The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 396 369 340
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -29
Permanent jobs citing GSM 47 75 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.50% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 39 43 70
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4391 4990 5120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.17% 22.03% 23.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3521 3755 3985
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GSM
Salary Trend in the South East

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

GSM Salary Trend in the South East

GSM
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in the South East

GSM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 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
Berkshire -18 24 £60,500 +51.25% 4
Surrey +18 7 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Hampshire +4 5 £40,000 - 5
Middlesex +10 4 £30,000 -50.00%
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £34,500 -13.75%
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £30,000 -
Kent - 1 £32,000 - 2
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 67 (68.37%) UMTS
2 60 (61.22%) Telecoms
3 52 (53.06%) LTE
4 32 (32.65%) Wireless
5 27 (27.55%) Linux
6 26 (26.53%) 3G
7 25 (25.51%) Degree
8 22 (22.45%) UNIX
9 20 (20.41%) GPRS
10 19 (19.39%) Radio Access Network
11 18 (18.37%) 2G
12 17 (17.35%) Marketing
12 17 (17.35%) 4G
13 16 (16.33%) WiMAX
13 16 (16.33%) Electronics
14 15 (15.31%) Windows
15 14 (14.29%) SQL
15 14 (14.29%) LAN
15 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (14.29%) Computer Science
16 13 (13.27%) CDMA
16 13 (13.27%) Cisco
16 13 (13.27%) VPN
16 13 (13.27%) SS7
16 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (12.24%) Firewall
17 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
18 11 (11.22%) Network Planning
18 11 (11.22%) Internet
18 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 1 (1.02%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 67 (68.37%) UMTS
2 52 (53.06%) LTE
3 32 (32.65%) Wireless
4 26 (26.53%) 3G
5 20 (20.41%) GPRS
6 19 (19.39%) Radio Access Network
7 18 (18.37%) 2G
8 17 (17.35%) 4G
9 16 (16.33%) WiMAX
10 14 (14.29%) LAN
11 13 (13.27%) CDMA
11 13 (13.27%) SS7
11 13 (13.27%) VPN
12 12 (12.24%) Firewall
13 11 (11.22%) Internet
13 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.18%) SCTP
14 9 (9.18%) SGSN
15 7 (7.14%) VLAN
15 7 (7.14%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.04%) HBase
3 2 (2.04%) Big Data
3 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Subversion
2 3 (3.06%) Trac
3 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.04%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.02%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.02%) Maven
4 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 60 (61.22%) Telecoms
2 17 (17.35%) Marketing
3 16 (16.33%) Electronics
4 5 (5.10%) Billing
5 2 (2.04%) Games
5 2 (2.04%) Finance
5 2 (2.04%) Legal
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Advertising
6 1 (1.02%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.02%) French Language
6 1 (1.02%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (10.20%) Software Engineer
2 8 (8.16%) Support Engineer
2 8 (8.16%) Sales Manager
3 7 (7.14%) Developer
3 7 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
4 6 (6.12%) Radio Engineer
4 6 (6.12%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) Design Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.08%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (4.08%) Consultant
6 4 (4.08%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.08%) Tester
6 4 (4.08%) Mobile Tester
6 4 (4.08%) Applications Tester
7 3 (3.06%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.06%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) HTML
2 7 (7.14%) .NET
2 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 7 (7.14%) MAPI
2 7 (7.14%) jQuery
3 4 (4.08%) WAP
3 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.08%) HTML5
3 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (4.08%) Ajax
3 4 (4.08%) WPF
3 4 (4.08%) LINQ
3 4 (4.08%) CSS
4 3 (3.06%) Web Services
4 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.06%) RESTful
4 3 (3.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.10%) User Experience
5 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.06%) Physics
6 3 (3.06%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.04%) Handset
7 2 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.04%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.04%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.02%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.02%) VHDL
8 1 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.02%) IPTV
8 1 (1.02%) CPLD
8 1 (1.02%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.55%) Linux
2 22 (22.45%) UNIX
3 15 (15.31%) Windows
4 7 (7.14%) Solaris
5 4 (4.08%) Android
5 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.04%) Fedora
7 2 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.02%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
3 11 (11.22%) Network Planning
4 9 (9.18%) Project Management
5 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.10%) OO
6 5 (5.10%) BDD
7 4 (4.08%) Test Automation
7 4 (4.08%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.08%) Change Management
7 4 (4.08%) Web Development
7 4 (4.08%) Product Marketing
8 3 (3.06%) Scrum
8 3 (3.06%) MVC
8 3 (3.06%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.06%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.04%) Product Management
9 2 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) SQL
2 10 (10.20%) C++
3 9 (9.18%) C#
4 8 (8.16%) C
5 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.14%) Perl
5 7 (7.14%) Python
5 7 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.06%) Embedded C
7 3 (3.06%) Assembly Language
7 3 (3.06%) Java
8 2 (2.04%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.02%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) Degree
2 6 (6.12%) HND
3 4 (4.08%) HNC
4 3 (3.06%) ISEB
5 2 (2.04%) MCP
5 2 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.02%) PMP
6 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.02%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) NDS
2 3 (3.06%) Firmware
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) OpenView
2 1 (1.02%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Cisco
2 9 (9.18%) Oracle
3 6 (6.12%) HP
3 6 (6.12%) Ericsson
3 6 (6.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (5.10%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.08%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.08%) VMware
6 3 (3.06%) Huawei
6 3 (3.06%) Nokia
6 3 (3.06%) EMC
6 3 (3.06%) Nortel
6 3 (3.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.04%) BT
7 2 (2.04%) Wind River
7 2 (2.04%) Perforce
8 1 (1.02%) Altera
8 1 (1.02%) Atmel
8 1 (1.02%) Guidewire
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Teoco Corporation
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Herne Bay, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Whitstable, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Salary: Unspecified attractive salary + bonus + pension
Posted: 25 days ago