G
3 111 (48.90%) LTE
4 84 (37.00%) Wireless
5 66 (29.07%) GSM
6 62 (27.31%) Radio Access Network
7 54 (23.79%) UMTS
8 46 (20.26%) RNC
9 45 (19.82%) WiMAX
10 22 (9.69%) SS7
11 16 (7.05%) MVNO
12 15 (6.61%) Internet
13 12 (5.29%) TCAP
14 11 (4.85%) VoIP
14 11 (4.85%) Firewall
14 11 (4.85%) SIGTRAN
15 10 (4.41%) Ethernet
16 9 (3.96%) SCTP
17 8 (3.52%) MPLS
17 8 (3.52%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.96%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.08%) MySQL
3 4 (1.76%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.76%) Big Data
4 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) DTS
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.44%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
General
1 185 (81.50%) Telecoms
2 29 (12.78%) Finance
3 11 (4.85%) Marketing
4 10 (4.41%) Billing
5 5 (2.20%) Games
5 5 (2.20%) Banking
6 4 (1.76%) Electronics
7 2 (0.88%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.88%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (12.33%) Wireless Engineer
2 26 (11.45%) RAN Engineer
3 22 (9.69%) Project Manager
4 15 (6.61%) Technical Engineer
4 15 (6.61%) Delivery Manager
5 14 (6.17%) Operations Manager
6 13 (5.73%) Consultant
7 12 (5.29%) Senior Manager
8 11 (4.85%) Coordinator
8 11 (4.85%) Architect
8 11 (4.85%) Project Coordinator
8 11 (4.85%) Site Engineer
9 10 (4.41%) Technical Manager
9 10 (4.41%) Software Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) Network Consultant
10 9 (3.96%) Technical Leader
11 8 (3.52%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.52%) Technical Project Manager
12 7 (3.08%) Network Engineer
12 7 (3.08%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.41%) HTML
2 7 (3.08%) SOAP
3 5 (2.20%) Classic ASP
3 5 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.20%) CSS
3 5 (2.20%) .NET
3 5 (2.20%) Web Services
3 5 (2.20%) Ajax
3 5 (2.20%) jQuery
4 4 (1.76%) XML
4 4 (1.76%) J2EE
5 2 (0.88%) REST
5 2 (0.88%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.88%) Middleware
5 2 (0.88%) CGI
6 1 (0.44%) STL
6 1 (0.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.08%) Clustering
4 6 (2.64%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.76%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.32%) PMI
6 3 (1.32%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.88%) Handset
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.44%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.98%) Linux
2 26 (11.45%) UNIX
3 5 (2.20%) Android
4 4 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.76%) Solaris
5 3 (1.32%) Windows
6 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.44%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.06%) Network Architecture
2 36 (15.86%) Service Delivery
3 16 (7.05%) Project Management
3 16 (7.05%) Software Engineering
4 14 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (5.73%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (4.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (3.96%) Validation
7 9 (3.96%) Marketing Strategy
8 7 (3.08%) Fault Management
8 7 (3.08%) Change Control
9 6 (2.64%) Network Planning
10 5 (2.20%) Data Modelling
10 5 (2.20%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.20%) Information Security
10 5 (2.20%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (2.20%) Business Development
10 5 (2.20%) Operations Management
10 5 (2.20%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.13%) C
2 14 (6.17%) SQL
3 12 (5.29%) Java
4 10 (4.41%) Python
5 9 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.96%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.08%) C#
6 7 (3.08%) C++
7 5 (2.20%) Perl
7 5 (2.20%) VB
7 5 (2.20%) VB6
8 4 (1.76%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.32%) Embedded C
9 3 (1.32%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.44%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 76 (33.48%) Degree
2 11 (4.85%) VCP4
3 4 (1.76%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.88%) HND
6 1 (0.44%) PMP
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) CISM
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (20.70%) QA
2 36 (15.86%) SLA
3 5 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Netcool
1 1 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 63 (27.75%) Ericsson
2 47 (20.70%) Nokia
3 43 (18.94%) Nortel
4 28 (12.33%) Huawei
5 21 (9.25%) Oracle
6 14 (6.17%) Progress
7 10 (4.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 9 (3.96%) Veritas
9 8 (3.52%) VMware
9 8 (3.52%) Cisco
9 8 (3.52%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.76%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.88%) Amdocs
11 2 (0.88%) BT
11 2 (0.88%) HP
11 2 (0.88%) Juniper
11 2 (0.88%) Sun
12 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
12 1 (0.44%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.44%) Apple
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