The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 108 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs citing GSM 8 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.46% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 1.53% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 6
Average salary £45,000 £23,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+91.48% -39.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £23,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £23,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
368 326 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.33% 19.83% 18.59%
Number of salaries quoted 299 271 289
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GSM
Cambridgeshire

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 22 July 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in Cambridge

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (61.11%) LTE
2 9 (50.00%) C
2 9 (50.00%) Wireless
3 8 (44.44%) TETRA
4 7 (38.89%) C++
4 7 (38.89%) Python
4 7 (38.89%) UMTS
4 7 (38.89%) Degree
5 6 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (33.33%) GPRS
6 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
6 5 (27.78%) Electronics
6 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
6 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) Multimedia
7 4 (22.22%) EMC
7 4 (22.22%) Tcl
7 4 (22.22%) 3G
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) TTCN
8 3 (16.67%) 4G
8 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 3 (16.67%) ZigBee
8 3 (16.67%) Genesys
8 3 (16.67%) DECT
8 3 (16.67%) Perl
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Simulink
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) LTE
2 9 (50.00%) Wireless
3 8 (44.44%) TETRA
4 7 (38.89%) UMTS
5 6 (33.33%) GPRS
6 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
7 4 (22.22%) 3G
8 3 (16.67%) 4G
8 3 (16.67%) ZigBee
8 3 (16.67%) DECT
8 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (11.11%) 2G
9 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
9 2 (11.11%) SNMP
10 1 (5.56%) SS7
10 1 (5.56%) TDMA
10 1 (5.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) CruiseControl
1 2 (11.11%) CppUnit
1 2 (11.11%) Valgrind
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) SCons
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (27.78%) Electronics
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Multimedia
3 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Development Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Electronics Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Development Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Development Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Principal Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) RF Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior RF Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
1 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Product Management
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) User Stories
5 1 (5.56%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
5 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C
2 7 (38.89%) C++
2 7 (38.89%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Tcl
4 4 (22.22%) TTCN
5 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
6 2 (11.11%) Assembly Language
6 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) PhD
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) EMC
2 3 (16.67%) Genesys
3 2 (11.11%) Coverity
4 1 (5.56%) Perforce
4 1 (5.56%) VMware