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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 915 840 872
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +32
Permanent jobs citing 2G 36 101 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.097% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.53% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 29 50 16
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £47,750
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
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 20 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 5 February 2016. 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 -55 35 £60,000 +50.00% 1
London +1 20 £62,500 +6.38%
South East -36 10 £47,500 -30.90%
Berkshire -24 7 £29,500 -60.00%
South West -12 4 £37,500 +56.25%
City of London +54 3 £60,000 +6.66%
Newbury +22 3 £28,500 -
Reading -15 3 £60,000 -14.28%
Slough 0 2 £60,000 -
Bristol -7 2 £40,000 +66.66%
Dorset - 2 £37,500 -
Hampshire +11 1 £52,500 +25.00%
Surrey +3 1 £47,500 +2.15%
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £52,500 -
Malvern - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £45,000 -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 107 (97.27%) 3G
2 82 (74.55%) 4G
3 59 (53.64%) Telecoms
4 43 (39.09%) Linux
5 39 (35.45%) Unix
6 38 (34.55%) LTE
7 31 (28.18%) Huawei
8 24 (21.82%) Solaris
9 23 (20.91%) Broadband
10 20 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
11 19 (17.27%) Shell Script
12 18 (16.36%) HPUX
12 18 (16.36%) Wireless
13 17 (15.45%) SIGTRAN
13 17 (15.45%) GSM
14 16 (14.55%) Degree
14 16 (14.55%) MVNO
15 15 (13.64%) TCAP
16 14 (12.73%) SS7
16 14 (12.73%) VoIP
16 14 (12.73%) C++
16 14 (12.73%) Test Management
17 13 (11.82%) GGSN
17 13 (11.82%) 3GPP
17 13 (11.82%) Project Management
17 13 (11.82%) M3UA
17 13 (11.82%) VoLTE
18 12 (10.91%) Radio Access Network
18 12 (10.91%) GPRS
18 12 (10.91%) SMS

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (0.91%) Apache
2 1 (0.91%) Confluence
2 1 (0.91%) Node.js
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.91%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (0.91%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 107 (97.27%) 3G
2 82 (74.55%) 4G
3 38 (34.55%) LTE
4 23 (20.91%) Broadband
5 20 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
6 18 (16.36%) Wireless
7 17 (15.45%) GSM
7 17 (15.45%) SIGTRAN
8 16 (14.55%) MVNO
9 15 (13.64%) TCAP
10 14 (12.73%) SS7
10 14 (12.73%) VoIP
11 13 (11.82%) 3GPP
11 13 (11.82%) GGSN
11 13 (11.82%) M3UA
11 13 (11.82%) VoLTE
12 12 (10.91%) GPRS
12 12 (10.91%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (10.91%) SMS
12 12 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.36%) MySQL
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.91%) Big Data
4 1 (0.91%) GIS
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.45%) CppUnit
2 3 (2.73%) Ant
3 1 (0.91%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.91%) gulp
3 1 (0.91%) Hudson
3 1 (0.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 59 (53.64%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.00%) Billing
3 6 (5.45%) Electronics
4 4 (3.64%) Finance
5 3 (2.73%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.91%) Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (13.64%) Design Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) Developer
3 9 (8.18%) Test Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Architect
4 7 (6.36%) Designer
5 6 (5.45%) C++ Developer
5 6 (5.45%) Consultant
5 6 (5.45%) IP Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Technical Designer
6 5 (4.55%) 4G Engineer
6 5 (4.55%) Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 5 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.64%) Management Consultant
7 4 (3.64%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.64%) Senior IT Support
7 4 (3.64%) Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Tester
7 4 (3.64%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) .NET
1 6 (5.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 6 (5.45%) POSIX
1 6 (5.45%) STL
2 5 (4.55%) SOAP
3 4 (3.64%) XML
4 3 (2.73%) Web Services
5 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.91%) COM
5 1 (0.91%) CSS
5 1 (0.91%) HTML
5 1 (0.91%) HTML5
5 1 (0.91%) Laravel
5 1 (0.91%) OpenRasta
5 1 (0.91%) RESTful
5 1 (0.91%) Sensu
5 1 (0.91%) ServiceStack
5 1 (0.91%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.18%) Handset
3 8 (7.27%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.55%) Telematics
5 4 (3.64%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.73%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.82%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.82%) IVR
7 2 (1.82%) PMI
8 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.91%) BBC
8 1 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.91%) iDTV
8 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.09%) Linux
2 39 (35.45%) Unix
3 24 (21.82%) Solaris
4 18 (16.36%) HPUX
5 8 (7.27%) Windows
6 7 (6.36%) Android
7 4 (3.64%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.64%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.82%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.91%) SUSE
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.73%) Test Management
2 13 (11.82%) Project Management
3 9 (8.18%) Validation
4 8 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (7.27%) Network Design
4 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.36%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.36%) Software Engineering
5 7 (6.36%) Test Automation
5 7 (6.36%) Test Planning
6 6 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.45%) Multithreading
6 6 (5.45%) Use Case
7 5 (4.55%) Defect Management
7 5 (4.55%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (4.55%) Network Management
7 5 (4.55%) Presales
7 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.27%) Shell Script
2 14 (12.73%) C++
3 10 (9.09%) C
4 6 (5.45%) C#
5 5 (4.55%) SQL
6 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.91%) PHP
6 1 (0.91%) Python
6 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.55%) Degree
2 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
2 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) ISEB
3 5 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.64%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.64%) PMP
5 3 (2.73%) HNC
6 2 (1.82%) CISM
6 2 (1.82%) CISSP
7 1 (0.91%) APMP
7 1 (0.91%) CCDP
7 1 (0.91%) CCIE
7 1 (0.91%) CCNP
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.91%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.27%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.73%) Netcool
2 3 (2.73%) TeMIP
2 3 (2.73%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.91%) Grafana
3 1 (0.91%) Graphite
3 1 (0.91%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.91%) logstash
3 1 (0.91%) Nagios
3 1 (0.91%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.91%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 31 (28.18%) Huawei
2 10 (9.09%) HP
3 9 (8.18%) Remedy
4 6 (5.45%) Cisco
4 6 (5.45%) Dialogic
4 6 (5.45%) Google
5 5 (4.55%) Agilent
5 5 (4.55%) Anite
5 5 (4.55%) Ericsson
5 5 (4.55%) Nokia
6 4 (3.64%) Cramer
6 4 (3.64%) ION Trading
7 3 (2.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (2.73%) Amdocs
7 3 (2.73%) BMC
7 3 (2.73%) IBM
7 3 (2.73%) Infovista
7 3 (2.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (2.73%) Telcordia
7 3 (2.73%) TIBCO