The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 718 612 586
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -26
Permanent jobs citing 3G 174 333 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 1.60% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 117 165 165
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -19.44%

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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% -

3G
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 3G within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3G
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 3G within the UK.

3G Salary Trend in the UK

3G
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3G over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

3G Salary Histogram in the UK

3G
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 -129 161 £40,000 +6.66% 26
South East -107 64 £45,000 +18.42% 14
London +24 60 £37,000 -12.94% 4
Berkshire -82 41 £45,000 +20.00% 7
City of London +25 21 £32,500 -13.33%
East of England -17 21 £31,500 -1.56% 3
Reading -38 16 £45,000 +69.81% 1
Bedfordshire -9 14 £31,500 +1.61% 2
Slough -4 9 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Surrey +19 8 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £45,000 +87.50% 1
South West -20 8 £43,750 +82.29% 1
Scotland +15 3 £21,500 -6.52% 1
Glasgow +13 3 £21,500 -6.52% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £50,000 +12.35% 1
Hampshire +1 3 £42,500 -15.00% 3
North West -3 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Hertfordshire -18 3 £31,500 -47.93%
Kent - 3 £30,000 -
Andover - 3 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £44,000 -
East Sussex +29 2 £40,000 +116.21%
Brighton +27 2 £40,000 +116.21%
Bracknell +14 2 - -
Newbury +11 2 £40,000 -42.85% 5
Swindon +10 2 - -
Manchester +6 2 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Birmingham -7 2 £27,250 +23.16% 2
Wiltshire -7 2 - -
West Midlands -19 2 £27,250 +23.16% 3

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing 3G 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 3G.

1 206 (53.65%) Telecoms
2 181 (47.14%) 2G
3 180 (46.88%) 4G
4 119 (30.99%) LTE
5 98 (25.52%) Degree
6 88 (22.92%) Cisco
7 76 (19.79%) MPLS
8 75 (19.53%) Radio Access Network
9 71 (18.49%) Wireless
10 60 (15.63%) Windows
10 60 (15.63%) GSM
11 55 (14.32%) Juniper
11 55 (14.32%) Firewall
11 55 (14.32%) BGP
12 53 (13.80%) OSPF
12 53 (13.80%) Internet
12 53 (13.80%) VPN
13 52 (13.54%) Cisco Certification
14 49 (12.76%) SLA
14 49 (12.76%) UMTS
14 49 (12.76%) Ethernet
15 48 (12.50%) TCP/IP
16 46 (11.98%) Ericsson
17 45 (11.72%) SS7
17 45 (11.72%) Linux
18 43 (11.20%) ITIL
18 43 (11.20%) MS Office
19 39 (10.16%) Microsoft
20 38 (9.90%) ADSL
20 38 (9.90%) Cisco ASA

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing 3G 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 3G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.91%) WorkSite
2 11 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2000
4 5 (1.30%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.04%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.52%) IIS
7 2 (0.52%) JBoss
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.26%) MTS
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (11.20%) MS Office
2 32 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.30%) MS Project
5 5 (1.30%) FrameMaker
5 5 (1.30%) XMetaL
6 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.08%) Office 365
2 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 181 (47.14%) 2G
2 180 (46.88%) 4G
3 119 (30.99%) LTE
4 76 (19.79%) MPLS
5 75 (19.53%) Radio Access Network
6 71 (18.49%) Wireless
7 60 (15.63%) GSM
8 55 (14.32%) Firewall
8 55 (14.32%) BGP
9 53 (13.80%) OSPF
9 53 (13.80%) VPN
9 53 (13.80%) Internet
10 49 (12.76%) Ethernet
10 49 (12.76%) UMTS
11 48 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 45 (11.72%) SS7
13 38 (9.90%) ADSL
13 38 (9.90%) Cisco ASA
14 35 (9.11%) Broadband
15 28 (7.29%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.30%) MS Access
3 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.04%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) Infinispan
6 2 (0.52%) Big Data
6 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.52%) MySQL
6 2 (0.52%) BODI
6 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.30%) XMLSpy
2 3 (0.78%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.52%) Subversion
3 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.26%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 206 (53.65%) Telecoms
2 30 (7.81%) Finance
3 16 (4.17%) Billing
4 13 (3.39%) Electronics
5 11 (2.86%) Law
6 9 (2.34%) Legal
7 8 (2.08%) Games
7 8 (2.08%) Back Office
7 8 (2.08%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.82%) Advertising
8 7 (1.82%) Retail
9 4 (1.04%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.04%) Banking
10 3 (0.78%) French Language
10 3 (0.78%) German Language
11 2 (0.52%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 53 (13.80%) Network Engineer
2 30 (7.81%) Analyst
3 29 (7.55%) Support Engineer
4 28 (7.29%) Architect
5 23 (5.99%) Author
5 23 (5.99%) Technical Author
6 17 (4.43%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.17%) Network Support
7 16 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
7 16 (4.17%) RAN Engineer
8 14 (3.65%) Network Architect
8 14 (3.65%) Test Engineer
8 14 (3.65%) Senior RAN Engineer
9 13 (3.39%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 13 (3.39%) Team Leader
9 13 (3.39%) Support Analyst
10 11 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (2.86%) Service Analyst
10 11 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
10 11 (2.86%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.91%) XML
2 9 (2.34%) .NET
3 7 (1.82%) Web Services
4 5 (1.30%) JMS
5 4 (1.04%) SOAP
6 3 (0.78%) J2EE
6 3 (0.78%) OpenGL
6 3 (0.78%) REST
6 3 (0.78%) OpenCL
6 3 (0.78%) OpenGL ES
7 2 (0.52%) HTML5
7 2 (0.52%) HTML
7 2 (0.52%) Java SE
7 2 (0.52%) Java EE
7 2 (0.52%) GWT
7 2 (0.52%) Java EE 5
7 2 (0.52%) JPA
7 2 (0.52%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (0.52%) JMX
7 2 (0.52%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.85%) Computer Science
1 34 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.81%) Blackberry
3 25 (6.51%) Smartphone
4 21 (5.47%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.17%) iPhone
6 14 (3.65%) iPad
7 9 (2.34%) Handset
8 6 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.30%) E-Learning
9 5 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (1.30%) Wiki
9 5 (1.30%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.04%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.04%) Clustering
11 3 (0.78%) VHDL
11 3 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.78%) PKI
11 3 (0.78%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.63%) Windows
2 45 (11.72%) Linux
3 35 (9.11%) Windows 7
4 34 (8.85%) Windows XP
5 30 (7.81%) UNIX
6 28 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.86%) Solaris
9 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.82%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.04%) Android
11 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.78%) SUSE
12 3 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (11.20%) ITIL
2 38 (9.90%) Network Architecture
3 33 (8.59%) Project Management
4 32 (8.33%) Validation
5 28 (7.29%) Capacity Planning
6 27 (7.03%) Network Design
7 26 (6.77%) Service Delivery
8 22 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (5.21%) Fault Management
9 20 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (4.95%) CRM
11 17 (4.43%) Migration
12 16 (4.17%) Change Management
13 15 (3.91%) Software Engineering
14 14 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
15 13 (3.39%) Change Control
15 13 (3.39%) Service Management
16 11 (2.86%) Content Management
16 11 (2.86%) Performance Management
16 11 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.55%) SQL
2 20 (5.21%) C
3 18 (4.69%) C++
4 13 (3.39%) Python
5 12 (3.13%) Perl
6 10 (2.60%) Java
7 9 (2.34%) MATLAB
8 7 (1.82%) C#
8 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.30%) Ruby
10 4 (1.04%) Tcl
10 4 (1.04%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.78%) Ada
12 2 (0.52%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.52%) F#
13 1 (0.26%) TTCN
13 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.26%) VBA
13 1 (0.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 98 (25.52%) Degree
2 52 (13.54%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (7.81%) CCNA
4 27 (7.03%) CCNP
5 19 (4.95%) HNC
6 10 (2.60%) CISSP
7 9 (2.34%) CCSE
7 9 (2.34%) CCSA
8 8 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 8 (2.08%) CCDA
9 7 (1.82%) CCIP
10 6 (1.56%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.30%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.04%) MCP
12 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.78%) APMP
13 3 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.76%) SLA
2 16 (4.17%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.08%) Firmware
3 8 (2.08%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.30%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (1.04%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.52%) XenApp
7 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.34%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.56%) Netcool
3 5 (1.30%) Nagios
4 4 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.52%) Cacti
6 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.26%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 88 (22.92%) Cisco
2 55 (14.32%) Juniper
3 46 (11.98%) Ericsson
4 39 (10.16%) Microsoft
5 33 (8.59%) Citrix
6 25 (6.51%) Huawei
6 25 (6.51%) Fortinet
7 23 (5.99%) Oracle
8 21 (5.47%) Nokia
9 20 (5.21%) Nortel
9 20 (5.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 17 (4.43%) F5
11 15 (3.91%) Amdocs
12 14 (3.65%) HP
12 14 (3.65%) VMware
13 13 (3.39%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.34%) Remedy
14 9 (2.34%) Apple
15 8 (2.08%) McAfee
15 8 (2.08%) Avaya
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Bonus, 28 days holiday, pension, flexible benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 22 hours ago
Solihull
EE
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Talent Crew
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + good bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Croydon
Land Registry
Salary: £22,000 - 28,601 per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Bonus, 28 days holiday, pension, flexible benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Chesham, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £65,000 per year plus Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 17 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Near Cambridge
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago