The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GSM 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.59% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
GSM
County Antrim

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

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 13 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 43.65% 9.35% 45.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 34
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

GSM
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

GSM Salary Trend in Belfast

GSM
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) CDMA
1 2 (100.00%) GPRS
1 2 (100.00%) POP3
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) MAPI
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) IMAP
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) SGSN
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) GGSN
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 2 (100.00%) CDMA
1 2 (100.00%) GPRS
1 2 (100.00%) POP3
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) IMAP
1 2 (100.00%) SGSN
2 1 (50.00%) GGSN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Escalation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) MAPI
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree