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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 852 826 763
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -63
Permanent jobs citing GSM 81 113 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.60% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 56 72 133
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
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
16867 18924 19471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.44% 18.34% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14123 15080 15458
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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 +22 50 £52,500 +20.68% 4
East of England +21 11 £40,000 +23.07% 4
London -14 9 £60,000 +4.34% 1
South West +6 7 £43,000 +22.85% 1
East Midlands +2 2 £48,750 +21.87% 1
West Midlands - 2 £56,000 -
North West +20 1 £57,500 -
GSM
UK

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 109 (64.50%) Telecoms
2 69 (40.83%) UMTS
3 62 (36.69%) Wireless
4 61 (36.09%) GPRS
5 57 (33.73%) VoIP
6 46 (27.22%) Degree
6 46 (27.22%) LTE
7 42 (24.85%) 3G
8 40 (23.67%) Windows
9 33 (19.53%) Unix
10 30 (17.75%) PBX
10 30 (17.75%) WCDMA
11 29 (17.16%) Linux
11 29 (17.16%) Project Management
11 29 (17.16%) Computer Science
12 27 (15.98%) Radio Access Network
12 27 (15.98%) CDMA
13 26 (15.38%) Product Management
14 25 (14.79%) SQL
14 25 (14.79%) Sybase
14 25 (14.79%) SS7
15 24 (14.20%) WAN
15 24 (14.20%) TCP/IP
15 24 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (13.61%) Software Engineering
16 23 (13.61%) 4G
16 23 (13.61%) Presales
17 22 (13.02%) Microsoft
17 22 (13.02%) PSTN
17 22 (13.02%) Electronics

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (1.18%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 69 (40.83%) UMTS
2 62 (36.69%) Wireless
3 61 (36.09%) GPRS
4 57 (33.73%) VoIP
5 46 (27.22%) LTE
6 42 (24.85%) 3G
7 30 (17.75%) PBX
7 30 (17.75%) WCDMA
8 27 (15.98%) CDMA
8 27 (15.98%) Radio Access Network
9 25 (14.79%) SS7
10 24 (14.20%) TCP/IP
10 24 (14.20%) WAN
11 23 (13.61%) 4G
12 22 (13.02%) PSTN
13 21 (12.43%) 3GPP
13 21 (12.43%) xDSL
14 20 (11.83%) WLAN
15 18 (10.65%) Diameter Protocol
15 18 (10.65%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.14%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.37%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) GIS
5 2 (1.18%) HBase
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.73%) NetBeans
2 6 (3.55%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.55%) Maven
3 4 (2.37%) Ant
3 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.18%) eggPlant
4 2 (1.18%) JIRA
4 2 (1.18%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.59%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.59%) GCC
5 1 (0.59%) GDB
5 1 (0.59%) JMeter
5 1 (0.59%) Subversion
5 1 (0.59%) Trac
General
1 109 (64.50%) Telecoms
2 22 (13.02%) Electronics
3 8 (4.73%) Finance
4 6 (3.55%) Billing
5 5 (2.96%) Automotive
6 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.78%) Marketing
6 3 (1.78%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.18%) French Language
8 1 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (13.61%) Network Engineer
2 18 (10.65%) Project Manager
3 17 (10.06%) Software Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) Support Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) Technical Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) Core Network Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) Technical Support
5 15 (8.88%) Field Engineer
5 15 (8.88%) Technical Support Engineer
6 11 (6.51%) Radio Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) Consultant
8 9 (5.33%) GSM Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Unified Communications Manager
8 9 (5.33%) Voice Project Manager
9 8 (4.73%) Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Embedded Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.14%) VoIP Project Manager
10 7 (4.14%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.47%) .NET
2 10 (5.92%) SOAP
2 10 (5.92%) Spring
3 8 (4.73%) LINQ
3 8 (4.73%) REST
3 8 (4.73%) WPF
4 7 (4.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (4.14%) STL
5 6 (3.55%) Hibernate
5 6 (3.55%) J2EE
5 6 (3.55%) JMS
6 3 (1.78%) HTML
6 3 (1.78%) MEAP
7 2 (1.18%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.18%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.18%) Web Services
8 1 (0.59%) Ajax
8 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.59%) CSS
8 1 (0.59%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.16%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.28%) IVR
3 11 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.96%) Physics
6 4 (2.37%) Cybercrime
6 4 (2.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.37%) Handset
6 4 (2.37%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.78%) Mechatronics
7 3 (1.78%) User Experience
8 2 (1.18%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.18%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.18%) iPhone
8 2 (1.18%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.18%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.67%) Windows
2 33 (19.53%) Unix
3 29 (17.16%) Linux
4 14 (8.28%) Windows 2000
4 14 (8.28%) Windows NT
5 9 (5.33%) Solaris
6 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.55%) Android
8 5 (2.96%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.96%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.96%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.59%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) Project Management
2 26 (15.38%) Product Management
3 24 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (13.61%) Presales
4 23 (13.61%) Software Engineering
5 14 (8.28%) Service Delivery
5 14 (8.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 13 (7.69%) Network Design
7 9 (5.33%) BDD
7 9 (5.33%) Defect Management
7 9 (5.33%) Mentoring
7 9 (5.33%) Test Planning
7 9 (5.33%) Validation
8 8 (4.73%) Network Optimisation
9 7 (4.14%) Line Management
9 7 (4.14%) Multithreading
9 7 (4.14%) OO
9 7 (4.14%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (3.55%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.55%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.79%) SQL
2 21 (12.43%) C++
3 18 (10.65%) C
3 18 (10.65%) C#
4 15 (8.88%) Java
5 8 (4.73%) Embedded C
6 6 (3.55%) Perl
7 5 (2.96%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.96%) Python
8 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.78%) PHP
10 2 (1.18%) Ruby
11 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 46 (27.22%) Degree
2 11 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.92%) ISEB
3 10 (5.92%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.73%) CCNA
5 8 (4.73%) HNC
5 8 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.73%) MCSE
6 7 (4.14%) HND
7 5 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.18%) CCNP
8 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.51%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (5.33%) Firmware
2 7 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.96%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.37%) iptables
5 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.18%) KVM
5 2 (1.18%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Nagios
1 2 (1.18%) OpenNMS
2 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (14.79%) Sybase
2 22 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 21 (12.43%) Oracle
4 16 (9.47%) HP
4 16 (9.47%) Huawei
5 14 (8.28%) Cisco
6 9 (5.33%) Nokia
7 7 (4.14%) Ericsson
7 7 (4.14%) VMware
8 6 (3.55%) Atmel
8 6 (3.55%) EMC
9 5 (2.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (2.96%) Dell
10 3 (1.78%) Syclo
11 2 (1.18%) 3Com
11 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.18%) Citrix
11 2 (1.18%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.59%) BT
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