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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 237 233 231
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing GSM 26 8 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.11% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 0.54% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21 1 31
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £52,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +27.50%
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
1580 1472 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.26% 20.99% 20.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1172 1520
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £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 21 October 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 21 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
Cambridgeshire +6 17 £48,750 -7.14% 2
Bedfordshire - 5 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire -14 4 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (72.50%) LTE
2 20 (50.00%) C
2 20 (50.00%) UMTS
3 17 (42.50%) C++
3 17 (42.50%) Project Management
3 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
3 17 (42.50%) 4G
4 15 (37.50%) 3G
5 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
6 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (32.50%) Embedded C
7 12 (30.00%) GPRS
8 11 (27.50%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (25.00%) Degree
9 10 (25.00%) Linux
9 10 (25.00%) Wireless
10 9 (22.50%) Device Driver
10 9 (22.50%) Middleware
10 9 (22.50%) MySQL
10 9 (22.50%) Java
10 9 (22.50%) Perl
10 9 (22.50%) Python
10 9 (22.50%) Bluetooth
10 9 (22.50%) High Availability
10 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
11 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (20.00%) 2G
12 7 (17.50%) VMware
12 7 (17.50%) 3GPP
12 7 (17.50%) Ethernet

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Simulink
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) LTE
2 20 (50.00%) UMTS
3 17 (42.50%) 4G
4 15 (37.50%) 3G
5 12 (30.00%) GPRS
6 11 (27.50%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (25.00%) Wireless
8 9 (22.50%) Bluetooth
9 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (20.00%) 2G
10 7 (17.50%) 3GPP
10 7 (17.50%) Ethernet
10 7 (17.50%) ZigBee
11 6 (15.00%) SS7
12 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.50%) VoIP
12 5 (12.50%) SMS
12 5 (12.50%) Network Security
13 4 (10.00%) LAN
13 4 (10.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) CppUnit
1 4 (10.00%) Valgrind
2 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.50%) Marketing
3 5 (12.50%) Electronics
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Principal Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Principal Software Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) RF Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Electronics Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Device Driver
2 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
4 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Project Management
2 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (22.50%) High Availability
5 5 (12.50%) OO
5 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 5 (12.50%) TDD
5 5 (12.50%) Network Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) Software Licensing
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.00%) B2B
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Validation
8 1 (2.50%) Scrum
8 1 (2.50%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.50%) Refactoring
8 1 (2.50%) Time Management
8 1 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) C
2 17 (42.50%) C++
3 13 (32.50%) Embedded C
4 9 (22.50%) Java
4 9 (22.50%) Perl
4 9 (22.50%) Python
4 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (7.50%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.50%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) VMware
2 6 (15.00%) EMC
3 4 (10.00%) Coverity
4 3 (7.50%) Genesys
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.50%) Nokia
5 1 (2.50%) Nortel
5 1 (2.50%) Huawei
5 1 (2.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks