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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 228 241 264
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Permanent jobs citing GSM 6 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.12% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.78% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 2
Average salary - £20,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -15.00%
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
978 1021 1171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.20% 14.98% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 762 804 951
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 29 May 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 +24 6 - - 4
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (75.00%) 3G
3 8 (66.67%) Ericsson
3 8 (66.67%) Wireless
3 8 (66.67%) UMTS
3 8 (66.67%) WiMAX
3 8 (66.67%) LTE
4 7 (58.33%) 4G
4 7 (58.33%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (58.33%) RNC
4 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 7 (58.33%) QA
4 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (58.33%) Nortel
4 7 (58.33%) 2G
4 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (58.33%) Nokia
5 6 (50.00%) SLA
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) GPRS
7 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (16.67%) AutoCAD
8 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (16.67%) OLE
8 2 (16.67%) C
8 2 (16.67%) MS Office
8 2 (16.67%) MCSE
8 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 2 (16.67%) B2B
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) AutoCAD
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MicroStation
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) 3G
2 8 (66.67%) Wireless
2 8 (66.67%) UMTS
2 8 (66.67%) WiMAX
2 8 (66.67%) LTE
3 7 (58.33%) 4G
3 7 (58.33%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (58.33%) RNC
3 7 (58.33%) 2G
4 3 (25.00%) GPRS
4 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) GPON
6 1 (8.33%) VoLTE
6 1 (8.33%) HSPA
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) SDH
6 1 (8.33%) CDMA2000
6 1 (8.33%) MPLS
6 1 (8.33%) DSL
General
1 12 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Sales Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) B2B
2 2 (16.67%) Coaching
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 7 (58.33%) Nortel
2 7 (58.33%) Nokia
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Huawei
Manchester, Lancashire
Mobica Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
North West, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on experience)
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago