The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 786 767 612
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -155
Permanent jobs citing 3G 104 196 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 1.09% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 79 133 174
Median salary £51,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,150 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +28.57%

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
15911 18017 20880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.93% 16.56% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13030 14970 16458
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing 3G as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 October 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 98 £51,750 +15.00% 12
South East +21 43 £53,750 +19.44% 3
Berkshire +14 29 £95,000 +40.74% 2
London +3 28 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Slough +25 14 £110,000 +144.44% 1
South West - 12 £23,000 - 3
East Midlands - 11 £35,000 -
Bristol - 11 £23,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £35,000 -
Reading +24 5 £60,000 +39.53%
Hampshire +2 5 £45,000 -7.69%
Basingstoke -7 5 £45,000 -14.28%
Mansfield - 5 £35,000 -
City of London +45 4 £43,250 +29.10% 1
Surrey +16 4 £51,750 +29.37% 1
Derby - 4 - -
Derbyshire - 4 - -
East of England +12 3 £51,250 +62.69%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £51,250 -
Feltham - 3 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 3 £32,000 -
West Sussex +17 2 £53,750 +115.00%
Sussex - 2 £25,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £47,500 -
Gatwick - 2 £53,750 -
Redhill - 2 £51,750 -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Reigate - 1 £55,000 -

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for 3G.

1 156 (62.90%) 4G
2 122 (49.19%) Telecoms
3 94 (37.90%) LTE
4 70 (28.23%) 2G
4 70 (28.23%) Wi-Fi
5 68 (27.42%) Degree
6 59 (23.79%) LAN
7 53 (21.37%) Cisco
8 52 (20.97%) Windows
9 51 (20.56%) WAN
10 50 (20.16%) MPLS
11 49 (19.76%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (18.95%) TCP/IP
12 47 (18.95%) VoIP
12 47 (18.95%) Ethernet
12 47 (18.95%) GSM
12 47 (18.95%) Linux
13 44 (17.74%) Wireless
14 43 (17.34%) Network Design
14 43 (17.34%) Radio Access Network
15 40 (16.13%) Microsoft
16 38 (15.32%) VPN
16 38 (15.32%) Firewall
17 35 (14.11%) IPsec
17 35 (14.11%) SSL
17 35 (14.11%) Juniper
18 34 (13.71%) BGP
18 34 (13.71%) GPRS
19 33 (13.31%) ADSL
20 32 (12.90%) Analytical Skills

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.63%) Apache
1 9 (3.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.42%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (7.66%) MS Office
2 11 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.02%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 4 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.81%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (3.63%) Office 365
3 8 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 8 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (62.90%) 4G
2 94 (37.90%) LTE
3 70 (28.23%) 2G
3 70 (28.23%) Wi-Fi
4 59 (23.79%) LAN
5 51 (20.56%) WAN
6 50 (20.16%) MPLS
7 47 (18.95%) Ethernet
7 47 (18.95%) GSM
7 47 (18.95%) TCP/IP
7 47 (18.95%) VoIP
8 44 (17.74%) Wireless
9 43 (17.34%) Radio Access Network
10 38 (15.32%) Firewall
10 38 (15.32%) VPN
11 35 (14.11%) IPsec
11 35 (14.11%) SSL
12 34 (13.71%) BGP
12 34 (13.71%) GPRS
13 33 (13.31%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.85%) Big Data
2 8 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.02%) GIS
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) MS Access
5 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 122 (49.19%) Telecoms
2 29 (11.69%) Electronics
3 20 (8.06%) Marketing
4 15 (6.05%) Military
5 10 (4.03%) Games
6 6 (2.42%) Back Office
7 4 (1.61%) Finance
7 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.21%) Billing
9 2 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
9 2 (0.81%) Banking
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (19.76%) Network Engineer
2 33 (13.31%) Analyst
3 32 (12.90%) Design Engineer
4 20 (8.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (6.85%) Architect
6 14 (5.65%) Developer
6 14 (5.65%) Development Engineer
6 14 (5.65%) OSS Engineer
7 13 (5.24%) 3G Engineer
7 13 (5.24%) Support Engineer
8 12 (4.84%) C++ Developer
8 12 (4.84%) IT Engineer
9 11 (4.44%) 4G Engineer
9 11 (4.44%) Graduate
9 11 (4.44%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.03%) Diagnostic Engineer
10 10 (4.03%) Sales Manager
10 10 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.63%) Linux Developer
11 9 (3.63%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 11 (4.44%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.61%) XML
4 3 (1.21%) HTML
5 2 (0.81%) CGI
5 2 (0.81%) JSON
5 2 (0.81%) SOAP
5 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.40%) Ajax
6 1 (0.40%) CSS
6 1 (0.40%) Doctrine
6 1 (0.40%) jQuery
6 1 (0.40%) OAuth
6 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.40%) REST
6 1 (0.40%) RESTful
6 1 (0.40%) Symfony
6 1 (0.40%) Twig
6 1 (0.40%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 32 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.87%) Computer Science
3 21 (8.47%) IPTV
4 17 (6.85%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.65%) PKI
6 13 (5.24%) Smartphone
7 12 (4.84%) Internet of Things
7 12 (4.84%) iPhone
8 8 (3.23%) Blackberry
8 8 (3.23%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.23%) Visualisation
9 6 (2.42%) Handset
9 6 (2.42%) PDA
10 5 (2.02%) CPLD
10 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
10 5 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.61%) iPad
11 4 (1.61%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.97%) Windows
2 47 (18.95%) Linux
3 15 (6.05%) Windows CE
3 15 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (5.65%) Windows 7
5 13 (5.24%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.44%) Windows XP
8 9 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.23%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.42%) Unix
11 5 (2.02%) Android
11 5 (2.02%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.34%) Network Design
2 27 (10.89%) Analytics
2 27 (10.89%) Validation
3 25 (10.08%) ITIL
4 23 (9.27%) Network Architecture
4 23 (9.27%) Presales
5 19 (7.66%) Operations Management
6 18 (7.26%) Customer Engagement
7 17 (6.85%) Project Management
7 17 (6.85%) WAN Optimisation
8 16 (6.45%) Change Control
9 15 (6.05%) Load Balancing
9 15 (6.05%) System Testing
10 13 (5.24%) Information Management
10 13 (5.24%) Multithreading
10 13 (5.24%) Network Management
11 12 (4.84%) Business Development
11 12 (4.84%) Migration
11 12 (4.84%) Translating Business Requirements
12 11 (4.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.29%) C++
2 16 (6.45%) C
3 15 (6.05%) C#
3 15 (6.05%) VC++
4 12 (4.84%) Python
5 11 (4.44%) MATLAB
5 11 (4.44%) SQL
6 9 (3.63%) Java
7 4 (1.61%) VB
8 3 (1.21%) Perl
9 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) PHP
10 1 (0.40%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (27.42%) Degree
2 49 (19.76%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (7.26%) CCNA
3 18 (7.26%) CCNP
4 12 (4.84%) CCIE
4 12 (4.84%) MCSA
4 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.03%) CCSA
5 10 (4.03%) CCSP
5 10 (4.03%) ISEB
5 10 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.63%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.02%) NVQ Level 3
8 4 (1.61%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.21%) PhD
10 2 (0.81%) MCSE
10 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.40%) CISM
11 1 (0.40%) CRISC
11 1 (0.40%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.66%) ISO 9001
2 17 (6.85%) SLA
3 4 (1.61%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.65%) KVM
4 5 (2.02%) Firmware
5 4 (1.61%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.81%) Squid
7 2 (0.81%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (5.24%) Cisco Prime
1 13 (5.24%) SolarWinds Orion
2 12 (4.84%) Ansible
2 12 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.84%) Puppet
3 4 (1.61%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.61%) TrustSec
4 2 (0.81%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 53 (21.37%) Cisco
2 40 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 35 (14.11%) Juniper
4 20 (8.06%) VMware
5 19 (7.66%) Nokia
6 17 (6.85%) Citrix
7 16 (6.45%) F5
8 15 (6.05%) CheckPoint
9 14 (5.65%) Barracuda Networks
9 14 (5.65%) Palo Alto
9 14 (5.65%) SolarWinds
10 12 (4.84%) Ericsson
10 12 (4.84%) HP
11 10 (4.03%) Huawei
11 10 (4.03%) Nortel
12 8 (3.23%) EMC
12 8 (3.23%) Google
13 7 (2.82%) Empirix
13 7 (2.82%) Velocent
14 6 (2.42%) Actix
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