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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 738 692 654
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -38
Permanent jobs citing GSM 125 167 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.99% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 67 122 174
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 £29,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £94,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.42% +11.76%
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
18163 16838 20270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.21% 17.18% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14710 13238 16651
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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
South East -14 66 £43,500 -13.00% 15
London +7 27 £90,000 +105.71%
East of England -23 9 £45,000 -5.26%
Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 - 2
North West - 6 £65,000 - 1
West Midlands -18 2 - - 1
East Midlands +27 1 - -
South West -41 1 £35,000 -12.50%
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 182 (63.41%) UMTS
2 166 (57.84%) Telecoms
3 131 (45.64%) Wireless
4 119 (41.46%) LTE
5 98 (34.15%) Degree
6 96 (33.45%) 3G
7 86 (29.97%) GPRS
8 73 (25.44%) UNIX
9 70 (24.39%) Service Delivery
10 64 (22.30%) Linux
11 60 (20.91%) Marketing
12 58 (20.21%) WiMAX
12 58 (20.21%) 2G
13 56 (19.51%) Ericsson
14 52 (18.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 51 (17.77%) Analytical Skills
15 51 (17.77%) C
16 49 (17.07%) C++
16 49 (17.07%) Radio Access Network
17 46 (16.03%) SS7
18 45 (15.68%) QA
19 44 (15.33%) Nokia
20 43 (14.98%) Software Engineering
21 41 (14.29%) RNC
22 39 (13.59%) Nortel
23 35 (12.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
23 35 (12.20%) HND
24 34 (11.85%) Change Management
24 34 (11.85%) Computer Science
24 34 (11.85%) Product Marketing

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.35%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.53%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 182 (63.41%) UMTS
2 131 (45.64%) Wireless
3 119 (41.46%) LTE
4 96 (33.45%) 3G
5 86 (29.97%) GPRS
6 58 (20.21%) 2G
6 58 (20.21%) WiMAX
7 49 (17.07%) Radio Access Network
8 46 (16.03%) SS7
9 41 (14.29%) RNC
10 31 (10.80%) Ethernet
11 29 (10.10%) LAN
11 29 (10.10%) 4G
12 27 (9.41%) TCP/IP
13 26 (9.06%) Internet
13 26 (9.06%) Firewall
14 25 (8.71%) VLAN
14 25 (8.71%) VPN
15 24 (8.36%) 3GPP
15 24 (8.36%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.32%) MySQL
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (5.57%) GDB
2 12 (4.18%) Subversion
3 11 (3.83%) GCC
3 11 (3.83%) Trac
4 2 (0.70%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.35%) Moq
5 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.35%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.35%) Bugzilla
General
1 166 (57.84%) Telecoms
2 60 (20.91%) Marketing
3 29 (10.10%) Electronics
4 9 (3.14%) Finance
5 6 (2.09%) Billing
6 5 (1.74%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.05%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.70%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (12.20%) Support Engineer
2 31 (10.80%) Software Engineer
3 30 (10.45%) Wireless Engineer
4 27 (9.41%) Network Engineer
4 27 (9.41%) Technical Engineer
5 26 (9.06%) RAN Engineer
6 23 (8.01%) Developer
7 18 (6.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 18 (6.27%) Radio Engineer
8 17 (5.92%) Radio Network Engineer
8 17 (5.92%) Network Optimisation Engineer
9 12 (4.18%) Account Director
9 12 (4.18%) Software Developer
10 11 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (3.83%) Embedded Software Developer
11 10 (3.48%) Technical Support
12 8 (2.79%) Technical Support Engineer
12 8 (2.79%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.79%) Design Engineer
12 8 (2.79%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.27%) HTML
2 17 (5.92%) .NET
3 16 (5.57%) STL
4 15 (5.23%) SOAP
4 15 (5.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 14 (4.88%) MAPI
5 14 (4.88%) Web Services
5 14 (4.88%) XML
6 13 (4.53%) LAMP
7 12 (4.18%) XML-RPC
7 12 (4.18%) MFC
7 12 (4.18%) REST
8 4 (1.39%) Middleware
9 3 (1.05%) WAP
9 3 (1.05%) Django
10 2 (0.70%) Ajax
10 2 (0.70%) CSS
10 2 (0.70%) Servlets
10 2 (0.70%) J2EE
10 2 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 51 (17.77%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.85%) Computer Science
3 21 (7.32%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (4.18%) Home Automation
5 8 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.74%) Handset
7 4 (1.39%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.05%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.05%) Telematics
8 3 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.70%) Social Media
9 2 (0.70%) iPhone
9 2 (0.70%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.35%) CCTV
10 1 (0.35%) Statistics
10 1 (0.35%) SCADA
10 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (25.44%) UNIX
2 64 (22.30%) Linux
3 14 (4.88%) Solaris
4 10 (3.48%) Windows
5 7 (2.44%) Windows 2000
5 7 (2.44%) Windows NT
5 7 (2.44%) Android
6 4 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.35%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.39%) Service Delivery
2 43 (14.98%) Software Engineering
3 34 (11.85%) Change Management
3 34 (11.85%) Product Marketing
4 31 (10.80%) Project Management
5 23 (8.01%) Network Planning
6 17 (5.92%) OO
6 17 (5.92%) Performance Monitoring
7 16 (5.57%) Multithreading
8 14 (4.88%) Load Balancing
9 11 (3.83%) Capacity Management
9 11 (3.83%) OOD
9 11 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (2.79%) Time Management
10 8 (2.79%) Network Architecture
11 7 (2.44%) B2B
12 6 (2.09%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (2.09%) Performance Management
13 5 (1.74%) OpenUP
13 5 (1.74%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.77%) C
2 49 (17.07%) C++
3 20 (6.97%) Embedded C
4 17 (5.92%) Embedded C++
4 17 (5.92%) Java
4 17 (5.92%) C#
5 16 (5.57%) SQL
6 14 (4.88%) PHP
7 12 (4.18%) Assembly Language
8 9 (3.14%) Python
9 6 (2.09%) Perl
10 4 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.05%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 98 (34.15%) Degree
2 35 (12.20%) HND
3 33 (11.50%) HNC
4 9 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.79%) CCNA
6 4 (1.39%) VCP4
7 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.70%) MCSE
9 1 (0.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (15.68%) QA
2 26 (9.06%) SLA
3 12 (4.18%) JTAG
4 7 (2.44%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (11.50%) NDS
2 26 (9.06%) Firmware
3 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Netcool
1 1 (0.35%) Control-M
1 1 (0.35%) SCCM
1 1 (0.35%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.35%) StatsD
Vendors
1 56 (19.51%) Ericsson
2 52 (18.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 44 (15.33%) Nokia
4 39 (13.59%) Nortel
5 35 (12.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 33 (11.50%) TIBCO
7 32 (11.15%) Microsoft
8 28 (9.76%) Huawei
9 21 (7.32%) Cisco
10 19 (6.62%) EMC
11 12 (4.18%) Lauterbach
11 12 (4.18%) NEC
12 9 (3.14%) VMware
13 7 (2.44%) Sybase
14 4 (1.39%) HP
14 4 (1.39%) BT
15 3 (1.05%) Oracle
15 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
16 2 (0.70%) Juniper
16 2 (0.70%) CheckPoint
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