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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 854 902 830
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -72
Permanent jobs citing 2G 23 56 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.053% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.32% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14 39 72
Median salary £39,000 £60,000 £51,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £28,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -22.22%

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
15619 17585 20636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.20% 16.56% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12652 14530 16617
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,575 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 December 2016 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 21 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 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +39 19 £35,000 -41.66% 5
South East +51 8 £33,750 +16.37% 2
London +53 6 £24,500 -59.16% 1
Berkshire +45 6 £33,750 +22.72% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £35,000 -
East of England - 3 £52,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £52,500 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Reading +31 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -
Derby - 1 - -
Mansfield - 1 £35,000 -
Slough - 1 £32,500 -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Aberystwyth - 1 - -
Ceredigion - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 59 (98.33%) 3G
2 47 (78.33%) LTE
3 43 (71.67%) 4G
4 38 (63.33%) Telecoms
5 19 (31.67%) GSM
6 17 (28.33%) Linux
7 16 (26.67%) VoIP
7 16 (26.67%) SS7
7 16 (26.67%) SIGTRAN
8 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 13 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (21.67%) UMTS
10 11 (18.33%) Windows
10 11 (18.33%) Incident Management
10 11 (18.33%) H.323
10 11 (18.33%) Firewall
10 11 (18.33%) Degree
10 11 (18.33%) Network Security
10 11 (18.33%) Network Management
11 9 (15.00%) LAN
12 8 (13.33%) Schematic Capture
12 8 (13.33%) CCNA
12 8 (13.33%) EMC
12 8 (13.33%) Electronics
13 7 (11.67%) Network Architecture
14 6 (10.00%) IMAP
14 6 (10.00%) Wireshark
14 6 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
14 6 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
14 6 (10.00%) IPsec

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 3 (5.00%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 59 (98.33%) 3G
2 47 (78.33%) LTE
3 43 (71.67%) 4G
4 19 (31.67%) GSM
5 16 (26.67%) SIGTRAN
5 16 (26.67%) SS7
5 16 (26.67%) VoIP
6 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 13 (21.67%) UMTS
8 11 (18.33%) Firewall
8 11 (18.33%) H.323
8 11 (18.33%) Network Security
9 9 (15.00%) LAN
10 6 (10.00%) ADSL
10 6 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
10 6 (10.00%) IMAP
10 6 (10.00%) IPsec
10 6 (10.00%) PSTN
10 6 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.67%) GIS
1 1 (1.67%) MS Access
General
1 38 (63.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.33%) Electronics
3 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) French Language
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) 3G Engineer
1 14 (23.33%) 4G Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Design Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) NOC Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Trainee
4 9 (15.00%) Service Desk Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Field Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Graduate
5 8 (13.33%) Junior
5 8 (13.33%) Junior 3G Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Junior 4G Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Junior Field Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Cisco Field Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Junior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
1 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) CPLD
1 5 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Handset
1 5 (8.33%) IPTV
2 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.67%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Linux
2 11 (18.33%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) Unix
4 3 (5.00%) Android
4 3 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Incident Management
1 11 (18.33%) Network Management
2 8 (13.33%) Schematic Capture
3 7 (11.67%) Network Architecture
4 6 (10.00%) Network Design
5 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.33%) Migration
5 5 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (8.33%) Product Management
6 4 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 4 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.67%) Validation
7 3 (5.00%) Network Planning
7 3 (5.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (5.00%) Time Management
8 2 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.33%) Fault Management
8 2 (3.33%) High Availability
8 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) C
2 1 (1.67%) C#
2 1 (1.67%) C++
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) Perl
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.33%) Degree
3 8 (13.33%) CCNA
4 5 (8.33%) CCENT
4 5 (8.33%) CCIE
5 4 (6.67%) ISEB
5 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (5.00%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.67%) KVM
2 1 (1.67%) Xen
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) EMC
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco
2 5 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) Huawei
3 3 (5.00%) Nokia
3 3 (5.00%) Openreach
4 2 (3.33%) Actix
4 2 (3.33%) BT
4 2 (3.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.33%) Nortel
5 1 (1.67%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
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