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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 809 869 792
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -77
Permanent jobs citing 2G 94 71 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.059% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32 30 41
Average salary £45,750 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.90% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,650 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,000 £57,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
20204 20462 22582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 16.94% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 16204 18194
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 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 +51 79 £45,750 +10.90% 12
South East +10 36 £42,000 +29.23% 5
London +20 18 £77,500 +63.15% 4
Berkshire +7 18 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England +25 10 £31,750 -0.78% 2
Bedfordshire +23 7 £31,500 -1.56%
Manchester - 7 - -
Glasgow - 7 - -
North West - 7 - -
Scotland - 7 - -
Newbury - 5 £40,000 -
City of London +30 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +10 4 - -
West Yorkshire +8 4 - -
Leeds +6 4 - -
Reading -11 4 - - 1
Cambridge +16 3 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 3 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Surrey - 3 £45,250 -
Slough +14 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Bracknell - 2 - -
South West -13 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 198 (100.00%) 3G
2 150 (75.76%) Telecoms
3 129 (65.15%) 4G
4 99 (50.00%) LTE
5 76 (38.38%) Radio Access Network
5 76 (38.38%) Degree
6 62 (31.31%) Wireless
6 62 (31.31%) GSM
7 60 (30.30%) Ericsson
8 47 (23.74%) UMTS
9 42 (21.21%) Nokia
10 40 (20.20%) QA
11 39 (19.70%) WiMAX
11 39 (19.70%) RNC
11 39 (19.70%) Network Architecture
12 36 (18.18%) Nortel
13 34 (17.17%) SLA
13 34 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (15.66%) Linux
14 31 (15.66%) Service Delivery
15 23 (11.62%) UNIX
15 23 (11.62%) SS7
16 22 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
17 21 (10.61%) MVNO
18 20 (10.10%) Oracle
18 20 (10.10%) Huawei
19 18 (9.09%) Finance
20 17 (8.59%) C
21 16 (8.08%) Internet
22 15 (7.58%) Ethernet

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (3.03%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.51%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.52%) MS Office
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) FrameMaker
4 2 (1.01%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 198 (100.00%) 3G
2 129 (65.15%) 4G
3 99 (50.00%) LTE
4 76 (38.38%) Radio Access Network
5 62 (31.31%) Wireless
5 62 (31.31%) GSM
6 47 (23.74%) UMTS
7 39 (19.70%) WiMAX
7 39 (19.70%) RNC
8 23 (11.62%) SS7
9 21 (10.61%) MVNO
10 16 (8.08%) Internet
11 15 (7.58%) Ethernet
12 13 (6.57%) MPLS
12 13 (6.57%) TCAP
13 11 (5.56%) VoIP
13 11 (5.56%) SCTP
14 10 (5.05%) SIGTRAN
14 10 (5.05%) Firewall
15 9 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.53%) MySQL
3 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) XMLSpy
2 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.51%) Subversion
2 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.51%) CANoe
2 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
General
1 150 (75.76%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.09%) Finance
3 7 (3.54%) Marketing
4 6 (3.03%) Billing
5 5 (2.53%) Electronics
5 5 (2.53%) Games
6 4 (2.02%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.51%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (15.15%) RAN Engineer
2 18 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
3 16 (8.08%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.07%) Architect
5 12 (6.06%) Network Architect
6 11 (5.56%) Operations Manager
6 11 (5.56%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 10 (5.05%) Technical Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Technical Leader
8 9 (4.55%) Network Engineer
9 8 (4.04%) Consultant
9 8 (4.04%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Author
10 7 (3.54%) Coordinator
10 7 (3.54%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Technical Author
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Manager
10 7 (3.54%) 3G Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.04%) HTML
2 7 (3.54%) SOAP
3 5 (2.53%) Web Services
3 5 (2.53%) .NET
3 5 (2.53%) Classic ASP
3 5 (2.53%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.53%) CSS
3 5 (2.53%) Ajax
3 5 (2.53%) jQuery
4 3 (1.52%) REST
4 3 (1.52%) J2EE
5 2 (1.01%) XML
5 2 (1.01%) STL
6 1 (0.51%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.54%) Clustering
4 4 (2.02%) PMI
5 3 (1.52%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.01%) Handset
6 2 (1.01%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.01%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.01%) Wiki
6 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.51%) Telematics
7 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.66%) Linux
2 23 (11.62%) UNIX
3 6 (3.03%) Android
3 6 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.03%) Solaris
4 5 (2.53%) Windows
5 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.51%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.70%) Network Architecture
2 31 (15.66%) Service Delivery
3 22 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (7.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 12 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.56%) Project Management
6 11 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 11 (5.56%) Change Control
7 10 (5.05%) Validation
8 9 (4.55%) Fault Management
9 8 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.03%) Strategic Planning
10 6 (3.03%) Data Modelling
10 6 (3.03%) OpenUP
10 6 (3.03%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.53%) Marketing Strategy
11 5 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.53%) Business Development
11 5 (2.53%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.59%) C
2 13 (6.57%) SQL
3 8 (4.04%) C#
4 7 (3.54%) C++
4 7 (3.54%) Java
4 7 (3.54%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.54%) Python
5 6 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.53%) VB6
6 5 (2.53%) VB
7 2 (1.01%) Perl
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) TTCN
8 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 76 (38.38%) Degree
2 5 (2.53%) HNC
2 5 (2.53%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.01%) MCP
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) PMP
6 1 (0.51%) CISM
6 1 (0.51%) HND
6 1 (0.51%) ISEB
6 1 (0.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.20%) QA
2 34 (17.17%) SLA
3 5 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.02%) Xen
2 4 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 60 (30.30%) Ericsson
2 42 (21.21%) Nokia
3 36 (18.18%) Nortel
4 20 (10.10%) Oracle
4 20 (10.10%) Huawei
5 14 (7.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (4.04%) Cisco
6 8 (4.04%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.54%) VMware
7 7 (3.54%) Amdocs
7 7 (3.54%) Veritas
8 6 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.02%) Progress
9 4 (2.02%) Cramer
10 3 (1.52%) HP
11 2 (1.01%) Juniper
11 2 (1.01%) Sun
12 1 (0.51%) Intel
12 1 (0.51%) Apple
12 1 (0.51%) Mapinfo
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