The table below looks at the statistics for NGN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NGN over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Next Generation Network (NGN)
Rank 845 843 854
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Permanent jobs citing NGN 54 30 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.028% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 54 22 33
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,750 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,140 £130,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £40,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.92%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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

NGN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NGN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NGN
Salary Trend

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

NGN Salary Trend in the UK

NGN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NGN over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

NGN Salary Histogram in the UK

NGN
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NGN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(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 -10 54 £55,000 +37.50% 1
London +34 45 £55,000 +25.71% 1
Brentford - 32 £55,000 -
Cambridge -5 4 £62,500 +13.63%
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £62,500 +13.63%
East of England -12 4 £62,500 +13.63%
City of London -4 3 £72,500 +81.25%
Berkshire -9 3 £85,000 +75.07%
South East -24 3 £85,000 +75.07%
Reading -7 2 £85,000 -
Devon - 1 £21,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £18,000 -
Chorley - 1 £18,000 -
Paignton - 1 £21,000 -
South West - 1 £21,000 -
North West - 1 £18,000 -

NGN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NGN 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 NGN.

1 69 (86.25%) Telecoms
2 32 (40.00%) Business Development
3 24 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 24 (30.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 24 (30.00%) Ericsson
4 16 (20.00%) Nokia
5 15 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (17.50%) SS7
6 14 (17.50%) Broadband
7 12 (15.00%) VoIP
7 12 (15.00%) MPLS
8 11 (13.75%) Project Management
9 10 (12.50%) Marketing
9 10 (12.50%) Degree
10 9 (11.25%) Siemens
10 9 (11.25%) Internet
10 9 (11.25%) WLAN
11 8 (10.00%) ISDN
11 8 (10.00%) Postgraduate
12 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
12 7 (8.75%) Nortel
13 6 (7.50%) Java
13 6 (7.50%) CRM
14 5 (6.25%) Project Planning
14 5 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (6.25%) Wireless
14 5 (6.25%) Ethernet
14 5 (6.25%) 3G
14 5 (6.25%) LTE

NGN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NGN 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 NGN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (17.50%) Broadband
2 14 (17.50%) SS7
3 12 (15.00%) MPLS
3 12 (15.00%) VoIP
4 9 (11.25%) WLAN
4 9 (11.25%) Internet
5 8 (10.00%) ISDN
6 5 (6.25%) 3G
6 5 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 5 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (6.25%) Wireless
6 5 (6.25%) LTE
7 4 (5.00%) VoLTE
7 4 (5.00%) Wireless Security
8 3 (3.75%) MVNO
8 3 (3.75%) DSLAM
8 3 (3.75%) ATM
8 3 (3.75%) SDH
9 2 (2.50%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) MySQL
General
1 69 (86.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) French Language
4 1 (1.25%) German Language
4 1 (1.25%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Sales Manager
2 15 (18.75%) Business Development Executive
3 9 (11.25%) Account Manager
3 9 (11.25%) Project Manager
4 8 (10.00%) Junior
4 8 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Voice Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Voice Network Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Sales Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Product Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Account Director
9 2 (2.50%) VoIP Project Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Information Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (1.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.25%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Handset
1 3 (3.75%) STB
2 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.25%) Social Network
3 1 (1.25%) IPTV
3 1 (1.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Solaris
1 2 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) Business Development
2 11 (13.75%) Project Management
3 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.50%) CRM
5 5 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.25%) Product Management
5 5 (6.25%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.00%) Analytics
6 4 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (5.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.00%) Service Management
6 4 (5.00%) Information Security
7 3 (3.75%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.50%) ISMS
8 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.50%) Information Security Management
8 2 (2.50%) Security Management
8 2 (2.50%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) Java
2 3 (3.75%) SQL
3 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) Postgraduate
3 3 (3.75%) CISSP
3 3 (3.75%) CISM
3 3 (3.75%) MBA
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.50%) CISA
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) PhD
5 1 (1.25%) CCIE
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 24 (30.00%) Ericsson
1 24 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 16 (20.00%) Nokia
3 9 (11.25%) Siemens
4 7 (8.75%) Nortel
5 3 (3.75%) Siebel
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix
7 1 (1.25%) NetApp
7 1 (1.25%) VMware
7 1 (1.25%) Agilent