The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for 2G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

2G
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 867 870
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3  
Permanent jobs citing 2G 6 48 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.053% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% 0.31% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 39 56
Median salary £55,750 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.88% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,350 £23,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,150 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £48,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +22.39% +28.00%  

2G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13513 15503 18191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.32% 17.00% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11030 12998 14899
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing 2G as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in England

2G
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2G in England.

Salary trend for 2G in England

2G
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
South East +34 4 £60,000 +25.00%
London +20 2 £51,500 +123.91%
2G
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for 2G.

1 17 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (76.47%) LTE
3 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
4 9 (52.94%) 4G
5 7 (41.18%) Degree
6 6 (35.29%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (35.29%) GSM
6 6 (35.29%) UMTS
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (23.53%) GPRS
8 4 (23.53%) VoIP
8 4 (23.53%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (23.53%) Netcool
8 4 (23.53%) Six Sigma
8 4 (23.53%) Network Performance Management
8 4 (23.53%) NSN NetAct
8 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Management
8 4 (23.53%) Traffica
9 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
9 3 (17.65%) Linux
10 2 (11.76%) Broadband
10 2 (11.76%) C
10 2 (11.76%) LAN
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco
10 2 (11.76%) DNS

2G
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (76.47%) LTE
3 9 (52.94%) 4G
4 6 (35.29%) GSM
4 6 (35.29%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (35.29%) UMTS
5 4 (23.53%) GPRS
5 4 (23.53%) VoIP
6 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.76%) Broadband
7 2 (11.76%) DHCP
7 2 (11.76%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) Firewall
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
7 2 (11.76%) MGW
8 1 (5.88%) BGP
8 1 (5.88%) L2TP
8 1 (5.88%) MPLS
8 1 (5.88%) OSPF
8 1 (5.88%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Network Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Network Operations Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Network Performance Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Performance Manager
2 2 (11.76%) 3G Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Junior 3G Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Junior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Site Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Trainee
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) JavaFX
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) Swing
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Network Performance Management
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Management
2 4 (23.53%) Six Sigma
3 2 (11.76%) Fault Management
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) OpenUP
4 1 (5.88%) Android Development
4 1 (5.88%) B2B
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.88%) CCENT
3 1 (5.88%) CCIP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Netcool
1 4 (23.53%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.88%) Cacti
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
2 2 (11.76%) Arqiva
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) BT
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Huawei
3 1 (5.88%) Nokia
3 1 (5.88%) Openreach
3 1 (5.88%) Virgin Media