The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 106 109 115
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs citing GSM 12 2 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.70% 0.13% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.07% 0.54% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 12
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +28.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £52,500 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +30.00%
GSM
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
391 373 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.85% 25.02% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 271 291 389
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £28,984 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

GSM
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

GSM Salary Trend in Cambridge

GSM
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in Cambridge

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 16 (80.00%) LTE
2 15 (75.00%) 3G
3 11 (55.00%) C
4 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (40.00%) 2G
5 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (40.00%) Project Management
5 8 (40.00%) C++
5 8 (40.00%) Bluetooth
5 8 (40.00%) UMTS
5 8 (40.00%) Embedded C
5 8 (40.00%) 4G
6 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) Middleware
7 6 (30.00%) Device Driver
7 6 (30.00%) MySQL
7 6 (30.00%) Java
7 6 (30.00%) Perl
7 6 (30.00%) Python
7 6 (30.00%) High Availability
7 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
8 5 (25.00%) EMC
8 5 (25.00%) Wireless
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) SNMP
9 4 (20.00%) B2B
9 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (20.00%) SQL

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) LTE
2 15 (75.00%) 3G
3 8 (40.00%) 2G
3 8 (40.00%) Bluetooth
3 8 (40.00%) UMTS
3 8 (40.00%) 4G
4 5 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (20.00%) SNMP
6 3 (15.00%) ZigBee
7 2 (10.00%) TETRA
7 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.00%) WCDMA
7 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (10.00%) DECT
7 2 (10.00%) GPRS
7 2 (10.00%) 3GPP
8 1 (5.00%) ATM
8 1 (5.00%) CDMA2000
8 1 (5.00%) SS7
8 1 (5.00%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) CppUnit
1 4 (20.00%) Valgrind
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) RF Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Principal Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) C Developer
3 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) RF Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (15.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) High Availability
4 4 (20.00%) B2B
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) Software Licensing
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C
2 8 (40.00%) C++
2 8 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 6 (30.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) Perl
3 6 (30.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++
5 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) EMC
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Coverity
3 2 (10.00%) Genesys
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