The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 121 128 137
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Permanent jobs citing GSM 16 6 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.67% 0.27% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 1.12% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 14
Average salary £53,750 £52,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.38% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £52,500 £31,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
GSM
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
503 534 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 20.93% 23.70% 19.18%
Number of salaries quoted 389 439 451
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,350 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

GSM
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the Cambridgeshire region.

GSM Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

GSM
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

GSM
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge 0 11 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Peterborough - 3 £55,000 -
GSM
East of England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 17 (73.91%) C
2 15 (65.22%) LTE
3 14 (60.87%) C++
4 12 (52.17%) 3G
4 12 (52.17%) Software Engineering
5 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
6 10 (43.48%) Embedded C
6 10 (43.48%) UMTS
7 9 (39.13%) Linux
7 9 (39.13%) Project Management
8 8 (34.78%) MySQL
8 8 (34.78%) Java
8 8 (34.78%) Perl
8 8 (34.78%) Python
8 8 (34.78%) 2G
8 8 (34.78%) Middleware
8 8 (34.78%) Device Driver
8 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
8 8 (34.78%) 4G
8 8 (34.78%) High Availability
9 7 (30.43%) ZigBee
9 7 (30.43%) Marketing
10 6 (26.09%) VMware
10 6 (26.09%) Bluetooth
10 6 (26.09%) EMC
10 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (21.74%) GPRS
11 5 (21.74%) OO
11 5 (21.74%) TDD

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) LTE
2 12 (52.17%) 3G
3 10 (43.48%) UMTS
4 8 (34.78%) 2G
4 8 (34.78%) 4G
5 7 (30.43%) ZigBee
6 6 (26.09%) Bluetooth
7 5 (21.74%) GPRS
8 4 (17.39%) Wireless
8 4 (17.39%) SNMP
9 3 (13.04%) DECT
9 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (13.04%) TETRA
10 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
11 1 (4.35%) SS7
11 1 (4.35%) ATM
11 1 (4.35%) 3GPP
11 1 (4.35%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Valgrind
1 4 (17.39%) CppUnit
2 2 (8.70%) CruiseControl
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 7 (30.43%) Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) Electronics
4 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Principal Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Principal Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) RF Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Design Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior RF Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) C Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Development Manager
7 1 (4.35%) RF Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Device Driver
2 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Software Engineering
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Project Management
4 8 (34.78%) High Availability
5 5 (21.74%) OO
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
8 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
8 1 (4.35%) B2B
8 1 (4.35%) Validation
8 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) C
2 14 (60.87%) C++
3 10 (43.48%) Embedded C
4 8 (34.78%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) Perl
4 8 (34.78%) Python
4 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
5 3 (13.04%) Embedded C++
5 3 (13.04%) Assembly Language
6 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) VMware
1 6 (26.09%) EMC
2 4 (17.39%) Coverity
3 3 (13.04%) Genesys