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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 755 710 822
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +112
Permanent jobs citing 2G 147 167 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.90% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 103 97 48
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 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -11.11%

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
20603 18575 21971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.41% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 15126 17980
Average salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

2G Salary Histogram in the UK

2G
Top 29 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 19 September 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
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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 -33 146 £34,000 -24.44% 14
South East -42 45 £50,000 -16.66% 4
East of England -47 43 £31,000 -17.33% 2
London -6 33 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 21 - -
South West -7 21 £24,000 -26.15% 2
Bristol - 20 £24,000 - 2
Bedfordshire -30 19 £28,000 -13.84%
City of London +19 18 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 18 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Berkshire -24 18 £55,000 - 3
Cambridge -10 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Reading -11 10 £26,500 -55.83% 1
Amersham - 7 - -
Newbury -3 6 £70,000 +32.07%
Hemel Hempstead -9 6 £70,000 +12.00%
Hertfordshire -14 6 £70,000 +43.58%
Chesham - 4 - -
Surrey 0 3 - -
Hampshire -6 3 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Southampton - 3 £50,000 - 1
Redhill - 2 - -
Guildford +9 1 - -
Luton -17 1 £32,500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 211 (98.14%) 3G
2 186 (86.51%) Telecoms
3 131 (60.93%) 4G
4 100 (46.51%) LTE
5 64 (29.77%) Degree
6 40 (18.60%) XML
7 39 (18.14%) Computer Science
8 37 (17.21%) XMetaL
9 35 (16.28%) Radio Access Network
10 32 (14.88%) SS7
11 28 (13.02%) Finance
11 28 (13.02%) GSM
12 26 (12.09%) UMTS
13 24 (11.16%) Linux
13 24 (11.16%) Wireless
13 24 (11.16%) Network Architecture
14 20 (9.30%) Java
14 20 (9.30%) Software Engineering
15 18 (8.37%) UNIX
15 18 (8.37%) Internet
16 16 (7.44%) Project Management
16 16 (7.44%) C++
17 15 (6.98%) HNC
17 15 (6.98%) GPRS
17 15 (6.98%) Huawei
18 14 (6.51%) Smartphone
18 14 (6.51%) Content Management
18 14 (6.51%) 3GPP
18 14 (6.51%) MS Visio
18 14 (6.51%) Service Management

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.47%) TeamSite
Applications
1 37 (17.21%) XMetaL
2 14 (6.51%) MS Visio
2 14 (6.51%) FrameMaker
3 4 (1.86%) MS Office
4 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 211 (98.14%) 3G
2 131 (60.93%) 4G
3 100 (46.51%) LTE
4 35 (16.28%) Radio Access Network
5 32 (14.88%) SS7
6 28 (13.02%) GSM
7 26 (12.09%) UMTS
8 24 (11.16%) Wireless
9 18 (8.37%) Internet
10 15 (6.98%) GPRS
11 14 (6.51%) 3GPP
12 13 (6.05%) MVNO
13 10 (4.65%) Broadband
14 9 (4.19%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (4.19%) 2.5G
14 9 (4.19%) SIGTRAN
15 8 (3.72%) TCAP
16 6 (2.79%) Firewall
16 6 (2.79%) TCP/IP
17 5 (2.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.65%) MySQL
2 9 (4.19%) Big Data
3 8 (3.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.86%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 13 (6.05%) XMLSpy
2 5 (2.33%) Valgrind
3 4 (1.86%) CppUnit
4 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.40%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.40%) Maven
5 2 (0.93%) JIRA
5 2 (0.93%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.47%) JUnit
6 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
General
1 186 (86.51%) Telecoms
2 28 (13.02%) Finance
3 13 (6.05%) Marketing
4 10 (4.65%) Billing
5 5 (2.33%) Electronics
6 4 (1.86%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (17.67%) Author
1 38 (17.67%) Technical Author
2 21 (9.77%) Architect
3 17 (7.91%) Junior
4 16 (7.44%) Consultant
5 14 (6.51%) Coordinator
5 14 (6.51%) Project Coordinator
5 14 (6.51%) Test Engineer
5 14 (6.51%) Junior Technical Author
6 13 (6.05%) Operations Manager
6 13 (6.05%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.58%) Network Manager
8 11 (5.12%) Service Manager
9 10 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.72%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.72%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.72%) Service Operations Manager
11 7 (3.26%) Resourcer
11 7 (3.26%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.60%) XML
2 9 (4.19%) Middleware
3 3 (1.40%) MFC
3 3 (1.40%) STL
4 2 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.47%) J2EE
5 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.47%) Java EE
5 1 (0.47%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.14%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.51%) Smartphone
3 13 (6.05%) E-Learning
3 13 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.72%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.72%) Device Driver
5 7 (3.26%) Clustering
5 7 (3.26%) Digital Media
6 6 (2.79%) Handset
7 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.93%) Open Source
9 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.47%) Statistics
9 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.16%) Linux
2 18 (8.37%) UNIX
3 9 (4.19%) Windows
4 8 (3.72%) Android
4 8 (3.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.16%) Network Architecture
2 20 (9.30%) Software Engineering
3 16 (7.44%) Project Management
4 14 (6.51%) Service Management
4 14 (6.51%) Content Management
5 13 (6.05%) Workflow
6 11 (5.12%) Change Management
7 10 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.19%) ITIL
8 9 (4.19%) Fault Management
8 9 (4.19%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (3.72%) High Availability
9 8 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.72%) Logistics
10 7 (3.26%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.26%) Network Design
10 7 (3.26%) Network Planning
10 7 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (3.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.30%) Java
2 16 (7.44%) C++
3 13 (6.05%) Perl
4 12 (5.58%) Python
4 12 (5.58%) C
5 10 (4.65%) SQL
6 9 (4.19%) Embedded C
6 9 (4.19%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.72%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.33%) Embedded C++
9 4 (1.86%) C#
10 2 (0.93%) Groovy
11 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 64 (29.77%) Degree
2 15 (6.98%) HNC
3 8 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.86%) HND
5 3 (1.40%) ISEB
5 3 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.40%) PMP
5 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) SLA
2 9 (4.19%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.86%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Netcool
1 1 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (6.98%) Huawei
2 11 (5.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (5.12%) Oracle
2 11 (5.12%) Ericsson
3 10 (4.65%) Progress
4 7 (3.26%) Veritas
5 6 (2.79%) VMware
6 5 (2.33%) MKS
7 4 (1.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (1.86%) Coverity
7 4 (1.86%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.86%) EMC
8 3 (1.40%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.40%) BT
9 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.93%) IBM
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.47%) HP
10 1 (0.47%) Nortel
10 1 (0.47%) Nokia
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