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 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 177 187 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing GSM 11 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.050% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 0.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Average salary £30,000 £20,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
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
487 568 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.46% 14.27% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 414 490 541
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in Manchester

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 16 (88.89%) UMTS
2 10 (55.56%) C
2 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 9 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (50.00%) GPRS
4 8 (44.44%) MPEG
4 8 (44.44%) Bluetooth
4 8 (44.44%) VoIP
4 8 (44.44%) WLAN
4 8 (44.44%) SVG
4 8 (44.44%) C++
4 8 (44.44%) Java
4 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 8 (44.44%) Flash
4 8 (44.44%) J2ME
4 8 (44.44%) Symbian
4 8 (44.44%) Ericsson
4 8 (44.44%) OpenGL
4 8 (44.44%) Middleware
4 8 (44.44%) Mobile Commerce
4 8 (44.44%) DRM
4 8 (44.44%) DVB
4 8 (44.44%) Wireless
4 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 8 (44.44%) Automotive
4 8 (44.44%) Device Driver
4 8 (44.44%) UIQ
4 8 (44.44%) Series 60
4 8 (44.44%) Speech Recognition

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) AutoCAD
1 2 (11.11%) MicroStation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) UMTS
2 9 (50.00%) GPRS
2 9 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (44.44%) Wireless
3 8 (44.44%) WiMAX
3 8 (44.44%) NFC
3 8 (44.44%) LTE
3 8 (44.44%) Bluetooth
3 8 (44.44%) DVB
3 8 (44.44%) VoIP
3 8 (44.44%) WLAN
4 7 (38.89%) 3G
4 7 (38.89%) RNC
4 7 (38.89%) 2G
4 7 (38.89%) 4G
4 7 (38.89%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (5.56%) VoLTE
5 1 (5.56%) GPON
5 1 (5.56%) HSPA
5 1 (5.56%) CDMA2000
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Automotive
2 8 (44.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Graduate
5 2 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Flash
1 8 (44.44%) J2ME
1 8 (44.44%) SVG
1 8 (44.44%) OpenGL
1 8 (44.44%) Middleware
1 8 (44.44%) UIQ
1 8 (44.44%) Series 60
1 8 (44.44%) BREW
1 8 (44.44%) Qt
1 8 (44.44%) OpenAL
1 8 (44.44%) OpenCL
2 2 (11.11%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) MPEG
1 8 (44.44%) Device Driver
1 8 (44.44%) iPhone
2 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
1 8 (44.44%) Windows Mobile
1 8 (44.44%) Nucleus RTOS
1 8 (44.44%) Android
1 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
1 8 (44.44%) Windows 8
2 4 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile Commerce
1 8 (44.44%) DRM
1 8 (44.44%) Speech Recognition
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
1 8 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 7 (38.89%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) C
2 8 (44.44%) C++
2 8 (44.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 6 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Symbian
1 8 (44.44%) Ericsson
2 7 (38.89%) Nokia
2 7 (38.89%) Nortel
3 1 (5.56%) Huawei