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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

2G
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 888 869
Rank change year-on-year +21 -19  
Permanent jobs citing 2G 7 47 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.048% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.049% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 38 57
Median salary £57,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.77% +3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,850 £28,700 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £83,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £46,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year +29.03% +33.81%  

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 14393 16653 18928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.19% 16.92% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35626 41572 45755
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,875 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

2G
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Top 4 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 28 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
England +8 6 £55,750 +23.88% 1
South East +23 4 £60,000 +39.53%
UK excluding London -4 4 £60,000 +29.03% 1
London +30 2 £51,500 +123.91%

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for 2G.

1 19 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 13 (68.42%) LTE
3 11 (57.89%) 4G
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (31.58%) GSM
5 6 (31.58%) UMTS
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) ITIL
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (21.05%) VoIP
7 4 (21.05%) GPRS
7 4 (21.05%) Netcool
7 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
7 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (21.05%) Network Performance Management
7 4 (21.05%) NSN NetAct
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
7 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) Traffica
8 3 (15.79%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.79%) C
8 3 (15.79%) C++
9 2 (10.53%) Java
9 2 (10.53%) Windows

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:

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) 3G
2 13 (68.42%) LTE
3 11 (57.89%) 4G
4 6 (31.58%) GSM
4 6 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (31.58%) UMTS
5 4 (21.05%) GPRS
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 3 (15.79%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (10.53%) Broadband
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) Internet
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) MGW
7 2 (10.53%) SS7
8 1 (5.26%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Network Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Network Operations Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Network Performance Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Performance Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) 3G Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Field Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Mobile Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior 4G Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Field Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) JavaFX
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) Swing
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
3 1 (5.26%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Network Performance Management
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
2 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
3 2 (10.53%) Fault Management
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) OpenUP
4 1 (5.26%) Android Development
4 1 (5.26%) B2B
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) SDLC
4 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.26%) CCENT
3 1 (5.26%) CCIP
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Netcool
1 4 (21.05%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.26%) Cacti
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
2 2 (10.53%) Arqiva
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) BT
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Huawei
3 1 (5.26%) Nokia
3 1 (5.26%) Openreach
3 1 (5.26%) Virgin Media
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