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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2G
Rank 884 884 922
Rank change year-on-year
0 +38
Permanent jobs citing 2G 64 101 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.090% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.49% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 43 35 34
Average salary £60,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,500 £80,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+51.61% -3.12%

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
17871 20473 20505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.31% 18.25% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14818 16231 16240
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 17 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 1 May 2016. 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 +8 59 £60,000 +36.36% 3
South East -3 27 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +19 24 £60,000 +50.00% 1
London +20 23 £60,000 -22.58%
Reading +22 9 £90,000 -
South West -4 8 £42,000 - 1
Bristol - 6 £50,000 - 1
Thatcham - 5 £60,000 -
Slough -4 4 £38,000 +1.33%
Oxfordshire - 2 £82,500 -
City of London +58 1 £60,000 -
North West +20 1 £57,500 +43.75%
Manchester +7 1 £57,500 +43.75%
Newbury -4 1 - - 1
St Ives - 1 £39,000 -
Cornwall - 1 £39,000 -
Dorset - 1 £37,500 -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 97 (95.10%) 3G
2 64 (62.75%) 4G
3 56 (54.90%) Telecoms
4 54 (52.94%) LTE
5 24 (23.53%) Internet
6 23 (22.55%) Linux
6 23 (22.55%) Network Design
7 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
7 22 (21.57%) VoIP
7 22 (21.57%) ISEB
8 20 (19.61%) Firewall
9 19 (18.63%) SCCP
9 19 (18.63%) GPRS
9 19 (18.63%) Defect Management
10 18 (17.65%) GSM
10 18 (17.65%) Windows
10 18 (17.65%) Time Management
10 18 (17.65%) SIGTRAN
11 17 (16.67%) HTTP
11 17 (16.67%) INAP
11 17 (16.67%) TCAP
11 17 (16.67%) M3UA
12 16 (15.69%) Diameter Protocol
12 16 (15.69%) Unix
12 16 (15.69%) C
12 16 (15.69%) Test Management
12 16 (15.69%) SCTP
13 15 (14.71%) Huawei
13 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (14.71%) CCIE

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.98%) Apache
2 1 (0.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (1.96%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 97 (95.10%) 3G
2 64 (62.75%) 4G
3 54 (52.94%) LTE
4 24 (23.53%) Internet
5 22 (21.57%) VoIP
6 20 (19.61%) Firewall
7 19 (18.63%) GPRS
7 19 (18.63%) SCCP
8 18 (17.65%) GSM
8 18 (17.65%) SIGTRAN
9 17 (16.67%) HTTP
9 17 (16.67%) INAP
9 17 (16.67%) M3UA
9 17 (16.67%) TCAP
10 16 (15.69%) Diameter Protocol
10 16 (15.69%) SCTP
11 15 (14.71%) SMPP
12 13 (12.75%) UMTS
13 12 (11.76%) IPsec
13 12 (11.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.96%) MySQL
2 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.98%) Big Data
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.98%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) CppUnit
2 1 (0.98%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.98%) Hudson
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 56 (54.90%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.78%) Billing
3 9 (8.82%) Finance
3 9 (8.82%) Marketing
4 8 (7.84%) Electronics
5 7 (6.86%) Automotive
6 3 (2.94%) German Language
6 3 (2.94%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.96%) Advertising
7 2 (1.96%) Law
7 2 (1.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.98%) Banking
8 1 (0.98%) Games
8 1 (0.98%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 14 (13.73%) Consultant
2 13 (12.75%) Analyst
3 12 (11.76%) Designer
4 11 (10.78%) Architect
5 10 (9.80%) Developer
6 9 (8.82%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Technical Operations Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.88%) Mobile Designer
8 6 (5.88%) Network Consultant
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Designer
8 6 (5.88%) Technical Designer
9 5 (4.90%) Design Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Management Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Mobile Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Testing Consultant
10 4 (3.92%) 4G Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) SOAP
2 9 (8.82%) XML
3 8 (7.84%) HTML
4 6 (5.88%) .NET
5 3 (2.94%) Web Services
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.96%) OpenRasta
6 2 (1.96%) POSIX
6 2 (1.96%) RESTful
6 2 (1.96%) Sensu
6 2 (1.96%) ServiceStack
6 2 (1.96%) STL
7 1 (0.98%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) IPTV
2 8 (7.84%) Web 2.0
3 7 (6.86%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.86%) Machine to Machine
4 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.92%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.94%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (2.94%) PMI
7 2 (1.96%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.55%) Linux
2 18 (17.65%) Windows
3 16 (15.69%) Unix
4 14 (13.73%) Android
5 9 (8.82%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.96%) Solaris
8 1 (0.98%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.98%) HPUX
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) Network Design
2 19 (18.63%) Defect Management
3 18 (17.65%) Time Management
4 16 (15.69%) Test Management
5 15 (14.71%) Project Management
5 15 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (13.73%) Test Planning
7 12 (11.76%) Migration
7 12 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (10.78%) PRINCE2
8 11 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (9.80%) CRM
9 10 (9.80%) Presales
9 10 (9.80%) Product Management
10 9 (8.82%) B2B
10 9 (8.82%) Customer Engagement
10 9 (8.82%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.84%) Performance Management
11 8 (7.84%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) C
2 9 (8.82%) C++
3 6 (5.88%) C#
3 6 (5.88%) SQL
4 2 (1.96%) Python
4 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.98%) Ruby
5 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (21.57%) ISEB
1 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
2 15 (14.71%) CCIE
2 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (9.80%) Degree
5 5 (4.90%) PMI Certification
5 5 (4.90%) PMP
6 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Grafana
1 2 (1.96%) Graphite
1 2 (1.96%) HAProxy
1 2 (1.96%) logstash
1 2 (1.96%) Nagios
1 2 (1.96%) ZABBIX
1 2 (1.96%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) Huawei
2 13 (12.75%) HP
3 10 (9.80%) Agilent
4 9 (8.82%) Openreach
5 8 (7.84%) Nokia
6 7 (6.86%) Ericsson
7 4 (3.92%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (2.94%) Anite
8 3 (2.94%) BT
8 3 (2.94%) ZTE
9 2 (1.96%) Actix
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco
9 2 (1.96%) Dialogic
9 2 (1.96%) Google
9 2 (1.96%) Incapsula
9 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.96%) Nortel
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle
10 1 (0.98%) Tieto
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