The first table below looks at the demand for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 99 83 85
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Permanent jobs citing GSM 3 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.26% 1.13% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 4.20% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 4
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £55,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
207 286 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.91% 27.01% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 182 262 191
Average salary £37,500 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.68% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GSM
East of England

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

GSM
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the Bedfordshire region.

GSM Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

GSM
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

GSM
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -13 2 £63,750 +15.90%
GSM
East of England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSM.

1 7 (77.78%) C
1 7 (77.78%) C++
2 6 (66.67%) GPRS
2 6 (66.67%) UMTS
3 5 (55.56%) 3GPP
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) 4G
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) Electronics
5 3 (33.33%) 2G
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 3 (33.33%) 3G
5 3 (33.33%) Perl
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) OOD
5 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (22.22%) LTE
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
6 2 (22.22%) SMS
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) SS7

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) UMTS
1 6 (66.67%) GPRS
2 5 (55.56%) 4G
2 5 (55.56%) 3GPP
3 3 (33.33%) 2G
3 3 (33.33%) 3G
4 2 (22.22%) SS7
4 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) LTE
4 2 (22.22%) SMS
4 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQLite
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Development Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Development Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) OOD
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C
1 7 (77.78%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared