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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 757 711 799
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +88
Permanent jobs citing 2G 142 162 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.87% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 101 89 54
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £69,850
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-29.14% -2.77%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 27 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 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -49 142 £35,000 -22.22% 11
East of England -34 43 £31,000 -17.33% 2
South East -49 43 £52,500 -12.50% 8
London +26 36 £37,500 -31.81% 1
City of London +14 23 £37,500 -31.81%
Buckinghamshire -6 19 - -
Bedfordshire -13 19 £28,000 -20.00%
South West -2 18 £24,000 -26.15%
Berkshire -32 18 £70,000 +16.66% 4
Bristol - 18 £24,000 -
Cambridgeshire -15 15 £45,000 - 2
Cambridge -15 14 £44,750 -0.55%
Amersham +8 9 - -
Hemel Hempstead -6 9 £65,250 +4.40%
Reading -14 9 £26,500 -55.83% 1
Hertfordshire -18 9 £65,250 +33.84%
Newbury -15 5 £70,000 +32.07%
Surrey -8 3 - - 2
Hampshire -14 3 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Southampton - 3 £50,000 -
Redhill - 2 - -
Guildford +7 1 - - 1
Luton -16 1 £32,500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Chesham - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 192 (96.97%) 3G
2 162 (81.82%) Telecoms
3 114 (57.58%) 4G
4 100 (50.51%) LTE
5 55 (27.78%) Degree
6 40 (20.20%) Radio Access Network
7 38 (19.19%) XML
8 37 (18.69%) GSM
9 36 (18.18%) Computer Science
10 34 (17.17%) UMTS
10 34 (17.17%) XMetaL
11 28 (14.14%) SS7
12 22 (11.11%) Linux
13 20 (10.10%) GPRS
14 19 (9.60%) UNIX
14 19 (9.60%) Wireless
15 17 (8.59%) Java
15 17 (8.59%) 3GPP
15 17 (8.59%) Network Architecture
16 16 (8.08%) Finance
16 16 (8.08%) HNC
17 15 (7.58%) C++
17 15 (7.58%) Software Engineering
17 15 (7.58%) Huawei
18 14 (7.07%) Content Management
18 14 (7.07%) MS Visio
18 14 (7.07%) SLA
18 14 (7.07%) FrameMaker
18 14 (7.07%) Service Management
18 14 (7.07%) Internet

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (3.54%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.51%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
Applications
1 34 (17.17%) XMetaL
2 14 (7.07%) MS Visio
2 14 (7.07%) FrameMaker
3 6 (3.03%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.02%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 192 (96.97%) 3G
2 114 (57.58%) 4G
3 100 (50.51%) LTE
4 40 (20.20%) Radio Access Network
5 37 (18.69%) GSM
6 34 (17.17%) UMTS
7 28 (14.14%) SS7
8 20 (10.10%) GPRS
9 19 (9.60%) Wireless
10 17 (8.59%) 3GPP
11 14 (7.07%) Internet
11 14 (7.07%) MVNO
12 10 (5.05%) Broadband
13 9 (4.55%) TCAP
13 9 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (4.55%) 2.5G
13 9 (4.55%) SIGTRAN
14 6 (3.03%) TCP/IP
15 5 (2.53%) Firewall
15 5 (2.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.04%) MySQL
1 8 (4.04%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.54%) Big Data
3 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 13 (6.57%) XMLSpy
2 5 (2.53%) Valgrind
3 4 (2.02%) CppUnit
3 4 (2.02%) Maven
4 3 (1.52%) JIRA
4 3 (1.52%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.01%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.51%) Subversion
6 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.51%) JUnit
6 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
General
1 162 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.08%) Finance
3 10 (5.05%) Billing
4 9 (4.55%) Marketing
5 5 (2.53%) Electronics
6 3 (1.52%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (17.68%) Author
1 35 (17.68%) Technical Author
2 19 (9.60%) Architect
3 17 (8.59%) Test Engineer
4 15 (7.58%) Network Manager
5 14 (7.07%) Junior
6 13 (6.57%) Service Manager
7 12 (6.06%) Operations Manager
7 12 (6.06%) Coordinator
7 12 (6.06%) Consultant
7 12 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
8 11 (5.56%) Junior Technical Author
9 8 (4.04%) Service Operations Manager
9 8 (4.04%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.04%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Performance Manager
10 7 (3.54%) Resourcer
11 6 (3.03%) Project Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.19%) XML
2 7 (3.54%) Middleware
3 3 (1.52%) MFC
3 3 (1.52%) STL
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.57%) E-Learning
3 12 (6.06%) Smartphone
4 8 (4.04%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.04%) Digital Media
5 7 (3.54%) Handset
5 7 (3.54%) Clustering
6 6 (3.03%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.01%) Open Source
9 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) Statistics
9 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.11%) Linux
2 19 (9.60%) UNIX
3 10 (5.05%) Android
4 9 (4.55%) Windows
5 8 (4.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (8.59%) Network Architecture
2 15 (7.58%) Software Engineering
3 14 (7.07%) Content Management
3 14 (7.07%) Service Management
4 13 (6.57%) Workflow
5 11 (5.56%) Project Management
5 11 (5.56%) Change Management
5 11 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.05%) Fault Management
7 9 (4.55%) ITIL
7 9 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.04%) Network Planning
8 8 (4.04%) Logistics
9 7 (3.54%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.03%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.03%) Network Design
10 6 (3.03%) Resource Management
10 6 (3.03%) High Availability
10 6 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.59%) Java
2 15 (7.58%) C++
3 13 (6.57%) SQL
4 11 (5.56%) Perl
5 10 (5.05%) C
6 9 (4.55%) Python
7 8 (4.04%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.54%) Embedded C
9 6 (3.03%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.02%) C#
11 3 (1.52%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.01%) Groovy
13 1 (0.51%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (27.78%) Degree
2 16 (8.08%) HNC
3 8 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.53%) HND
5 4 (2.02%) ISEB
6 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.52%) PMP
6 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.07%) SLA
2 9 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (2.02%) NDS
2 4 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) Netcool
2 2 (1.01%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (7.58%) Huawei
2 11 (5.56%) Oracle
2 11 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 10 (5.05%) Ericsson
4 7 (3.54%) Veritas
5 6 (3.03%) MKS
6 5 (2.53%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.02%) EMC
7 4 (2.02%) VMware
7 4 (2.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (2.02%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.02%) Coverity
8 3 (1.52%) BT
8 3 (1.52%) IBM
9 2 (1.01%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.01%) Progress
9 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.01%) Agilent
10 1 (0.51%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.51%) SGI
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