The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 843 793 733
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -60
Permanent jobs citing 2G 74 90 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.41% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 33 42 124
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,600 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,900 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20469 22138 22344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 19.94% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16208 17824 18652
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 26 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -69 63 £42,500 - 9
South East -34 26 £32,500 -27.37% 6
East of England -13 16 £32,000 -14.66%
Berkshire -13 15 £59,500 +30.76% 5
Bedfordshire -3 10 £32,000 -30.81%
London -51 9 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 8 £55,000 +21.54%
Reading +3 8 - - 1
Hertfordshire +11 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £60,000 -
Leeds - 4 £60,000 -
Hampshire 0 3 £27,000 -32.50%
Bristol -4 3 £52,250 +22.94%
South West -11 3 £52,250 +22.94%
Luton - 3 £40,000 -
Amersham -6 2 £55,000 +21.54%
City of London -16 2 £47,500 -36.66%
Chesham - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £27,000 -
Cambridge 0 1 £42,500 -
Slough -2 1 £32,500 -37.19% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £42,500 +26.86%
Newbury -7 1 £59,500 +83.07% 2
Watford - 1 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 140 (85.89%) 3G
2 128 (78.53%) Telecoms
3 103 (63.19%) 4G
4 69 (42.33%) LTE
5 47 (28.83%) Radio Access Network
6 32 (19.63%) GSM
7 29 (17.79%) Billing
8 26 (15.95%) CRM
9 22 (13.50%) Network Architecture
9 22 (13.50%) MVNO
10 21 (12.88%) UMTS
10 21 (12.88%) Internet
11 18 (11.04%) Broadband
11 18 (11.04%) E-Commerce
11 18 (11.04%) Linux
12 17 (10.43%) Huawei
13 16 (9.82%) Degree
13 16 (9.82%) UNIX
13 16 (9.82%) Ericsson
14 15 (9.20%) MS Excel
14 15 (9.20%) UTRAN
14 15 (9.20%) SS7
14 15 (9.20%) Migration
15 14 (8.59%) SLA
16 13 (7.98%) 3GPP
16 13 (7.98%) Nokia
16 13 (7.98%) TCP/IP
17 12 (7.36%) GPRS
17 12 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (7.36%) C

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (3.68%) WebSphere Portal
1 6 (3.68%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.75%) MS Office
3 10 (6.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.29%) XMetaL
5 4 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.84%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (85.89%) 3G
2 103 (63.19%) 4G
3 69 (42.33%) LTE
4 47 (28.83%) Radio Access Network
5 32 (19.63%) GSM
6 22 (13.50%) MVNO
7 21 (12.88%) UMTS
7 21 (12.88%) Internet
8 18 (11.04%) Broadband
9 15 (9.20%) UTRAN
9 15 (9.20%) SS7
10 13 (7.98%) 3GPP
10 13 (7.98%) TCP/IP
11 12 (7.36%) GPRS
12 11 (6.75%) VoIP
13 10 (6.13%) Wireless
14 7 (4.29%) HSPA
15 6 (3.68%) DNS
16 5 (3.07%) Megaco
16 5 (3.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.23%) MS Access
3 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Maven
2 4 (2.45%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.84%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.84%) XMLSpy
4 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.61%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.61%) Redmine
5 1 (0.61%) JUnit
5 1 (0.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 128 (78.53%) Telecoms
2 29 (17.79%) Billing
3 9 (5.52%) Finance
3 9 (5.52%) Law
4 7 (4.29%) Marketing
5 4 (2.45%) Banking
6 3 (1.84%) Advertising
7 2 (1.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (21.47%) Architect
2 19 (11.66%) Network Architect
3 17 (10.43%) IT Architect
4 14 (8.59%) Systems Designer
4 14 (8.59%) Solutions Designer
4 14 (8.59%) Designer
4 14 (8.59%) Senior Designer
5 8 (4.91%) Principal Engineer
5 8 (4.91%) Analyst
5 8 (4.91%) Consultant
6 7 (4.29%) Author
6 7 (4.29%) Technical Author
6 7 (4.29%) Performance Manager
7 6 (3.68%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.68%) Field Engineer
7 6 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.07%) Customer Engineer
8 5 (3.07%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.07%) Network Manager
9 4 (2.45%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.13%) XML
2 4 (2.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.91%) Handset
3 5 (3.07%) GIS
3 5 (3.07%) CMDB
4 3 (1.84%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.61%) Firmware
5 1 (0.61%) Statistics
5 1 (0.61%) PDA
5 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.61%) VHDL
5 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.04%) Linux
2 16 (9.82%) UNIX
3 11 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.07%) Windows
4 5 (3.07%) Solaris
5 4 (2.45%) Android
6 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.23%) CentOS
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.95%) CRM
2 22 (13.50%) Network Architecture
3 18 (11.04%) E-Commerce
4 15 (9.20%) Migration
5 12 (7.36%) Analytics
5 12 (7.36%) Campaign Management
6 10 (6.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (5.52%) Project Management
7 9 (5.52%) Data Protection
8 7 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.68%) Network Planning
10 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.07%) Validation
10 5 (3.07%) Network Design
11 4 (2.45%) Performance Management
11 4 (2.45%) Data Migration
11 4 (2.45%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.45%) OO
11 4 (2.45%) OOD
12 3 (1.84%) Network Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.36%) C
2 7 (4.29%) SQL
3 5 (3.07%) C++
3 5 (3.07%) Java
3 5 (3.07%) Perl
3 5 (3.07%) MapBasic
4 4 (2.45%) Python
5 1 (0.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (9.82%) Degree
2 9 (5.52%) HNC
3 8 (4.91%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.29%) HND
5 2 (1.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.59%) SLA
2 3 (1.84%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.84%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.91%) Netcool
2 5 (3.07%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (3.07%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.07%) OpenView
2 5 (3.07%) HP NNM
3 4 (2.45%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (10.43%) Huawei
2 16 (9.82%) Ericsson
3 13 (7.98%) Nokia
4 11 (6.75%) IBM
4 11 (6.75%) Red Hat
5 10 (6.13%) MKS
6 9 (5.52%) Business Objects
7 8 (4.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 6 (3.68%) HP
8 6 (3.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (3.07%) Cramer
9 5 (3.07%) Remedy
9 5 (3.07%) BMC
9 5 (3.07%) Mapinfo
9 5 (3.07%) Vitria
9 5 (3.07%) SAP
9 5 (3.07%) Amdocs
10 3 (1.84%) BT
10 3 (1.84%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.23%) Perforce
Newbury
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £55000.0000 - £64000.0000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chertsey
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + car, fuel, bonus, pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 9 days ago
Other
Vodafone
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + great OTE
Posted: 24 days ago