The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 East of England region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 246 228 249
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Permanent jobs citing GSM 14 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.18% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 1.18% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 22
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1593 1608 1605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 19.99% 20.91% 19.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1266 1328
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GSM
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 10 £47,500 +102.12% 4
Bedfordshire -24 2 £47,500 -13.63%
Hertfordshire -11 1 £47,500 +35.71%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (52.50%) LTE
2 19 (47.50%) GPRS
3 18 (45.00%) UMTS
3 18 (45.00%) C
4 17 (42.50%) C++
5 15 (37.50%) 4G
6 13 (32.50%) Degree
7 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
7 11 (27.50%) Java
8 10 (25.00%) Wireless
9 9 (22.50%) Python
9 9 (22.50%) Telecoms
9 9 (22.50%) TETRA
10 8 (20.00%) Electronics
10 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.00%) 3G
11 7 (17.50%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
12 6 (15.00%) OO
12 6 (15.00%) Perl
12 6 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (12.50%) Project Management
13 5 (12.50%) Embedded C
13 5 (12.50%) EMC
13 5 (12.50%) DECT
13 5 (12.50%) Marketing
13 5 (12.50%) ZigBee
13 5 (12.50%) 2G
13 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
13 5 (12.50%) Radio Access Network

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Simulink
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (52.50%) LTE
2 19 (47.50%) GPRS
3 18 (45.00%) UMTS
4 15 (37.50%) 4G
5 10 (25.00%) Wireless
6 9 (22.50%) TETRA
7 8 (20.00%) 3G
8 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
9 6 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (12.50%) DECT
10 5 (12.50%) ZigBee
10 5 (12.50%) 2G
10 5 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (10.00%) SMS
11 4 (10.00%) 3GPP
12 3 (7.50%) WCDMA
12 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
13 2 (5.00%) SNMP
13 2 (5.00%) LAN
13 2 (5.00%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Valgrind
1 2 (5.00%) CppUnit
1 2 (5.00%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) SCons
2 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (22.50%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.00%) Electronics
3 5 (12.50%) Marketing
4 4 (10.00%) Multimedia
5 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Software Development Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Principal Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Development Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) RF Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Principal Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Development Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) Google Maps API
3 1 (2.50%) JNI
3 1 (2.50%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Open Source
1 2 (5.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) OO
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.00%) System Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Service Management
6 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.50%) OOD
6 3 (7.50%) B2B
6 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) TDD
6 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Demand Management
7 2 (5.00%) High Availability
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Product Management
7 2 (5.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) C
2 17 (42.50%) C++
3 11 (27.50%) Java
4 9 (22.50%) Python
5 6 (15.00%) Perl
6 5 (12.50%) Embedded C
6 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 4 (10.00%) TTCN
7 4 (10.00%) Tcl
8 3 (7.50%) MATLAB
8 3 (7.50%) Erlang
9 2 (5.00%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.50%) SQL
10 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) PhD
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
1 2 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) EMC
2 4 (10.00%) Genesys
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Coverity
4 2 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.50%) Nokia
5 1 (2.50%) Nortel
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) Huawei
5 1 (2.50%) Perforce
5 1 (2.50%) Opsware
5 1 (2.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks