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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 816 828 783
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -45
Permanent jobs citing 2G 81 103 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.088% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 55 76 53
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -25.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,000 £30,050
10% offered a salary of more than £77,300 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £31,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -31.11%

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
18488 20643 19910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.54% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16512 16013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 July 2015 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 28 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 28 July 2015. 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 +14 74 £42,750 +22.14% 11
South East +22 27 £56,250 +12.50% 3
Berkshire +5 23 £67,500 +17.39% 2
East of England 0 21 £31,500 -1.56% 1
London +14 20 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Bedfordshire -5 14 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Slough - 7 £38,750 -
City of London +6 6 £48,500 +29.33%
Reading -7 6 £45,000 +69.81%
Hertfordshire -2 5 £31,500 -47.93%
South West -21 3 £44,000 +83.33% 1
Newbury +7 2 £40,000 -42.85% 2
Bristol -29 2 £46,750 +94.79% 1
Manchester - 2 £40,000 -
Watford - 2 £20,000 -
Surrey - 2 £60,000 -
North West - 2 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £42,500 -2.29%
Buckinghamshire -24 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Essex - 1 £140,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £44,000 -
Brighton - 1 £40,000 -
Harlow - 1 £140,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 181 (100.00%) 3G
2 135 (74.59%) Telecoms
3 120 (66.30%) 4G
4 89 (49.17%) LTE
5 68 (37.57%) Degree
6 63 (34.81%) Radio Access Network
7 49 (27.07%) Ericsson
8 47 (25.97%) GSM
9 45 (24.86%) UMTS
10 41 (22.65%) Wireless
11 37 (20.44%) SS7
12 36 (19.89%) Network Architecture
13 29 (16.02%) WiMAX
13 29 (16.02%) RNC
14 27 (14.92%) Internet
15 26 (14.36%) SLA
16 25 (13.81%) Computer Science
17 24 (13.26%) Nokia
18 22 (12.15%) Capacity Planning
19 20 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (10.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
20 19 (10.50%) Nortel
20 19 (10.50%) SQL
20 19 (10.50%) Linux
20 19 (10.50%) Fault Management
21 18 (9.94%) QA
21 18 (9.94%) HNC
21 18 (9.94%) Service Delivery
21 18 (9.94%) MPLS
22 17 (9.39%) MVNO

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 4 (2.21%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.55%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (4.42%) MS Office
2 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.76%) XMetaL
3 5 (2.76%) FrameMaker
4 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 181 (100.00%) 3G
2 120 (66.30%) 4G
3 89 (49.17%) LTE
4 63 (34.81%) Radio Access Network
5 47 (25.97%) GSM
6 45 (24.86%) UMTS
7 41 (22.65%) Wireless
8 37 (20.44%) SS7
9 29 (16.02%) WiMAX
9 29 (16.02%) RNC
10 27 (14.92%) Internet
11 18 (9.94%) MPLS
12 17 (9.39%) MVNO
13 12 (6.63%) Ethernet
13 12 (6.63%) Diameter Protocol
14 9 (4.97%) TCAP
15 8 (4.42%) SMS
15 8 (4.42%) SIGTRAN
16 6 (3.31%) GPRS
16 6 (3.31%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.10%) MySQL
3 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) XMLSpy
2 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.10%) Subversion
3 1 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
General
1 135 (74.59%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.18%) Finance
3 9 (4.97%) Electronics
4 7 (3.87%) Spanish Language
5 6 (3.31%) Billing
6 3 (1.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (13.26%) Architect
2 22 (12.15%) Author
2 22 (12.15%) Technical Author
3 19 (10.50%) RAN Engineer
4 14 (7.73%) Network Architect
4 14 (7.73%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 13 (7.18%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.52%) Technical Leader
7 8 (4.42%) Network Engineer
8 7 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.87%) Operations Manager
9 6 (3.31%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.31%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (3.31%) Wireless Engineer
9 6 (3.31%) Head of Capacity Planning
10 5 (2.76%) Wireless Architect
10 5 (2.76%) Technical Writer
10 5 (2.76%) Senior Support Engineer
10 5 (2.76%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.21%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.42%) XML
2 3 (1.66%) .NET
3 2 (1.10%) J2EE
3 2 (1.10%) Web Services
3 2 (1.10%) SOAP
3 2 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Computer Science
2 20 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.76%) E-Learning
3 5 (2.76%) Wiki
4 4 (2.21%) Handset
5 3 (1.66%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.66%) BBC
5 3 (1.66%) Clustering
5 3 (1.66%) Telematics
5 3 (1.66%) Statistics
5 3 (1.66%) iDTV
6 2 (1.10%) PMI
6 2 (1.10%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.55%) Social Media
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.50%) Linux
2 16 (8.84%) UNIX
3 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.76%) Windows
4 4 (2.21%) Solaris
4 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.10%) Android
5 2 (1.10%) SUSE
6 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.89%) Network Architecture
2 22 (12.15%) Capacity Planning
3 19 (10.50%) Fault Management
4 18 (9.94%) Service Delivery
5 14 (7.73%) Project Management
6 12 (6.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (5.52%) Change Control
7 10 (5.52%) Network Planning
8 9 (4.97%) Validation
9 8 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.42%) Network Management
10 7 (3.87%) OpenUP
11 6 (3.31%) Operations Management
11 6 (3.31%) Migration
11 6 (3.31%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (2.76%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.76%) Content Management
12 5 (2.76%) Data Analysis
12 5 (2.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.50%) SQL
2 8 (4.42%) C++
3 7 (3.87%) C
3 7 (3.87%) Python
3 7 (3.87%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.31%) MATLAB
4 6 (3.31%) Perl
5 5 (2.76%) C#
6 4 (2.21%) Java
7 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.10%) F#
8 1 (0.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.55%) TTCN
8 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 68 (37.57%) Degree
2 18 (9.94%) HNC
3 9 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.21%) MCP
6 3 (1.66%) APMP
7 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.55%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.55%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CISSP
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CCIE
8 1 (0.55%) CCNP
8 1 (0.55%) CCDP
8 1 (0.55%) PhD
8 1 (0.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.36%) SLA
2 18 (9.94%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.55%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.55%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (27.07%) Ericsson
2 24 (13.26%) Nokia
3 19 (10.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 19 (10.50%) Nortel
4 14 (7.73%) Amdocs
5 13 (7.18%) Oracle
6 12 (6.63%) Huawei
7 6 (3.31%) Mapinfo
7 6 (3.31%) Cramer
8 5 (2.76%) ION Trading
8 5 (2.76%) Cisco
9 4 (2.21%) Remedy
9 4 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.21%) Juniper
10 3 (1.66%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.66%) Veritas
11 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.10%) VMware
12 1 (0.55%) Talend
12 1 (0.55%) Perforce
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