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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 103 110 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Permanent jobs citing GSM 3 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.21% 0.60% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 2.34% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 7
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
341 427 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.48% 25.42% 22.14%
Number of salaries quoted 279 359 316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,435 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) 3G
2 9 (60.00%) Wireless
3 8 (53.33%) Electronics
4 7 (46.67%) ISO 9001
4 7 (46.67%) EMC
4 7 (46.67%) LTE
4 7 (46.67%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (33.33%) B2B
5 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (33.33%) Bluetooth
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Software Licensing
7 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (13.33%) MS Office
7 2 (13.33%) GPRS
8 1 (6.67%) 3GPP
8 1 (6.67%) WCDMA
8 1 (6.67%) SSL
8 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
8 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
8 1 (6.67%) STL
8 1 (6.67%) UNIX
8 1 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
8 1 (6.67%) MySQL
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
8 1 (6.67%) C

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) 3G
2 9 (60.00%) Wireless
3 7 (46.67%) LTE
4 5 (33.33%) Bluetooth
5 2 (13.33%) GPRS
6 1 (6.67%) 3GPP
6 1 (6.67%) WCDMA
6 1 (6.67%) SSL
6 1 (6.67%) CDMA2000
6 1 (6.67%) RTP
6 1 (6.67%) SS7
6 1 (6.67%) 4G
6 1 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (6.67%) Frame Relay
6 1 (6.67%) 2G
6 1 (6.67%) TETRA
6 1 (6.67%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (53.33%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Design Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) Electronics Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) B2B
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Software Licensing
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft