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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 117 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs citing GSM 10 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 1.92% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 6
Average salary £45,000 £23,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+91.48% -43.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £23,500 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £23,500 £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
428 365 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.07% 23.03% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 328 302 294
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 21 August 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in Cambridge

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 10 (58.82%) LTE
2 9 (52.94%) C
3 7 (41.18%) 3G
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
3 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
3 7 (41.18%) TETRA
3 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 6 (35.29%) C++
4 6 (35.29%) UMTS
4 6 (35.29%) Electronics
5 5 (29.41%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) Python
5 5 (29.41%) Bluetooth
5 5 (29.41%) Embedded C
5 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 5 (29.41%) 4G
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) MySQL
6 4 (23.53%) SNMP
6 4 (23.53%) Middleware
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) 2G
6 4 (23.53%) Device Driver
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) CppUnit
6 4 (23.53%) Coverity
6 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 10 (58.82%) LTE
2 7 (41.18%) Wireless
2 7 (41.18%) TETRA
2 7 (41.18%) 3G
3 6 (35.29%) UMTS
4 5 (29.41%) Bluetooth
4 5 (29.41%) 4G
5 4 (23.53%) 2G
5 4 (23.53%) SNMP
6 3 (17.65%) DECT
6 3 (17.65%) GPRS
6 3 (17.65%) ZigBee
6 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.88%) ATM
8 1 (5.88%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) CppUnit
1 4 (23.53%) Valgrind
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) CruiseControl
General
1 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) Electronics
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Design Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Electronics Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Senior Design Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) RF Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior RF Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) C Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Device Driver
2 3 (17.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Handset
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (11.76%) Product Management
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C
2 6 (35.29%) C++
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Embedded C
4 4 (23.53%) Perl
4 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
6 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
7 1 (5.88%) TTCN
7 1 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) EMC
2 4 (23.53%) Coverity
3 3 (17.65%) Genesys
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
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