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

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 400 409 397
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Permanent jobs citing GSM 31 47 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.07% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26 40 37
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £85,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £40,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+19.63% -9.44%
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
3757 4378 5061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.65% 21.00% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3054 3512 3738
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +43 12 £50,000 +66.66% 2
Berkshire -5 12 £42,000 -50.58% 1
Hampshire +9 4 £57,500 +43.75%
Oxfordshire -10 1 £28,000 -42.26% 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 South East region with a requirement for GSM.

1 48 (76.19%) UMTS
2 42 (66.67%) LTE
3 41 (65.08%) Telecoms
4 19 (30.16%) Linux
4 19 (30.16%) Diameter Protocol
5 18 (28.57%) C++
6 17 (26.98%) Windows
6 17 (26.98%) SS7
6 17 (26.98%) Wireshark
7 16 (25.40%) 3G
7 16 (25.40%) Cisco
8 15 (23.81%) SCCP
9 14 (22.22%) HP
9 14 (22.22%) ISEB
9 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
10 13 (20.63%) ISTQB
10 13 (20.63%) Presales
11 12 (19.05%) Degree
11 12 (19.05%) 4G
11 12 (19.05%) GPRS
11 12 (19.05%) 2G
12 11 (17.46%) ISUP
12 11 (17.46%) SQL
12 11 (17.46%) tcpdump
12 11 (17.46%) SIGTRAN
12 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (15.87%) Defect Management
13 10 (15.87%) Test Planning
13 10 (15.87%) Asterisk PBX
13 10 (15.87%) Unix

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
1 1 (1.59%) MS Project
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (76.19%) UMTS
2 42 (66.67%) LTE
3 19 (30.16%) Diameter Protocol
4 17 (26.98%) SS7
4 17 (26.98%) Wireshark
5 16 (25.40%) 3G
6 15 (23.81%) SCCP
7 12 (19.05%) 2G
7 12 (19.05%) 4G
7 12 (19.05%) GPRS
8 11 (17.46%) ISUP
8 11 (17.46%) SIGTRAN
8 11 (17.46%) tcpdump
9 10 (15.87%) Asterisk PBX
9 10 (15.87%) PBX
9 10 (15.87%) VoIP
10 9 (14.29%) RANAP
10 9 (14.29%) RTP
11 8 (12.70%) PSTN
11 8 (12.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) HBase
3 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
4 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) MS Access
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) GCC
1 9 (14.29%) GDB
1 9 (14.29%) Subversion
1 9 (14.29%) Trac
2 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.59%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) JMeter
3 1 (1.59%) Maven
3 1 (1.59%) NetBeans
General
1 41 (65.08%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.70%) Electronics
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Automotive
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
4 3 (4.76%) Advertising
4 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Billing
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Telecoms Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Service Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.35%) Telecoms Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Telecoms Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) GSM Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
7 3 (4.76%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (14.29%) STL
2 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) LINQ
2 5 (7.94%) WPF
3 3 (4.76%) Spring
4 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.59%) Ajax
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (1.59%) CSS
5 1 (1.59%) HTML
5 1 (1.59%) HTML5
5 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
1 4 (6.35%) IVR
2 3 (4.76%) Cybercrime
2 3 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (4.76%) Mechatronics
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Handset
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.59%) Physics
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Linux
2 17 (26.98%) Windows
3 10 (15.87%) Unix
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.35%) Windows 2000
5 4 (6.35%) Windows NT
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 13 (20.63%) Presales
3 10 (15.87%) Defect Management
3 10 (15.87%) Project Management
3 10 (15.87%) Test Planning
4 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.29%) Cross-Platform Development
4 9 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 9 (14.29%) OO
4 9 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.52%) BDD
6 5 (7.94%) Network Architecture
6 5 (7.94%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (6.35%) Functional Testing
7 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.35%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.35%) Scrum
7 4 (6.35%) Service Management
7 4 (6.35%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.76%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) C++
2 11 (17.46%) SQL
3 7 (11.11%) C#
4 6 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.94%) C
5 5 (7.94%) Java
5 5 (7.94%) Python
5 5 (7.94%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) ISEB
2 13 (20.63%) ISTQB
3 12 (19.05%) Degree
4 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.17%) HNC
6 2 (3.17%) HND
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) CCNP
7 1 (1.59%) MCSE
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.76%) Firmware
2 3 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) KVM
3 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Cisco
2 14 (22.22%) HP
3 9 (14.29%) Oracle
4 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (6.35%) Sybase
6 4 (6.35%) VMware
7 3 (4.76%) Dell
7 3 (4.76%) EMC
7 3 (4.76%) Ericsson
7 3 (4.76%) Huawei
7 3 (4.76%) Nokia
8 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.17%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.59%) Google
9 1 (1.59%) Mapinfo
9 1 (1.59%) Mitel
9 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
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