The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 51 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Permanent jobs citing GSM 4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.95% 0.28% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 0.90% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 4
Average salary £67,500 £55,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% +48.64%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
GSM
Bedfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 111 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 17.58% 31.53% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 64 107 107
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,331 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

GSM
Salary Trend in Luton

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

GSM Salary Trend in Luton

GSM
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the Luton region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in Luton

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 6 (100.00%) 3GPP
1 6 (100.00%) UMTS
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) SMS
2 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) VoIP
2 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) SS7
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) 2G
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) OOD

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3GPP
1 6 (100.00%) UMTS
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) SMS
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) VoIP
2 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) SS7
2 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) 2G
3 2 (33.33%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) GPRS
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Operations Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Network Operations Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Development Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Development Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree