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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 716 684 644
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -40
Permanent jobs citing GSM 134 164 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.99% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 74 117 202
Average salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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
17902 16616 20469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.12% 17.37% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14632 13118 17090
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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
South East -10 77 £47,250 -5.50% 7
London -16 25 £90,000 +105.71% 1
East of England -36 10 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Yorkshire - 10 £35,000 -
West Midlands -11 3 - - 1
North West - 3 £65,000 -
East Midlands +19 1 - - 2
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 187 (65.38%) UMTS
2 168 (58.74%) Telecoms
3 131 (45.80%) LTE
4 129 (45.10%) Wireless
5 94 (32.87%) 3G
6 90 (31.47%) Degree
7 80 (27.97%) GPRS
8 67 (23.43%) UNIX
9 65 (22.73%) Linux
10 64 (22.38%) Service Delivery
11 59 (20.63%) 2G
11 59 (20.63%) C++
12 53 (18.53%) C
13 52 (18.18%) Marketing
14 51 (17.83%) WiMAX
14 51 (17.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 50 (17.48%) Ericsson
16 47 (16.43%) Software Engineering
17 45 (15.73%) Radio Access Network
18 42 (14.69%) SS7
19 40 (13.99%) QA
19 40 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (13.64%) Nokia
21 36 (12.59%) Microsoft
22 35 (12.24%) Alcatel-Lucent
22 35 (12.24%) RNC
23 34 (11.89%) Nortel
23 34 (11.89%) HND
24 33 (11.54%) Project Management
24 33 (11.54%) Change Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.35%) Lync
2 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 187 (65.38%) UMTS
2 131 (45.80%) LTE
3 129 (45.10%) Wireless
4 94 (32.87%) 3G
5 80 (27.97%) GPRS
6 59 (20.63%) 2G
7 51 (17.83%) WiMAX
8 45 (15.73%) Radio Access Network
9 42 (14.69%) SS7
10 35 (12.24%) RNC
11 30 (10.49%) 4G
12 29 (10.14%) Ethernet
13 28 (9.79%) 3GPP
14 26 (9.09%) WCDMA
15 25 (8.74%) TCP/IP
16 24 (8.39%) VPN
17 23 (8.04%) HSPA
17 23 (8.04%) LAN
18 22 (7.69%) Internet
18 22 (7.69%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.39%) MySQL
2 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (6.99%) GDB
2 16 (5.59%) Subversion
3 15 (5.24%) GCC
3 15 (5.24%) Trac
4 2 (0.70%) JIRA
4 2 (0.70%) Valgrind
4 2 (0.70%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.35%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) Moq
5 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.35%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.35%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
General
1 168 (58.74%) Telecoms
2 52 (18.18%) Marketing
3 20 (6.99%) Electronics
4 11 (3.85%) Finance
5 5 (1.75%) Spanish Language
5 5 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.05%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.70%) Billing
7 2 (0.70%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 35 (12.24%) Software Engineer
3 30 (10.49%) Network Engineer
4 28 (9.79%) Technical Engineer
4 28 (9.79%) Wireless Engineer
5 24 (8.39%) RAN Engineer
6 23 (8.04%) Developer
7 17 (5.94%) Radio Engineer
8 16 (5.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 16 (5.59%) Network Optimisation Engineer
8 16 (5.59%) Radio Network Engineer
9 15 (5.24%) Senior Software Engineer
10 13 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.20%) Account Director
12 11 (3.85%) Technical Support
12 11 (3.85%) Embedded Software Developer
13 10 (3.50%) Design Engineer
14 9 (3.15%) Technical Support Engineer
14 9 (3.15%) Consultant
15 8 (2.80%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.99%) STL
2 19 (6.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 15 (5.24%) .NET
3 15 (5.24%) SOAP
4 14 (4.90%) Web Services
5 13 (4.55%) LAMP
6 12 (4.20%) XML
6 12 (4.20%) HTML
6 12 (4.20%) XML-RPC
6 12 (4.20%) REST
7 10 (3.50%) MFC
7 10 (3.50%) MAPI
8 7 (2.45%) Middleware
9 1 (0.35%) RESTful
9 1 (0.35%) WCF
9 1 (0.35%) Django
9 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.35%) Castle Windsor
9 1 (0.35%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (9.79%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.29%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (3.50%) Home Automation
5 9 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.45%) Device Driver
7 6 (2.10%) Handset
8 3 (1.05%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.70%) Social Media
9 2 (0.70%) Telematics
9 2 (0.70%) iPhone
9 2 (0.70%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.70%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.35%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.35%) Open Source
10 1 (0.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 67 (23.43%) UNIX
2 65 (22.73%) Linux
3 13 (4.55%) Windows
4 10 (3.50%) Solaris
5 9 (3.15%) Windows NT
5 9 (3.15%) Windows 2000
6 7 (2.45%) Android
7 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.38%) Service Delivery
2 47 (16.43%) Software Engineering
3 33 (11.54%) Project Management
3 33 (11.54%) Change Management
3 33 (11.54%) Product Marketing
4 25 (8.74%) Network Planning
5 23 (8.04%) OO
6 20 (6.99%) Multithreading
7 16 (5.59%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (5.24%) OOD
9 14 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (4.20%) Network Architecture
11 10 (3.50%) Load Balancing
11 10 (3.50%) Capacity Management
12 8 (2.80%) Time Management
13 7 (2.45%) Performance Management
13 7 (2.45%) High Availability
13 7 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.45%) B2B
14 5 (1.75%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 59 (20.63%) C++
2 53 (18.53%) C
3 22 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 17 (5.94%) Java
5 16 (5.59%) Embedded C++
6 15 (5.24%) C#
6 15 (5.24%) SQL
7 14 (4.90%) PHP
8 13 (4.55%) Python
9 12 (4.20%) Perl
10 11 (3.85%) Assembly Language
11 10 (3.50%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 90 (31.47%) Degree
2 34 (11.89%) HND
3 32 (11.19%) HNC
4 10 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.15%) CCNA
6 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) MCSE
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.99%) QA
2 21 (7.34%) SLA
3 10 (3.50%) JTAG
4 7 (2.45%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (11.19%) NDS
2 23 (8.04%) Firmware
3 7 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.35%) SCCM
1 1 (0.35%) StatsD
1 1 (0.35%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (0.35%) Netcool
1 1 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 51 (17.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 50 (17.48%) Ericsson
3 39 (13.64%) Nokia
4 36 (12.59%) Microsoft
5 35 (12.24%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 34 (11.89%) Nortel
7 32 (11.19%) TIBCO
8 26 (9.09%) Cisco
9 25 (8.74%) Huawei
10 18 (6.29%) EMC
11 10 (3.50%) NEC
11 10 (3.50%) Lauterbach
12 9 (3.15%) Sybase
13 8 (2.80%) VMware
14 4 (1.40%) BT
15 3 (1.05%) Juniper
16 2 (0.70%) CheckPoint
16 2 (0.70%) DoubleClick
16 2 (0.70%) Google
16 2 (0.70%) Coverity
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £270 - £300 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Borehamwood
Everything Everywhere
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago