The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
UK
Rank 848 912 856
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -56
Permanent jobs citing 2G 14 40 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.039% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.23% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 30 46
Median salary £47,500 £60,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +39.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £37,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%

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
13611 17536 19173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 17.12% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11138 14600 15513
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

2G
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing 2G as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 February 2017 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 13 £47,500 -20.83% 3
South East +72 6 £35,000 -33.33% 1
London +47 4 £47,500 -24.00%
Buckinghamshire +28 4 - -
Berkshire +39 2 £35,000 -41.66%
Maidenhead - 2 £35,000 -
East of England - 1 £52,500 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £52,500 -
York - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £52,500 -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for 2G.

1 41 (100.00%) 3G
2 31 (75.61%) LTE
3 30 (73.17%) Telecoms
4 28 (68.29%) 4G
5 13 (31.71%) GSM
6 12 (29.27%) Linux
7 10 (24.39%) Windows
7 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
7 10 (24.39%) UMTS
8 9 (21.95%) VoIP
8 9 (21.95%) Degree
9 7 (17.07%) GPRS
9 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (17.07%) CCNA
10 6 (14.63%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (14.63%) Network Management
10 6 (14.63%) SS7
10 6 (14.63%) H.323
10 6 (14.63%) SQL
10 6 (14.63%) LAN
10 6 (14.63%) WLAN
10 6 (14.63%) Incident Management
10 6 (14.63%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (14.63%) Network Security
11 5 (12.20%) CCENT
11 5 (12.20%) Electronics
11 5 (12.20%) C
11 5 (12.20%) ITIL
11 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
11 5 (12.20%) EMC

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Traffica
2 2 (4.88%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 41 (100.00%) 3G
2 31 (75.61%) LTE
3 28 (68.29%) 4G
4 13 (31.71%) GSM
5 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
5 10 (24.39%) UMTS
6 9 (21.95%) VoIP
7 7 (17.07%) GPRS
8 6 (14.63%) H.323
8 6 (14.63%) LAN
8 6 (14.63%) Network Security
8 6 (14.63%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (14.63%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (14.63%) SS7
8 6 (14.63%) WLAN
9 5 (12.20%) Diameter Protocol
10 4 (9.76%) Asterisk PBX
10 4 (9.76%) Firewall
10 4 (9.76%) SMPP
10 4 (9.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.44%) GIS
2 1 (2.44%) MS Access
General
1 30 (73.17%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.20%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) 3G Engineer
1 13 (31.71%) 4G Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Design Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Trainee
3 7 (17.07%) Field Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Graduate
3 7 (17.07%) Junior
3 7 (17.07%) Junior 3G Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Junior 4G Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Junior Field Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) NOC Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco Field Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Junior Cisco Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Network Performance Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) CPLD
2 2 (4.88%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.88%) Handset
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.44%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 10 (24.39%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Unix
4 2 (4.88%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Incident Management
1 6 (14.63%) Network Management
2 5 (12.20%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Schematic Capture
3 4 (9.76%) Network Design
3 4 (9.76%) Network Performance Management
3 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
3 4 (9.76%) Six Sigma
3 4 (9.76%) Validation
4 3 (7.32%) Fault Management
4 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
4 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.32%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Time Management
6 1 (2.44%) Business Development
6 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.44%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) C
3 4 (9.76%) C#
3 4 (9.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Degree
2 7 (17.07%) CCNA
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.20%) CCENT
4 2 (4.88%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Netcool
1 4 (9.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Cisco
1 5 (12.20%) EMC
2 3 (7.32%) BT
2 3 (7.32%) Openreach
3 2 (4.88%) Arqiva
3 2 (4.88%) Huawei
3 2 (4.88%) Nokia
4 1 (2.44%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Virgin Media
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