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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 711 642 615
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -27
Permanent jobs citing GSM 163 219 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 1.26% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 85 133 211
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,600 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +30.00%
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
19261 17411 20922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.01% 17.41% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 14186 17200
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 £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 23 October 2014.

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 23 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
South East -23 96 £45,000 -13.46% 7
East of England +4 26 £55,000 +4.76% 2
London -65 25 £26,000 -42.22% 1
South West -39 4 £33,000 -34.00% 1
West Midlands -21 3 £45,000 +45.16%
North West -26 3 £32,500 -13.33%
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 205 (58.74%) Telecoms
2 185 (53.01%) UMTS
3 144 (41.26%) LTE
4 111 (31.81%) Degree
5 102 (29.23%) Linux
6 99 (28.37%) Wireless
7 92 (26.36%) Software Engineering
8 84 (24.07%) C++
9 77 (22.06%) GPRS
10 76 (21.78%) UNIX
11 75 (21.49%) Marketing
12 73 (20.92%) 3G
13 65 (18.62%) SS7
14 64 (18.34%) C
15 58 (16.62%) TCP/IP
16 55 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
17 51 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
18 50 (14.33%) Service Delivery
18 50 (14.33%) VoIP
19 49 (14.04%) Computer Science
20 48 (13.75%) Radio Access Network
21 45 (12.89%) LAN
22 44 (12.61%) Electronics
23 42 (12.03%) 2G
23 42 (12.03%) 4G
24 38 (10.89%) OO
24 38 (10.89%) SQL
24 38 (10.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
25 37 (10.60%) Product Marketing
25 37 (10.60%) Project Management

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.88%) MS Office
3 10 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.43%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.86%) Simulink
5 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.86%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.44%) SaaS
2 5 (1.43%) GitHub
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 185 (53.01%) UMTS
2 144 (41.26%) LTE
3 99 (28.37%) Wireless
4 77 (22.06%) GPRS
5 73 (20.92%) 3G
6 65 (18.62%) SS7
7 58 (16.62%) TCP/IP
8 50 (14.33%) VoIP
9 48 (13.75%) Radio Access Network
10 45 (12.89%) LAN
11 42 (12.03%) 2G
11 42 (12.03%) 4G
12 34 (9.74%) RTP
13 33 (9.46%) SMS
14 32 (9.17%) Ethernet
15 30 (8.60%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (8.31%) 3GPP
17 28 (8.02%) WiMAX
18 25 (7.16%) VLAN
18 25 (7.16%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.88%) MySQL
2 8 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.57%) CouchDB
4 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (8.02%) Subversion
2 14 (4.01%) GCC
2 14 (4.01%) GDB
2 14 (4.01%) Trac
3 8 (2.29%) JIRA
4 6 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.72%) Robotium
4 6 (1.72%) Robolectric
5 5 (1.43%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.43%) Selenium
6 4 (1.15%) CppUnit
6 4 (1.15%) Valgrind
7 2 (0.57%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.29%) Moq
8 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 205 (58.74%) Telecoms
2 75 (21.49%) Marketing
3 44 (12.61%) Electronics
4 17 (4.87%) Billing
5 9 (2.58%) Finance
6 6 (1.72%) Mandarin Language
6 6 (1.72%) Dutch Language
6 6 (1.72%) German Language
7 5 (1.43%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.15%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 57 (16.33%) Software Engineer
2 49 (14.04%) Developer
3 39 (11.17%) Support Engineer
4 33 (9.46%) Network Engineer
5 23 (6.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 20 (5.73%) Technical Engineer
7 19 (5.44%) Senior Software Engineer
7 19 (5.44%) Senior Developer
7 19 (5.44%) Wireless Engineer
8 18 (5.16%) Technical Manager
9 17 (4.87%) Telecoms Engineer
10 13 (3.72%) C++ Software Engineer
10 13 (3.72%) Sales Manager
10 13 (3.72%) Software Developer
10 13 (3.72%) IP Engineer
11 12 (3.44%) Radio Network Engineer
11 12 (3.44%) Network Optimisation Engineer
11 12 (3.44%) Radio Engineer
11 12 (3.44%) Architect
12 11 (3.15%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.17%) STL
1 32 (9.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 27 (7.74%) .NET
3 15 (4.30%) HTML
4 10 (2.87%) RESTful
4 10 (2.87%) Django
5 9 (2.58%) Middleware
5 9 (2.58%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.29%) MFC
6 8 (2.29%) Web Services
6 8 (2.29%) jQuery
6 8 (2.29%) WPF
6 8 (2.29%) LINQ
6 8 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (2.01%) HTML5
7 7 (2.01%) XML
7 7 (2.01%) J2SE
7 7 (2.01%) CSS
7 7 (2.01%) SOAP
7 7 (2.01%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (14.04%) Computer Science
3 21 (6.02%) Handset
3 21 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.44%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (3.44%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.58%) Device Driver
7 8 (2.29%) Open Source
7 8 (2.29%) Home Automation
8 7 (2.01%) User Experience
8 7 (2.01%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.72%) Telematics
10 5 (1.43%) Physics
11 3 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.86%) Statistics
12 2 (0.57%) SCADA
12 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.57%) CCTV
12 2 (0.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 102 (29.23%) Linux
2 76 (21.78%) UNIX
3 36 (10.32%) Windows
4 18 (5.16%) Android
5 9 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.43%) Windows 2000
6 5 (1.43%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.15%) Solaris
8 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (26.36%) Software Engineering
2 51 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (14.33%) Service Delivery
4 38 (10.89%) OO
5 37 (10.60%) Project Management
5 37 (10.60%) Product Marketing
6 35 (10.03%) Change Management
7 28 (8.02%) Multithreading
8 27 (7.74%) Network Planning
9 25 (7.16%) Network Design
10 18 (5.16%) CRM
11 17 (4.87%) Time Management
12 16 (4.58%) OOD
13 14 (4.01%) Android Development
14 13 (3.72%) Network Architecture
15 12 (3.44%) Performance Monitoring
16 11 (3.15%) TDD
17 9 (2.58%) Product Management
17 9 (2.58%) High Availability
17 9 (2.58%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (24.07%) C++
2 64 (18.34%) C
3 38 (10.89%) SQL
4 36 (10.32%) C#
5 35 (10.03%) Python
6 32 (9.17%) Embedded C
7 28 (8.02%) Java
8 21 (6.02%) Perl
9 12 (3.44%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.15%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.15%) Assembly Language
11 10 (2.87%) PHP
12 8 (2.29%) JavaScript
13 7 (2.01%) PowerHouse
14 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.86%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.57%) Ruby
16 2 (0.57%) Lua
16 2 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (31.81%) Degree
2 34 (9.74%) HND
3 33 (9.46%) HNC
4 11 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.58%) CCNA
6 2 (0.57%) ISEB
6 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.29%) CCIE
7 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMP
7 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.02%) QA
2 18 (5.16%) SLA
3 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (9.74%) NDS
2 16 (4.58%) Firmware
3 8 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.29%) Netcool
2 1 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) StatsD
Vendors
1 38 (10.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 35 (10.03%) Cisco
3 34 (9.74%) TIBCO
4 33 (9.46%) Microsoft
5 30 (8.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 19 (5.44%) Ericsson
6 19 (5.44%) Nokia
6 19 (5.44%) EMC
7 17 (4.87%) Nortel
8 13 (3.72%) VMware
9 9 (2.58%) Google
9 9 (2.58%) Oracle
10 8 (2.29%) NEC
11 5 (1.43%) Cramer
11 5 (1.43%) Sybase
11 5 (1.43%) HP
11 5 (1.43%) Huawei
12 4 (1.15%) Coverity
12 4 (1.15%) Juniper
13 3 (0.86%) Genesys
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