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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 238 226 261
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +35
Permanent jobs citing GSM 21 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.27% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.30% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 20
Average salary £53,750 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.27% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £32,700 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £65,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
1616 1534 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.77% 21.44% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1317 1229 1435
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 29 August 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 29 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
Cambridgeshire 0 16 £50,000 +31.57% 3
Bedfordshire -1 4 £67,500 +12.50%
Hertfordshire -23 1 £47,500 +35.71%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (55.88%) LTE
2 18 (52.94%) C
3 16 (47.06%) UMTS
3 16 (47.06%) 4G
4 15 (44.12%) C++
5 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
6 12 (35.29%) Degree
6 12 (35.29%) GPRS
6 12 (35.29%) 3G
6 12 (35.29%) Telecoms
7 11 (32.35%) Project Management
7 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (29.41%) Embedded C
9 9 (26.47%) 2G
9 9 (26.47%) Wireless
10 8 (23.53%) Electronics
10 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (20.59%) EMC
11 7 (20.59%) 3GPP
11 7 (20.59%) Java
11 7 (20.59%) Perl
11 7 (20.59%) Linux
12 6 (17.65%) OO
12 6 (17.65%) Bluetooth
12 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
12 6 (17.65%) TETRA
12 6 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (17.65%) Marketing
12 6 (17.65%) ZigBee
13 5 (14.71%) High Availability

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Simulink
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) LTE
2 16 (47.06%) 4G
2 16 (47.06%) UMTS
3 12 (35.29%) GPRS
3 12 (35.29%) 3G
4 9 (26.47%) Wireless
4 9 (26.47%) 2G
5 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (20.59%) 3GPP
7 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
7 6 (17.65%) TETRA
7 6 (17.65%) ZigBee
7 6 (17.65%) Bluetooth
7 6 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (14.71%) SS7
8 5 (14.71%) SMS
9 4 (11.76%) VoIP
9 4 (11.76%) DECT
9 4 (11.76%) Network Security
9 4 (11.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) CppUnit
1 4 (11.76%) Valgrind
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) CruiseControl
General
1 12 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (23.53%) Electronics
3 6 (17.65%) Marketing
4 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Software Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Principal Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Design Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) RF Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Principal Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Wireless Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Lead Network Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior RF Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Device Driver
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (2.94%) Firmware
5 1 (2.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 11 (32.35%) Project Management
2 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) OO
4 5 (14.71%) High Availability
5 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.76%) Network Architecture
5 4 (11.76%) TDD
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.88%) Validation
7 2 (5.88%) OOD
8 1 (2.94%) B2B
8 1 (2.94%) Service Management
8 1 (2.94%) Scrum
8 1 (2.94%) Refactoring
8 1 (2.94%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) C
2 15 (44.12%) C++
3 10 (29.41%) Embedded C
4 7 (20.59%) Java
4 7 (20.59%) Perl
5 5 (14.71%) Python
5 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.82%) Assembly Language
6 3 (8.82%) MATLAB
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.94%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) EMC
2 4 (11.76%) Genesys
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
2 4 (11.76%) Coverity
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Nortel
4 1 (2.94%) Huawei
4 1 (2.94%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.94%) Nokia
4 1 (2.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks