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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 714 575 549
Rank change year-on-year
-139 -26
Permanent jobs citing 3G 186 356 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 1.71% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 132 169 204
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £34,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+24.81% -23.88%

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
18448 20813 18849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.66% 18.12% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15302 16464 15218
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 August 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 August 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 -136 178 £42,750 +14.00% 19
South East -92 81 £45,000 - 10
London +4 70 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Berkshire -88 43 £67,500 +45.94% 7
East of England -23 21 £31,500 -3.07%
Hampshire +36 16 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Bedfordshire +6 13 £31,500 +12.50%
City of London +5 13 £32,500 -13.33%
Surrey +2 8 £45,000 +60.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -25 8 £45,000 +87.50%
Slough -3 7 £45,000 +24.13%
Reading -55 7 £43,000 +62.26% 3
Andover - 7 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -6 6 £48,000 -26.43%
Newbury +6 4 £40,000 -42.85% 3
Watford - 4 £48,000 -
Kent -2 3 £30,000 -36.84%
Amersham -2 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £21,500 -
Scotland - 3 £21,500 -
Bracknell +22 2 - -
Birmingham +5 2 £27,250 -42.63%
Crawley -9 2 £25,000 -33.33%
West Sussex -10 2 £25,000 -33.33%
West Midlands -18 2 £27,250 -30.57%
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £55,000 -
North West +9 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Manchester +4 1 £40,000 -20.00%

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (52.02%) Telecoms
2 189 (47.73%) 4G
3 183 (46.21%) 2G
4 117 (29.55%) LTE
5 100 (25.25%) Degree
6 97 (24.49%) Cisco
7 81 (20.45%) MPLS
8 66 (16.67%) Wireless
9 64 (16.16%) Firewall
10 63 (15.91%) Windows
10 63 (15.91%) Radio Access Network
11 60 (15.15%) Juniper
12 58 (14.65%) BGP
13 56 (14.14%) OSPF
13 56 (14.14%) Linux
14 55 (13.89%) GSM
14 55 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
15 54 (13.64%) VPN
16 51 (12.88%) Ethernet
17 49 (12.37%) ITIL
17 49 (12.37%) Internet
17 49 (12.37%) SS7
18 46 (11.62%) Broadband
18 46 (11.62%) Microsoft
18 46 (11.62%) TCP/IP
19 43 (10.86%) ADSL
20 42 (10.61%) MS Office
20 42 (10.61%) Windows 7
21 41 (10.35%) Cisco ASA
21 41 (10.35%) UMTS

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (4.04%) WorkSite
2 12 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
5 5 (1.26%) SAS
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.51%) IIS
7 2 (0.51%) JBoss
7 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.25%) MTS
Applications
1 42 (10.61%) MS Office
2 29 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.52%) FrameMaker
5 6 (1.52%) XMetaL
6 5 (1.26%) MS Project
7 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.78%) Office 365
2 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 189 (47.73%) 4G
2 183 (46.21%) 2G
3 117 (29.55%) LTE
4 81 (20.45%) MPLS
5 66 (16.67%) Wireless
6 64 (16.16%) Firewall
7 63 (15.91%) Radio Access Network
8 58 (14.65%) BGP
9 56 (14.14%) OSPF
10 55 (13.89%) GSM
11 54 (13.64%) VPN
12 51 (12.88%) Ethernet
13 49 (12.37%) Internet
13 49 (12.37%) SS7
14 46 (11.62%) TCP/IP
14 46 (11.62%) Broadband
15 43 (10.86%) ADSL
16 41 (10.35%) UMTS
16 41 (10.35%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 11 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.77%) MySQL
3 5 (1.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.26%) MS Access
3 5 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.01%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.51%) Big Data
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.51%) Infinispan
6 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.51%) BODI
7 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (1.52%) XMLSpy
2 3 (0.76%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.51%) Subversion
3 2 (0.51%) CppUnit
3 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.25%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 206 (52.02%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.82%) Finance
3 21 (5.30%) Electronics
4 15 (3.79%) Games
4 15 (3.79%) Retail
5 14 (3.54%) Billing
6 11 (2.78%) Law
7 9 (2.27%) Legal
7 9 (2.27%) Spanish Language
8 8 (2.02%) Back Office
9 7 (1.77%) Advertising
10 5 (1.26%) Banking
11 3 (0.76%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.76%) French Language
11 3 (0.76%) German Language
11 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.51%) Marketing
13 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 61 (15.40%) Network Engineer
2 34 (8.59%) Analyst
3 32 (8.08%) Support Engineer
4 30 (7.58%) Architect
5 28 (7.07%) Author
5 28 (7.07%) Technical Author
6 21 (5.30%) Implementation Engineer
7 16 (4.04%) Network Support
7 16 (4.04%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 15 (3.79%) Project Manager
8 15 (3.79%) Support Analyst
8 15 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.79%) Test Engineer
9 14 (3.54%) Design Engineer
10 12 (3.03%) Service Analyst
10 12 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (3.03%) Network Architect
10 12 (3.03%) RAN Engineer
10 12 (3.03%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.80%) XML
2 12 (3.03%) .NET
3 6 (1.52%) COM
4 5 (1.26%) JMS
5 4 (1.01%) SOAP
5 4 (1.01%) Web Services
6 3 (0.76%) STL
6 3 (0.76%) J2EE
6 3 (0.76%) OpenGL
6 3 (0.76%) REST
6 3 (0.76%) OpenCL
6 3 (0.76%) OpenGL ES
7 2 (0.51%) Java RMI
7 2 (0.51%) POSIX
7 2 (0.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (0.51%) JMX
7 2 (0.51%) JTA
7 2 (0.51%) Java SE
7 2 (0.51%) Java EE
7 2 (0.51%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.10%) Computer Science
2 31 (7.83%) Blackberry
3 25 (6.31%) Smartphone
4 24 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 23 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.79%) Handset
7 13 (3.28%) iPhone
8 11 (2.78%) iPad
9 10 (2.53%) VHDL
9 10 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.52%) E-Learning
10 6 (1.52%) Wiki
11 5 (1.26%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.26%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.76%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.76%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 63 (15.91%) Windows
2 56 (14.14%) Linux
3 42 (10.61%) Windows 7
4 37 (9.34%) Windows XP
5 36 (9.09%) UNIX
6 27 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (4.80%) Solaris
8 11 (2.78%) Android
9 8 (2.02%) HPUX
10 7 (1.77%) Windows 2000
10 7 (1.77%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.52%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.26%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.76%) SUSE
13 3 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.37%) ITIL
2 35 (8.84%) Project Management
3 33 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 32 (8.08%) Network Design
5 31 (7.83%) Validation
6 29 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 23 (5.81%) CRM
8 22 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (5.56%) Change Management
9 21 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (5.05%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.55%) Migration
11 18 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (3.79%) Fault Management
14 14 (3.54%) Network Management
15 13 (3.28%) Integration Testing
16 12 (3.03%) Content Management
16 12 (3.03%) Change Control
17 11 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.82%) SQL
2 24 (6.06%) C++
3 18 (4.55%) C
4 14 (3.54%) C#
4 14 (3.54%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.28%) Java
6 10 (2.53%) Perl
7 9 (2.27%) Python
8 8 (2.02%) MATLAB
9 5 (1.26%) Ruby
10 4 (1.01%) Embedded C
10 4 (1.01%) Tcl
11 3 (0.76%) Ada
12 2 (0.51%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.51%) F#
13 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 100 (25.25%) Degree
2 55 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (7.58%) CCNA
4 28 (7.07%) CCNP
5 23 (5.81%) HNC
6 13 (3.28%) CISSP
6 13 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 12 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.27%) CCSA
8 9 (2.27%) CCSE
9 7 (1.77%) CCIP
10 6 (1.52%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.01%) CCDA
12 4 (1.01%) MCP
12 4 (1.01%) CISM
12 4 (1.01%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.76%) APMP
13 3 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.58%) SLA
2 8 (2.02%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 31 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.79%) Firmware
4 8 (2.02%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.26%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.26%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.76%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.51%) XenApp
7 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.27%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.52%) Cacti
2 6 (1.52%) Netcool
3 5 (1.26%) Nagios
4 4 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.76%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.76%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.25%) OpenView
7 1 (0.25%) SCCM
7 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 97 (24.49%) Cisco
2 60 (15.15%) Juniper
3 46 (11.62%) Microsoft
4 35 (8.84%) Ericsson
5 32 (8.08%) Huawei
6 31 (7.83%) Citrix
7 26 (6.57%) Fortinet
8 21 (5.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 21 (5.30%) F5
8 21 (5.30%) Oracle
9 18 (4.55%) VMware
10 17 (4.29%) CheckPoint
10 17 (4.29%) HP
11 13 (3.28%) Nokia
11 13 (3.28%) Remedy
11 13 (3.28%) Amdocs
11 13 (3.28%) Apple
12 12 (3.03%) Nortel
13 11 (2.78%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.53%) Altera
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Circa £30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: market rate+ben
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus bonuses and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Voxsmart
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + good bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 21 days ago
Other
Vodafone
Posted: 24 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 24 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago