Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

2G
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1175 1140 1186
Rank change year-on-year -35 +46 -97
Permanent jobs citing 2G 21 20 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.012% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.081% 0.074% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 78
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% -20.83% +36.36%
10th Percentile £38,000 £32,700 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,900 £58,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £53,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year -20.93% -2.27% +46.67%

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 25,997 26,997 33,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 15.99% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 20,637 21,990 28,206
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 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 21 £42,500 -14.14% 8
UK excluding London -15 19 £42,500 -20.93% 6
South East -10 9 £72,000 +30.91% 2
East of England -5 5 £45,000 -14.29%
West Midlands - 4 £39,000 - 2
Midlands - 4 £39,000 - 3
London -22 2 - - 2
South West - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 21 (100.00%) 3G
2 20 (95.24%) 4G
3 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (28.57%) Degree
5 6 (28.57%) LTE
6 5 (23.81%) OpenUP
6 5 (23.81%) Ericsson
6 5 (23.81%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (19.05%) Nokia
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) HNC
7 4 (19.05%) HND
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (19.05%) GSM
7 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Network Design
8 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (14.29%) Derivative
8 3 (14.29%) Billing
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (14.29%) Bluetooth
8 3 (14.29%) C
8 3 (14.29%) Juniper
8 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management

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 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) 3G
2 20 (95.24%) 4G
3 6 (28.57%) LTE
4 5 (23.81%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (19.05%) GSM
6 3 (14.29%) 5G
6 3 (14.29%) Bluetooth
6 3 (14.29%) iBeacon
6 3 (14.29%) RFID
6 3 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.76%) GPRS
7 1 (4.76%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
General
1 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Configuration Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) RAN Configuration Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Core Network Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Operations Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Network Performance Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (14.29%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) OpenUP
2 4 (19.05%) Network Design
2 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Decision-Making
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Network Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) OOP
5 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) HNC
2 4 (19.05%) HND
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Netcool
1 2 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Ericsson
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Nokia
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) BMC
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle