Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

2G
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1106 1175 1173
Rank change year-on-year +69 -2 +24
Permanent jobs citing 2G 34 24 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.013% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.085% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22 19 45
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -27.62%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £64,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £36,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.26% -5.00%

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 24,322 28,201 32,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 15.62% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19,180 22,913 26,388
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,950 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for 2G in the UK

2G
Top 10 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 15 November 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 +58 34 £45,000 +12.50% 8
UK excluding London +36 29 £45,000 +25.00% 5
South East +32 15 £33,500 +4.69% 2
East of England +31 6 £45,000 -30.77% 1
South West - 6 - -
London +45 2 £77,500 +24.00% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £47,000 -
North of England - 2 £47,000 -
Midlands +16 1 £42,500 +18.88% 2
East Midlands +3 1 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 33 (97.06%) 3G
2 26 (76.47%) 4G
3 19 (55.88%) LTE
3 19 (55.88%) Degree
4 15 (44.12%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (41.18%) Telecoms
5 14 (41.18%) GSM
6 12 (35.29%) LAN
7 10 (29.41%) Wireless
8 9 (26.47%) UMTS
8 9 (26.47%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (23.53%) QA
9 8 (23.53%) Huawei
9 8 (23.53%) Linux
9 8 (23.53%) Python
9 8 (23.53%) Nokia
10 7 (20.59%) 5G
10 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
11 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
11 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
11 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
11 6 (17.65%) Confluence
11 6 (17.65%) HP ALM
11 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (17.65%) Coaching
11 6 (17.65%) 802.1X
11 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
11 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
11 6 (17.65%) JIRA
11 6 (17.65%) ZigBee

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 6 (17.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (97.06%) 3G
2 26 (76.47%) 4G
3 19 (55.88%) LTE
4 15 (44.12%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (41.18%) GSM
6 12 (35.29%) LAN
7 10 (29.41%) Wireless
8 9 (26.47%) UMTS
9 7 (20.59%) 5G
10 6 (17.65%) Bluetooth
10 6 (17.65%) DHCP
10 6 (17.65%) DNS
10 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
10 6 (17.65%) Firewall
10 6 (17.65%) HTTP
10 6 (17.65%) HTTPS
10 6 (17.65%) IPv4
10 6 (17.65%) IPv6
10 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.65%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Appium
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) Selendroid
General
1 14 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
1 6 (17.65%) IT Trainer
1 6 (17.65%) Support Analyst
1 6 (17.65%) Technical Trainer
1 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
1 6 (17.65%) Trainer
2 5 (14.71%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Wireless Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) 802.1X
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) IVR
4 1 (2.94%) Handset
4 1 (2.94%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
2 6 (17.65%) Coaching
2 6 (17.65%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Test Management
2 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 4 (11.76%) High Availability
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Python
2 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
2 6 (17.65%) C#
2 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.65%) PHP
2 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) CCNP
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Huawei
1 8 (23.53%) Nokia
2 6 (17.65%) Atlassian
2 6 (17.65%) HP
2 6 (17.65%) Remedy
3 4 (11.76%) Actix
3 4 (11.76%) Ericsson
4 3 (8.82%) Nortel
5 2 (5.88%) BT
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.94%) Samsung