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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 774 679 664
Rank change year-on-year
-95 -15
Permanent jobs citing GSM 104 189 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 1.03% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 62 126 138
Average salary £44,000 £46,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.86% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
18686 18261 20789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.28% 17.11% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15005 14504 16864
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -16 55 £43,500 -13.00% 8
London -6 21 £59,250 +18.50% 5
North West +14 7 - -
Yorkshire -6 7 £35,000 +75.00% 2
East of England -14 5 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -28 2 £35,000 -12.50%
East Midlands +4 1 - -
North East - 1 £22,500 -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 180 (62.72%) UMTS
2 173 (60.28%) Telecoms
3 136 (47.39%) Wireless
4 121 (42.16%) LTE
5 101 (35.19%) Degree
6 97 (33.80%) 3G
7 84 (29.27%) GPRS
8 70 (24.39%) UNIX
8 70 (24.39%) Service Delivery
9 63 (21.95%) 2G
10 61 (21.25%) Linux
11 59 (20.56%) WiMAX
12 58 (20.21%) Ericsson
12 58 (20.21%) Marketing
13 54 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (17.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 50 (17.42%) Radio Access Network
15 49 (17.07%) QA
15 49 (17.07%) C
16 47 (16.38%) C++
17 45 (15.68%) Nokia
17 45 (15.68%) SS7
18 43 (14.98%) RNC
19 42 (14.63%) Software Engineering
20 41 (14.29%) Nortel
21 35 (12.20%) Electronics
22 34 (11.85%) 4G
23 33 (11.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
24 32 (11.15%) Change Management
25 31 (10.80%) TIBCO

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.35%) MTS
Applications
1 18 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.18%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 180 (62.72%) UMTS
2 136 (47.39%) Wireless
3 121 (42.16%) LTE
4 97 (33.80%) 3G
5 84 (29.27%) GPRS
6 63 (21.95%) 2G
7 59 (20.56%) WiMAX
8 50 (17.42%) Radio Access Network
9 45 (15.68%) SS7
10 43 (14.98%) RNC
11 34 (11.85%) 4G
12 29 (10.10%) TCP/IP
13 27 (9.41%) Ethernet
14 25 (8.71%) HSPA
15 24 (8.36%) WCDMA
15 24 (8.36%) Firewall
16 23 (8.01%) SGSN
16 23 (8.01%) 3GPP
17 22 (7.67%) CDMA
17 22 (7.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.88%) MySQL
2 5 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (4.53%) GDB
2 11 (3.83%) Subversion
3 10 (3.48%) Trac
4 8 (2.79%) GCC
5 1 (0.35%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.35%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 173 (60.28%) Telecoms
2 58 (20.21%) Marketing
3 35 (12.20%) Electronics
4 9 (3.14%) Billing
5 8 (2.79%) Finance
6 4 (1.39%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 33 (11.50%) Support Engineer
2 30 (10.45%) Software Engineer
3 29 (10.10%) Technical Engineer
4 28 (9.76%) RAN Engineer
5 27 (9.41%) Wireless Engineer
6 26 (9.06%) Network Engineer
7 20 (6.97%) Developer
8 17 (5.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 16 (5.57%) Radio Engineer
10 15 (5.23%) Radio Network Engineer
10 15 (5.23%) Network Optimisation Engineer
11 12 (4.18%) Account Director
12 11 (3.83%) Technical Support
13 10 (3.48%) Senior Software Engineer
13 10 (3.48%) Technical Manager
14 9 (3.14%) Electronics Engineer
14 9 (3.14%) Technical Support Engineer
14 9 (3.14%) Software Developer
15 8 (2.79%) Test Engineer
15 8 (2.79%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.97%) .NET
2 18 (6.27%) HTML
3 14 (4.88%) XML
3 14 (4.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 13 (4.53%) MAPI
4 13 (4.53%) MFC
4 13 (4.53%) SOAP
4 13 (4.53%) STL
4 13 (4.53%) Web Services
5 10 (3.48%) LAMP
5 10 (3.48%) XML-RPC
5 10 (3.48%) REST
6 5 (1.74%) Ajax
6 5 (1.74%) CSS
7 4 (1.39%) WAP
7 4 (1.39%) Django
8 3 (1.05%) XSLT
8 3 (1.05%) XHTML
8 3 (1.05%) Servlets
8 3 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.80%) Computer Science
3 22 (7.67%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (4.18%) Home Automation
5 6 (2.09%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.74%) Handset
7 3 (1.05%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.05%) Telematics
7 3 (1.05%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.05%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.70%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.70%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.70%) Wiki
8 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.70%) CCTV
9 1 (0.35%) CPLD
9 1 (0.35%) SCADA
9 1 (0.35%) Physics
9 1 (0.35%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 70 (24.39%) UNIX
2 61 (21.25%) Linux
3 19 (6.62%) Windows
4 13 (4.53%) Solaris
5 10 (3.48%) Android
6 8 (2.79%) Windows 2000
6 8 (2.79%) Windows NT
6 8 (2.79%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.35%) CentOS
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.35%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.39%) Service Delivery
2 42 (14.63%) Software Engineering
3 32 (11.15%) Change Management
4 31 (10.80%) Product Marketing
5 30 (10.45%) Project Management
6 23 (8.01%) Network Planning
7 15 (5.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (4.88%) OO
9 13 (4.53%) Load Balancing
9 13 (4.53%) Multithreading
10 12 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.14%) Capacity Management
12 8 (2.79%) OOD
13 7 (2.44%) Network Architecture
13 7 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (2.09%) Time Management
14 6 (2.09%) B2B
15 5 (1.74%) Resource Management
16 4 (1.39%) Performance Management
16 4 (1.39%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (17.07%) C
2 47 (16.38%) C++
3 21 (7.32%) C#
4 20 (6.97%) Embedded C
5 18 (6.27%) Embedded C++
5 18 (6.27%) SQL
6 14 (4.88%) Java
7 13 (4.53%) Assembly Language
8 10 (3.48%) PHP
9 7 (2.44%) Python
10 5 (1.74%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.05%) Perl
12 1 (0.35%) VB
12 1 (0.35%) VC++
12 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 101 (35.19%) Degree
2 31 (10.80%) HNC
2 31 (10.80%) HND
3 8 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.44%) CCNA
5 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) MCP
6 2 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.70%) MCSE
7 1 (0.35%) CCNP
7 1 (0.35%) PMP
7 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (17.07%) QA
2 27 (9.41%) SLA
3 13 (4.53%) JTAG
4 7 (2.44%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) PMBOK
System Software
1 31 (10.80%) NDS
2 27 (9.41%) Firmware
3 4 (1.39%) iptables
4 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Pacemaker
2 1 (0.35%) OpenView
2 1 (0.35%) Netcool
2 1 (0.35%) Control-M
2 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (20.21%) Ericsson
2 50 (17.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 45 (15.68%) Nokia
4 41 (14.29%) Nortel
5 33 (11.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 31 (10.80%) TIBCO
7 28 (9.76%) Huawei
8 27 (9.41%) Microsoft
9 22 (7.67%) EMC
10 19 (6.62%) Cisco
11 13 (4.53%) Lauterbach
12 12 (4.18%) NEC
13 8 (2.79%) Oracle
13 8 (2.79%) Sybase
14 7 (2.44%) HP
14 7 (2.44%) VMware
15 5 (1.74%) BT
16 4 (1.39%) Red Hat
17 3 (1.05%) Perforce
18 2 (0.70%) CheckPoint
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