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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 241 245 248
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs citing GSM 12 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.058% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 0
Average salary £30,000 £20,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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
946 1036 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.61% 14.95% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 758 864 936
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 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +10 12 £30,000 +50.00%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (84.21%) UMTS
2 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
3 10 (52.63%) C
4 9 (47.37%) GPRS
4 9 (47.37%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (42.11%) Wireless
5 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) Automotive
5 8 (42.11%) Device Driver
5 8 (42.11%) UIQ
5 8 (42.11%) Series 60
5 8 (42.11%) Speech Recognition
5 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
5 8 (42.11%) BREW
5 8 (42.11%) Multimedia
5 8 (42.11%) WiMAX
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (42.11%) Nucleus RTOS
5 8 (42.11%) NFC
5 8 (42.11%) Android
5 8 (42.11%) iPhone
5 8 (42.11%) LTE
5 8 (42.11%) Qt
5 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
5 8 (42.11%) OpenAL
5 8 (42.11%) MPEG
5 8 (42.11%) Bluetooth
5 8 (42.11%) VoIP
5 8 (42.11%) WLAN
5 8 (42.11%) SVG

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) AutoCAD
1 3 (15.79%) MicroStation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) UMTS
2 9 (47.37%) GPRS
2 9 (47.37%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (42.11%) Wireless
3 8 (42.11%) WiMAX
3 8 (42.11%) NFC
3 8 (42.11%) LTE
3 8 (42.11%) Bluetooth
3 8 (42.11%) DVB
3 8 (42.11%) VoIP
3 8 (42.11%) WLAN
4 7 (36.84%) 3G
4 7 (36.84%) RNC
4 7 (36.84%) 2G
4 7 (36.84%) 4G
4 7 (36.84%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (5.26%) VoLTE
5 1 (5.26%) GPON
5 1 (5.26%) HSPA
5 1 (5.26%) CDMA2000
General
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Automotive
2 8 (42.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Software Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Graduate
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Flash
1 8 (42.11%) J2ME
1 8 (42.11%) SVG
1 8 (42.11%) OpenGL
1 8 (42.11%) Middleware
1 8 (42.11%) UIQ
1 8 (42.11%) Series 60
1 8 (42.11%) BREW
1 8 (42.11%) Qt
1 8 (42.11%) OpenAL
1 8 (42.11%) OpenCL
2 3 (15.79%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) MPEG
1 8 (42.11%) Device Driver
1 8 (42.11%) iPhone
2 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
1 8 (42.11%) Windows Mobile
1 8 (42.11%) Nucleus RTOS
1 8 (42.11%) Android
1 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
1 8 (42.11%) Windows 8
2 4 (21.05%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Mobile Commerce
1 8 (42.11%) DRM
1 8 (42.11%) Speech Recognition
1 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
1 8 (42.11%) Mentoring
2 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C
2 8 (42.11%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
2 6 (31.58%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Symbian
1 8 (42.11%) Ericsson
2 7 (36.84%) Nokia
2 7 (36.84%) Nortel
3 1 (5.26%) Huawei