The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 95 89 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing GSM 5 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.43% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 1.67% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 4
Average salary £65,000 £65,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +75.67%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
GSM
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 240 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.89% 25.10% 25.57%
Number of salaries quoted 223 225 251
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 - 5 £65,000 -
GSM
East of England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) 3GPP
2 6 (66.67%) UMTS
2 6 (66.67%) 4G
3 5 (55.56%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (55.56%) Network Architecture
3 5 (55.56%) VoIP
3 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) SMS
3 5 (55.56%) SS7
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (55.56%) Wireless
3 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (55.56%) Network Security
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Management
3 5 (55.56%) LTE
3 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (44.44%) GPRS
4 4 (44.44%) C
4 4 (44.44%) C++
5 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 3 (33.33%) Electronics
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) 2G
6 1 (11.11%) 3G

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) 3GPP
1 6 (66.67%) UMTS
1 6 (66.67%) 4G
2 5 (55.56%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (55.56%) VoIP
2 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) SMS
2 5 (55.56%) SS7
2 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (55.56%) Wireless
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 5 (55.56%) LTE
3 4 (44.44%) GPRS
4 1 (11.11%) 2G
4 1 (11.11%) 3G
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Operations Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Operations Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Wireless Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Lead Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Network Architecture
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree