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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 717 644 600
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -44
Permanent jobs citing GSM 154 221 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 1.26% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 76 133 220
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 £27,000 £34,200 £30,450
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
19146 17475 20892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.95% 17.38% 19.72%
Number of salaries quoted 15297 14207 17174
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +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 30 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 30 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 -10 98 £45,000 -13.46% 8
East of England +2 24 £55,000 +4.76% 3
London -60 18 £33,000 -22.35% 1
South West -26 4 £33,000 -34.00%
West Midlands -12 2 £47,500 +53.22%
North West -13 2 £32,500 -13.33%
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 195 (57.86%) Telecoms
2 185 (54.90%) UMTS
3 139 (41.25%) LTE
4 107 (31.75%) Degree
5 100 (29.67%) Wireless
6 96 (28.49%) Linux
7 86 (25.52%) Software Engineering
8 82 (24.33%) C++
9 78 (23.15%) GPRS
10 75 (22.26%) UNIX
11 74 (21.96%) 3G
12 73 (21.66%) Marketing
13 64 (18.99%) SS7
14 63 (18.69%) C
15 57 (16.91%) TCP/IP
16 53 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
17 52 (15.43%) Service Delivery
18 49 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (14.24%) Radio Access Network
20 47 (13.95%) VoIP
21 46 (13.65%) Computer Science
22 45 (13.35%) LAN
22 45 (13.35%) 2G
23 40 (11.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
23 40 (11.87%) 4G
24 39 (11.57%) Electronics
25 37 (10.98%) Product Marketing
26 36 (10.68%) Change Management
26 36 (10.68%) OO
26 36 (10.68%) SQL

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.30%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.42%) MS Office
3 10 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.48%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.89%) Simulink
5 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.89%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.26%) SaaS
2 4 (1.19%) GitHub
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 185 (54.90%) UMTS
2 139 (41.25%) LTE
3 100 (29.67%) Wireless
4 78 (23.15%) GPRS
5 74 (21.96%) 3G
6 64 (18.99%) SS7
7 57 (16.91%) TCP/IP
8 48 (14.24%) Radio Access Network
9 47 (13.95%) VoIP
10 45 (13.35%) LAN
10 45 (13.35%) 2G
11 40 (11.87%) 4G
12 34 (10.09%) SMS
13 33 (9.79%) Ethernet
13 33 (9.79%) RTP
14 31 (9.20%) WiMAX
14 31 (9.20%) 3GPP
15 30 (8.90%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (8.01%) WCDMA
17 24 (7.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.79%) MySQL
2 7 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.59%) CouchDB
4 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (8.01%) Subversion
2 14 (4.15%) GCC
2 14 (4.15%) GDB
2 14 (4.15%) Trac
3 7 (2.08%) JIRA
4 6 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.78%) Robotium
4 6 (1.78%) Robolectric
5 4 (1.19%) Valgrind
5 4 (1.19%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.19%) Selenium
5 4 (1.19%) CppUnit
6 2 (0.59%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.30%) Moq
7 1 (0.30%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
General
1 195 (57.86%) Telecoms
2 73 (21.66%) Marketing
3 39 (11.57%) Electronics
4 16 (4.75%) Billing
5 6 (1.78%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (1.78%) Dutch Language
5 6 (1.78%) German Language
5 6 (1.78%) Finance
6 5 (1.48%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.19%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 53 (15.73%) Software Engineer
2 48 (14.24%) Developer
3 40 (11.87%) Support Engineer
4 31 (9.20%) Network Engineer
5 21 (6.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 21 (6.23%) Technical Engineer
5 21 (6.23%) Wireless Engineer
6 19 (5.64%) Senior Software Engineer
7 18 (5.34%) Senior Developer
8 16 (4.75%) Telecoms Engineer
9 14 (4.15%) Software Developer
10 13 (3.86%) Technical Manager
11 12 (3.56%) Radio Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) RAN Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) Radio Network Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) IP Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) Network Optimisation Engineer
12 11 (3.26%) C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (3.26%) Design Engineer
13 10 (2.97%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.20%) STL
1 31 (9.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 27 (8.01%) .NET
3 15 (4.45%) HTML
4 10 (2.97%) Web Services
5 9 (2.67%) XML
5 9 (2.67%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.67%) SOAP
5 9 (2.67%) Middleware
5 9 (2.67%) LAMP
6 8 (2.37%) XML-RPC
6 8 (2.37%) MFC
6 8 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (2.37%) WPF
6 8 (2.37%) LINQ
6 8 (2.37%) Django
6 8 (2.37%) jQuery
6 8 (2.37%) RESTful
6 8 (2.37%) REST
7 7 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (13.65%) Computer Science
3 21 (6.23%) Handset
3 21 (6.23%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.56%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (3.56%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.67%) Device Driver
7 8 (2.37%) Open Source
7 8 (2.37%) Home Automation
8 7 (2.08%) User Experience
8 7 (2.08%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.78%) Telematics
10 5 (1.48%) Physics
11 3 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.89%) Statistics
12 2 (0.59%) SCADA
12 2 (0.59%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.59%) CCTV
12 2 (0.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 96 (28.49%) Linux
2 75 (22.26%) UNIX
3 34 (10.09%) Windows
4 18 (5.34%) Android
5 9 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.78%) Windows 2000
6 6 (1.78%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.19%) Solaris
8 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.52%) Software Engineering
2 52 (15.43%) Service Delivery
3 49 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (10.98%) Product Marketing
5 36 (10.68%) Change Management
5 36 (10.68%) OO
6 35 (10.39%) Project Management
7 28 (8.31%) Multithreading
8 25 (7.42%) Network Planning
9 23 (6.82%) Network Design
10 18 (5.34%) CRM
11 17 (5.04%) Time Management
12 16 (4.75%) OOD
13 14 (4.15%) Android Development
14 12 (3.56%) Performance Monitoring
14 12 (3.56%) Network Architecture
15 11 (3.26%) TDD
16 9 (2.67%) High Availability
16 9 (2.67%) Embedded Software Development
16 9 (2.67%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (24.33%) C++
2 63 (18.69%) C
3 36 (10.68%) SQL
4 35 (10.39%) C#
5 32 (9.50%) Python
6 30 (8.90%) Embedded C
7 28 (8.31%) Java
8 21 (6.23%) Perl
9 12 (3.56%) PHP
9 12 (3.56%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.26%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.26%) Assembly Language
11 8 (2.37%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.89%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.59%) Ruby
14 2 (0.59%) Lua
14 2 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (31.75%) Degree
2 35 (10.39%) HND
3 34 (10.09%) HNC
4 10 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.37%) CCNA
6 2 (0.59%) ISEB
6 2 (0.59%) CCNP
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) CCIE
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.12%) QA
2 20 (5.93%) SLA
3 3 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (10.39%) NDS
2 18 (5.34%) Firmware
3 8 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.30%) Netcool
2 1 (0.30%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) StatsD
2 1 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 40 (11.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 35 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.39%) TIBCO
3 32 (9.50%) Cisco
4 31 (9.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 22 (6.53%) Ericsson
5 22 (6.53%) Nokia
6 20 (5.93%) Nortel
7 19 (5.64%) EMC
8 12 (3.56%) VMware
9 9 (2.67%) Google
9 9 (2.67%) Oracle
10 8 (2.37%) NEC
11 6 (1.78%) Sybase
12 5 (1.48%) HP
12 5 (1.48%) Huawei
13 4 (1.19%) Coverity
14 3 (0.89%) DoubleClick
14 3 (0.89%) Juniper
14 3 (0.89%) Genesys
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