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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 777 849 814
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -35
Permanent jobs citing 2G 106 58 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.049% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 50 37 38
Average salary £43,750 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.28%

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
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +72 91 £42,500 +25.92% 16
South East +14 35 £40,000 -23.80% 6
Berkshire +12 24 £40,000 -32.77% 6
London +65 23 £77,500 +34.78% 3
East of England +12 19 £31,500 -1.56% 3
Bedfordshire +10 14 £31,500 -1.56% 1
Slough +14 10 £37,500 +15.38%
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £50,000 -9.09%
City of London - 7 - - 1
North West - 6 £40,000 -
Manchester - 6 £40,000 -
Reading -11 5 - - 2
West Yorkshire +22 4 - -
Leeds +15 4 - -
Yorkshire +10 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Newbury +7 3 £40,000 -32.77% 3
Hertfordshire -2 3 £20,000 -50.00% 1
South West -9 3 £43,750 -16.26% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 2 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £44,000 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £62,000 -
Cambridge +24 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Watford +10 1 £20,000 -55.55%
Bristol -5 1 £43,500 -16.74%
Cheltenham - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 202 (100.00%) 3G
2 149 (73.76%) Telecoms
3 129 (63.86%) 4G
4 105 (51.98%) LTE
5 78 (38.61%) Degree
6 72 (35.64%) Radio Access Network
7 63 (31.19%) GSM
8 58 (28.71%) Ericsson
9 56 (27.72%) Wireless
10 53 (26.24%) UMTS
11 45 (22.28%) Network Architecture
12 36 (17.82%) Nokia
12 36 (17.82%) SS7
12 36 (17.82%) WiMAX
13 35 (17.33%) RNC
14 32 (15.84%) Linux
15 31 (15.35%) QA
16 30 (14.85%) SLA
16 30 (14.85%) Internet
17 28 (13.86%) Nortel
17 28 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (12.38%) Capacity Planning
18 25 (12.38%) MVNO
18 25 (12.38%) Service Delivery
19 23 (11.39%) UNIX
20 20 (9.90%) Oracle
21 18 (8.91%) SQL
21 18 (8.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
21 18 (8.91%) Fault Management
22 17 (8.42%) Diameter Protocol

2G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (2.48%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.50%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.48%) MS Office
3 4 (1.98%) FrameMaker
3 4 (1.98%) XMetaL
3 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 202 (100.00%) 3G
2 129 (63.86%) 4G
3 105 (51.98%) LTE
4 72 (35.64%) Radio Access Network
5 63 (31.19%) GSM
6 56 (27.72%) Wireless
7 53 (26.24%) UMTS
8 36 (17.82%) SS7
8 36 (17.82%) WiMAX
9 35 (17.33%) RNC
10 30 (14.85%) Internet
11 25 (12.38%) MVNO
12 17 (8.42%) Diameter Protocol
13 13 (6.44%) MPLS
13 13 (6.44%) Ethernet
14 12 (5.94%) SIGTRAN
14 12 (5.94%) TCAP
15 11 (5.45%) VoIP
16 10 (4.95%) Firewall
16 10 (4.95%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.48%) MySQL
3 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.98%) XMLSpy
2 2 (0.99%) Subversion
2 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.50%) CANoe
3 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
General
1 149 (73.76%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.45%) Finance
3 9 (4.46%) Electronics
4 6 (2.97%) Billing
5 4 (1.98%) Games
5 4 (1.98%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.99%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (12.87%) RAN Engineer
2 25 (12.38%) Architect
3 18 (8.91%) Network Architect
4 14 (6.93%) Author
4 14 (6.93%) Technical Author
5 13 (6.44%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 13 (6.44%) Wireless Engineer
5 13 (6.44%) Operations Manager
6 12 (5.94%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.45%) Technical Leader
8 10 (4.95%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.47%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.47%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.97%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.97%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (2.97%) Head of Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.97%) Development Engineer
11 5 (2.48%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (2.48%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.47%) HTML
2 6 (2.97%) SOAP
3 5 (2.48%) .NET
4 4 (1.98%) Ajax
4 4 (1.98%) Web Services
4 4 (1.98%) XML
4 4 (1.98%) Classic ASP
4 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.98%) CSS
4 4 (1.98%) jQuery
5 3 (1.49%) REST
5 3 (1.49%) J2EE
6 1 (0.50%) HTML5
6 1 (0.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.97%) Clustering
4 5 (2.48%) Handset
5 4 (1.98%) E-Learning
5 4 (1.98%) Wiki
5 4 (1.98%) Telematics
6 3 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.49%) PMI
6 3 (1.49%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.99%) BBC
7 2 (0.99%) Statistics
7 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.99%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.99%) iDTV
7 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.84%) Linux
2 23 (11.39%) UNIX
3 5 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.48%) Android
3 5 (2.48%) Solaris
4 4 (1.98%) Windows
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.50%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.28%) Network Architecture
2 25 (12.38%) Capacity Planning
2 25 (12.38%) Service Delivery
3 18 (8.91%) Fault Management
4 14 (6.93%) Change Control
5 13 (6.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 12 (5.94%) Validation
7 11 (5.45%) Project Management
8 10 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.95%) Software Engineering
9 9 (4.46%) OpenUP
10 8 (3.96%) Operations Management
11 7 (3.47%) Capacity Management
11 7 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (3.47%) Network Planning
11 7 (3.47%) Change Management
12 6 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (2.97%) Strategic Planning
12 6 (2.97%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.91%) SQL
2 13 (6.44%) C
3 9 (4.46%) C#
4 8 (3.96%) C++
4 8 (3.96%) Java
4 8 (3.96%) Python
4 8 (3.96%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.97%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.98%) VB6
6 4 (1.98%) Perl
6 4 (1.98%) VB
7 3 (1.49%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.50%) TTCN
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (38.61%) Degree
2 11 (5.45%) HNC
3 4 (1.98%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) MCP
4 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.99%) APMP
5 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) CISSP
5 1 (0.50%) PMP
5 1 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.35%) QA
2 30 (14.85%) SLA
3 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (1.98%) Xen
2 4 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 58 (28.71%) Ericsson
2 36 (17.82%) Nokia
3 28 (13.86%) Nortel
4 20 (9.90%) Oracle
5 18 (8.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 17 (8.42%) Huawei
7 13 (6.44%) Amdocs
8 8 (3.96%) Cisco
9 7 (3.47%) VMware
10 6 (2.97%) Cramer
10 6 (2.97%) Veritas
11 5 (2.48%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.48%) Microsoft
12 4 (1.98%) Remedy
13 3 (1.49%) Juniper
13 3 (1.49%) Mapinfo
14 2 (0.99%) HP
15 1 (0.50%) Apple
15 1 (0.50%) Intel
15 1 (0.50%) Sun
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 30,000-50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + good bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Close to borders of Cambridgeshire Essex...
Questor Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary according to experience
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago