The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 236 202 249
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +47
Permanent jobs citing GSM 16 33 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.21% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 2.44% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 19
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-13.00% +11.11%
GSM
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 East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1594 1354 1811
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.54% 19.92% 20.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 966 1476
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,200 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

GSM
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

GSM Salary Trend in the East of England

GSM
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in the East of England

GSM
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Cambridgeshire +1 14 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Hertfordshire -37 2 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 26 (68.42%) LTE
2 19 (50.00%) 3G
3 17 (44.74%) UMTS
4 16 (42.11%) C
4 16 (42.11%) Project Management
5 15 (39.47%) 4G
6 14 (36.84%) C++
6 14 (36.84%) Telecoms
7 13 (34.21%) Wireless
8 11 (28.95%) GPRS
8 11 (28.95%) Software Engineering
9 10 (26.32%) Embedded C
9 10 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (21.05%) MySQL
11 8 (21.05%) Linux
11 8 (21.05%) EMC
12 7 (18.42%) Java
12 7 (18.42%) Perl
12 7 (18.42%) Python
12 7 (18.42%) Bluetooth
12 7 (18.42%) 3GPP
12 7 (18.42%) ISO 9001
12 7 (18.42%) Middleware
12 7 (18.42%) Electronics
12 7 (18.42%) 2G
12 7 (18.42%) Device Driver
12 7 (18.42%) Degree
12 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
12 7 (18.42%) High Availability

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (13.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) LTE
2 19 (50.00%) 3G
3 17 (44.74%) UMTS
4 15 (39.47%) 4G
5 13 (34.21%) Wireless
6 11 (28.95%) GPRS
7 10 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (18.42%) 2G
8 7 (18.42%) Bluetooth
8 7 (18.42%) 3GPP
9 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
9 6 (15.79%) ZigBee
9 6 (15.79%) SS7
9 6 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (13.16%) Network Security
10 5 (13.16%) SMS
10 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
10 5 (13.16%) VoIP
11 4 (10.53%) WLAN
11 4 (10.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) CppUnit
1 2 (5.26%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
General
1 14 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 7 (18.42%) Electronics
3 6 (15.79%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Design Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Software Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Electronics Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Wireless Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Network Operations Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Principal Software Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Lead Network Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Design Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) RF Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Device Driver
1 7 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Project Management
2 11 (28.95%) Software Engineering
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) High Availability
5 5 (13.16%) TDD
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Management
5 5 (13.16%) Network Architecture
5 5 (13.16%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) B2B
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.53%) Software Licensing
7 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.26%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.63%) Time Management
8 1 (2.63%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.63%) Validation
8 1 (2.63%) Scrum
8 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.63%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C
2 14 (36.84%) C++
3 10 (26.32%) Embedded C
4 7 (18.42%) Python
4 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
4 7 (18.42%) Java
4 7 (18.42%) Perl
5 4 (10.53%) SQL
5 4 (10.53%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) EMC
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Coverity
4 1 (2.63%) Genesys
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft