The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 248 241 274
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +33
Permanent jobs citing GSM 2 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% 0.044% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £65,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.33% -2.59%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +11.11%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1197 929 1159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.25% 13.68% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 789 993
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GSM
Salary Trend in the North West

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

GSM Salary Trend in the North West

GSM
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (60.00%) DoubleClick
2 3 (60.00%) Google
2 3 (60.00%) Workflow
2 3 (60.00%) Pay per click
2 3 (60.00%) Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Google Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) GPRS
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) B2B
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) GPRS
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) PPC Specialist
1 3 (60.00%) PPC Manager
1 3 (60.00%) PPC Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) PPC Executive
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Sales Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Workflow
1 3 (60.00%) Pay per click
1 3 (60.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) DoubleClick
2 3 (60.00%) Google
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco