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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
2G
UK
Rank 845 885 877
Rank change year-on-year +40 -8  
Permanent jobs citing 2G 12 63 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.061% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.088% 0.35% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4 43 27
Median salary £41,250 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £27,350 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £57,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -17.39% +43.75%  

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 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 13618 17785 19381
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.03% 17.28% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11099 14713 15424
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%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

2G
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for 2G in the UK

2G
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 2G over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for 2G in the UK

2G
Top 13 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 3 months to 24 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
England +51 11 £35,000 -41.66% 7
South East +44 6 £45,000 -25.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 4 - -
London +42 3 £24,500 -60.80% 2
Berkshire +20 1 £35,000 -41.66% 1
North West -16 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £35,000 -
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 with a requirement for 2G.

1 30 (100.00%) 3G
2 23 (76.67%) LTE
3 22 (73.33%) 4G
3 22 (73.33%) Telecoms
4 9 (30.00%) Degree
4 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) Windows
5 8 (26.67%) GSM
6 6 (20.00%) CCENT
6 6 (20.00%) VoIP
6 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco
6 6 (20.00%) CCNA
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (16.67%) H.323
7 5 (16.67%) UMTS
7 5 (16.67%) SS7
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 5 (16.67%) C
7 5 (16.67%) Network Management
7 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 5 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (16.67%) Network Security
8 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
8 4 (13.33%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (13.33%) Network Performance Management
8 4 (13.33%) Performance Management

2G
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:

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) 3G
2 23 (76.67%) LTE
3 22 (73.33%) 4G
4 8 (26.67%) GSM
5 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (20.00%) VoIP
6 5 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
6 5 (16.67%) H.323
6 5 (16.67%) Network Security
6 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
6 5 (16.67%) SS7
6 5 (16.67%) UMTS
7 4 (13.33%) 3GPP
7 4 (13.33%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (13.33%) Firewall
7 4 (13.33%) GPRS
7 4 (13.33%) SMPP
7 4 (13.33%) TCAP
8 3 (10.00%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 22 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) 3G Engineer
1 11 (36.67%) 4G Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Trainee
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Field Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Graduate
3 6 (20.00%) Junior
3 6 (20.00%) Junior 3G Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Junior 4G Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Junior Cisco Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Junior Field Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Network Operations Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Network Performance Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) JavaFX
2 1 (3.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.33%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 5 (16.67%) Network Management
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Network Performance Management
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 4 (13.33%) Six Sigma
3 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.00%) Schematic Capture
3 3 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (6.67%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (3.33%) Android Development
5 1 (3.33%) Business Development
5 1 (3.33%) Fault Management
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) CCENT
2 6 (20.00%) CCNA
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Netcool
1 4 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) EMC
3 2 (6.67%) Arqiva
4 1 (3.33%) BT
4 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.33%) Huawei
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Nokia
4 1 (3.33%) Openreach
4 1 (3.33%) Virgin Media
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