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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 799 774 791
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +17
Permanent jobs citing 2G 106 105 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.097% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 78 55 76
Average salary £33,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £45,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year
-31.86% +2.82%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20450 19764 21060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.45% 18.16% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16425 15888 17385
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 25 July 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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 -24 105 £33,000 -30.52% 9
South East -27 34 £50,000 -13.04% 2
East of England -7 33 £32,000 -20.00% 3
London -24 26 £37,500 -36.17% 2
Bedfordshire -5 20 £31,000 -17.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 19 - -
City of London +6 18 £37,500 -40.00% 2
Berkshire -17 12 £50,000 -16.66%
Bristol +9 11 £24,000 -60.00% 2
South West -2 11 £24,000 -60.00% 2
Amersham +4 9 - -
Hertfordshire -2 7 £60,500 +72.85% 1
Reading -8 7 £26,500 -55.83%
Cambridgeshire -11 6 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Cambridge -15 6 £43,500 -3.33%
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £65,250 - 1
Hampshire +5 3 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Southampton - 3 £50,000 -
Newbury -2 2 £70,000 +32.07%
Luton -17 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Chesham - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 172 (95.56%) 3G
2 148 (82.22%) Telecoms
3 99 (55.00%) 4G
4 77 (42.78%) LTE
5 41 (22.78%) Degree
5 41 (22.78%) GSM
6 34 (18.89%) Radio Access Network
7 32 (17.78%) XML
8 30 (16.67%) UMTS
8 30 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 28 (15.56%) XMetaL
10 23 (12.78%) SS7
10 23 (12.78%) Linux
11 22 (12.22%) UNIX
12 20 (11.11%) GPRS
13 18 (10.00%) Broadband
14 17 (9.44%) SLA
14 17 (9.44%) HNC
15 16 (8.89%) 3GPP
16 15 (8.33%) Service Management
17 14 (7.78%) Wireless
17 14 (7.78%) Network Architecture
18 13 (7.22%) FrameMaker
18 13 (7.22%) Content Management
18 13 (7.22%) Security Cleared
19 12 (6.67%) E-Learning
19 12 (6.67%) Workflow
19 12 (6.67%) Finance
19 12 (6.67%) XMLSpy
19 12 (6.67%) Internet

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.33%) WebSphere
1 6 (3.33%) WebSphere Portal
2 5 (2.78%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 4 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 28 (15.56%) XMetaL
2 13 (7.22%) FrameMaker
3 12 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 12 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 10 (5.56%) MS Office
5 8 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 172 (95.56%) 3G
2 99 (55.00%) 4G
3 77 (42.78%) LTE
4 41 (22.78%) GSM
5 34 (18.89%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (16.67%) UMTS
7 23 (12.78%) SS7
8 20 (11.11%) GPRS
9 18 (10.00%) Broadband
10 16 (8.89%) 3GPP
11 14 (7.78%) Wireless
12 12 (6.67%) Internet
13 10 (5.56%) VoIP
13 10 (5.56%) TCP/IP
14 9 (5.00%) TCAP
14 9 (5.00%) SIGTRAN
14 9 (5.00%) MVNO
15 8 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (3.89%) 2.5G
17 6 (3.33%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (6.67%) XMLSpy
2 7 (3.89%) Maven
3 3 (1.67%) JIRA
3 3 (1.67%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.67%) Valgrind
4 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.11%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.56%) JUnit
5 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 148 (82.22%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.67%) Finance
3 9 (5.00%) Law
4 8 (4.44%) Billing
5 6 (3.33%) Marketing
6 4 (2.22%) Electronics
6 4 (2.22%) Banking
7 3 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (16.11%) Technical Author
1 29 (16.11%) Author
2 16 (8.89%) Test Engineer
3 14 (7.78%) Architect
4 13 (7.22%) Service Manager
4 13 (7.22%) Network Manager
5 12 (6.67%) Operations Manager
6 9 (5.00%) Junior
6 9 (5.00%) Consultant
7 8 (4.44%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
7 8 (4.44%) Principal Engineer
7 8 (4.44%) Service Operations Manager
8 7 (3.89%) Performance Manager
8 7 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.33%) Tester
9 6 (3.33%) Junior Technical Author
10 5 (2.78%) Telecoms Engineer
10 5 (2.78%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.78%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.78%) XML
2 3 (1.67%) Middleware
2 3 (1.67%) MFC
2 3 (1.67%) SOAP
2 3 (1.67%) STL
3 1 (0.56%) Java EE
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.67%) E-Learning
3 9 (5.00%) Handset
4 7 (3.89%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.33%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.78%) Clustering
6 5 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.67%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.11%) GIS
8 2 (1.11%) CMDB
9 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.56%) Open Source
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.56%) VHDL
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) PDA
9 1 (0.56%) Statistics
9 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.78%) Linux
2 22 (12.22%) UNIX
3 9 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.44%) Windows
5 7 (3.89%) Android
6 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.22%) Solaris
8 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.11%) CentOS
8 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.33%) Service Management
2 14 (7.78%) Network Architecture
3 13 (7.22%) Content Management
4 12 (6.67%) Workflow
5 11 (6.11%) Change Management
5 11 (6.11%) ITIL
5 11 (6.11%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.56%) Fault Management
7 9 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.89%) Network Planning
8 7 (3.89%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.33%) Project Management
9 6 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.33%) Logistics
9 6 (3.33%) Network Design
9 6 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.22%) Product Marketing
10 4 (2.22%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.67%) Java
2 11 (6.11%) C++
3 10 (5.56%) C
3 10 (5.56%) SQL
4 7 (3.89%) Perl
5 6 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.78%) Python
7 3 (1.67%) C#
8 2 (1.11%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.11%) MapBasic
8 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) Groovy
9 1 (0.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 41 (22.78%) Degree
2 17 (9.44%) HNC
3 13 (7.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.33%) HND
5 4 (2.22%) ISEB
6 3 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) PMP
8 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.44%) SLA
2 7 (3.89%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (2.22%) NDS
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.78%) Netcool
2 2 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.11%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.11%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.11%) OpenView
2 2 (1.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (5.56%) Huawei
2 9 (5.00%) MKS
2 9 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (5.00%) Ericsson
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle
3 8 (4.44%) IBM
3 8 (4.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 6 (3.33%) Business Objects
5 5 (2.78%) Veritas
6 4 (2.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (2.22%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.67%) HP
7 3 (1.67%) EMC
7 3 (1.67%) BT
8 2 (1.11%) Amdocs
8 2 (1.11%) Agilent
8 2 (1.11%) Coverity
8 2 (1.11%) Remedy
8 2 (1.11%) Cramer
8 2 (1.11%) BMC
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