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 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 103 107 123
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Permanent jobs citing GSM 13 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.74% 0.46% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 1.88% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 6
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £26,400 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £49,600 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
402 373 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.87% 24.44% 19.41%
Number of salaries quoted 305 313 323
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,900
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £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 18 September 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in Cambridge

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (70.59%) LTE
2 11 (64.71%) C
2 11 (64.71%) 3G
3 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
4 8 (47.06%) 2G
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
4 8 (47.06%) Embedded C
4 8 (47.06%) C++
4 8 (47.06%) UMTS
4 8 (47.06%) 4G
5 7 (41.18%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) Python
6 6 (35.29%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) Perl
6 6 (35.29%) MySQL
6 6 (35.29%) Middleware
6 6 (35.29%) EMC
6 6 (35.29%) Device Driver
6 6 (35.29%) High Availability
6 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
7 5 (29.41%) Wireless
7 5 (29.41%) Bluetooth
8 4 (23.53%) SNMP
8 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) Electronics
8 4 (23.53%) VMware
8 4 (23.53%) TETRA
8 4 (23.53%) Valgrind

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) LTE
2 11 (64.71%) 3G
3 8 (47.06%) 2G
3 8 (47.06%) UMTS
3 8 (47.06%) 4G
4 5 (29.41%) Wireless
4 5 (29.41%) Bluetooth
5 4 (23.53%) SNMP
5 4 (23.53%) TETRA
6 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (17.65%) ZigBee
6 3 (17.65%) DECT
7 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
7 2 (11.76%) GPRS
8 1 (5.88%) SS7
8 1 (5.88%) 3GPP
8 1 (5.88%) WCDMA
8 1 (5.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Valgrind
1 4 (23.53%) CppUnit
2 2 (11.76%) CruiseControl
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Electronics
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing
4 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Design Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) RF Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Principal Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Design Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior RF Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) C Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) RF Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Device Driver
2 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (17.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Handset
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
2 6 (35.29%) High Availability
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C
2 8 (47.06%) Embedded C
2 8 (47.06%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) Perl
3 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++
4 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
5 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) EMC
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Coverity
3 3 (17.65%) Genesys
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago