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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 127 129 148
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Permanent jobs citing GSM 16 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.65% 0.35% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 1.55% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 6
Average salary £50,000 £38,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -7.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £26,400 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £49,600 £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
539 517 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 21.78% 22.67% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 428 428 411
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,984 £26,450
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 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +1 13 £46,250 +21.71%
Peterborough - 3 £55,000 - 1
GSM
East of England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 14 (63.64%) C
2 13 (59.09%) LTE
3 11 (50.00%) C++
3 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (45.45%) 3G
5 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
6 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (36.36%) UMTS
7 7 (31.82%) Project Management
7 7 (31.82%) Embedded C
7 7 (31.82%) 2G
7 7 (31.82%) Wireless
7 7 (31.82%) 4G
8 6 (27.27%) Marketing
8 6 (27.27%) ZigBee
8 6 (27.27%) TETRA
8 6 (27.27%) EMC
8 6 (27.27%) GPRS
8 6 (27.27%) Java
8 6 (27.27%) Linux
8 6 (27.27%) Python
9 5 (22.73%) Perl
9 5 (22.73%) MySQL
9 5 (22.73%) Bluetooth
9 5 (22.73%) Middleware
9 5 (22.73%) Electronics
9 5 (22.73%) Device Driver
9 5 (22.73%) High Availability
9 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
10 4 (18.18%) Valgrind

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) LTE
2 10 (45.45%) 3G
3 8 (36.36%) UMTS
4 7 (31.82%) Wireless
4 7 (31.82%) 2G
4 7 (31.82%) 4G
5 6 (27.27%) TETRA
5 6 (27.27%) ZigBee
5 6 (27.27%) GPRS
6 5 (22.73%) Bluetooth
7 4 (18.18%) SNMP
8 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (13.64%) DECT
9 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
10 1 (4.55%) ATM
10 1 (4.55%) WCDMA
10 1 (4.55%) 3GPP
10 1 (4.55%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) CppUnit
1 4 (18.18%) Valgrind
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (27.27%) Marketing
3 5 (22.73%) Electronics
4 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Principal Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Design Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) RF Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Electronics Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Principal Software Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior RF Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) C Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) RF Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Device Driver
2 3 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Handset
4 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) High Availability
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Validation
7 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (4.55%) Scrum
8 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
8 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Refactoring
8 1 (4.55%) Use Case
8 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C
2 11 (50.00%) C++
3 7 (31.82%) Embedded C
4 6 (27.27%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) Python
5 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
5 5 (22.73%) Perl
6 3 (13.64%) Assembly Language
7 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++
7 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
8 1 (4.55%) TTCN
8 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) EMC
2 4 (18.18%) Coverity
3 3 (13.64%) Genesys
3 3 (13.64%) VMware