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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 820 769 713
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -56
Permanent jobs citing 2G 84 140 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.68% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 59 100 91
Average salary £55,000 £33,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £28,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+46.42% -32.12%

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
18147 20706 18627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 18.15% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15099 16374 15035
Average salary £45,000 £44,261 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% +0.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 25 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 4 September 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 -49 82 £55,000 +66.66% 13
South East +8 40 £68,750 +30.95% 6
Berkshire +28 29 £70,000 - 5
London -12 25 £60,000 +60.00% 4
East of England -29 15 £31,500 +1.61%
Bedfordshire -2 12 £31,500 +12.50%
Reading +3 6 £43,000 +62.26% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 5 - -
Newbury +6 3 - - 2
Amersham 0 3 - -
Hampshire +17 2 £52,500 +5.00%
Surrey +4 2 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -10 2 £43,000 -38.57%
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £55,000 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £40,000 -
City of London +12 1 £48,500 +29.33%
Bristol -24 1 £50,000 +108.33%
South West -31 1 £50,000 +108.33%
Harlow - 1 £140,000 -
Watford - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £140,000 -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 185 (98.40%) 3G
2 137 (72.87%) Telecoms
3 123 (65.43%) 4G
4 86 (45.74%) LTE
5 62 (32.98%) Degree
6 46 (24.47%) Radio Access Network
7 43 (22.87%) SS7
8 35 (18.62%) GSM
9 34 (18.09%) UMTS
10 33 (17.55%) Ericsson
10 33 (17.55%) Computer Science
11 31 (16.49%) Wireless
11 31 (16.49%) Network Architecture
12 28 (14.89%) Linux
13 26 (13.83%) Internet
14 24 (12.77%) UNIX
15 23 (12.23%) HNC
16 19 (10.11%) MPLS
16 19 (10.11%) Huawei
16 19 (10.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 18 (9.57%) RNC
17 18 (9.57%) Finance
17 18 (9.57%) Project Management
18 17 (9.04%) SQL
19 16 (8.51%) SMS
19 16 (8.51%) Shell Script
19 16 (8.51%) WiMAX
19 16 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
20 15 (7.98%) Network Management
20 15 (7.98%) Broadband

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (1.60%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (1.06%) WorkSite
2 2 (1.06%) SAS
3 1 (0.53%) MTS
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) MS Office
2 7 (3.72%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.19%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.19%) FrameMaker
3 6 (3.19%) XMetaL
4 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 185 (98.40%) 3G
2 123 (65.43%) 4G
3 86 (45.74%) LTE
4 46 (24.47%) Radio Access Network
5 43 (22.87%) SS7
6 35 (18.62%) GSM
7 34 (18.09%) UMTS
8 31 (16.49%) Wireless
9 26 (13.83%) Internet
10 19 (10.11%) MPLS
11 18 (9.57%) RNC
12 16 (8.51%) WiMAX
12 16 (8.51%) SMS
13 15 (7.98%) Broadband
14 14 (7.45%) IP Telephony
14 14 (7.45%) Network Security
14 14 (7.45%) MVNO
15 10 (5.32%) Ethernet
16 8 (4.26%) SIGTRAN
16 8 (4.26%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.13%) MySQL
1 4 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (3.19%) XMLSpy
2 3 (1.60%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.06%) CppUnit
3 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.06%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 137 (72.87%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.57%) Finance
3 9 (4.79%) Electronics
4 8 (4.26%) Spanish Language
5 6 (3.19%) Billing
6 3 (1.60%) Advertising
7 2 (1.06%) Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (14.89%) Author
1 28 (14.89%) Technical Author
2 20 (10.64%) Architect
3 14 (7.45%) Project Manager
4 12 (6.38%) Network Architect
4 12 (6.38%) RAN Engineer
5 9 (4.79%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 7 (3.72%) Transmission Engineer
6 7 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (3.72%) Support Engineer
6 7 (3.72%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.19%) Test Engineer
7 6 (3.19%) Network Engineer
7 6 (3.19%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 6 (3.19%) IP Engineer
7 6 (3.19%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (3.19%) Technical Leader
7 6 (3.19%) Technical Writer
8 5 (2.66%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (2.66%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.98%) XML
2 5 (2.66%) .NET
3 3 (1.60%) STL
3 3 (1.60%) Web Services
4 2 (1.06%) COM
4 2 (1.06%) POSIX
4 2 (1.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.53%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.55%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.19%) Handset
3 6 (3.19%) E-Learning
3 6 (3.19%) Wiki
4 3 (1.60%) Telematics
4 3 (1.60%) iDTV
4 3 (1.60%) GIS
4 3 (1.60%) BBC
4 3 (1.60%) Statistics
4 3 (1.60%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.06%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.06%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.53%) PMI
6 1 (0.53%) Social Media
6 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.89%) Linux
2 24 (12.77%) UNIX
3 14 (7.45%) Solaris
4 10 (5.32%) HPUX
5 7 (3.72%) Windows
6 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.60%) SUSE
8 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.49%) Network Architecture
2 18 (9.57%) Project Management
3 16 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (7.98%) Network Management
5 14 (7.45%) Fault Management
6 10 (5.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (4.79%) Change Control
7 9 (4.79%) Validation
8 8 (4.26%) Network Planning
8 8 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.72%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.72%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.19%) Change Management
10 6 (3.19%) Workflow
10 6 (3.19%) Content Management
10 6 (3.19%) Migration
10 6 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.19%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.66%) OpenUP
11 5 (2.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.04%) SQL
2 16 (8.51%) Shell Script
3 9 (4.79%) C++
4 6 (3.19%) C#
4 6 (3.19%) MATLAB
4 6 (3.19%) Perl
5 5 (2.66%) Python
6 4 (2.13%) C
7 3 (1.60%) Java
8 2 (1.06%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.06%) F#
9 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (32.98%) Degree
2 23 (12.23%) HNC
3 13 (6.91%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.13%) CISM
5 4 (2.13%) MCP
5 4 (2.13%) CISSP
6 3 (1.60%) APMP
7 2 (1.06%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.06%) JNCIE
7 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.06%) CCIE
7 2 (1.06%) CCNP
7 2 (1.06%) CCDP
8 1 (0.53%) PhD
8 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) SLA
2 7 (3.72%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Netcool
2 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 33 (17.55%) Ericsson
2 19 (10.11%) Huawei
2 19 (10.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 13 (6.91%) Nokia
4 12 (6.38%) Amdocs
5 10 (5.32%) ION Trading
5 10 (5.32%) Oracle
6 9 (4.79%) Remedy
6 9 (4.79%) Cramer
7 8 (4.26%) Nortel
8 6 (3.19%) Mapinfo
8 6 (3.19%) Cisco
9 5 (2.66%) Microsoft
9 5 (2.66%) HP
10 3 (1.60%) Juniper
10 3 (1.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.60%) ComArch
11 2 (1.06%) Dialogic
11 2 (1.06%) Google
11 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
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