Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

2G
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1159 1161 1171
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 -86
Permanent jobs citing 2G 23 64 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.034% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.081% 0.20% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 41 98
UK median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -34.88% +26.47%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +23.08%

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 28243 32293 35856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 16.98% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22864 26428 29649
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for 2G in the UK

2G
Top 8 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 22 November 2017. 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 -19 22 £40,000 +14.29% 1
UK excluding London +12 16 £36,000 +2.86% 1
South East +24 8 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Midlands +29 7 £35,750 +2.14%
London -11 6 £62,500 +155.10%
West Midlands - 4 £35,250 -
East Midlands +33 3 £42,500 +21.43%
East of England +13 1 £65,000 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 22 (95.65%) 3G
2 19 (82.61%) 4G
3 16 (69.57%) Telecoms
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (30.43%) VoLTE
5 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
5 5 (21.74%) LTE
5 5 (21.74%) Wireless
5 5 (21.74%) VoIP
5 5 (21.74%) 5G
6 4 (17.39%) Presales
6 4 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (17.39%) Product Management
6 4 (17.39%) Validation
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Network Design
7 3 (13.04%) Network Planning
8 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (8.70%) Error Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.70%) Bluetooth
8 2 (8.70%) GSM
8 2 (8.70%) C#
8 2 (8.70%) PMI
8 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Ericsson
8 2 (8.70%) Firmware

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 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) 3G
2 19 (82.61%) 4G
3 7 (30.43%) VoLTE
3 7 (30.43%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (21.74%) 5G
4 5 (21.74%) LTE
4 5 (21.74%) VoIP
4 5 (21.74%) Wireless
5 4 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (8.70%) Bluetooth
6 2 (8.70%) GSM
6 2 (8.70%) ZigBee
7 1 (4.35%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (4.35%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (4.35%) Internet
7 1 (4.35%) MGW
7 1 (4.35%) SS7
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 16 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile Product Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Product Manager
2 4 (17.39%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Product Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Graduate
3 3 (13.04%) Junior
3 3 (13.04%) Junior RAN Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Java Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Handset
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Network Design
2 4 (17.39%) Presales
2 4 (17.39%) Product Management
2 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
2 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 3 (13.04%) Network Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Error Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) OpenUP
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (4.35%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) Coaching
5 1 (4.35%) Contract Management
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Ericsson
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft