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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 97 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Permanent jobs citing GSM 12 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.69% 0.14% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 0.58% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 2
Average salary £40,000 £60,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +83.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £60,000 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £40,950
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-13.00% +11.11%
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
383 344 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.15% 23.32% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 277 245 379
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (86.36%) 3G
2 14 (63.64%) LTE
3 9 (40.91%) C
4 8 (36.36%) EMC
4 8 (36.36%) Wireless
5 7 (31.82%) C++
5 7 (31.82%) Bluetooth
5 7 (31.82%) ISO 9001
5 7 (31.82%) Embedded C
5 7 (31.82%) Project Management
5 7 (31.82%) Electronics
5 7 (31.82%) 2G
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
5 7 (31.82%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
6 6 (27.27%) 4G
7 5 (22.73%) MySQL
7 5 (22.73%) Linux
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) UMTS
7 5 (22.73%) B2B
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (18.18%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) Perl
8 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) Python
8 4 (18.18%) Embedded C++
8 4 (18.18%) Middleware
8 4 (18.18%) Device Driver

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) 3G
2 14 (63.64%) LTE
3 8 (36.36%) Wireless
4 7 (31.82%) 2G
4 7 (31.82%) Bluetooth
5 6 (27.27%) 4G
6 5 (22.73%) UMTS
7 3 (13.64%) GPRS
8 2 (9.09%) 3GPP
8 2 (9.09%) WCDMA
8 2 (9.09%) SNMP
8 2 (9.09%) TETRA
8 2 (9.09%) ZigBee
9 1 (4.55%) HSPA
9 1 (4.55%) CDMA2000
9 1 (4.55%) RTP
9 1 (4.55%) SS7
9 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (4.55%) SSL
9 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) CppUnit
1 2 (9.09%) Valgrind
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
General
1 7 (31.82%) Electronics
2 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Design Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Electronics Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) RF Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.55%) RF Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) C Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (18.18%) Device Driver
3 2 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Project Management
1 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
2 5 (22.73%) B2B
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) High Availability
3 4 (18.18%) Software Licensing
4 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Refactoring
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Signal Processing
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C
2 7 (31.82%) C++
2 7 (31.82%) Embedded C
3 4 (18.18%) Embedded C++
3 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 4 (18.18%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) Perl
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) EMC
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Coverity
4 1 (4.55%) Genesys
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft