Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

2G
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1157 1135 1202
Rank change year-on-year -22 +67 -119
Permanent jobs citing 2G 24 39 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.022% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.091% 0.13% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 71
UK median annual salary £38,000 £43,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.63% -28.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,050 £23,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year +5.71% -15.15% -1.79%

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 26,454 28,910 35,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.19% 16.57% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21,360 23,490 29,082
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 2G over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
England +5 24 £38,000 +8.57% 7
UK excluding London +2 19 £37,000 +5.71% 8
South East +5 9 £36,500 +4.29% 2
Midlands +12 6 £35,500 +1.43% 4
London -19 5 £62,500 +45.35%
West Midlands - 5 £35,500 - 4
East of England -6 3 £45,000 -14.29%
East Midlands +3 1 - -
South West - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 24 (100.00%) 3G
1 24 (100.00%) 4G
2 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
3 7 (29.17%) 5G
4 6 (25.00%) LTE
4 6 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) Network Design
5 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (20.83%) VoLTE
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (12.50%) Wireless
7 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) Juniper
7 3 (12.50%) Validation
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (12.50%) VoIP
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Presales
7 3 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
7 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
7 3 (12.50%) Billing
7 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.50%) Product Management
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) 3G
1 24 (100.00%) 4G
2 7 (29.17%) 5G
3 6 (25.00%) LTE
4 5 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (20.83%) VoLTE
5 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (12.50%) VoIP
6 3 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Billing
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Mobile Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Mobile Product Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Product Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Product Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Telecoms Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Graduate
5 2 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Junior RAN Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Handset
1 2 (8.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
1 5 (20.83%) Network Design
1 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
2 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 3 (12.50%) Presales
2 3 (12.50%) Product Management
2 3 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (8.33%) Error Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Network Planning
3 2 (8.33%) OpenUP
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (4.17%) Contract Management
4 1 (4.17%) Innovative Thinking
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) HNC
3 2 (8.33%) HND
3 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PMO
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco
1 3 (12.50%) Juniper
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
2 2 (8.33%) Nokia