The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 755 690 701
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +11
Permanent jobs citing GSM 112 202 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 1.05% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 87 144 106
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,800 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £66,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
GSM
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17410 19270 19283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.09% 17.50% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 14254 15519 15739
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in England

GSM
Salary Trend in England

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

GSM Salary Trend in England

GSM
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in England

GSM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
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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
London -18 48 £57,500 -4.88% 4
South East -41 40 £52,500 +16.66% 10
North West +8 12 £30,000 +50.00%
East Midlands +4 4 £40,000 - 2
South West -4 4 - - 1
East of England -4 3 £30,000 -29.41%
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 139 (62.05%) Telecoms
2 116 (51.79%) UMTS
3 107 (47.77%) LTE
4 86 (38.39%) Wireless
5 63 (28.13%) Degree
6 57 (25.45%) Linux
7 56 (25.00%) GPRS
8 49 (21.88%) 3G
9 48 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
10 40 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (17.86%) Software Engineering
11 38 (16.96%) Electronics
11 38 (16.96%) Marketing
12 36 (16.07%) C++
13 34 (15.18%) C
13 34 (15.18%) UNIX
14 31 (13.84%) 2G
15 29 (12.95%) Windows
15 29 (12.95%) SS7
16 28 (12.50%) Project Management
16 28 (12.50%) WiMAX
17 27 (12.05%) 4G
18 26 (11.61%) TCP/IP
18 26 (11.61%) WCDMA
19 25 (11.16%) VoIP
19 25 (11.16%) Computer Science
20 24 (10.71%) QA
20 24 (10.71%) 3GPP
21 22 (9.82%) Ericsson
21 22 (9.82%) Agile Software Development

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the 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 (0.45%) MTS
Applications
1 12 (5.36%) MS Office
2 11 (4.91%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.23%) AutoCAD
3 5 (2.23%) MicroStation
4 3 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 116 (51.79%) UMTS
2 107 (47.77%) LTE
3 86 (38.39%) Wireless
4 56 (25.00%) GPRS
5 49 (21.88%) 3G
6 48 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
7 31 (13.84%) 2G
8 29 (12.95%) SS7
9 28 (12.50%) WiMAX
10 27 (12.05%) 4G
11 26 (11.61%) TCP/IP
11 26 (11.61%) WCDMA
12 25 (11.16%) VoIP
13 24 (10.71%) 3GPP
14 21 (9.38%) LAN
15 19 (8.48%) VPN
15 19 (8.48%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (7.59%) RNC
16 17 (7.59%) SGSN
16 17 (7.59%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.02%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.68%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.34%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.89%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Subversion
2 5 (2.23%) OpenSTA
3 4 (1.79%) Trac
4 2 (0.89%) GCC
4 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.89%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.45%) GDB
General
1 139 (62.05%) Telecoms
2 38 (16.96%) Electronics
2 38 (16.96%) Marketing
3 18 (8.04%) Billing
4 11 (4.91%) Finance
5 10 (4.46%) Automotive
6 9 (4.02%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.34%) Advertising
8 2 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.89%) Legal
8 2 (0.89%) French Language
8 2 (0.89%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (13.39%) Technical Manager
2 29 (12.95%) Software Engineer
3 18 (8.04%) Support Engineer
4 15 (6.70%) Technical Engineer
5 14 (6.25%) Sales Manager
5 14 (6.25%) Developer
5 14 (6.25%) Account Manager
6 12 (5.36%) Technical Account Manager
6 12 (5.36%) RAN Engineer
7 11 (4.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (4.46%) Telecoms Engineer
9 9 (4.02%) Analyst
9 9 (4.02%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.02%) Technical Support
10 8 (3.57%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) Radio Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) Graduate
11 7 (3.13%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.04%) HTML
1 18 (8.04%) .NET
2 10 (4.46%) MAPI
3 9 (4.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 8 (3.57%) OpenAL
4 8 (3.57%) Qt
4 8 (3.57%) OpenCL
4 8 (3.57%) J2ME
4 8 (3.57%) UIQ
4 8 (3.57%) Series 60
4 8 (3.57%) BREW
4 8 (3.57%) SVG
4 8 (3.57%) OpenGL
4 8 (3.57%) Middleware
4 8 (3.57%) Flash
5 7 (3.13%) CSS
5 7 (3.13%) Ajax
6 6 (2.68%) MFC
6 6 (2.68%) STL
6 6 (2.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (11.16%) Computer Science
3 21 (9.38%) Handset
4 15 (6.70%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.36%) Device Driver
6 9 (4.02%) iPhone
6 9 (4.02%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (3.57%) MPEG
8 6 (2.68%) Telematics
9 5 (2.23%) Home Automation
9 5 (2.23%) Wiki
9 5 (2.23%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.23%) User Experience
10 3 (1.34%) Physics
10 3 (1.34%) CAN bus
11 2 (0.89%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.45%) PMI
12 1 (0.45%) EPoS
12 1 (0.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.45%) Linux
2 34 (15.18%) UNIX
3 29 (12.95%) Windows
4 13 (5.80%) Android
4 13 (5.80%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.46%) Solaris
6 9 (4.02%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (3.57%) Nucleus RTOS
7 8 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.68%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.34%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.34%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.89%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.86%) Software Engineering
2 28 (12.50%) Project Management
3 22 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (9.38%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.91%) OO
5 11 (4.91%) Network Planning
6 10 (4.46%) Load Balancing
7 9 (4.02%) CRM
7 9 (4.02%) Change Management
8 8 (3.57%) Mobile Commerce
8 8 (3.57%) DRM
8 8 (3.57%) Speech Recognition
8 8 (3.57%) Performance Engineering
8 8 (3.57%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.57%) SDLC
9 7 (3.13%) Capacity Management
9 7 (3.13%) Network Design
9 7 (3.13%) Product Marketing
9 7 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (3.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.07%) C++
2 34 (15.18%) C
3 20 (8.93%) SQL
4 18 (8.04%) C#
4 18 (8.04%) Java
5 13 (5.80%) Embedded C
6 11 (4.91%) Embedded C++
7 9 (4.02%) Assembly Language
7 9 (4.02%) Python
8 8 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.13%) Perl
10 6 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.34%) ANSI C
11 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.89%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.45%) R
13 1 (0.45%) VB
13 1 (0.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 63 (28.13%) Degree
2 9 (4.02%) HND
3 8 (3.57%) HNC
4 2 (0.89%) MCP
4 2 (0.89%) CCNA
4 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.89%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PMP
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.71%) QA
2 12 (5.36%) SLA
3 6 (2.68%) JTAG
4 4 (1.79%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.89%) TickIT
6 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (4.91%) Firmware
2 7 (3.13%) NDS
3 6 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.23%) iptables
4 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Netcool
1 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) OpenView
2 1 (0.45%) Control-M
2 1 (0.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 22 (9.82%) Ericsson
2 18 (8.04%) Nokia
3 17 (7.59%) EMC
4 16 (7.14%) Cisco
5 15 (6.70%) Nortel
5 15 (6.70%) Huawei
6 14 (6.25%) Oracle
7 13 (5.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 11 (4.91%) HP
9 9 (4.02%) VMware
9 9 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (3.57%) Symbian
11 7 (3.13%) TIBCO
11 7 (3.13%) Perforce
12 6 (2.68%) Lauterbach
12 6 (2.68%) BT
12 6 (2.68%) Cerillion
12 6 (2.68%) Siebel
12 6 (2.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (2.23%) Dell
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Salary: 35,000-45,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: 35,000-45,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £22,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
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