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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 241 250 236
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Permanent jobs citing GSM 15 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.027% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 0.19% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 0
Average salary £39,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.53% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1015 1080 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.82% 14.53% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 808 897 869
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in the North West

GSM
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
Manchester +16 14 £37,500 +15.38%
Cheshire - 1 £70,000 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 12 (52.17%) Linux
1 12 (52.17%) UMTS
2 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (39.13%) C
3 9 (39.13%) GPRS
4 8 (34.78%) MPEG
4 8 (34.78%) Flash
4 8 (34.78%) J2ME
4 8 (34.78%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) Bluetooth
4 8 (34.78%) C++
4 8 (34.78%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) VoIP
4 8 (34.78%) WLAN
4 8 (34.78%) SVG
4 8 (34.78%) OpenGL
4 8 (34.78%) Middleware
4 8 (34.78%) Mobile Commerce
4 8 (34.78%) DRM
4 8 (34.78%) DVB
4 8 (34.78%) Automotive
4 8 (34.78%) Device Driver
4 8 (34.78%) UIQ
4 8 (34.78%) Series 60
4 8 (34.78%) Symbian
4 8 (34.78%) Multimedia
4 8 (34.78%) Speech Recognition
4 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
1 5 (21.74%) AutoCAD
1 5 (21.74%) MicroStation
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) UMTS
2 9 (39.13%) GPRS
2 9 (39.13%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (34.78%) DVB
3 8 (34.78%) NFC
3 8 (34.78%) VoIP
3 8 (34.78%) WLAN
3 8 (34.78%) Bluetooth
4 4 (17.39%) LTE
4 4 (17.39%) 4G
4 4 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (17.39%) PBX
4 4 (17.39%) PSTN
4 4 (17.39%) WiMAX
4 4 (17.39%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) 2G
5 3 (13.04%) RNC
5 3 (13.04%) 3G
5 3 (13.04%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
General
1 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Automotive
2 8 (34.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Graduate
2 4 (17.39%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Lead Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Flash
1 8 (34.78%) J2ME
1 8 (34.78%) SVG
1 8 (34.78%) OpenGL
1 8 (34.78%) Middleware
1 8 (34.78%) UIQ
1 8 (34.78%) Series 60
1 8 (34.78%) BREW
1 8 (34.78%) Qt
1 8 (34.78%) OpenAL
1 8 (34.78%) OpenCL
2 5 (21.74%) OLE
3 4 (17.39%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) MPEG
1 8 (34.78%) Device Driver
1 8 (34.78%) iPhone
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (34.78%) Nucleus RTOS
2 8 (34.78%) Android
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 8
3 4 (17.39%) CentOS
3 4 (17.39%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (17.39%) SUSE
4 3 (13.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Mobile Commerce
1 8 (34.78%) DRM
1 8 (34.78%) Speech Recognition
1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
1 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
2 4 (17.39%) Change Control
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C
2 8 (34.78%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
3 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Nagios
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (17.39%) HAProxy
1 4 (17.39%) Opsview
1 4 (17.39%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Symbian
2 4 (17.39%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Dell
2 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
3 3 (13.04%) Nokia
3 3 (13.04%) Nortel
4 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei