The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 628 627 612
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs citing GSM 17 26 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.063% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.35% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8 26 38
Average salary £53,750 £90,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.27% +105.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,650 £41,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,850 £125,000 £54,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -13.00%
GSM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6478 7346 6997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.84% 17.68% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5496 6200 5644
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in London

GSM
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the London region.

GSM Salary Trend in London

GSM
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

GSM Salary Histogram in London

GSM
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
Wembley - 1 £47,500 -
City of London - 1 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the London 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 46 (73.02%) Telecoms
2 23 (36.51%) 3G
3 20 (31.75%) Computer Science
4 19 (30.16%) GPRS
5 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (28.57%) 4G
6 17 (26.98%) Wireless
6 17 (26.98%) TCP/IP
6 17 (26.98%) SS7
6 17 (26.98%) Unix
7 16 (25.40%) Java
7 16 (25.40%) SQL
7 16 (25.40%) UMTS
8 15 (23.81%) C++
8 15 (23.81%) Linux
8 15 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 14 (22.22%) OO
9 14 (22.22%) STL
9 14 (22.22%) .NET
9 14 (22.22%) C#
9 14 (22.22%) Multithreading
9 14 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 14 (22.22%) SIGTRAN
9 14 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
10 13 (20.63%) Project Management
11 12 (19.05%) VoIP
11 12 (19.05%) Diameter Protocol
12 11 (17.46%) iptables
12 11 (17.46%) VLAN

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the London 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 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (36.51%) 3G
2 19 (30.16%) GPRS
3 18 (28.57%) 4G
4 17 (26.98%) SS7
4 17 (26.98%) TCP/IP
4 17 (26.98%) Wireless
5 16 (25.40%) UMTS
6 15 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (22.22%) SIGTRAN
8 12 (19.05%) Diameter Protocol
8 12 (19.05%) VoIP
9 11 (17.46%) INAP
9 11 (17.46%) LTE
9 11 (17.46%) RTP
9 11 (17.46%) TCAP
9 11 (17.46%) VLAN
10 8 (12.70%) 2G
10 8 (12.70%) CDMA
11 7 (11.11%) LAN
11 7 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) GIS
4 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Ant
2 7 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 7 (11.11%) NetBeans
3 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.94%) Maven
4 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
General
1 46 (73.02%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.17%) Electronics
4 2 (3.17%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.59%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Billing
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Developer
2 14 (22.22%) C++ Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Architect
4 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) C++/Java Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Linux Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Support
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.35%) Service Support Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Telecoms Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Wireless Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.22%) .NET
1 14 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 14 (22.22%) STL
2 10 (15.87%) REST
3 9 (14.29%) SOAP
4 7 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 7 (11.11%) J2EE
4 7 (11.11%) JMS
4 7 (11.11%) Spring
5 3 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.59%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.75%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.29%) Handset
3 6 (9.52%) Smartcard
4 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.35%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.76%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.76%) Telematics
6 2 (3.17%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.17%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.17%) IPTV
6 2 (3.17%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.17%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (3.17%) Physics
7 1 (1.59%) Java Card
7 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Unix
2 15 (23.81%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Solaris
4 4 (6.35%) Android
4 4 (6.35%) Windows
4 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Multithreading
2 14 (22.22%) OO
2 14 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
2 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 13 (20.63%) Project Management
4 11 (17.46%) Network Design
5 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.52%) eTOM
6 6 (9.52%) High Availability
6 6 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 6 (9.52%) Software Architecture
6 6 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL
8 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.76%) Product Management
9 3 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) Java
1 16 (25.40%) SQL
2 15 (23.81%) C++
3 14 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.59%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.59%) Perl
4 1 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (1.59%) Ruby
4 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) SLA
2 6 (9.52%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) iptables
2 4 (6.35%) VirtualBox
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.59%) Nagios
2 1 (1.59%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle
1 6 (9.52%) Sybase
2 4 (6.35%) Apple
2 4 (6.35%) Assembla
2 4 (6.35%) Citrix
2 4 (6.35%) MobileIron
2 4 (6.35%) VMware
3 2 (3.17%) Huawei
3 2 (3.17%) hybris
4 1 (1.59%) BT
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com