The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 188 - 193
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GSM 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.025% - 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% - 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
GSM
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
632 484 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.78% 13.14% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 524 424 561
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

GSM
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

GSM Salary Trend in Manchester

GSM
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (66.67%) DoubleClick
1 2 (66.67%) Google
1 2 (66.67%) Pay per click
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Google Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) UMTS
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) WiMAX
2 1 (33.33%) RNC
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) 2G

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
1 1 (33.33%) UMTS
1 1 (33.33%) WiMAX
1 1 (33.33%) RNC
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) 2G
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) PPC Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) PPC Manager
1 2 (66.67%) PPC Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) PPC Executive
2 1 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Pay per click
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) DoubleClick
1 2 (66.67%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia