Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

2G
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1146 1188 1183
Rank change year-on-year +42 -5 -69
Permanent jobs citing 2G 26 13 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.007% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.047% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 72
UK median annual salary £45,000 £53,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.49% +18.33% -
10th Percentile £33,050 £36,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £59,600 £63,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -11.46% +20.00%

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 25,400 27,950 33,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.89% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 20,105 22,708 27,410
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
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 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for 2G in the UK

2G
Top 11 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 20 August 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 +47 26 £45,000 -12.62% 5
UK excluding London +49 24 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South East +9 9 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South West - 6 - -
Midlands +34 4 £40,000 -5.88%
East of England - 4 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
London +33 2 £77,500 +35.96% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £47,000 -
North of England - 2 £47,000 -
East Midlands -5 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (96.15%) 3G
2 23 (88.46%) 4G
3 16 (61.54%) LTE
4 11 (42.31%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
4 11 (42.31%) GSM
5 9 (34.62%) Degree
6 8 (30.77%) LAN
6 8 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (26.92%) UMTS
8 6 (23.08%) HTTPS
8 6 (23.08%) Ethernet
8 6 (23.08%) HTTP
8 6 (23.08%) OSPF
8 6 (23.08%) BGP-4
8 6 (23.08%) IPv4
8 6 (23.08%) IPv6
8 6 (23.08%) CCNP
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (23.08%) QA
8 6 (23.08%) Firewall
8 6 (23.08%) Coaching
9 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
9 5 (19.23%) Bluetooth
10 3 (11.54%) Derivative
10 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
10 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) OpenUP
10 3 (11.54%) Test Automation

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 2 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) 3G
2 23 (88.46%) 4G
3 16 (61.54%) LTE
4 11 (42.31%) GSM
4 11 (42.31%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (30.77%) LAN
6 7 (26.92%) UMTS
7 6 (23.08%) BGP-4
7 6 (23.08%) Ethernet
7 6 (23.08%) Firewall
7 6 (23.08%) HTTP
7 6 (23.08%) HTTPS
7 6 (23.08%) IPv4
7 6 (23.08%) IPv6
7 6 (23.08%) OSPF
8 5 (19.23%) Bluetooth
9 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (11.54%) RFID
9 3 (11.54%) TETRA
9 3 (11.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Appium
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) Selendroid
General
1 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) IT Trainer
1 6 (23.08%) Technical Trainer
1 6 (23.08%) Trainer
2 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) RAN Configuration Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (11.54%) Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
3 1 (3.85%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Unix
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Coaching
2 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
3 3 (11.54%) OpenUP
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Data Munging
5 1 (3.85%) Network Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) Open Source
5 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
1 3 (11.54%) C
1 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
1 3 (11.54%) PHP
1 3 (11.54%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) CCNP
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) HNC
4 2 (7.69%) HND
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP ALM
1 2 (7.69%) Netcool
1 2 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Nokia
2 2 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) BMC
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle