The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for 2.5G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2.5G
UK
Rank 864 - 958
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing 2.5G 1 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% - 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.007% - 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £35,000
UK excluding London median salary - - £35,000

2.5G 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13468 17650 19251
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.05% 17.25% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10974 14610 15332
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

2.5G
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing 2.5G as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 2.5G in the UK

2.5G
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2.5G.

Salary trend for 2.5G in the UK

2.5G
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2.5G within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
England - 1 - -

2.5G
Top 6 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing 2.5G 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 2.5G.

1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management

2.5G
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree