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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 225 243 252
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Permanent jobs citing GSM 1 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.018% 0.082% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.50% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 6
Median salary £42,500 - £20,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.58% -
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
873 999 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.94% 16.38% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 731 779 818
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for GSM.

1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) ISUP
2 1 (50.00%) INAP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) RANAP
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) MGW
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) INAP
2 1 (50.00%) ISUP
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) MGW
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) RANAP
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (50.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (50.00%) VoWiFi
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Core Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia