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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for 2G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 2G over the 6 months to 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

2G
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1225 901 807
Rank change year-on-year -324 -94 +246
Permanent jobs citing 2G 38 52 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.049% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 22
10th Percentile £52,500 - £40,050
25th Percentile - £35,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +122.22% -18.18% +1.85%
75th Percentile - £50,000 £68,250
90th Percentile - £95,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% -2.78%

2G is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 23,612 13,457 11,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 12.69% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12,298 9,436 9,511
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

2G
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 2G as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 2G in the UK

2G
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 2G.

Salary trend for 2G in the UK

2G
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing 2G over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Salary histogram for 2G in the UK

2G
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the UK over the 6 months to 29 June 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England -257 37 £100,000 +122.22% 3
UK excluding London -163 22 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West Midlands -44 17 - -
Midlands -50 17 - -
Work from Home -245 17 £100,000 +185.71% 1
London -230 14 £100,000 +42.86%
East of England -84 2 £55,000 -22.81% 1
South East -118 2 - - 1
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, IT jobs citing 2G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for 2G.

1 38 (100.00%) 3G
1 38 (100.00%) 4G
2 31 (81.58%) Migration
3 20 (52.63%) Degree
4 19 (50.00%) Network Design
5 18 (47.37%) Social Skills
6 17 (44.74%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (44.74%) Benchmarking
6 17 (44.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (44.74%) Capacity Management
7 16 (42.11%) Network Architecture
8 14 (36.84%) MVNO
8 14 (36.84%) Diameter Protocol
9 5 (13.16%) 5G
10 3 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
11 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
11 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.26%) MPLS
11 2 (5.26%) Linux
11 2 (5.26%) Python
11 2 (5.26%) ATM
11 2 (5.26%) SDH
11 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
11 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (5.26%) Project Delivery
12 1 (2.63%) ClickHouse
12 1 (2.63%) QGIS
12 1 (2.63%) Feasibility Study
12 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line

2G
Co-occurring 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 1 (2.63%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon ECS
1 1 (2.63%) AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (100.00%) 3G
1 38 (100.00%) 4G
2 17 (44.74%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (36.84%) Diameter Protocol
3 14 (36.84%) MVNO
4 5 (13.16%) 5G
5 3 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (5.26%) ATM
6 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.26%) MPLS
6 2 (5.26%) SDH
7 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) ClickHouse
1 1 (2.63%) QGIS
General
1 18 (47.37%) Social Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Architect
1 14 (36.84%) Network Architect
2 7 (18.42%) Core Network Architect
3 2 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (2.63%) Design Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Radio Design Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Radio Specialist
4 1 (2.63%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Senior Technical Support
4 1 (2.63%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Technical Support
4 1 (2.63%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
1 1 (2.63%) IoT
1 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) CentOS
2 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Migration
2 19 (50.00%) Network Design
3 17 (44.74%) Benchmarking
3 17 (44.74%) Capacity Management
3 17 (44.74%) Root Cause Analysis
4 16 (42.11%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Project Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.63%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.63%) Decision-Making
6 1 (2.63%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Automation
6 1 (2.63%) Line Management
6 1 (2.63%) Platform Engineering
6 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) Bash
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Ericsson
1 1 (2.63%) Nokia
1 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.63%) Vertica